WikiLeaks resources

The Guardian: WikiLeaks Embassy cables with graphic data + Map & Database
Spiegel online: WikiLeaks diplomatic cables
Infosthetics: WikiLeaks cable gate visualisations & infographics

newspaper design & News

NewseumToday's frontpages and many more great articles on newspapers
Poynter Institute – '…a school that exists to ensure that Americans have access to excellent journalism—the kind of journalism that enables us to participate fully and effectively in our democracy.'
Ascender Corporation by Monotype maging – Study of Newspaper fonts and other useful info
Ron Reason – News design & type
Times Skimmer
Visual Journalism

dot-font articles

dozens of articles on typography from John D.Berry, typographer and editor of dot-font magazine, as well as other creative readings on creativepro

the noun project

the noun project – amazing & free infographic/icons resource


Budgens & Londos wine labels by Pentagram

'In the latest release of work for Musgrave Retail Partners GB own brand ranges Harry Pearce and his team have designed the labels for Budgens and Londis wines.

The team have strived to create a unique visual language for this own brand wine range, self-confident and not aping any other brand. Each country of origin is identified with an individual style using a paired down elegant approach, and a simple colour palette.'

pentagram's new posters

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime posters

'Harry Pearce and Jason Ching have designed a series of posters for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime that highlight the relative merits of drug treatment and rehabilitation around the world. The posters are a training tool specifically aimed at the Russian police, whose country has a particularly poor track record in drug treatment. The posters had to be eye-catching, easy to absorb and not reliant on language. The typographic solution built a simple world map from internationally recognised country abbreviation codes (GB, US, RU, etc). Eight variants were then designed, using colour coding and icons to provide comparative statistics around drug abuse, the incidence of HIV, Methadone and opioid maintenance therapies, and needle and syringe programmes.' (cursive mine)

anamorphic typography

Chelsea school of art & design graduates' (joseph egan & hunter thomson) typographic project (more images on designboom)


creative everyone

new portal for those who don't want to miss creative events

Guild of Sage & Smith

some really good design pieces from Guild of Sage & Smith (Falmouth), including these awesome leaflets for Theatre Royal Plymouth

Post icons / TNT

'Post icons' – interactive resource for philatelists (and designers)

GAP logo submissions

over 500 designs already submitted to GAP logo redesign competition. Meanwhile, the controversial new logo in Helvetica with blue gradient box was removed from website due to designers'/public complaints.


IKEA cookbook

'Home-made is Best' – awesome cooking book without words from IKEA (via dezeen)

Client: IKEA, Joel Idén
Agency: Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden
Art director: Staffan Lamm, Christoffer Persson
Copywriter: Fredrik Jansson, Anders Hegerfors
Account director: Susanna Fagring
Account manager: Ewa Edlund
Retouch: Factory, Henrik Lagerberg
Photographer: Carl Kleiner
Stylist: Evelina Bratell


christoph niemann's plane trip

'red eye': another awesomely funny blog post from mr. niemann, this time about the flight experience


she's my man

awesome video of Scissor Sisters performing 'She's my man'

wills moody jumblesale

Wills-Moody Jumblesale, 1st Sunday of every month (except Jul-Aug)
St Aloysius Social Club, 21 Phoenix rd., Euston (Google Maps)
'Since it's start in Feb 2005 the Wills-Moody Jumblesale has been a great success and given us plenty of happy times. Its a perfect day out for jumblers and londoners with late start, bar, Sunday music, cakes for charity as well as amazing finds such as records, clothes, books, comics, jewellery, vintage stuff, brick-a-brack and much much more.'


it's all about bikes

great film about the passion for bikes, presented by Rob Penn
(based on the book 'It's all about the bikes')
+ BBC iPlayer 'Britain by Bike'




London Bike Week!

Bike2Work: 23 June 8-10am, King's cross (Ossulston st X Brill pl, free croissants for bikers)
Regents Park Bike Fair: 24 June 2-7pm
Midsummer Madness Ride: 21st June 2AM (see the sunrise at Primrose hill, starts at Beigel Bake, Brick lane, then meet with other cyclists at London Bridge, then to the hill. Sunrise at 4:43)


LIFT 2010

London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT):
ICA – 16-18 June (hosting original productions from Gob Squad, Rimini Protokoll and FML, as well as presenting a festival essential: LIFT Club)
also at NT etc.
23 June – 31 July

London hiking groups

Inner London Ramblers
The London Adventure Group
Backabush explorers
Minty trips
Saturday walker's club
North London Rambling Club

The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway

AIGA article about the relationship between Helvetica and Subway. Very long and informative.

AfroCup festival

RichMix: 'A festival celebration of African music, arts, culture independence and World Cup football.
Fri 11 June - Sun 11 July / All events FREE

25 days & nights of live music, DJs, film, art, food and football / All World Cup matches broadcast on our giant 15 x 10ft screen'

100 movies to see before you die

list of world's 100 must-see movies, for reference


Bizarre ER

Great multimedia design (titles, animation, commercials, branding, etc.) from BDH, including weird Bizarre ER series