06.06.13 by Jeff

“Childline: First Step” by Buck

Childline: First Step by Buck
This is an outstanding animation, maybe the most engaging piece I’ve seen this year (despite being mostly text). BUCK directs this spot for ChildLine a free, confidential, 24-hour counseling service for children in the UK. It’s tricky to portray a heavy topic like sexual abuse without making it feel really heavy handed, but somehow they did it. I can’t remember the last time I saw something where the words felt this alive.

Watch “Childline: First Step” below!

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17.06.09 by Jeff

Fever Zine

Just got a nice little package from the good folks at Fever Zine.

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10.04.09 by Jeff

File Magazine / Issue #1

File Magazine is without question the coolest publication to show up on my doorstep thus far. I love large-format mags and this bi-annual publication outta the UK is roughly 12″ x 15.5″. The cover is a thick card stock and the inside pages are actually newsprint, but don’t come across cheap like you’d think. The page layouts are beautifully minimal – this thing is a real work of art. This first issue comes with a limited print by Geoff McFetridge and a DVD with over two hours of shorts films, music videos and interviews. In short, this magazine is legit!

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22.02.09 by Jeff

Just Us / Design Collective

Just Us is a collective created by students at Plymouth College of Art as a way of showcasing design students’ work from all over the UK. Great idea, and great work too!

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14.11.08 by Jeff

Very Nearly Almost / VNA Mag

The good folks over at VNA Magazine (UK) sent over their latest issue and it’s a great little publication! VNA stands for “Very Nearly Almost” and could be a reference to narrowly escaping the long arm of the law as the mag primarily documents street art.

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13.10.08 by Jeff

Sophie Henson

Sophie Henson sent over some nice doodles. I particularly like the drawings that look like a bunch of random contents from my junk drawer. Sophie’s client list includes Stussy, CK, Levis, and H+M.

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09.10.08 by Jeff

Hannah Waldron

Some fun little drawings by Hannah Waldron, another talented illustrator from England. Is it just me or has the UK experienced a bumper crop of recently graduated talent in the past couple years? It could be the fact that all the sites I go to end with “co.uk”.

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06.10.08 by Jeff

Mike Harrison

UK-based designer and illustrator Mike Harrison just updated his portfolio with some awesome new work. I love the second image below, inspired by the idea of a human lava lamp. Great stuff!

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