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Leeds College of Art, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
GiD things is a blogspot for students studying the Graphics, Illustration and Digital Media specialism on the Leeds College of Art Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course. This blog exists to highlight contemporary designers and their practises which are relevant to ongoing studies and topics investigated throughout the course.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Frank Chimero

NOW READ THIS (click for article)..

"Develop a point of view. Think about what experiences you have that many others do not. Then, think of what experiences you have that almost everyone else has. Then, mix those two things and try to make someone cry or laugh or feel understood."

"Take things away until you cry. Accept most things, and reject most of your initial ideas. Print it out, chop it up, put it back together. When you’re aimlessly pushing things around on a computer screen, print it out and push it around in real space. Change contexts when you’re stuck. Draw wrong-handed and upside down and backwards. Find a good seat outside."

Full Article: What advice would you give to a graphic design student?

(stolen from awesome blog : )

Animated type by Calango

Moshun from Jeroen Krielaars on Vimeo.

Kyuyo Ishikawa

We have loads of amazing journals in the library and you get to read them for free! - this is just one guy I found whilst browsing - a 4 page article all about him too. Stop staring at a screen! Go to the library!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday is a great web resource if you're stuck for inspiration for the current project - I.F sets a weekly theme and invites illustrators of any level to submit an image related to the topic and showcasing the submissions made . There's a great range of different image making styles to look at on the site, so if you're feeling a little stuck in your current ways hopefully this place might give you a few ideas.

As well as this I.F has a selection of interviews with current illustrators - these articles are worth a read to get a feel for what it's like to work as an illustrator, how to overcome creative slumps and how illustrators landed on their own signature styles. Check it out.

Images by

Hanoch Piven

Monday, 1 November 2010

Hoaxes & Parodies

Can you pop corn with a cell phone?

Plenty of people were fooled into believing they could, though, after watching a video showing cell phones popping corn on the Internet ...

Wii Fit Parody

Haunted Car Video

Some nice videos..