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    My Favourite Art and Design Books of 2018

    Today I am going to share some of my favourite art and design books from 2018. In past years these posts have been more broad, focusing on fiction and non-fiction books. However this year I’ve found myself having less time for reading because of university. Coincidentally I have also bought myself more art books this year for that same reason. MY FAVOURITE ART AND DESIGN BOOKS OF 2018 Hand Drawn Maps by Helen Cain This is a book I was given for Christmas last year and I love it. Hand Drawn Maps is a ‘how to’ guide on hand-drawn cartography. It starts out with a brief history of maps and…

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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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    Inside My Graphic Design Sketchbooks

    I love the creative process. I love seeing the stages an artist goes through when creating a piece of work. All artists go through this to some extent. I love this process so much I thought I would share some of my graphic design sketchbooks where you can see some of my own creative process I’ve been studying graphic design for over two years now which means I have a lot of sketchbooks (over 20). The process remains the same with graphic design but there isn’t so much ‘artistic’ stuff in my sketchbooks. A huge part of graphic design is working with type and grids. This means while I have…

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    The Sketchbook Project 2018

    Sketchbooks are great. I spend a lot of time working in sketchbooks. So when I came across the Sketchbook Project from the Brooklyn Art Library I knew this was something I had to try. THE 2018 SKETCHBOOK PROJECT The aim of the Sketchbook Project is to create a library of sketchbooks. Visitors can go in to the Brooklyn Art Library and check out sketchbooks to peruse. The great thing about this project is you don’t need to be a good artist to take part. Anyone can visit the Sketchbook Project site, buy a sketchbook, fill it up with art then send it back. All the sketchbooks sent back are then…