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In which I get inspired by the 1960s

I’m super excited to have the next two days off work! And apparently I get three days off every week now! This is exactly what I needed and I’m so grateful that today I actually managed to get some work done on Craftie (my magazine-in-the-works).

I’ve sat down and started designing some rough templates in InDesign and I’ve realised my design is leaning heavily towards 1960s inspired illustration work. Mainly, I really love the colour schemes (especially of the BOAC Timetable below). 

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I also have discovered a love of the work Blanca Gomez (see interview with grain edit here).

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I’ve also been doing a lot of fun research (seems like it should be a bit of an oxymoron, doesn’t it?), including reading up about typographic trends over at Future’s new site Creative Bloq. Sometimes (okay, most times) I really enjoy what I do. In fact, when my friend Brandi came to visit I had a full on geek out about passing a proper magazine distributor in London. Sadly, she wouldn’t let me go in and have a look around. It’s probably for the best, though, as the magazines I like are always five quid.

In addition to design, I’ve managed to scribble around 300 words of market analysis (just of competitors, and nothing in detail) without trying, so I’m feeling good.

But now it’s just gone midnight and I’m absolutely exhausted so I’m going to go ahead and put the rest of Fellowship of the Ring on and get a bit of sleep. Tomorrow I intend to get a lot done… when not shopping for ingredients for a seven layer bean dip or watching the new Spiderman film. Let me know what you all have been up to!

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