Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Flashkus is a disposable cardboard USB flash drive designed by Art Lebedev, a Russian design studio based in Moscow. This great concept for a flash drive comes in a set of four that can be easily detached along a perforated line. They can then be personalised and written on. The Flashkus is only in concept stage at the moment, but what a great idea!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Emma Leonard

Emma Leonard is a very clever person indeed. She's based in Melbourne and you can buy her intriguing illustrations printed on heavy-weight cotton rag paper here.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Exsqueeze me...

Don't you just love a good ol' fashioned creative collaboration. This project, "The Exquisite Book", is a fold-out series of illustrations by no less than 100 artists and illustrators. The deal was that each contributor was only allowed to view the page before their own. For more, see the website: www.exquisitebook.com. Honestly I'm not so keen on the book's title, they can be forgiven seeing that the pictures are so very enticing...

Monday, April 11, 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird

The most recent book we read for Book Club was the American southern classic, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It was nice timing, too, seeing that the story celebrated its 50th year in print only last year. I've just collected a few book cover designs for us all to enjoy; some of them are real and some of them are concepts.

We all thoroughly enjoyed burying ourselves in the lives of Scout, Jem, Atticus and Boo Radly. It's completely understandable why this book continues to be a favourite for so many people. The language is beautiful, the characters endearing and the themes poignant and relevant, 50 years on.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sebastian Lester

Another clever typographer. Sebastian Lester is based in the UK and specialises in creating fancy type for a range of different companies and their projects and promotions. His website is worth a look at, because he not only has a great portfolio, he uploads images of 'found type' he collected along the way.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Poor Little Trees

These sad little faces are a reminder of our impact on the environment. France-based artist/designer Steven Burke paints on trees that have been cut down. A simple design with a strong message for us all. Reduce, reuse and recycle.