Friday, 27 March 2009


When I came across this, I almost started crying with joy. has the most hilarious t-shirt prints, and amongst them I saw THIS. This is from my favourite film of all time, Coming to America.. and more people should know its excellence.
I don't know how to get a film clip from youtube on here - so please just click

Alvin Chan.

Malaysian-born designer. Quite a lucrative spread of work, including branding, space design and graphics. Currently Design Director at Nike Europe in the Netherlands.
What attracted me: primarily the Nike branding and package design. Clean, sharp, powerful, bright yet muted tones. Adds good package design to a market that is normally brash, shiny and consisting of no graphical distinction. Love the blocked out typeface.

Origin of the Species poster graphics is my favourite design from Chan. Obviously - because there's a skull on there, so I'm instantly in love with it. The use of colour is very effective, with a typeface that really amalgamates with the theme. As I'm mostly interested by textures in design, I was really into this close up shot of the poster design. Here, you can really see the mottled effected on the skull, blended with whites and reds and all the shades in between. I love the ability of something 2D to look as if it's worth running your fingers across.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

It's all about the SHOES...

TOPSHOP is coming out with some amazing shoes at the moment. I really want them all. I LOVE the top designs, extremely reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent designs we've seen recently. Being only 5"2 (and a quarter) I am very pleased of the platform trend staying on, and although I cant afford to buy them all, I think there will have to be several purchases for summer.

Saturday, 21 March 2009


Altermodern typeface. Amaze!!!!

Thursday, 5 March 2009


Amazing illustration by Merandchik, sourced from heavy-backpack. Really cool and imaginative illustrator but more than that, I really like the lay outs and poster designs. Really nice typeface on that poster above. on there's also some posters and shop interiors for a Russian store that I love.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Missoni A/W 09.

I am completely in love with this collection. Love the colours, love the Olsen-like layering, LOVE the scarfs! A range of humongous scarfs is definately going to be in my A/W wardrobe.

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