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cargo collective

Posted in Digital, Online resources and archives, Professional by The Department of Illustration on November 1, 2009

Highly recommended for archiving projects, and for finding your feet with a bit of CSS. Its free while its in beta so nothing is stopping you from applying to

http://cargocollective.com/ to join. Here are two I made earlier-

http://cargocollective.com/Doodlezine

http://cargocollective.com/lemonmerchant

 

secret cavern

Posted in Collaborations, Digital, Online resources and archives by The Department of Illustration on October 27, 2009

http://cargocollective.com/secretcavern

I am really liking the interface at cargo collective, with visual boxes for links as well as lists at the side.

Webcast on cut paper

Posted in Digital by The Department of Illustration on October 27, 2009

http://www.mydesignshop.com/product/running-with-scissors-cut-paper-art/

Cut paper has long been part of craft traditions around the world. From silhouettes in turn-of-the-century Europe to Mexico’s papel picado (“perforated paper”), intricate paper cut-outs have informed and shaped visual culture. In the past few years, cut paper has seen a major revival among contemporary artists and designers, who are inspired by paper’s malleability, its ephemeral quality, and its power to convey a broad range of meanings.

In this webcast you will learn about:

  • The fascinating, multi-cultural history of cut-paper art.
  • Its place in the contemporary art and design scene.
  • Why artists are choosing it to convey their ideas today.

Fun Theory

Posted in Digital, Events, Ideas, Writing, Theory by The Department of Illustration on October 27, 2009

 

Do you have an idea that uses fun to change behaviour? Enter now for the chance to win €2500. http://www.thefuntheory.com

Google street view

Posted in Digital, Documentary, photography by The Department of Illustration on October 21, 2009

lead_image_569_0I came accross the amazing gsv looking up locations for the Paris trip at the end of November. This from the CR blog, about a band that have hacked into the software. “This is how it works: a cleverly hacked version of Google Street View allows users to preview tracks from the album in the areas of London that inspired them. As well as being able to move around as you would in the normal Google Street View, there are red arrows to find in nine different London locations (one for each track of the album) that each point to a location off the road – click it to find custom panoramic photographs of the band, shot at night by photographer James Royall.”

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cargo collective

Posted in Digital, Digital Culture, Professional by The Department of Illustration on October 18, 2009

link This looks interesting, potentially like vimeo for web design?

“Cargo evolved out of the system that runs the SpaceCollective community. We found it remarkably successful and efficient in creating visual content on the web, placing a strong emphasis on design, layout, image quality and typography. Our goal is to dramatically increase the accessibility and exposure of creative individuals on the Internet, while aspiring to build a networked context that will contribute to the culture as a whole.”

Damarak the Destroyer

Posted in Digital, Drawing, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on October 5, 2009

I am really liking this photo + drawing thing that is going on.

damarak

http://www.damarakthedestroyer.com/

Magma Books

Posted in Digital, General, Site Specific by The Department of Illustration on September 29, 2009

Magma sell books, magazines, graphic novels, ephemera, toys, clothes, children’s books and have exhibitions instore. There is one in London and one in Manchester and an online store4433 too.

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Rob Flowers

Posted in Character Design, Children's, Digital by The Department of Illustration on September 22, 2009

TEDx talks in Liverpool on youtube

Posted in Digital, Documentary by The Department of Illustration on September 17, 2009