10 words your graphic designer wishes you knew

10 words your graphic designer...

My sister is a graphic designer, so this ones for her!

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Credit: Rebecca Swift

See The Real Models For The Archer Characters

Archer

If you’ve not seen Archer before, I highly recommend it! Archer is a secret agent working for his mother’s agency ISIS. He is brash, obnoxious, a charmer and outrageous! The characters are hilarious, every single one of them.

What’s also great about this show is the animation. It’s Sterling work!

I stumbled on this webpage which shone some light as to where the animators get their character work from.

P.S. This show is definitely NOT for kids.

Amazing Poster for Aliens

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At first glance this might just look like a rather fuzzy, low-resolution image of a poster for 80s film Aliens. Take a closer look though. Click here to be taken to said closer look.

The poster is made up of 10, 126 tiny individual images, each of a scene from the movie. Very cleverly done – but you must click the link to fully appreciate it where you are able to zoom in and explore the poster more clearly. As an indcator of how big this image is, it is 8127 x 12302 and 100 megapixels.

VISTA gigapixel mosaic of the central parts of the Milky Way

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Quirky Joe

I was directed to this blog recently to have a look at this guys illustration and animation work.

Lots of very impressive work to be seen…I implore you to look at it!!

World Book Day

Here’s a novel way to celebrate books on World Book Day (1st March 2012). Artist, Guy Laramee, carves intricate scenes out of stacked up hardbacks. Not quite celebrating the written word but anything that brings attention to books on World Book Day is a good thing. The level of detail in these works is quite something. I particularly like the mountainous scenes that are reminiscent of Chinese paddy-fields; I just hope they weren’t first editions!!

My New Venture

Recently I have been tending a stall at my local craft fair in an attempt to try to start a small business in Photography (www.pmcdphotography.com). The area I live in is steeped in history, with William Morris and Admiral Nelson being linked to the area. I remember going to Merton Abbey Mills craft fair as a child and always used to find it a great day out. I vividly remembering learning to walk on stilts (albeit child versions) and looking at all the intricate things that the artists had on display for sale.

Now I’m all grown up, I have my very own stall with a modest starting display of photographic prints for sale. I will be adding gradually to the stock  on offer, hoping to make calendars, cards and larger prints, but also making myself available for commissions, varying from family portraits to special events. More details to follow on this 🙂 For enquiries, click the link to my website above and leave your questions via the ‘contact’ page.

Going back to Merton Abbey, I just want to try to promote the venue as a whole as in these economic times of struggle, the market has seen a decline in footfall. It is such an amazing space, situated on the River Wandle (a tributary to the Thames), it features a working watermill, children’s theatre, lively bandstand and a good variety of stalls to peruse and experience. Don’t be afraid to come and have a chat with the stall holders, we’d be far happier to talk to you than sit quietly while you browse. We won’t bite!

If you know of Merton Abbey Mills, please do tell your friends and family, remind them it’s there and click the link below to find out more about what’s been going on and what’s coming up at London’s best kept secret market (Camden… pfsst!)

http://www.mertonabbeymills.org.uk/

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