put your business forward

'Ravensbourne Commercialising Digital Technology programme will provide you with consultancy and support to get your company's digital skills bang up to date; facilities for experimentation and exploration; ideas incubators; advice sessions and networking events. It will fill in the gaps in your knowledge or, if there are no gaps, it will help you preview the future and equip you to make the best of new opportunities and business models.'

In order to take part in all of the CDT events, workshops and courses, you need to fit the criteria below:

a) be based in London
b) be a registered freelancer or part of a small-medium company (meaning with 250 people or less)
c) and of course, most importantly, be part of the creative industries



Redesign challenges by Studio 360:
x.mas by Pentagram (slideshow)
Gay Parade by Mark Randall of Worldstudio
Valentine's Day by Under consideration (Brand New)

Things we have found

Things we have found: source of quirky random photographs


There is an inspirational design studio from Sydney

made in Bunch

Bunch: their corporate ID is thrown out into design world in order to see what will designers come up with while playing around it... Very entertaining!

current ID competition:
'We decided that it was time to rework our corporate identity this year
and base it around the overarching theme of 'Made in Bunch'.

Much of our work is predicated by the influences we as a collective of
designers take from the world around us. So we thought we'd ask other
designers how they see us and reflect this in our id.

The idea is to showcase the variety of work we make and the range of
characters in Bunch whilst also getting an alternative fresh view point.

So we're asking respected creatives, like yourself, to take our logo
and produce a visual reaction to it. This will form the basis of our
corporate identity.

You might rubber stamp it, create an overdrawing, or simply cut it up
and burn it, but we'd like you sign it when you're done smashing it up.

Please take a little time to 'make us something in Bunch' and we promise
to feature it in our Made In Bunch i.d.

Once you are done with bastardasing your version of Bunch logo, please
upload it here or simply send to submit@madeinbunch.com



nice posters and other creative work from guys at totalcontent


some awesome design work from EffectiveDesign (Glasgow), including Candy Cranks fixed-gear branding:

Michael Bierut at Creative Mornings

2010/01 Michael Bierut from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

gym class magazine

'Gym Class Magazine is a zine for the guy chosen last. What does that mean? Well, it’s a zine for the underdog, the black sheep. Remember your high school gym class? The bit where two kids were made captain and took turns choosing who they wanted on their team? Well, Gym Class Magazine is a zine for the guy chosen last.

It's for geeks, nerds and nellys; definitely not for guys into dodgeball.

Instead, we like more creative stuff… like drawing and illustration, indie magazines and comics, scary movies and sci-fi, graphic design and typography, electronic music and tall buildings.

If any of that sounds like you, welcome. Thanks for stopping by.'


some interesting designs from Bas Koopmans, Amsterdam-based graphic designer


design books from victionary!

For Print Only

new division of Underconsideration!
'FPO is a blog dedicated to both the visual stimulus and the detailing of the development and production of printed matter... The name of the blog is, of course, inspired by the decades-old tradition of labeling images, illustration and/or text that are not ready to print yet as FPO, "For Placement Only." The play on words was very straightforward: Our blog will be only… for… print, so we named it For Print Only, "FPO"

Unhappy Hipsters

'It's lonely in the Modern world'... Different look at dwellings from Unhappy Hipsters

'There it hung— a bicycle built for two, an exclamation point to her lonesome heart'

(Photo: Dave Lauridsen; Dwell, June 2008)


DESIGN 21: UNESCO poster competition

Design 21 UNESCO Competition: Create the poster for 2010, International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures; a competition to promote better communication and understanding between all peoples and cultures. DEADLINE: 9 March 2010 6pm


Design a poster that celebrates “2010, International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures".

Entries are limited to text and images only.

Designers have complete creative liberty, and may freely use in their design the title of the Year ("2010, International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures") in any of the following six languages that they are most comfortable using: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic.

Entrants are free to play with the title in more than one language, but should not use a language they do not write fluently (for example, Chinese, Arabic, Russian).

Please verify the proper spelling of the full title of the Year as shown here.

Incorporating the title of the Year in your poster design is optional, not mandatory.

Entrants must keep in mind the international nature of UNESCO and the celebration of the Year and avoid any reference to a particular country, region, culture or religion.

The final printed poster will be A1-sized (59.4 x 84.1 cm or 23.4 × 33.1 in). Although the online entry provisions do not allow for the full A1 dimensions, your entry must include at least one image showing the entire poster design scaled to A1 proportions. Note the “Entry Provisions” section outlined further down the page.

You must not include any logos on your design but instead use a placeholder. The final printed posters will include the UNESCO/UN logos + the official Logo of "2010, International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures". To accommodate these in the poster design, entrants must save a place in their design where the official logos would be positioned in the event that your design is selected as one of the 50 to be showcased. The placeholder should be scaled to 9cm x 9cm relative to an A1 poster, and be positioned in the upper left hand corner of your poster. Click here to download the placeholder example. Since screen resolutions are different across computers, if the placeholder we have supplied does not measure 9cm x 9cm on your screen, you may recreate it to the 9x9cm dimensions.

Any person submitting a design within the framework of the competition certifies and warrants that his/her proposal does not violate the rights of a third party or any copyright.

All entrants must consult and agree to the competition Rules (see the Rules tab).


Entries should be submitted in the format of a web-resolution jpeg of 72dpi. See the “How to Enter” section in the competition Rules for more details on image and file sizes.

Additionally, entrants should have their design readily available in a 300dpi print resolution PDF in case their poster is selected as one of the 30 to be printed. If your design is chosen to be printed, and you have verified in writing your acceptance of the usage terms, you would need to add the official logos (mentioned above in the "Design Brief") which would be supplied to you by UNESCO. (See "Proposed Usage of Winning and Selected Designs," below, for more details).

Each design submission should be accompanied by a description (French or English only, 400 words maximum) describing the design and what it intends to illustrate.

Entries that direct users away from the DESIGN 21 website will be disqualified.

creative networking

University of Arts ECCA presents Creative Networking / 15 March

Event details:
This session is designed for emerging creative graduates. Introduced and facilitated by Creative Careers, University of the Arts London, this will be an interactive experience to learn top tips from professionals on networking to further your career.

Creative practitioners, who have used networking effectively within their career, will help you improve your networking skills for success. Industry professionals include:

Lydia Thornley (Lydia Thornley design & consultancy)
Richie Manu, Creative Director (Consurgo) – helping graduates with portfolios!
Melanie Grant, CRE8 Photography Ltd and Chairman for BRX Mayfair (Business referral exchange, the Mayfair chapter)
Terry Iland, Director (award-winning commercials both in UK and internationally)
Sarah Rowles, Director (Q-Art London – London student and
graduate Artist forum)
Victoria Holt, Designer (Fred&Ginger Ltd London)

Be prepared to get involved and get actively networking.

Networking drinks reception to finish session.

Date: Monday 15 March 2010
Time: Arrival 5pm for 5.30pm start until 8pm
Location: London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince’s Street, London, W1G 0BJ