Sunday, 22 May 2011

I love the typographical solution for Nelly Furtado's CD cover ;)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

J'ADORE exhibition at La galerie de l'instant (wish i could go!!!)

An exhibition has opened in Paris at La Galerie de l'Instant that documents the dazzling career of Kate Moss through the lenses of some of the most famous photographers in the world. See the supermodel fresh-faced and just starting out, wander though that cropped haircut and take in works by the likes of Patrick Demarchlier, Rankin and Corinne Day, who first photographed Kate when she was just 14.

Monday, 16 May 2011

The art of spirited away


Embossing stamp for my freelance project

I was inspired by my classmate Vladana's embossed business cards and suggested to the client i'm working with to produce embossing seal with her logo because it's easy to use, cheap to produce and the final piece looks impressive! The client is going to open a travel agency and she could use the seal for her business cards, folders and travel envelopes! 

I found a company that produces the embossing seals, have a look here.

Red Tulip Dress by ZARA

This photo represents a harmony of white space, colour and contrast! Isn't it beautiful how the soft shadow lays on the floor and creates a dark but soft spot on the background! The model's simplicity is flawless.

Inspiration of the day: Tue 17 May

Martha Graham was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture. Or they call her "Mother of modern dance". She said, "I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer. It's permitting life to use you in a very intense way. Sometimes it is not pleasant. Sometimes it is fearful. But nevertheless it is inevitable."

'New Designers: How will this year’s graduates find jobs?' A one year old information but still good to know

First of all thanks to The Independent and Emily Jenkinson for this article

Foster & Partners, Vtek, John Lewis, Harlequin, Trisha Guild, Sky, Virgin and many other industry names in the design world went along to the New Designers exhibition at Islington's Business Design Centre last week to scout for fresh talent.
Overall, the standard was "very good", according to David Worthington, a passionate supporter of design and chairman of the UK Design Alliance, Lloyd Northover Group, CCSkills and Designersblock. But, if this year's graduates wish to find work, they will also have to show determination, confidence, passion and a willingness to be flexible, or risk sharing the fate of last year’s graduates, who struggled to find jobs in the midst of recession and deep economic and political uncertainty.
The problem with many graduates, says Thorsten van Elten, a manufacturer and retailer, who was hoping to find some textile designers at this year’s show, is that "they look too much towards what’s current at the moment, rather than trying to be progressive in the way they think."
This year, Thorsten curated the One Year On display at New Designers, showcasing work by a selection of 2009 graduates who have made a success of their first year out of college.
"I think New Designers is a great, great concept," he says, "I just think that there are too many design courses out there now and the quality of some of those courses is more than questionable.”
He reckons that only 10 per cent of graduates will end up being in design jobs in 12 months time, but adds that the key to success in the design industry is through work experience and a flexible attitude.
"Some of the people have not even considered some of the other jobs in the business," he says, "but there are sales jobs, marketing jobs, pr jobs and loads of other different design jobs out there."
While The Association of Graduate Recruiters reckons that graduates will generally need at least a 2:1 degree to get a job, Thorsten doesn’t think that this is "of any importance at all," placing more value on the attitude of the graduate explaining, "a likeable person doesn’t get reflected in the type of degree level they have."
For Kate Usher, who graduated from Cleveland College of Art and Design with a First in Textiles and Surface Design last year and exhibited her stunning wallpaper designs at the One Year On exhibition this year, success has come through hard work and determination, but it's scary at first, she admits. "When you leave uni, you're completely on your own - you think 'what do I do now?' and that's probably the hardest thing."
At this year's show, there were some "shining stars", who cropped up again and again in the judging process, says Isobel Dennis, the show’s director, who identified Tortie Hoare, BDC New Designer of the Year in part two of the show, as a particular highlight. A graduate in Furniture, Design and Craftsmanship from Bucks University, Tortie reinvented a French medieval process of boiled leather that allowed her to create solid, strong contemporary furniture in an eco-friendly way.
She is just "innately talented," agrees David Worthington, "She could get this thing that was quite unusual, put it in a place where you wouldn’t expect to find it and interpret a design language or philosophy in a way that you would feel perfectly comfortable having it in your house – it was effortless – she was just so exceptional."
While talent goes a long way, in a competitive market, it's up to the graduates "to grab the attention of the people who actually offer the jobs," says Fotis Evangelopolous, who has just graduated from London Metropolitan University's BA Furniture and Product Design course. He was commissioned to design a bookstore system for Somerset House as part of a competition which took place during his degree show, and is pushing to get it put into production. "I see the same challenges for this year’s graduates," he says, "nothing is going to happen by accident - you have to work for it."
At the New Designers exhibition Fotis was determined to get noticed: "I started grabbing people and actually showing them our stuff."
His attitude paid off - in fact, one of the people Fotis grabbed was David Worthington, who admired his design, but most of all, his confidence. "Fotis deliberately spotted an old person and came up and said, 'let me show you what I’ve done.' That attitude will get him a job somewhere."
Graduates need to make themselves available and have a firm handshake when they go for jobs, says David. They also need to have "a clear and simple portfolio" and do "as much work experience as they possibly can" in order to meet the right people. Meanwhile, for design industry employers out there, it is essential to keep pushing new blood through if the business is to survive.
As Fotis says, "I met so many creative people at New Designers and I think it would be a shame if we didn’t find a job. We are the new generation – if we don’t have the chance to give our ideas, what is the world going to be like?"

cute and functional web sites

Today I am happy working on a new project that has to have Happy and Cute mood!
I am designing a logotype, corporate identity and web design. Therefore i decided to have a look at what others have designed! So following is my list of the best web inspirations.

1.   simple web sites are the best plus this one has its own charm maybe its the giraffe!
10. very very well done! love the illustration and font!
12.  blue + darker red seems to be a great idea to combine!
14.   pastel coloured background makes tiny illustrations brighter

Monday, 9 May 2011

Saxon Switzerland National Park is a great place for hiking!

This Sunday with my friend we went for hiking to the Saxon Switzerland National Park! It took us about 2 hours from Prague Mail Train Station to get there. Most of all i was excited about amount of green i was surrounded there and tiny cute german houses! Also we met a cute sleepy dog, pigeon sunbathing on the red roof of cute german house and logo with strange animal on the boat ticket.

My selection of the Best Google-Doodle logos of 2011

April 29, 2011: The Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton
I am always excited to see new Google logo but this one is my most favourite! 
Such a fairy-tale-Londonish illustration makes me dream!  

April 22, 2011: Earth Day
This logo was interactive! The penguin was jumping into the water and you could move panda with your cursor!

This logo was actually a video! You can have a look at it on YouTube by clicking on the title above.

March 17, 2011: St. Patrick's Day
Elegant water colour illustration for St. Patrick's day! I adore little white dots on the water! 

March 3rd, 2011: Girl's Day in Japan
Cant resists beautifully drawn illustration of this logo! Love the way the light is shown on the flowers! 

January 20, 2011: New Year of the Trees
This logo has soft contrast and good palette, but most of all i like the occasion it is made for:
 New Year of the trees in Israel! I wish we'd celebrate it worldwide!

January 19, 2011: Cezanne's 172nd Birthday
Can you read GOOGLE here? I can! And google colours and round shapes help me to recognise it! 

That my list of the best Google logos in 2011 so far! 
Don't forget to check their updates everyday! Just because they are marvellous!  

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Thats my new skirt from Zara spring-summer 2011 collection!

 Spring - summer 2011 is going to be very bright and full of extremely fresh colours! This is my first purchase this spring, and i am loving it! On this picture you can also see my extremely comfy shoes from Accessorize I purchased them last summer in ♥ Dubai  And the bag is from  London ♥ 

Inspiration of the day 3 May

Today I was browsing blogs of fellow students and I found this inspirational link Helena blogged.
I loves the video there. Typography and colours look great. 

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