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The Artist and Super Computer, George Widener.

Reading Time: 2 minutes George Widener is an extraordinary artist. Widener is autistic with savant syndrome. He has demonstrated phenomenal abilities with regards to numerical computation, far beyond what is to be considered normal. At age 18, George Widener joined the army intelligence, based in West Germany, using his pattern recognition skills to analyse photos from the Stasi and […]

Minimalist Album Covers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can you guess the album cover? This is a series of minimalist posters created by the designer Nicholas Barclay. Known for his distinctive style, Barclay deconstructed iconic album covers into simple colours and shapes. Barclay is the master minimalist design. We think these album covers are beautiful and rather nifty, don’t you?  

Sticks & Stones

Reading Time: 1 minute To This Day is an animation based on the poem by Shane Koyczan’s spoken word poem of the same title. It is a poem about childhood bullying. The animation contains a 20 second animation collaboration from 87 different animators. It is absolutely stunning and it addresses many of the traumas that occur during childhood. It […]

Nice Tips: Top Mac shortcuts

Reading Time: 1 minute We’re always looking for simple ways to improve our lives – this video shows some excellent time-saving Mac keyboard shortcuts For instance, pressing your volume button increases or decreases the volume by six percent. However, by pressing “option + shift + volume up”, you can finely tune the audio volume as it moves 1.5 percent […]

Nice Tips: Valuable skills every designer should learn

Reading Time: 1 minute The new year is a great time to step up your design skills.  There so many tools and skills that you need to master, and missing out on any of them would also mean missing out on a lot of huge opportunities. So if you’re ready to take your career in design a step further, […]

Nice Tips: Hand-Lettering For Beginners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Keen to learn a new skill this year?   Hand-lettering is making a comeback and gaining popularity, just check out the sheer volume of hand-lettering projects that could be found on the internet. However, the art and process behind it can be daunting for beginners. Writer at website Creative Live, Emily Potts, enlists the help […]

Jordan Bolton’s iPosters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manchester-based artist Jordan Bolton creates striking photographic posters inspired by film and music, using only his iPhone. Jordan states that: “The original plan was to use famous lyrics in the artworks but after it turned out to be too expensive to license the words I decided to do the artworks as though they were alternative […]

Lost Inhibitions Wine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Church & State lets their wines speak for themselves, even if they’re a bit mouthy. Their vineyards demand to be heard, and in the cellar, the wine has free reign. The result is a collection of refreshingly honest expressions, boldly emblazoned across a series of 150+ labels…and counting. These bold and fresh design were created […]