Friday, 26 February 2010


Envelop is a great site for young (and old) designers to have their work put into print and sold in the form of textile products.

Based in Belgium, but available to pretty much the whole world, they sell your textile designs (and manufacture everything) all you have to do is become an approved member and submit designs you believe to be exciting and saleable. (Note: they only accept designers who can prove they are constantly working, i.e with a website/blog showing your work).

Here is my latest collection of pillowcases entitled 'Low Ink', inspired by the frustration of your printer ink running low at critical moments of print. A design aimed at designers me thinks.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

What Type Are You?

Try this experiment on the Pentagram website to find out what typeface you more resemble.

My score told me I was most like Marina Script.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Safe sex advert

Just saw this on the Grafik blog

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Haiti Information Graphic

Found this nice piece of info-graphics at

Realtime downloads from the app store

Pretty cool data visulisation

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Cheese issue

Not particularly relevant, but I saw this and wanted to share it.
It's a drawing sent to subway.

Friday, 12 February 2010



Found this video a few days ago and found it quite interesting. Milton Glaser talks about how he believes drawing is the most important skill for a designer and how it should be practised from a young age.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

New designer

After an invitation to contribute on the Jontom blog I was instantly excited about becoming a part of it. I hope to use my posts as a way to expand the content by showing my interests (mainly graphic design based) and help provide an even more fluent and inspiring blog for readers to indulge in.

My name is Tom Dabner and I'm currently in my second year studying Graphic Design at Sheffield Hallam University. I also have my own blog at which showcases my own work, but I will be using this space to create an insight to my interests and influences in design.

My main interest is corporate and brand identity which leads me to my first post:

A brand new book titled 'Logo Design Love' by Irish freelance designer David Airey. I have recently purchased this book in the hope of it enlightening me in my design skills and teaching me ways to utilise them properly. I must say so far it is fantastic! The case studies used are brilliant and the way in which he approaches the reader makes for an easy and insightful read.

"Iconic designs that stand apart from the crowd have just one feature to help them stand out. That's it. Just one. Not two, three, or four. One."

This quote taken from the book shows how direct and gripping his writing is. Above he was explaining the fundamentals of logo design, using the new 'French property Exhibition' logo (shown below) redesigned in 2008 by Roy Smith Design.

The book can be bought on and also over at David's blog of the same title LogoDesignLove.

I hope you enjoyed my first post and look forward to many to come.