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Cartoonbombing

David Troquier is definitely one to follow on Instagram. He is a cartoonist that regularly “cartoonbombs” and draws clever illustrations that work with the surroundings.

Documentaries to watch if you are a Graphic Designer

Thought I’d share a mix of inspiring documentaries about art and design.


Why Man Creates


An inspiring documentary from 1968 by acclaimed graphic designer Saul Bass that discusses creativity and the creative process.

Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

An inspiring look into the world of Milton Glaser, one of the Graphic Design industries legendary designers.

Helvetica

A film that explores the history of Helvetica and its pervasiveness in Graphic Design.

Objectified

Objectified looks at the relationship that people have with manufactured objects around us and the people who designed them.

Just Like Being There

This film explores the growing gig poster genre.

Art & Copy

Art & Copy is an Emmy-winning film that examines the US advertising industry and takes a look at the creative process behind iconic advertising campaigns.

Donald Drawbertson

The head of Creative Development at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Donald Robertson, is otherwise known as Donald Drawbertson on his instagram and he is gaining quite the following. In his spare time, he draws, paints, and collages whimsical fashion illustration. I just love it! You can read more about him here.

 

Colorful Concrete Characters

I am lucky to be able to work on beautiful Granville Island in Vancouver, BC, one of Canada’s most beloved tourist destinations. Until the late 1970s Granville Island was home to industrial businesses but over the years it has transformed into a thriving place for arts, culture, and amazing food. You can still see touches of its former life as an industrial center throughout the island, such as railway tracks, cobblestone streets and Ocean Construction, a concrete factory that has been here since the early 1900s, and is located just outside our office. In the last couple of weeks, Brazilian artists Os Gemeos have been working hard to transform the large grey, uninspiring concrete silos into a Vancouver Biennale art display featuring these wacky colorful characters. This is the largest and first of its kind in Canada but Os Gemeos has created more characters like these in other cities around the world, as part of their Giant series.

 

5 Questions for 100 Designers

Check out designer Yevgeny Yermakov’s side project, www.5questionsfor100designers.com, where he asks 100 designers 5 important questions about their design careers¬†. It’s packed full of some great advice for new designers looking to get their start in the graphic design business.