Nascent Ideas

Dissertation Completed
January 31, 2008, 9:13 pm
Filed under: Blog

I don’t normally post personal stuff on here but I’ve just completed my dissertation for my degree and I’m feeling very satisfied. The title in case you’re interested is “Youth sub-cultures have always come from the working-class” and I only just managed to make the minimum word count.


LP Cover Lover
January 29, 2008, 11:39 pm
Filed under: Design, Illustration, Inspiration, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Typography

The best site i’ve seen for a while, over the course of a few days I managed to look through every page of this site plus of course it has an excellent alliterative title too. Click here if you’re also an LP cover lover.

January 29, 2008, 11:30 pm
Filed under: Books, Design, Illustration, Inspiration, Modernism, Typography

Things Magazine (who have been nice enough to link to us in the past) have an amazing collection of Pelican covers online. They’re sorted by era and there are a ton of them. Click here to take a look.

House Industries
January 29, 2008, 11:05 pm
Filed under: Books, Design, Fashion, Illustration, Inspiration, Typography

Kitsune Noir have posted up some scans of the renowned type foundry House Industries look book that showcases many of their typefaces. I’ve been a fan of House for ages, particularly their fashion label House 33, which used to have a lavishly appointed shop around the corner from where I used to work in Soho. Check the pictures out here and check House’s site here.

The Making of a Lego Brick
January 29, 2008, 8:01 pm
Filed under: Design, Inspiration, Kids, Photography, Pop Culture, Toys | Tags: , , ,


Fashion Illustrations

I thought i’d post these illustrations I did before Christmas for my fanzine Typology (the fanzine is alas, yet to be finished) of a few fashion designers. These are probably the best of the bunch but I’m still working through some issues I’m having with my illustration at the moment. Click for bigger versions

Hedi Slimane

Paul Smith



Melted Rope Chair
January 22, 2008, 3:01 pm
Filed under: Design

The site seems to be down at the moment due (I assume) to a massive influx of visitors but this chair is a really interesting idea. A large ball of rope is melted into the shape of a chair using a mold. Via Boing Boing