Category Archives: Books

Langara College: Rethink Scholarship

My friend showed me this video today, saying he thought I would like it, which turned out to be a bit of an understatement. It’s a artistic, fun advert, and quite inspiring at the same time. I didn’t realise it was advertising anything until the last few seconds, which I think in this instance helps the advert. Can we have better adverts like this for our universities please?

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The Audacity of Hope

For my typography project based on book covers, I chose to redesign the cover for The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama. Released in 2006, it builds upon his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, and sets the basis for what would be his winning Presidential campaign. Having to use only type was a concept I was unfamiliar with but I am quite happy with the final outcome.

Glow in the Dark Tour Book

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The Glow in the Dark Tour Book (published by Rizzoli) is a photographical journal of Kanye West’s 2008 tour. With photos by up and coming photographer Nabil Elderkin, it tracks the progress of the tour from Europe to America, back to Europe, through Asia and Australia. The photos are stunning, and beautifully capture the mood of both the concerts and goings on backstage. It features an interview with Kanye West by acclaimed director Spike Jonez, and a CD of music from the live tour. I received this book last week and think its great, you can really sense the time and effort put into it and the photography is varied in style and captures some really cool moments.

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available now via Amazon