Alan Kitching | A Life In Letterpress

Back at the end of 2016 I went to the Lighthouse in Glasgow to see an exhibit of Alan Kitching's work. Alan Kitching is a typographic designer, he creates artwork by using a type of relief printing called letterpress. This is where you have a block of type (or in this particular case specific letterforms) and print them onto paper using ink. It's actually really interesting to see his work up...

A Back To School Haul | Cass Art Student Day

It's September again which means some back to school shopping for art supplies. However this year I decided to wait a few weeks so I had a better understanding of what I would be needing for the upcoming year (most of which I already had), this also meant I could take advantage of Cass Art's student day and get extra money off along with a few freebies. Anyway here's what I got. BACK TO SCHOOL...

Designing An Advertising Campaign Is Hard

For this project we had to design an advertising campaign for diversity and it was really really difficult. I now have so much respect for people who do this as a job because holy crap this was hard. Designing the posters was actually the easiest bit of this because you also had to create the tag line and what you wanted the poster to be about. DESIGNING AN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN The problem with...
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Visiting The House of MinaLima In London

I may not have mentioned this before but I am a tad obsessed with the graphic design work from the Harry Potter movies. An exhibition of the graphic design work from the Potter movies recently opened in London and it is possibly my new favourite place. It's called the House of MinaLima. Named after Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima who were the graphic designers that worked on the Harry Potter...

Illustrating Junk Food For A Poster Design

My sister is a little protective of her food. You know that bit in Fellowship of the Ring where Bilbo goes all Gollum-y when Frodo asks to see the ring. That's similar to what my sister does when you get too close to her food. For years I have been threatening to make a t-shirt proclaiming that 'Kirsty doesn't share food' and finally as a birthday present for her this year I actually did it....