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    Celebrating David Bowie Using Typography

    Today I am going to share the process I went through while working on my final project for college. This course didn’t have any exams, so my final mark was totally dependent on this project. There was a number to choose from but when I found out one particular project was to “celebrate the songs of David Bowie using typography” I knew I had to do it. I’ve been a fan of David Bowie since I was a child. I still have a copy of that Best of Bowie CD from 2002 so my dad must have introduced me to it around then. Already being a fan of Bowie made…

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    My Must Have Art and Design Supplies

    Today I thought I would share a few of my must-have art and design supplies. As a graphic designer, there are a few items which I use in every project I work on. Some are things I which help me with my creative process, like watercolour paints. Others are items required by my course, such as the sketchbooks which show my thought process. MY MUST HAVE ART AND DESIGN SUPPLIES SKETCHBOOKS Sketchbooks are probably one of the most important art and design supplies which I use. In the last year, I’ve bought at least 15 sketchbooks. The type and size depend on the project I’m working on. If it is…

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    Mossery Mixed Media Sketchbook Review

    Today I am going to share a review of the Mossery mixed media sketchbook. I bought this at the same time I bought my notebook from Mossery and had to share a review because I love this sketchbook so much. You may have thought I had a problem when it comes to collecting notebooks. What you probably don’t realise is that I have an even bigger problem when it comes to collecting sketchbooks. I use sketchbooks all the time meaning I go through them pretty quick. I think this is the eleventh sketchbook I’ve bought in the last year. MOSSERY MIXED MEDIA SKETCHBOOK Mossery is a company based in Kuala…

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    Sharing My Hand Lettering Process

    At the beginning of April I started the 100 day project. This is a personal challenge where you create something every day for 100 days then share it online. I’ve been working on improving my hand lettering skills for two years now. Practice is an essential element of this particular skill and the 100 day project sounded like the perfect motivation to practice more. Today I wanted to share my hand lettering process when creating a piece of calligraphy. MY HAND LETTERING PROCESS To learn the basic letterforms I bought Modern Calligraphy Workshop by Imogen Owen. I traced the letters till I had a good grasp on how they flow…

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    5 Must-Watch Art and Design Documentaries

    I love watching documentaries. The most obscure the topic the better in my opinion. Today I am going to share some of my favourite art and design documentaries. I’ve chosen these ones specifically because I think they can be enjoyed by everyone. Not just designers or creative types. 5 Must-Watch Art and Design Documentaries Teaching To See (2012) This is a short documentary I have mentioned on the blog before as it is one of my particular favourites. Teaching To See is about graphic design and the teachings of Inge Druckrey. The film covers the principles of seeing, analysing and executing. Which forms the basis of graphic design. Its about…