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Template is an exciting exhibition coming up at The Frontroom in Cambridge.

Designers Jack Featherstone and Max Parsons will be taking over The Frontroom gallery to present their second collaborative show, ‘Template’ – A site-specific work informed by the space and dimensions of the gallery.

Private View: Fri 16th Mar 7-10pm
18th Mar – 20th Apr

In 1964 the Design Research Unit, Britain’s first multi-disciplinary design agency were commissioned to breathe new life into the nation’s neglected railway industry.

Doublearrow has a wealth of information on the identity of British Rail including most the pages from the colossal Corporate Identity Manual.

Really lovely stuff.

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys.The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

More here

Eight:48’s fourth issue, ‘The Future Issue’, focuses on new design companies and illustration collectives that have sprung up over the last two – three years. These studios include Six, Always with Honor, Design Studio, Steven Bonner and many more. The issue features a forward from Mike Radcliffe, of Represent, containing advice for designers in 2011, as well as articles on promoting yourself when you leave college, the perils of working from home and viewpoints on the future of design from 11 young, creative outfits.

Issue Price: £6 (including p&p to UK)
Pages: 40pp
Format: Tabloid Newspaper
Print: Four Colour
Buy here.

Today is the ‘official’ launch of Bibliothèque Editions from London based design consultancy Bibliothèque. The Editions shop was ‘soft launched’ last week to all the people who had registered interest last year when it was announced on their website, following a revamp. It features limited numbers of art prints, posters and brochures the team have designed over the years. My pre-order arrived on my desk today like clockwork, packaged with the same due care and attention you see in their work.

Go on, treat yourself.

So Alex and Will have been busy again over at INT. Issue 4 of their publication is now available online and the lineup is pretty impressive, including interviews with Nick Knight, Neville Brody, Miranda July, Trokia, RBG6, Noma Bar and more. Every order placed before midnight on September 30th (the day before the official release) will receive a free screenprint by James Jarvis, commissioned especially for the issue. The print will be two colour, with a spot UV gloss, making it that little bit extra special and will come unfolded at 185 x 245mm. Looks good to me, congrats to the guys.

Our favourite intern, Will Beaumont, has just graduated and is now officially a grown-up — and his stuff is RatherNice™



Currently based in Hong Kong, central St. Martins graduate Toby Ng was given a brief to design something which needed improvement. Toby thought about postage stamps and how people lick the back of the stamps.

“The act of licking stamps, is loved by some and disgusts others. Even though nowadays there are sticker stamps, those old-fashioned lickable stamps will never die. So if we have to lick it anyway why not make it tasty so we can all be happier.”

Toby has designed a set of stamps called Chocolate Mail, which comes in 3 flavours – dark, milk and white chocolate.

They are a set of 24 1st class stamps that are designed to look like a bar of chocolate, packaged as an envelope.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2009


Some interesting work from this Hungarian freelance graphic-designer.



Non Format…..there like too good for there own good those boys! Some updates; lovely stuff.



Some cool stuff on Gavins site.



Some really interesting bits of Design and Illustration on Olly Moss’s site. Really like his take on the film posters and Penguin covers.


London based multi-disciplinarian Edward Heal just launched his brand-spanking new portfolio. Good stuff.


The Design Auction 2009. An event organised by students and tutors from the third year BA Hons Graphic Design degree course at the Lincoln School of Art and Design.

This event ran for the first time last year in Lincoln and was a huge success, raising significant funds for the 2008 end of year show. Contributors included Experimental Jetset, SEA Design, Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister and Why Not Associates amongst many other high profile names. Last year their ‘rebel’ auctioneer was Jonathan Barnbrook.

This year they are repeating the event in collaboration with St. Bride printing library in London. They will be hosting the event on the 19th March at 5pm. Half of the funds raised will be donated to St. Bride. This year they have a new ‘lowercase’ auctioneer, Michael Johnson of Johnson Banks. They inform us that they have already received donations for lots from Hudson Bec, YCN, Studio8, Magma, John McConnell, Spin and This is True North, with many more to follow…


Quality work from recent University of Applied Sciences graduate Tobias Roettger.


For subliminal messaging and such. Found here, available here.


While we’re on the subject of CIA — after a hugely successful launch at their Covent Garden exhibition, they have a whole bunch of limited edition prints for sale. Jolly good stuff.


Get your 09 Superhero calendar from CIA


Thanks, Antonio

Men’s Vogue magazine commissioned renowned graphic designer Michael Bierut to design this ‘politically neutral’ patriotic lapel pin, which members of both political parties can wear into the voting booth and beyond.

All proceeds benefit Dog Tags, a new initiative of the charity Puppies Behind Bars. The program matches trained dogs with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who are physically injured or suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Limited Edition of 5000

Link liberated from DesignObserver.