A Friend Of Mine’s Beautiful Branding for Melbourne Bar and Restraunt

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A Friend of Mine recently updated their website and shared a whole host of great new work. I particularly love their branding for a new bar-cum-restaurant in Melbourne called The Town Mouse. This multidisciplinary design studio from Australia did a really great job in creating an identity which harks back to a bygone era and yet still feels very fresh and modern.

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Philip Kennedy

April 8, 2013 / By

Moonassi Drawing: The Beautiful Graphic Art of Daehyun Kim

Daehyun Kim

Daehyun Kim

Daehyun Kim is a graphic artist from Seoul in South Korea. Since 2008 he has been working on a series called moonassi drawing. These are mostly small sized pictures which are painted in black and white using pen, marker and occasionally brush. Daehyun studied fine arts at a university that specialized in Traditional East-Asian Art and Painting and it’s clear to see that this traditional practice has gone on to influence his work.

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Philip Kennedy

April 5, 2013 / By

The Continuing Greatness of Illustrator Janine Rewell

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I featured the work of the Finnish illustrator and designer Janine Rewell on The Fox Is Black nearly two-years ago. Since then it would seem that her work has only gone from strength-to-strenghth. Jaine studied at both Helsinki’s University of Art and Design, as well the Rhode Island School of Desgin, and she now lives and works in Helsinki where she is represented by the wonderful Agent Pekka.

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Philip Kennedy

April 3, 2013 / By

Pulp’s ‘This Is Hardcore’ Turns 15

Pulp - This Is Hardcore

Last Saturday Pulp’s sixth studio album This Is Hardcore turned 15. Released on March 30th 1998, the album was the ambitious follow-up to their 1995 breakthrough, Different Class. The album was eagerly anticipated and on its release it received both critical acclaim and a number one spot in the UK charts.

For me, This Is Hardcore might not necessarily be the bands crowning moment, but there’s so many great things about it that I can’t help but celebrate it today. So, I invite you to raise a glass and join me in wishing This Is Hardcore a happy fifteenth-birthday.

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Philip Kennedy

April 1, 2013 / By

Tutumu+: Cheerful Pattern-Based Illustrations from Naoko Horiguchi

Naoko Horiguchi - Tutumu

Naoko Horiguchi - Tutumu

This work by Japanese artist Naoko Horiguchi is so bright and cheerful – I just love it! Horiguchi’s motto is “to try out anything”, and a quick visit to her website proves that she does exactly that. Creating work in collage, inks, acrylics and rubber-stamps, her work is always fun and playful.

Personally, I love her pattern-based series tutumu+. “Tutumu” is the Japanese word for wrapping and Horiguchi says that these illustrations are printed on A3 kraft paper so they’re ideal for gift wrapping as well as for hanging on your wall. You can view the full set online here.

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Philip Kennedy

March 27, 2013 / By

Dee Shin’s Magical Video for Patrick Watson’s ‘Blackwind’

Patrick Watson's 'Blackwind'

Screenshot from Patrick Watson - Blackwind

Late last year the Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson ran a competition asking fans to create a music-video for his track “Blackwind”. The entries were really impressive and it’s incredible to see the quality of fan-made videos being made. Last month he finally announced the winner as Chloe Poirier-Sauve but also gave special mention to six other entries; one of which is this video created by the South-Korean director Dee Shin.

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Philip Kennedy

March 25, 2013 / By

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