Friday, November 10, 2006

Johanna is becoming a pure Finn

Hello people, so I am still in NYC at GH and loving it. I have also found my next placement which is in Helsinki, Finland. Starting 15th Jan, they're even helping me to find apartment. Had a meeting with them here in NYC yesterday and everything went well. Will be staying there until end of March. You can see their lovely work on
I am superexcited!

Monday, November 06, 2006


Heyyy, was featured in this magazine (greece's equivalent to... say, dazed or something...i guess).
For the small amount of you who DONT speak Greek, title reads: "alexandros tsiridis pastes his graphical + musical manifesto". haha. Talks about illustration books but mainly about music..
Record out 13/11!



Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Alan Fletcher has been a great influence to me in my work and obviously thousands of others. I feel fortunate to have met him and his advice will stay with me forever.
I’d like to produce a tribute.
The Idea:
All designers submit an ‘A’ (UPPER CASE) designed and created by themselves. Participants may use collage, paint, write, draw, scribble, scratch, photograph or otherwise produce the letter.

Once all the letters have been sent in they will form a poster, that will comprise all the submissions.

The A, is not only for Alan but,
A designer
A painter
A risk taker
A thinker
A traveller etc…

Entries to be sent to, let me know if there are any questions/queries. If you’d prefer to send in the original artwork then contact me and I can give you the details.

If enough people participate in the project, and I think they ultimately will, it will show just how inspirational and far reaching his influence was on not just graphic design students, practitioners, illustrators, etc. but many other profession’s aswell.

Thank you

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

How to Be a Successful Graphic Designer

miranda - paris.

Hey everyone, hope you're all doing well! Well I haven't started interning just yet - doing an erasmus exchange with a school here. It's small compared with LCC, feels like a little community. The education system's a bit different here too: there's 2 years of a degree (BTS) and then 2 years post-graduate course (DSAA) which I've just started. I'm in visual communication, and there's product design and architecture classes that we'll get to collaborate with later on.

It's quite school-like in that I have full days most of the week starting at 8:30, and philosophy classes too! Really enjoying it, although talking french all day can be tiring. It's great comparing the projects here: the design process is rigorously analysed throughout the project, an analytical approach backed up by improvised theatre!

Otherwise, there have been some great exhibitons. The other day I went to the outskirts of Paris, to a small island called l'ile des impressionistes (I think they hung out there?) and there was an exhibition on newspapers organised by cneai called old news. Jacob Fabricius, who organised/curated this free newspaper says:

"Old News is a project about the media and recycled news. The articles and images in Old News have been collected, selected and cut from newspapers, magazines and other sources by artists"

These newspapers were displayed all over the gallery, in various creative ways:

Fascinating to see what content the different artists chose, where they sourced it from and how they laid out the cutnpaste pages. Also displayed, to provide a little context, were a bunch of old newspaper and print-related projects, included a journal that Yves Klein produced in the '60s, which made me chuckle:

The exhibition has also visited LA and yeah I agree with the journalist here - the news isn't old enough to get nostalgic about, and time has to be spent actually reading the articles, as opposed to quick glances that usually occur in galleries. But I went on a Sunday, so it felt kind of right reading things that might not matter in 5 years, arbitrarly strung together by a bunch of people I don't know.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Niccy and Shaz

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a great summer. Shaz and I are beginning the year together for advertising experience and are about to start a placement at a company called 'the fish can sing' which should be good. Hopefully we'll be able to learn about different ways of advertising and be able to work with a project from beginning to end. We'll post more up when we know what its all about.
We should arrange a get together at some point soon?

Sunday, September 24, 2006

We have fun in NY

Friday, September 22, 2006

new york: part deux

Hello this is Linnea, I am also in NYC together with Johanna and Clara. We're all having a great time, and are enjoying our internships.
I am working with a freelancing couple in Harlem ( and, which is really good because I learn a lot of different things.
This week I helped making a storyboard for an animated advertisement, and they tought me a lot of photoshop tricks that I didn't know before. In fact it seems like most American designers know all software in their sleep...
We're keeping up.

Good luck to y'all!

(a special thanks to Miranda of course for starting this blog. hope you're having a great time in Paris!)