Guest post by Kimmie Kinsella. Formelly a graphic artist and now working as a 'Business Angel' and spending her time between England & France.
Posts by Kimmie
8th December 2010 – I love animation and I have a vast collection of animation on display on my media shelves at home but on there you won’t find the sugary sweet world of Disney Cinema (apart from Pixar collaborations!) but a huge collection of Japanese anime. I’ve been hooked on anime since I was very young. I think the first experience of anime was Castle in the Sky and Akira.
What they say is true, we eat with our eyes and if something looks good then it makes me want to eat it even more. This is the follow up Let them eat cake – Gorgeously Designed Cakes post from earlier this year and continuing in our culinary collection of deliciously designed food.
If you’ve ever been to a fairground before then you may have come across artists that offer caricature drawings of yourself. Sometimes these drawings which emphasise your standout features can be quite flattering but in some cases may leave you feeling quite self-conscious of your looks. In this post I present Marco Calcinaro who is one of the best caricature artist around. More >
The Simpsons has been in my life right from the start. I’ve grown up with the Homer and the gang and they are like family. I still watch them on a regular basis and I never grow tired. It’s one of the only programmes I can watch over and over. Even though I think the the seasons of the last 10 years hasn’t quite lived up to the classics 90′s seasons it is still one of the best shows on TV today and has been for over 20 years and with 1 movie in the bag who knows what’s next for the best loved family in TV?
A few posts ago I featured an artist from Singapore called Caramelaw in my Showcase of Cities Honoured in Typography post. I instantly fell in love with her colourful, cute and beautiful art. Well in this post I’m going to be featuring the work of Caramelaw who is now one of my favourite graphic designers and illustrators.
I love travelling and visiting the wonderful cities of the world and I’m also very proud of where I live. While I was looking for some inspiration and browsing for the branding of cities I came across this great site. The site in question is CitID. The aim of the CitID project is as they put it – “to gain global consciousness by giving a (type)face to every city worldwide”.
It’s also a great way for cities of all sizes big and small, wealthy or poor to get recognition. Why not be part of it and participate yourself and give your city or favourite city the recognition it truly deserves.
When I was 8 years old my parents took me to see my first CGI movie. This movie was the legendary Toy Story made by the one and only Pixar. I’d never seen a proper CGI film before apart from the shorts such as Luxo Jnr (which can be viewed below) and Tin Toy that Pixar had made and were shown a lot on Disney Cartoon Time. At that age I was so amazed and had never seen anything so colorful and vivid and even today now I am in my 20′s I still feel the exactly the same way
Let me start off by saying I absolutely adore text art and typography. I am just drawn to beautiful text on posters and advertising. It’s one of my favourite aspects of design and is probably what influenced me to want to become a designer when I was younger. The use of text in design is essential whether it be for a magazine, poster or website and it’s a brilliant way of getting a message across to people. So anyway without further a do here are some amazing and clever examples of text art, typography and ASCII art I managed to come across on the web recently.