An Escapekit is a ticket from job to job in the industry I work in. Join me on my journey to find work that I wish I put in my kit and share the work you put in yours.
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Retro Movie Posters
Brussels-based illustrator and graphic designer Laurent Durieux takes classic movies and has made a series of intriguing movie posters.
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Blue Plate Restaurant
The sculpture, standing at 7-ft-tall and measuring 12-ft-long and 18-ft-wide, was created to mark the launch of Natural Curiosities, a new nature documentary series by legendary wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough. It took a team of sculptors two months to craft the prickly creature from over 2,000 soft wood spikes and fur made of a coconut and fiber mix. The result is a remarkably lifelike replication of the hedgehog, from its realistic skin tone and prickly build to the inquisitive look on its furry face.
Above San Francisco
Compelling cityscapes and unique vantage points are what drove photographers Toby Harriman, Michael Shainblum and Marc Donahue to capture imagery from the sky and to share an incredible experience above the San Francisco Bay
So You’re Dating a Designer? Ten Things You Need to Know.
Melbourne-based creative studio Yoke recently came out with a hilarious series for anyone who’s dating a designer. Check out the list below.
They are always right
You may think it will be fun to re-decorate your living room with the help of your designer partner, but you’re wrong. It’s not fun. Not unless you are familiar with pantones, rules of aesthetics and tungsten lighting. Forget mixing your Mexicali rug with a French provincial coffee table, it’s just not going to happen. It goes against the theme, babe.
Ditch Microsoft Word. And Publisher. And PowerPoint.
They will scoff at your use of comic sans and appear frustrated when you don’t understand the importance of good kerning. They will take to the formatting of your resume with a hatchet, and the outcome will be spectacularly more professional than your best suit.
They don’t keep office hours
Some days it may seem like they spend hours sourcing GoT memes and sending you links to puppies falling asleep, while other nights you go to bed alone and are woken at 12 am by cold computer hands. It all comes down to good versus evil clients and deadlines. But you can’t say they aren’t proud of their work, you’d be hard pressed to find a designer willing to hand in something sub-par just to make it home in time for Survivor.
They speak another language
It’s called ‘Adobe’, and you will never understand it.
They freaking love fonts
If your designer is unusually happy today it’s probably because they just stumbled across a bunch of boutique fonts. And they are freaking out. At one stage they may even try to make you watch a documentary on Helvetica. This is normally the point in the relationship where you re-evaluate your life choices.
You’re living with a geek
You’re going to have to come to terms with this. They will geek out over the new iOS home screen and you will notunderstand why, especially when you’re yelling for them to come upstairs and help you update your laptop because for some reason all your contacts have disappeared.
Gift shopping sucks
It truly sucks. Sometimes you may even resort to typing “stuff designers like” and “birthday presents for designers” into Google in the hope that something amazing and costing approximately $80 (with shipping included) will pop up on your screen. It never happens and nothing will ever be cool/clever enough.
Your wedding invites will be awesome
Think of how amazing they will look. Think of how jealous your friends will be when they go to choose their own sucky wedding cards out of the catalogue at the printing store, or worse – order them online. Revel in your own, perfect, custom-made save-the-dates, invites and thank-you cards while you can.
Two is always better than one
If you don’t have two computer screens, you’re an amateur. You don’t have a rechargeable mouse? You’re unprepared.
Form over function
This fact mainly applies to buying groceries and choosing books. Who would buy that carton of milk when thiscarton of milk is matte with raised lettering. You think it feels like Braille, and are pretty certain it’s milk for a blind person, but they seem to dig it. Who cares that it costs an extra $4.50?
Frida von Fuchs
Corporate Identity created by Jono Garrett for Berlin-based design agency, Frida von Fuchs.
Four visual artists; Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany and Pau Garcia have embarked on a street art installation in Barcelona entitled ‘Hands’. Sculptures of hands in various poses are placed in public spaces to bring attention to the social problems of the economic crisis in Spain.
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
From California based photographer Michael Shainblum, comes a series of astrophotographs taken at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.
How UPS, TNT and DPD advertised for DHL. Involuntarily and clueless.
self-initiated project by Noel Shiveley, a letterer from California. Noel decided to combine his lettering skills and passion for photography to create a new design every day, for a year. You can follow his progress on Instagram.
Cinematics is a timeline of classic films and characters.
Time Slice Series
Photographer Dan Marker-Moore’s latest project is a series of collages in which a single image is made up of slices of photos taken in a time lapse.