Manchester’s Modern Designers have recently launched a brand new site, showcasing a portfolio full of well-crafted projects. Very nice!
New website by London based creative graphic design / 3D / film / photography / animation studio: DesignStudio
Our pals at MoreSleep, the Berlin based creative venture, have launched a brand new portfolio site packed with some high-profile projects. Check it out!
There is already a smorgasbord of design treats to sample on their handsome new website, looking forward to seeing it grow. All the best lads.
Some of you may remember last month’s Steer feature, where we introduced the London-based team of developers and designers, who aimed to teach people to code. From scratch. In one week.
It was Steer’s one week commitment that most intrigued us, so we sent FFF’er Jack Daly – a complete coding novice – to check out the course and report back.
Find out how he got on…
After a 3.30AM rise to make the Glasgow to London sleepless train I had been a little worried that a lack of Z’s might leave me a off the pace for the day ahead – those fears were only compounded when the train ground to a standstill for an hour, meaning I wouldn’t make the 10am class start.
I needn’t have worried.
Even turning up a full hour after the class began, the Steer team made sure I didn’t miss out. Rik went through the various lessons at a pace everyone could keep up with, and even though i’d missed the start Tim was straight on hand with one-on-one tuition to cover everything i’d previously missed. By lunch I was fully up to speed.
On the first day – and throughout the week – everyone was well fed and watered, with a variety of fresh fruit, pastries and nibbles available, before a lunch of salad’s, wraps and sandwiches. There was also a steady flow of tea and coffee.
The first morning was spent going through the basics of HTML or “the bones of the internet”. We learnt how to structure basic content, into head and body, while bringing hierarchy to our typography with headers, paragraphs and a variety of listing code, before introducing links, images and video content. Finally dealing with meta tags to ensure our sites links would be best represented in Google, Facebook and Twitter. Read more
Davy Rudolph is currently working as an Interactive Art Director at Apple and was previously the Creative Lead at Squarespace. On his site “Neue Yorke” he shows some of the work he’s done at Squarespace while working there, good work and a cool site. I’m personally a user and a fan of the Squarespace Note app that I think looks good and works brilliant.
We’ve showcased some of Tim Reynolds’ work previously via his work with Poolga however his work deserve recognition in it’s own right. Showcasing a contemporary trend in 3D for low-polygon modeling and taking cues from from paper sculptures, Tim’s work showcases some of the best examples of this technique. Colourful, textural and fragile they create the feeling of tiny captured worlds.
Robbie Powell, from Moffitt.Moffitt, got in touch recently (well months ago really, I’ve been busy alright!) to tell me about the new (but now a bit old) issue of DEMO Magazine. The Moffitt.Moffitt-s design, direct, publish and almost everything else to do with DEMO all on their own – quite the achievement. I don’t think they print it, but they did build the new App version of their magazine all on their own, too.
The new site runs on the tumblr platform – you can read about the reasons behind that decision here – and check out those lovely hover captions.
With involvement in some great initiatives he’s fast become one of the go-to-guys for start-ups.
Rad stuff Ben!
Came across the lovely portfolio site by Lorenzo Verzini quite a few times this week. The italian designer & art director is freelancing these days in London after a 4 year stint at Sennep – where he produced a big part of his portfolio projects.
The Blank Sheet Project is an interesting initiative from ArjoWiggins in association with D&AD. It ask leaders from different industries how they approach the age old problem of the blank sheet of paper.
A one minute film addressing various questions will be added every week. This weeks see’s Mr Bingo step up.
Lots of lovely packaging, food and restaurant branding by Irving & Co – especially like their work for a range of skincare products by Rapha.
Los Angeles based We are Matik are creating some interesting interactive experiences mixing storytelling, design and digital technology.
Our friends at Counter-Print have launched the ninth edition of their newspaper, which has been renamed from Eight:48 to Counter-Print.
The newspaper now consists of three papers and packs 56 pages for the same great price of £6 (with free P&P to the UK).
Paper #01 focuses on the art and design of freight and heavy goods vehicles, taking a global view on the history, symbolism and craft behind their ornamentation.
Paper #02 entitled, ‘new work’, offers a snap shot of some of the best work as well as inspiring pieces from the internet.
And finally, Paper #03, an attempt to tie up Eight:48 moving forward with Counter-Print. Its a brief montage of new and old articles, drawn from issues one to eight offers a timely look back on all eight themes that have shaped the paper so far.
Counter-Print Issue 09 is available to purchase on the Counter-Print Shop.
Ryan at Unreal got in touch to let us know about their smart new look – the rebrand, featuring a new flying pig and strapline ‘Making ideas fly since 1995′ accompanies their refreshed website and new work, spanning design, advertising, print and digital. Tidy stuff guys.