Alberto Hernandez

Alberto Hernández is a 25-year-old Spanish graphic designer. Based in London, Hernández plays with the way a reader interacts with publications, his graphics style is simple yet thought provoking, with clear attention to twists and details.

Dr. Jekyll + Mr. Hyde interactive book:

Kashiwa Sato

Kashiwa Sato is responsible for all the UniQlo identity. I found this image of theirs on idnworld.com, I like the overprinting of red and blue, 3-D glasses territory...


Jesse Zansinger's refraction experiment - the alphabet

Refraction - The Alphabet from Jesse Zanzinger on Vimeo.

featuring the Alphabet spoken by the late GREAT Richard Pryor. Mixed with Blockhead's "Coloringbook".


99c dreams

Supermarket ads reimagined - hand-painted posters for Art On Paper's Great Poster project


Steven Johnson: Where do Good ideas come from?

Animation of the author's talk for TED, publicising his new book of the same name.




Prohibition *soon to come*

Photographic publicity material for the first of a series of clubnights spanning Brighton and London. One of too many. Starting to edit in Adobe Lightroom too.


2 Ladders

Antoine Stemerding - 'Wat Wil Je Doen', installation.

Matthew Northridge- sculpture.
Both from another blog I found, www.booooooom.com


7 Deadly Sins

Alexey Malina : Russian designer/digital artist.

Abstractions based on the seven deadly sins, using geometrical shapes.


Animated .gif

Near Instant Gratification
YouTube is all like “oh MAYBE we’ll serve you this video. Maybe. Maybe you’ll just hang out with this endless loading spinner instead. We could care less. We’re friggin’ Google.” I don’t care how fast the internet gets… video players will always be slow and buggy by comparison. The animated gif is instantly there for you. As soon as you see it, it’s got something. Its love is unconditional.

From the Wieden + Kennedy New York blog

Album covers for bands whose music I don't really know

From the duo who brought you the Nike Music shoe, Hifana’s new album “24H” released yesterday. Based on the concept of “1 day : 24 hours,” the album is made up of 12 audio/video tracks featuring different events that occur throughout the day. The production was the result of a collaboration between Hifana, W+K Tokyo Lab and over 15 up-and-coming visual creators.

Above: their previous album, Nampoon Cable.

And obviously a band we know, whose new album and accompanying film look amazing:





NO Fear Of Missing Out

This is from a great blog, ISO50 by Scott Hansen, but lots of people contribute to it.
This post is by Alex Cornell who's a design student (in San Fran I think) and had a brief which was basically to "make something cool"...
"I learnt a long time ago that an open brief like this is not preferable despite what I think at first. I set off trying to make something awesome and basically drove myself insane again. The class was called 'Design Outside the Box' and the project duration was from January through May."
He chose to explore FOMO (fear of missing out), and in his blog post he details the entire process so it's worth a look.


The end result is:


Director : David Wilson

Been looking into this guy's music video direction, including
Skream's new song, 'Listening to the Records on my Wall'

Moray McLaren 'We Got Time', which was on the 'It's Nice That' reel at Somerset House.
Little Boots' Kaleidoscope video for 'Remedy' as well...
and We Have Band - You Came Out.
Still looking for David Wilson's own website but he's on motionographer and colonelblimp.com


Blog Blitzing

Cobrasnake sexy photos for New Zealand magazine 'No'.

'Dead or Alive' at the New York Museum of Art + Design

Artists who've used previously 'alive' things in their work..
Best bits:
Billie Grace Lynn, 'Mad Cow Motorcycle', 2008.

Jorge Mayet. 'Obalata', 2010.
"The tension between nature an
d art is pushed farther into a surrealist
aesthetic by virtue of a root system that sprouts feathers."
Studio Drift (Lonneke Gordijn/Ralph Nauta) - Fragile Future.3
Dandelion seed heads + LEDS (below)



Got these three at different events, but like the theme they can go with... could do more.


Wonderland Avenue

Finished cover (finally) for our live brief by 'little, brown' publishing firm.
Not too happy about my photoshop-ing within the ink splatter on the front, but am going to work on that skill...
Ink splatters were achieved by throwing black ink onto paper on my bedroom floor and scanning it in.


Essay on Client Designer Relationships

Intense week of essay-writing. Lots of books used, more than above. I found Visual Research particularly useful.. may want to buy it from the library. I started the essay with a quote from it:

Put concisely, the business of design is to communicate other peoples’ messages to specified audiences. … Graphic designers are commissioned to employ their skills as communicators in the service of a client. (I. Noble. 2005) and (R. Bestley. 2005)[i]

[i] Cited from the article ‘The designer as author’, from‘Visual Research’, Ian Noble and Russell Bestley, Ava publishing, 2005.

We were also meant to include an interview if we could, I chose to interview GrandArmy, who are based in Brooklyn, furthering my interest in going there over the summer.

Here it is:

How long has GrandArmy been running, and was it difficult to get off the ground at first?

GrandArmy was formed in 2008 and is the collaboration of Eric Collins, Joey Ellis and Larry Pipitone. We started working together soon after we met in 2004. GrandArmy, in its current form, is a result of competition and collaboration within the group over the last 6 years. Forming the company just made sense to us, and the timing was right.

How many people do you employ, and what are their artistic backgrounds? And are you all in the studio most days?

Since we've founded GrandArmy, we've made an effort to work very closely as a 3 person collective. We all come from the same artistic background with formal training in typography. We are all writers, illustrators, designers and art directors. Also, we're equally skilled in film and letterpress. Often times when working on web projects, we'll try to implement something we've never seen before. In those instances, we bring in a developer we work very closely with. Maintaining GrandArmy is a daily process, for sure.

How have you built up relationships with your main clients - are they very involved in the design process or do they give you a lot of freedom?

We have always been most interested in doing good work for good clients. We're selective about who we work with. Most of our clients are creative people that really get it, so we have a lot of creative freedom. For us, the ideal client is one that is doing something really interesting and wants us to run with it. This totally differs from client to client.

How does your team go about researching and developing the project once the focus of the message has been stated? Or does it differ from project to project?

Getting to know your client is really about getting to know your target. Asking the right questions, like, ‘What do you need this to do?’ and ‘How do you want this to feel?’ Knowing what to do with those responses is what sets designers apart from audiences.

What are your favourite materials, processes or production techniques to work with?

Our favorite materials...well we think good typography is one of the best ways to communicate with people. We spend a lot of time on the computer designing type. We take a lot of photos and video. The computer is a tool like anything else you will find in a studio, and we use it as a way to both create and finish content. Other tools we like: tape, paper, blades, sharpies, pencils, xerox copiers, printers, Vandercooks and cameras ranging from iPhone to DSLR with video.

Stormtrooper costumes too.


Hope this helps. Take care and talk soon

Larry Pipitone



I also mentioned a London studio called Studio8, design writers Adrian Shaughnessy and Ken Garland, and the Graphic Art Fair called 'Pick Me Up' at Somerset House.


Hand drawn type

Jessica Hische- Daily Drop Cap project

"Daily Drop Cap is a project I started in September of 2009 in which I illustrate a decorative letter every day (or at least every work day). The project will continue for approximately twelve alphabets and are available for non-commercial use as drop caps on your personal blog. Please visit dailydropcap.com to see the full project."

I read about Hische in Eye magazine (spring 2010) in an article about hand-drawn typefaces.



Holiday photo

Taken in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2008. High Pass filter + Linear Light overlay.


Lumitectura - architecture, music and light

Lumitectura from barno on Vimeo.


Good inspiration for the new brief we've been set by stanton architects, to design a graphic for a wall of their Belgrade theatre, in Coventry.


Elective event 22/01/10

Elective: Image + Text
We set up two projectors in the room we had used for classes each Friday since October. One would project image and text combinations that everyone made, the other would project the image and text split up and combined with another person's text or image. The image I contributed was the castle and the text read 'something else' in large letters at the top of the image. You can see the photos were the combinations have been very successful, and humourous - 'Happy together' and the graveyard.... I thought our solution for the event was successful.


Magical Museum Exhibition 21/01/01

Free beer
Rob Hope-Johnson
Mike Makonnen
The 'publication' that goes with my exhibit. I printed out 9 pages on square paper, each explaining a different element of the paving I looked at in the Serpentine Gallery.
My exhibit- spray painted giant dominoes, placed to resemble paving to aid blind pedestrians.
Jake Hopwood
Oli O'Driscoll
Selection of A2 posters for the exhibits