Monday, 28 November 2011

Daniela Jaglenka Terrazini

Speaking of books, I love these sweet new book covers for Puffin Classics, the children’s division of Penguin. Much like the amazing covers Coralie Bickford-Smith did for Penguin, artist Daniela Jaglenka Terrazini created custom illustrations for this project. The collection will be out in October/November, so click here for updates about Puffin’s newest series. xo, grace

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Emma Butler -Puffin Books

I really like the simplicity of the illustrations for the book covers, they work really well as a series. This is the style that I think I could use for my books as I'm not an illustrator but need visuals for the series of book covers.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Andrew Golden, a Visual Design student

Communication & Interaction module (which I should also mention stretches over two semesters). The novel I’ve gone for is Jules Verne’s classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
I guess I chose this because for one it’s a story that would benefit a visual accompaniment. Verne frequently describes the wonders of the sea as being visually arresting and indescribable through the medium of language, so I think some visual accompaniment would suit this book in particular.
It’s then a matter of what other ways to make the book interactive without interfering with how engrossed the reader is in the story, to somehow make the relationship between the source text and the next interactive elements more symbiotic than in current interactive literature.
One idea I had was based around the main character of 20,000 Leagues being a professor, and his avid habit of taking notes of what he sees under the seas. His notes on species could be an almost collectable thing, like collecting Pokemon whilst reading classic literature. It might also help flesh out story that is not explicitly explained in the text.
This is something else I feel interactive books should do. Instead of relying on cheap touch-screen motion-sensing gimmicks they should instead help flesh out the story and add details of the story not directly mentioned in the text, a feature maybe more geared towards the more curious fans of a novel.
On a mildly related side-note I found this pretty alternate covers to some of Verne’s literature, designed by Jim Tierney. Check out the video as well, because they’re covers that are intended to be more tangibly satisfying that your typical book cover.

Camellia Cellars

Designed by Laura Davis | Country: USA
Camellia Cellars is a family run vineyard and inn up in Healdsburg, California with a cute, pink Baroque-style house and antique furniture with lots of floral, lots. I decided to give the wine an offbeat style by spray painting the two more affordable bottles cream and have the “Camellia” silhouette stay clear and become a window into the bottle so you can actually see the wine. I felt that this gave the wine an antique yet flirtatiously modern feel. The more high end bottle was left minimal with some detail in the silhouette.

Laura Davis just recently graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in May with a BFA in Graphic Design.

Chinese Meal for Two

Designed by Amy Louise Baker | Coutry: United Kingdom
Supermarket packaging for a Chinese meal for two. The inner package structure is based on the traditional layout of the Chinese dining table. Perforated matts can be removed from the main base. The packaging continues to contribute to the dining experience even when the contents has been removed and its function would otherwise be complete. 

Amy Louise Baker is a graduate of Kingston University UK.

Cambium – Urban Shop Membership Kit

Designed By Stren Pipkin | Country: USA
Cambium is more than a shop, its a family
Main demographic focuses on 50-60 yr male woodworker who lives in the city but currently don”t have access to a shop. Members of Cambium pay a monthly fee to have access to industrial machines and tools. Once enrolled in the program members receive a canvas covered clam-shell box with magnetic closure and orange nylon detailing. Inside this box they will find a 4 piece kit of fine rosewood and brass tools, apron and safety glasses.
This concept focuses on 1940′s muted color scheme, traditional illustrations with modern styling.

Stren Pipkin: I am finally settling into the San Fran scene and currently interviewing for my next position.
I hold a 4 yr BA in Graphic design from Western Washington University with a minor in Sustainable design and a two year emphasis in Industrial design.

Monday, 21 November 2011

M&S Food Tins

M&S retro biscuit tin

Released for the Christmas gift market in 2009, Marks and Spencer repackaged their best selling biscuits into keepsake tins based around iconic British imagery.

Food quotes

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown
is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth.
Frances Moore Lappé

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard

One must eat to live,
not live to eat.

No soldier can fight properly unless he is properly fed on beef and beer. 
Duke of Marlborough

Illustration Styles for Liz

A mixture of full colour painted style, b/w illustration, black line with one colour fill.

M&S Food ads

Here at M&S, we pride ourselves on being able to offer top quality food at competitive prices. 

Each month, we provide our customers with a delicious selection of seasonal favourites, as well as a range of popular everyday products. 

We take pride in offering useful nutrition advice and healthy food items. Eating healthily doesn't mean that food shouldn't taste great, and we've got a wide range of delicious, healthy products. 

We'll also keep you posted about all the great offers available in-store year-round. From amazing wine discounts, to exclusive offers on meat, fish and poultry products, we aim to provide exceptional quality at reasonable prices, every day. 

Once you have chosen your perfect meal from M&S Food, why not complement your meal with a bottle of wine. Choose a bottle of full-bodied red wine, a fresh white wine or celebrate with a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine. M&S Wine Direct has an extensive collection of Old World favourites and vibrant New World wines from some of the world's best wineries.

Saturday, 19 November 2011