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Raw Type

Manchester based creative agency Raw are not scared of self-initiated promo briefs with successes like their Pantone Christmas Cards under their belts. Their latest project Raw Type was created to promote both the studio, who has recently been nominated for a Chip Shop Award as well as promote some healthy type experimentation. Armed with a copy of Font Book, a projector and space at the Islington Mill in Salford, Raw set to work experimenting and creating some interesting results.

Now a few months old, the whole project has taken on a life of it’s own into a dedicated Raw Type site with some of the projections available to buy as screened printed posters. To mimic their birthing ground, K2 have printed them on sexy-to-the-touch Plike using phosphorescent ink (yep glow-in the dark to you and me). Thanks to Rob for sending us up a copy of the poster as well.


Counter-Print Poster

Our friends over at online design bookstore Counter-Print have commisioned this lovely limited edition poster. It is a collaboration between the German illustrator Robert Hanson and New Creative. Printed by Team in black and silver, at A1 on white Chromolux. The are for sale at a cost of £20 which includes postage when purchased within the UK. Postage outside of the UK will be subject to International delivery rates. The good news is anyone who has purchased from the site should receive one for free.

#TwitterPicture – Johanna Basford




Johanna Basford an illustrator from my hometown Aberdeen, has just completed the first interactive illustration using the micro-blogging platform Twitter. Basford asked her Twitter followers to contribute ideas for her to incorporate into an illustration which she put together live over two days updating every stage with a picture of the slowly forming piece. In the project namedTwitterPicture, she used every suggestion made (238) to create the print of which you can now buy a limited edition silk screen print. The whole project has received a fair bit of exposure over the last few days and is well worth a look.

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