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Friday Favourites

In our regular Friday Favourites blog posts we share some of our favourite creative inspiration finds from the past week. Ready for the latest edition? Let’s go…

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Spotted by Alicia this week, our favourite Instagram find is @illustrationchronicles, which celebrates illustrators from the past 175 years. It’s a brilliant creative resource, full of inspiration and every illustration style you can think of…

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Edward Penfield's February poster for Harpers from 1897. Penfield is often considered to be the father of the American poster. From 1890 until 1901 he worked in a variety of capacities at Harpers – including as staff illustrator, art editor and art director. In 1883 he designed a poster to advertise the March issue of the magazine. Unlike the other text-heavy work of the day, Penfield's poster had a strong graphic sensibility. Many credit the success of these posters for bringing the 'art poster' to America. Pernfield's work was hugely popular in its day, and along with his work teaching at the Art Students League and his role as president of the Society of Illustrators (1921–1922), he left a lasting impression on American illustration. #edwardpenfield

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And if you want even more inspiration, the Illustration Chronicles website is full of stories about the history of illustration.

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Need something new to listen to on your commute? Let us point you in the direction of the ‘How To Fail with Elizabeth Day’ podcast, the second season of which started earlier this week. Each episode features an interview with a well-know person sharing stories on what their failures have taught them about how to succeed better.


This podcast offers a refreshing take on storytelling, past guests have included author Sebastian Faulks, journalist Dolly Alderton, and actress & writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and you can download and find out more here. Thanks to Hannah C for the recommendation!

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Someone once told me that every creative person should go to Burning Man once in their lives. Described on the festival’s website as “A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers.”, I’ve always wondered what it’s really like. Well I can wonder no more as Cedric Dahl has made a whistle-stop tour short film of this year’s Burning Man, which makes you feel almost as if you are living it with him. Cedric made the film especially for his mum as she has Parkinson’s and he wanted to be able to share the experience with her. My favourite part is 2 minutes in where you’ll see some amazing art installations. Enjoy!

Found via Swissmiss.

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The women we see in advertising are still not representative of the diversity we see around us, and Transport for London (TfL) has teamed up with the Mayor of London to tackle this issue head on. ‘The Women We See’ campaign will run across TfL Rail and Bus Shelter networks during the first quarter of 2019, and there is an open brief for brands and creative agencies to respond to – essentially to come up with a creative idea that better represents the diversity of women living in London. You can find out more about it here – the deadline for entries is 22 October.

Lead photos and headphones image from Unsplash.


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