Friday, 6:12am
24 August 2012

Noted #43

Harry Beck’s beasts, Pentagram fakes it, Art Vinyl, undesirable Harry (Potter) and Design Yatra.

Here’s a random-ish selection of (non-Olympic) things that caught our attention in recent weeks. Next week: Paralympic graphic watch.

Harry Beck’s menagerie, aka Animals on the Underground (with thanks to Rob Waller aka @SimpleRob).

Right: ‘Hounslow West the hound’. (Old Street doesn’t yet feature on the site.)

Hounslow West the Hound

Pentagram’s Luke Hayman reveals the process of faking The Atlantic’s September cover of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney boxing.

Photographer / director / producer: Alison Jackson.
Creative director: Luke Hayman (Pentagram).
Photo director: Ayanna Quint.
See Simon Esterson’s article about magazine design (including Hayman) in Eye 61.

Romney and Obama

Music design at twelve inches square – what do you think so far? Best Art Vinyl 2012 has a Pinterest board.

The Printorium (run by the Anglo-Brazilian design team of Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima) is selling signed prints of their designs for the graphic movie world of Harry Potter. (Thanks to Alex for this one.)

Top and right: The Daily Prophet poster from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


And … Design Yatra (see Julie Fairless's Review in Eye 70) is back, with a speaker line-up that includes Paul Barnes of Commercial Type (see Eye 82), Marian Bantjes (see Eye 72) and Hanif Kureishi from Wieden & Kennedy in Delhi.

Please Tweet your suggestions for ‘Paralympic graphic watch’ next week.

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