PHATTdesigns

I'm a graphic designer based in Brighton, UK. specialising in branding and illustration.
Here you'll find my web offerings and discoveries: Design, fun, stoopid, interesting, wow and more.

thekidshouldseethis:

Retired fan maker John Brooker was bored with his plain hedge in East Rudham, Norfolk, and so he decided to shape it into something more interesting. Note to self: it takes around 10 years to sculpt a hedge into a 100 foot long dragon. 

With extreme dedication and precision, Brooker used hedge clippers to sculpt six legs, a large head with pointy teeth, scales, and wings into what was once a simple, rectangular row of shrubbery. He spends three days every two to three weeks taming the overgrowing beast and has to climb up a pair of 6-foot-high ladders to reach the top.

Photo by Damien McFadden. In the archives, more dragons, more sculptures, and another long-term neighborhood project: The Chandelier Tree.

via My Modern Met.

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Are you Lovin’ it? #McDonalds #MinimalAds #Icons

Are you Lovin’ it? #McDonalds #MinimalAds #Icons

typostrate:

Friday Free Font 56

Sean Coady from Edmonton Alberta made Kalopsia Slab to celebrate one year since the début of his typography career and to show his third released typeface. The bold version is free to download, the regular and light version are $5.99 and the family is $9.99. Use Kalopsia for Logo art, vintage posters or instead of an uppercase Courier.

Download Kalopsia free font

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thekidshouldseethis:

Have you seen that crazy popsicle stick chain reaction video in the archives? This Sick Science tutorial explains how to make it.

In the archives: watch more Sick Science.

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thekidshouldseethis:

PancakeBot is a machine that Miguel Valenzuela made for his daughters Lily and Maia out of LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO bricks and two ketchup bottles. He has since toured Maker Faires around the globe, hoping to inspire kids to get into engineering and programming as he shares different pancake designs. Above, this seahorse pancake.

Valenzuela has also made a new open source PancakeBot. It will debut at the Bay Area Maker Faire on May 17, 2014:

In the archives, food and robots mix again to make cheese, and a DIY Mathematically Correct Breakfast.

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typostrate:

Friday Free Font 55

Densia Sans is an economic sans serif, designed font by Harbor Type to be used in sizes from 6 to 14 points. Its x-height and narrow width make it shine whenever there’s very limited space.

Benefits are not only it’s space-saving, but it also features a complete set of 820 glyphs, including small caps, case-sensitive forms, proportional and tabular figures, superiors, inferiors, and fractions. Supporting 60 different languages you can use it for commercial and personal projects.

Download the cat has a hat free font

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Type Fight

This week we spotted Side by Side the branding and creative agency from Steel City, Sheffield. They are doing a real hard and extreme inspirational type fight every week since one year now. They found over the last year that client briefs can occasionally be restricted by timescales and budgets, so they came up with Side vs Side. Rather than working together, we’re working against each other. Think Rocky vs Apollo Creed, Tyson v Holyfield & Kayne West vs anyone with a camera. The rules are simple but hard: 

• 1 week per piece
• A4 outcome (high res)
• Overall budget £100

These guidlines are very hard if you think of a strict working agency. But it’s also a nice motivational way to improve your design skills. So get inspired!

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Friday Free Font 53

The Cat Has a Hat is a font inspired by Dr Seuss and it’s playfulness. Lukee Thornill, designer from London wanted to make one that was fun, playful but not childish. So he spent a weekend painting over 1,500 letters, numbers and symbols over and over again in hopes that once he has scanned them in he would be able to piece together a brush font. The result after a long editing process is a cool handmade lettering font which you can use for diy projects, crazy postcards and flyers. Enjoy it! 

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thekidshouldseethis:

Viola Smith Drums with Frances Carroll & Her Coquettes (1939). 

Smith was born in 1912, and just after celebrating her 100th birthday, she sat down with Tom Tom Magazine for a video interview about her amazing life in music and her experiences as one of America’s first female drummers. Legend-filled and inspiring: Viola Smith: America’s Original Hep Girl on Tom Tom TV.

In the archives: The Oral History of Female Drummers, how drums are madeMax Roach on hi-hat, and a growing amount of hoppin’ swing music videos.

via Boing Boing.

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willbarras:

A big barn i painted in Dumfries with Amy Winstanley for the Spring Fling festival and Recoat gallery based in Glasgow.
http://www.amywinstanley.com
http://www.spring-fling.co.uk
http://www.recoatdesign.com

willbarras:

A big barn i painted in Dumfries with Amy Winstanley for the Spring Fling festival and Recoat gallery based in Glasgow.

http://www.amywinstanley.com

http://www.spring-fling.co.uk

http://www.recoatdesign.com