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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, 22 March 2011

StoryTime iPhone app

Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime. It's a magical book. Play with Humpty Dumpty, Jack & Jill, Three Blind Mice and other classic nursery rhyme characters.

We've added a magical feature called StoryTime, which lets you read the book to a loved one from anywhere in the world.

"This is one of the most beautifully designed and interactive books in the App Store." - Chris Stevens, creator of Alice for the iPad and Alice in New York.

Elegantly hand-crafted by the seriously magical elves at ustwo and Atomic Antelope. We think you'll love it.

This is perhaps one of the loveliest flash mobs I've seen.

"Here's the Flashmob organized by the "Testé sur des humains" team at TVA.
All of the participants received free transportation courtesy of the STM. Thank you to the STM who believed in our project.
You'll be able to see the "making of", Monday April 4th on "Testé sur des humains" on TVA at 9pm.

-Each year, 671 million Kg of plastic are produced around the world.
-Each year, 400 million refundable bottles and cans are not recycled in Quebec.
-There are 18 000 pieces of plastic floating on every Km2 of ocean.
-91% of Quebecers care about the environment. Do you? "

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

This is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the graphic arts and creative industry and learn about some agencies in the north - I would urge anyone interested in the corporate environment to get themselves over to this in 2 week's time. It is also something you could put in your Critical Journal if you attend. Please email to book your free place.

1000 Words Photography

1000 Words Photography

Comprehensive and cross-discipline online photography journal. The blog is exceptional with a mix of well known and up and coming photographers. Forget Flickr - this is where you should be looking. Stu

Leeds Artists' Book Fair

This is an excellent event that is relevant to everyone on the course organised by Leeds University - pop up there this friday. Don't forget to document it in your CJ.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Daniel Levi

Lovely little short film by Daniel Levi called "Henry" check it out here - great music to go with it too.

Not so lovely, but superbly animated film here :

Emily Eibel

Emily Eibel

Carl Kleiner

Carl Kleiner

John Dilnot

Noemi Goudal

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Hidden - Bath

We like to keep in touch with our old students so we can see what they get up to once they've flown the GiD nest. So it was lovely to hear from Tess the other day to tell us about an exhibition she and other previous foundation students who are now studying in their second year at Bath Spa put on over the last week. Even lovelier to read such a glowing review of it here.

Bottom: "Hidden" project by Tess Redburn

Places to Visit

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, Notting Hill

Salts Mill, Shipley

Museum of Everything, Chalk Farm London.

Christian Northeast

Christian Northeast's website has a great range of illustration and typography, check it out.

Alexey Titarenko - St Petersburg Photographer

Tatarenko has spent his adult life documenting the people and surroundings of his city. His wonderful photographs here.