As much as we pride ourselves on our ability to uncover amazing creative talent, we’re not adverse to being pointed in the right direction and we have Twitter follower Rhys Dando to thank for flagging up the talents of Aldis Ozolins.
The LA-based designer “fell in love with the synthesis of image and type and the incredible narrative opportunities that design affords” while studying at Passadena’s Art Center College of Design and it’s a pleasure to peruse his portfolio which is packed with innovation and experimentation. If Else is a magazine which explores the space between art and science while Dust to Dust is a book exploring the history of mining in Death Valley. Elsewhere there’s illustrated posters and identity work that shows a similar trans-media ease and flair. Cracking stuff, thanks Aldis (and Rhys!)
- First Dates for those who create: Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman talk dating and working (and both)
- Superb designs by London studio Julia for the Whitechapel Gallery
- Vogue celebrates 100 years of style at the National Portrait Gallery
- Nine vital nuggets about the hows and whys of being a project manager or producer – and why all the hard work is worth it
- Stars, drag queens, and the literati: Avedon and Warhol’s heroes and antiheroes
- Designer Morag Myerscough gives us a peek at her bookshelf
- Racy photography from the new issue of Odiseo
- VSCO develops new typeface and a symbol-based language as part of its rebrand
- When to wake up, what to drink and how to work: “how to live like a creative” unveiled
- How to beat creative block: one designer offers his invaluable advice
- DesignStudio rebrands the Premier League
- Meditation and creativity: should we believe the hype?