Sophie Calle

Im currently looking at developing a 4 part book which looks at things lost, things found and the idea of items having worth and in time loosing this worth. In my research I found artist Sophie Calle, she has a expansive history in alot of different areas spanning from photography to instillation art. Her ideas are thought provoking and deeper the the initial imagery she presents, she delves into the private side of art.

Cargo Collective

A great way to make an easy website and stay in contact with other designers. Also a nice little place to source new media.

Jack Hudson

Jack Hudson graduated from the course i am on last year and his first year in industry has been a very rewarding one. With a commission from the almighty Google starting him off it was a bloomin' good start, his acute style and attention for detail is something people have clearly taken note from.

The Beast Magazine - Thomas Schostok

This work is crafted by german designer Thomas Schostock {ths}, there is so much love and attention visible in his work. Have a look at this magazine Schostock created named Beast Magazine. This amazingly crafted layered beauty is available for free download as a PDF. Schostock's work is reminiscent of Neasden Control Centre, that graphic control amongst ultimate chaos is harder then it looks. Lovely stoooooof... Oh check out Cape Arcona Type Foundary, Schostock set this up in 2002.

Foot Print

Looking for a place to print your zines and want to feel like your saving the planet at the same time then send your pdf's to these guys... The website also is a good spot to see about art fairs and zine stuff, general funk. Who would have thought, an eco printers?

Nous Vous Collective

I have known these guys as long as I have wanted to get into design and they have always been a focal point for me when thinking about composition and finish, they really do make wicked little tings. Nous Vous are Jay Cover, William Edmond and Nicholas Burrows; they were based in Leeds but the draw of the big smoke was to much for these northern lads so now they are 'dawn sath'...

James Kape

Beautifully well thought out simple yet devilishly complex idea generation here from James Kape. Think about this then look at his work, told you...

Danny Gretscher

I stumbled across Danny Gretscher while walking around the inspirational area of Kreuzberg in Berlin. The subtle cross over of imaginative mark making and vibrant naivety makes Gretcher's work fun and engaging. It works so well in 2D and 3D, something it seems Danny tries to bring into to exhibition spaces.

Newsapaper Club

If like me you appreciate a good bit of newsprint and lovely designs on them check out this amazing archive of..... 'design on newsprint'. This company also do newsprint to order which is an ingenious idea you send them the PDF and they send you a lovely finished piece... brilliant.

Danny Cooke - Film on David A Smith

Danny Cooke is a Devon based film maker and photographer, not to sure quite how many they have down there but here is one... Check out this quality little short documentary on 'gold leaf mirror making'???? I couldn't quite get my head around what the heck was going on but i know one thing its ridiculously impressive. This is all from the incredibly skilled David A Smith, this guy deserves some serious praise. Watch the documentary HERE.

Sixpack France - Artist's and Co.

A great collection of prints, t-shirts and artist books from illustrators, artists, and graphic designers from around the world. The tee's are quite nicely priced and im pretty sure you wont see any 'dikheads' wearing them... This website has a great blog to keep up to date with Sixpack France's designers work, there is also an EVENTS page to let people know what's going on in Europe and beyond. Oh and yeh this is a french company...

Ryan Todd

I love the way Ryan Todd's work sits in the little gap that can be found between the serious grounding of graphic design and the playful art of illustration. His book 'Another Way' is a witty look at life's ordinary patterns as it says in... 'another way'. Ryan creates work for Duke Press which is a lovely independent artist book shop/supporter of great things in forms of press. Check them out, lovely stuff.

Eat Your Own Ears

Multi-genre label who looks to showcase new artists no matter what their general scope is. They look to organise nights at all sorts of venues across London, i hope they look to expand EYOE further then the big smoke, we'll see... Oh and their posters aint half bad either.

Jem Cohen

Jem Cohen ( born 1962, Kabul Afghanistan) is a New York based well strictly a Brooklyn based film maker/photographer. His films are gritty, experimental, one offs, depressing, euphoric, emotional, raw... They include BENJAMIN SMOKE (with Pete Stillen), LOST BOOK FOUND, and the amazingly intense INSTRUMENT (with Fugazi). Cohen was intensively involved in the safeguarding the rights of photographers in New York City, he plainly loves it... The polaroids have a great connection to his directional film making, i think you will agree in saying they are beautiful.

Harriet Russell

Beautiful little ideas here from Miss Russell who studied north of the border up in the distant lands of Glasgow and finished her studies down in the big smoke (CSM to be exact). Her creative mind is told through the idea of tales as well as exquisite dainty drawing, they are plainly beautiful things. If you like nice drawings and imaginative little ideas check her blog too.

The Church of London

Creative Agency 'The Church of London' look to reach people in all areas quite literally all of them, film, animation, art direction, magazines, zines, contract publishings, web design and in all this they still have time to run their own publications 'Little White Lies' ( film magazine ) and 'Huck' ( alternative lifestyle magazine) both great reads and are distributed world wide. Something tells me these guys don't sleep....

David Sparshott

I first saw David Sparshott's work at an exhibition last month at Howies in Bristol, its quite raw very fun and all together some of the most engaging drawings i have seen in a long time. Especially check out the pieces he has done for the times, they combine some of my favourite things, good honest mark making and footy. I like the way David is able to do numerous editorial and personal pieces that seem to be all going in the same direction, basically he is a lucky sod to draw what he wants and get paid for it.

Alex Ostrowski

This idea based graphic designer is a alumni of University of West England, his fun and eccentric problem solving has attracted work from Creative Review and The Guardian. Check out the project 'The Happiest Book in the World' it is a lovely bit of work.

Adam Batchelor

Stumbled across this young illustrator the other day and instantly i was attracted to the way in which he draws and the messages within them. His work centers around the idea of human relationship within its culture, his more recent work looks at pop consumerism as a contrast to the third world. Deep.......... and amazing.