Penguin does "handmade"

These are some of the covers from Penguin's new Great Loves series, designed by David Pearson. For this series they've decided to use more traditional printing methods such as lino cuts and screen printing to achieve a distinctive look. Shame they couldn't screen print the covers for real, obviously that would have made them very expensive paperbacks! A limited edition maybe? Here's the man himself explaining the process.


Flipping again and again

A really simple and smart old-style clock screen saver by 9031, beautiful, don't you love nice freebies!
(via It's nice that)


Some recent work

Being a wee bit sneaky here, since the work in the images hasn't been published (or printed) yet. These are the mock-ups for some work just completed for one of The Textile Society's events (in March). Also some identity work (images at the bottom) for a consultant in bicycle maintenance and cycling safety -this job will be letterpress printed- again these are just the mock-ups. Just to satisfy the curiosity of those who have been asking...


For rainy days

Illustrator and artist Keri Smith has published through her website an "Artist's Survival Kit" that can be downloaded for free. As she says it's "for the really bad days (...) when you want to lie in bed for a month and eat chips." She intended it for artists but I think it works absolutely fine with more practical creative professions: designers, printers (he,he)... or for anyone who's decided to work in a non conventional way! We all have bad days and a bit of humour goes a long way.
*all images by Keri Smith


...and here's the animated version

I thought they looked familiar

Now, unless I'm very much mistaken this -the latest Robinson's campaign- looks like the work of Adrian Johnson (the image at the bottom is from his website). I don't know if it succeeds in making parents buy more of the product, or indeed in making kids ask for it, but they surely are cute!