Monday, 31 August 2015

Amy Evans - MA Show

Using a piece of contemporary music surrounding the idea of things being ‘in and out of control’ as a starting point for Amy's MA Project. 

"My work explores the use of different media to convey narrative illustrations. The narrative context of my work is integral to the interactivity between the viewer and the message behind it. Comprised of four themes (Love, War, Grey, and Forms) derived from a piece of music, I allow my work to remain accessible by using humour and narrative.

With an interest in natural forms, my work abstracts the human form, and using geometric shapes, marries the forms of man and nature to create humorous or grotesque combinations. The manipulation of the human form is something which in western society we use as a mean of control over our bodies. My prints distort the figure to create humorous characteristics which highlights how ridiculous we look when we try to control nature."

Free font Inknut Antiqua by Claus Eggers Sørensen

Inknut Anti­qua is an Anti­qua typeface well suited for text use. It is designed to evoke Vene­tian incun­ab­ula and human­ist manu­scripts. It comes with a com­ple­ment of typo­graph­ical sorts and Open­Type fea­tures for the pur­pose. The pro­por­tions of Inknut Anti­qua make it well suited for low-​resolution screens.
The Inknut (Ter­minalia chebula) called 'harad' in Hindi, is a nut-​like fruit that can be used for ink mak­ing and is pur­por­ted to cure blind­ness. The tree it grows from is nat­ive to the Indian sub-​continent and south-​east Asia.

Inknut Anti­qua is designed by Claus Eggers Sørensen an can be downloaded here

Friday, 28 August 2015

Just Have to Share - Charles Young Daily Paper Model Project

Edinburgh-based artist Charles Young has completed his daily paper model project that he started a year ago as a way to explore design, architecture, and model building.

Every single one of his 365 models were designed, cut, and assembled daily using 220gsm watercolour paper and PVA glue, with many of the structures incorporating moving components that Young photographed to create quick animations.

See more of Youngs designs at

An archive of his 365 models can be seen here

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Free font Work Sans by Wei Huang

Work Sans is a typeface based loosely on early Grotesques such as Stephenson Blake, Miller & Richard and Bauerschen Giesserei. There are 10 weights (the 10th Hairline weight is considered a bonus since CSS only allows for 9 weight families). The core of the fonts are optimised for on-screen medium-sized text usage (14px-48px) – but still can be used in print well. The fonts extreme weights are designed more for display use. 

Find out more about Work Sans here and download your copy here

Monday, 24 August 2015

MA Show - 2015

The 2015 School of Art, MA Degree Show runs from Saturday 5 – Saturday 12 September 2015 at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. The show displays the work of a large cohort of Visual communication students who are excitedly putting the finishing touches to their exhibits.

Entry is free and open to all.

It showcases the work of over fifty graduating Master’s students, ranging from Visual Communication and Photography to Sculpture.
The show runs from Saturday 5 – Saturday 12 September 2015.

The show is open from 10am to 5pm daily.

Closed Sunday 6 September 2015.

More details about visiting the MA show can found here

Friday, 21 August 2015

Free Font Infini by Sandrine Nugue

Free font Infini designed by Sandrine Nugue is available in 4 weights - regular, italic, bold and picto. The 31 glyphs in picto create an unusual accompaniment to designs. See more of Infini here and download your free copy here

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Free Font Tehuti by T. Christopher White

Tehuti is a modern, serif face based on Electra with touches from Palatino, Janson, and Goudy Oldstyle. All extra features, including alternate characters are available via open type tables. For those programs without access to open type, all characters are in the PUA.

Tehuti is available in Book, Italic and Bold and has been designed by T. Christopher White. You can obtain your free Font Tehuti here

Monday, 17 August 2015

Just Have to Share - Pencraft of Jake Weidmann, the World’s Youngest Master Penman

In school, penman Jake Weidmann watched as his classmates typed notes in laptops. Weidmann instead wrote everything longhand with pen and paper, using every opportunity to practice and perfect his exquisite penmanship. The hard work quickly paid off he’s now one of only a dozen people designated as a master penman—not to mention the youngest by three decades.

This new video from Uproxx profiles Weidman has he talks a bit about his process and shows off some of his delicate pencraft, much more of which you can see on his website where he also shares his paintings, drawings, and sculptural work.

Visit Jake's website and see more of his work here