Graphic designer Ken Briggs sadly passed last December. One of Britain’s great often unvisited graphic designer’s of the 60′s and 70′s. Famed for his work alongside Sue Chennell for Britain’s National Theatre during the 60′s, Brigg’s take on modernism stood out from the norm within poster and signage design.
London-based digital studio, Sennep just celebrated it’s tenth birthday — no small feat in an industry which is constantly changing and pushing what’s possible.
We’re long-standing fans of the studio‘s work here at FFF. So we caught up with founder Matt Rice, to hear how things have changed over the last decade and learn more about the studio’s work and approach.
Inside the Sennep studio (illustration Nic Tual)
Shaz Madani is is an independent designer and art director based in London. Her editorial work stands out for being smart and bold, one great example of this is Riposte Magazine, the most recent project on her portfolio.
Daniel Nyari was born in Romania and grew up in Austria before moving to New York City where he continued his education in Film, Design, Fine & Graphic Arts. He has created some lovely illustrations for various clients and publications including these rather nice illustrations of the famous faces of football entitled ‘Playmakers’
Their Instragram is good some some behind the scenes images too.
Renowned digital music channel Resident Advisor have just launched their redesign for 2014, the first since it’s birth back in 2001.
Aside from becoming fully responsive with a dedicated, and much needed mobile site – navigating around RA is now much clearer and cleaner. Artist pages feel easier to discover and profiles for promoters and their line ups feel like a real hub of information, great for discovering new music or wading through current favourites. Editorial plays a big part in Resident’s stronghold and the new site really let’s it’s content breath, yet it feels like there’s room for improvement in this area, not just from a layout perspective but with additional, more engaging additional content too.
MIDWAY a Message from the Gyre is a beautiful short film by visual artist and cultural activist Chris Jordan. It chronicles the daily lives of the Laysan albatrosses that flock to the tiny Midway atoll in the Pacific Ocean to nest amongst abandoned WWII machinery. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the ‘Pacific Garbage Patch’.
Since 2009, Seattle photographer Chris Jordan has been traveling there to photograph the effects pollution is having on its feathered inhabitants. The birds, which feed on squid, fish and other food near the water’s surface, have been accidentally ingesting plastic flotsam and feeding it to their chicks, causing thousands to die each year.
The project has been expanded into a feature film, MIDWAY, currently in post-production and expected to premiere in early 2014 – you can see the official trailer for it here.
The still photography by Jordan is also compelling.
Our transient economy and lifestyles lend anything genuinely old an air of fascination, and none more so than whacking great machinery worked by hand. Having a trade seems an almost whimsical notion these days, but there’s no doubt that as creatives and designers we are seduced by the honest, tactile nature of things made by an expert hand. Catherine Perrott got in touch to share this video made about about her Dad Steve, a fourth generation traditional printer. Worth a watch for an endearing peek into a shrinking craft.
The BBC are also currently running a series featuring family businesses that have been passed down through multiple generations — an interesting example of tenacity, diplomacy and taking great pride in your everyday work.
There’s a wonderful balance of interesting content, great design and slick UX on this site by AIGA and Second Story, including some simple but nice user generated content. Something to get lost in for longer than you planned.
Really enjoyed this simple but super classy one-pager from Artsy chronicling their achievements for the year, including a rather impressive 30 open source projects.
Cameron McKague’s take on the greeting card. Love the simplicity.
Mesmerising new video for the title track of Damon Albarn’s highly anticipated solo album, Everyday Robots, due for release on the 28th of April.
via HUH Magazine