Today I signed up for myspace and you’re all welcome to add and interact with me. Although I encourage you to leave comments on my individual posts I know that it is easier to keep in touch through a social networking service. Apart from the hideous design, myspace is still the leading online platform. So go ahead. Visit my space at www.myspace.com/fudgegraphics
Maciej Hajnrich is Valp’Nietylko. Born in 1981 in Poland, this graphic designer and illustrator gained enough experience to start full-time freelance in Summer 2007. Maciej has been working for clients such as Warner Music Poland, Sony Music Poland as well as directly with bands and festivals. The best thing about his portfolio is that you get an insight into the development of the individual design. By rolling over some images you’ll see the photography without any effects. If only more artists would do this.
I’ve just watched the WWDC 2008 Keynote presentation where Steve Jobs introduced the new iPhone 3G. At only 199$ for the 8Gb model there aren’t any excuses not to get one. By the end of the year this uber-phone will be available in 70 countries worldwide, but Luxembourg is not one of them. What the fudge? I don’t get it. How can one of the founding countries of the European Union not make a deal with Apple. All the primary schools in Luxembourg are operating with macs, but no iPhone for us. I guess I’ll just have to buy it in the UK with an overpriced O2 contract.
In Graphics We Trust is the personal portfolio of German based visual artist Sebastian Onufszak. Since 2002 he has been working as an art director and freelancer for an inernational range of high-end clients. Furthermore is the founder of the artist collective “Propagandabuero”. Vibrant colours and busy compositions are a trademark of his, but he also knows how to create beautiful and clean graphic design.
This is the second Vector Pattern Set. The patterns are composed of basic geometric shapes and come as an Illustrator swatch file. You need to copy the .ai file to the Presets/Swatches/Patterns location inside the AI folder. Colourise, rotate or scale the patterns as you wish. The possibilities are endless and there ideal as background or overlay to make your designs that bit more interesting.
Issuu is a free online service that lets you publish e-books with a slick interface. I discovered it through DT Magazine which features James White in their latest edition. Issuu is more than just a publishing service though. It is also a community. Explore, discover and share content. There are great design related publications. I highly recommend to check it out. It would also make a great portfolio since you can view every e-book in fullscreen.
I visit the Behance network on a regular basis ever since I stumbled upon it a few weeks back. It’s incredible what great artist you discover by doing so. Today I found the portfolio of New York City based designer and art director Jesse Kaczmarek. He does a lot of branding and you’ve probably seen his work already without knowing it was him. The clean design just works. This is only a selction of Jesse’s art. See it all on his personal website.
Emil Kozak is from a small town in Denmark who’s running Emil Kozak Designstudio in Barcelona, Spain. He’s passionate about skateboarding, which inspired him to start graphic design in the first place. Most of his work consists of designing boards and tees. Clean shapes, straight lines, typography and simple, yet effective colour schemes allowed him to attract clients such as VANS, Elements Skateboards and DKNY. I found him on Behance.