Friday, 30 October 2009

Sleigh bells are ringing... it can only mean one thing!

Its that time of year again!
We've decided, after many chats with the 3rd and 4th years to head back to the Bowery for our annual Christmas party. Tickets will be available soon... 
Theme: Dress to Impress

johann volkmer: 'faltjahr 2010' pop-up calendar

"The 'faltjahr 2010' calendar by johann volkmer displays each month with a pop-up sculpture. the intricately crafted designs are A3 sized when opened and folded in half for storage. subtle graphics ensure that attention is paid to what is achieved with the paper. (photography by kristian barthen)."

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

encore heureux + G studio: 'room room' - crossing dialogues: for emergency architecture

""room room" is a project that was conceived and developed by encore heureux + G studio for the recent 'crossing: dialogues for emergency architecture exhibition held at NAMOC (national art museum of china). The exhibition commemorated the first anniversary of the wenchaun earthquake aiming to bring a broad range of social concern for reconstruction in the disaster affected areas, to raise awareness of disaster affected areas, to raise awareness of disaster prevention and mitigation."

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Tea Party

Thank you to everyone who popped into the studio today. I really appreciated it! Here are some of the pictures we took earlier, just to mark the memory of such a lovely afternoon. 
Thankyou again xx

The two obsessive tea drinkers in the Graphics studio. You will rarely see us without a mug of green/ herbal/ chai/ normal teaaaa :) 

Awkward Family Photos

I think we can all say, this is definitely better than Sexy people, and that woman above.... remind anybody of anything?

Monday, 26 October 2009

G F Smith wallpaper exhibition

Packaging Designs by Nexus.

So it's been about 6 weeks now since the Ministry of Design started up! We are all having lots of fun working together and getting some great ideas when brainstorming together! We have just completed our company identity (which will be posted very soon!) and have had great feedback from our mentor Paul suddron at Elmwood design agency in Edinburgh.

Over the past week we have been working on a promotional wallpaper for our agency which is being displayed in our studio in an exhibition for GF Smith. They have come to our college today to give us a presentation about their company. They have also set up an exhibition of lots of their work, which includes work from clients such as Milton Glazer, Paul Rand and Saul Bass.

Tonight we get the chance to mingle with designers, drink wine and promote ourselves and our companies!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Periodic table of Typefaces


Making our triangle wallpaper

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Friday, 23 October 2009


The man, the legend.

jack featherstone....again!

It's Nice That Talk #12 – Jack Featherstone from It's Nice That on Vimeo.

This blog is slowly turning into an ode to this man, but he has some lovely work, especially the 3d \projector shapes at around 38 minutes in.

(It's nice that talk @ the sense loft, london)

triangles are taking over eca

eca marketing have been poaching Ministry ideas!

Saskia Pomeroy

8 hand screen printed cards

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Inspirational website

I would promise with all my heart, that I don't sit and analyse the language on every website I visit. But unfortunately, I wouldn't be telling the truth, because sometimes thats exactly what I do. 
Every section of this websites written information could provide us with inspiration so if any of you get the time, please have a look. Its really good to see an example (albeit a very silly example) of how humor can be integrated into design. 
I find that its nice to munch on a carrot or an apple when reading the website. It helps me connect with their mindset... :P Of course thats just a personal preference.....
Enjoy :) xx