Tom Tomorrow

Tom Tomorrow is the pen name of editorial cartoonist Dan Perkins. His weekly comic strip This Moddern World, which comments on current events, appears regularly in over 80 newspapers across the United States and Canada as of 2015. Tom is best knowen for his work on This moddern world which has won over 20 awards in the last 15 yeard includint 2 altweekly awards for best moddern comic strip.

This all almost stopped in 2009 when Village Voice Media publishers of 16 alternative weeklies, suspended all syndicat

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ed cartoons across their entire chain. Perkins lost twelve client papers in cities including Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle, prompting his friend Eddie Vender to post an open letter on thePearl Jam website in support of the cartoonist. Vedder and Perkins had become friends after meeting at a campaign rally for Ralph Nader in 2000. The collaboration between Pearl Jam and Perkins continued with an invite to submit cover art for the Back Spacer album in 2009.After being selected to provide the cover art for Backspacer, Perkins went on to create a series of Halloween-themed posters for the concerts supporting the album.




Effective Sustainability in graphic design is becoming easier ti achieve with a more and more online world. now days most companies rely heavely on there online presance as different to their real world presance such as bill bords flyers and magazine adverts, altho there is still a time and place for these things the more forward thinking companies have inveted a lot to move away from these more traditional methods. This forward thinking has allowed graphic designers to become more environmentaly minded with out having to change the way they do things but there are still ways to improve. for example,

when printing enure you use recycled paper that has been made without any chemicales such as clorine and acid. these chemicals can leach into the paper and then be released into the environment when the paper gets wet or while it is breaking down in land fill.

Use thinner paper. By using thinner paper you will reduce the ammount of waste produced by your company there for making it more stainable, it is also a good idea to keep scrap paper for test copies or innitial print outs instead of using fresh paper every time you print.

Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis

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Sean ellis was borne in 1970, in London England. He first emerged onto the fashion photography scene in the mid 90’s working along side fashion photographer Nick Knight. He had his first photo published in 99 in an issue of The Face, Numero from this Sean became a regular with the magazine working from the from 99-2002. Seans photography career was put on pause in 2006 with the release of his first film cash back which won many awards including best film at the sun dance film festival. Until 2010 when he made a return to photography and being put in charge of the photography unit of Kenneth cole he continues to work there as well as doing some free lance work with models from all over the world. Seans short career has been full of highlights he has been published in vogue Russia, Numero where he has been on the cover 4 times from 99-2001 as well as the over of GQ magazine.


The work of the eBoy group perfectly captures the quote by Blake As an illustrator you need to understand the human body – but having looked at and understood nature, you must develop an ability to look away and capture the balance between what you’ve seen and what you imagine.” There use of pixels to create human figures shows there ability to understand the human body and then capture the delicate balance between what they see and what they imagine.

The eBoy group was founded in 1997 by Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig and Svend Smital and began working with pixels as they believed it gave them the ability to making pictures only for the screen. They also say It’s the best way to get a really sharp and clean looking results and that handling pixels is fun and you are forced to simplify and abstract things, which is a big advantage of this technique.

This technique of abstracting and simplifying things shows that they have the ability to see past every day objects and to again find the balance between the real world and what they imagine. This can be see in their work with theirunique ability to create realistic facial feature using only pixels. There work on city scapes also shows this ability and how they can turn almost anything into a re creation using only pixels.

The work of Kai, Steffen and Svend at eBoy show there unique ability to see past what is put in front of them and to create art work that is a mixture of the real world and their imaginations. It is for this reason that there work does perfectly capture the quote of Blake.

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Paul Renner

Paul Renner

Paul Renner was born in Germany in 1878 he had a strict German upbringing being educated in a Gymnasium. This tough him to have a very good German séance of leadership, duty and responsibility. His up bringing brought him to dislike modern culture, such as jazz cinema and dancing but also led him to admire the functionalist strain in modernism, thus he was seen by others as a bridge between the old (19th century) and the new (20th century). This is reflected in his work making futura. Paul tried to fuse together the ancient Roman typeface Trajan with a new more modern typeface 20th Century Gothic with the end result being Futura that we see today.


Futura through the 20th century was one of the most popular typefaces of it’s time. Being used buy many successful companies for their logo’s most notably Ikea, Volkswagen and In all hand books, brochures and on the dials and screens used in all Mercedes Benz vehicles and Boeing aircraft.

Architype Renner

Architype Renner is Paul Renner’s second most successful typeface although nowhere near as common or successful as futura. It was a geometric sans-serif typeface designed to be a universal typeface/ alphabet having more them 2 ways to print certain letters such as A,G and I. This typeface was designed to be used by every language in the world allowing the sale of a type righters with the same characters to be sold universally.

Designed 7 Different typefaces in his life including. Architype Renner (1927), Future (1927), Future Black (1929), Future Light (1932), Renner Antiqua (1939), Ballade (1938) and Plak (1928). He attempted to fuse two already established typefaces being Gothic and the roman typeface when working on future.



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Are graffiti artists- social commentators, propaganda artists or vandals?


Graffiti artists are I think are not only social commentators but also vandals. They are vandals because they do their art illegally in places and are given no permission to do so. This also gives them the unique ability to comment on social issues in places that can be publically viewed by large groups of people giving them the ability to influence the masses, this can be seen in the work of Zilda.

Zilda is a French based artist who has been spreading public art for more than 10 years in the streets of Rome, Lisbon, Naples and Belgrade. Although not much is known about his personal life he has said that his art represents his interpretation of myths, legends and fables. He uses ideas from the Greek tragedy, the Celtic legends, the Bible, the Latin mythology as well as other various ancient texts. He is also inspired by 50’s and 60’s Italian theater although he rarely speaks about this work. His art is formed by using both sketching and painting and is usually placed in public open places which allows him to have his work seen by large groups of people.

Zilda choose to put his work in public places because it allows his classic painting to be shown and contrasted to the modern city around and behind it, he spends hours searching form the right place so he can transforming the every day public space into “a realism infused with a dark and cruel romanticism, tinged with fantasy.” He believes that street art becomes a place where painting, scenography and photography can mix.

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Wolfgang weingart

Wolfgang weingart, who was born in 1941 his early work was as a typesetter before moving into graphic design in the 1960’s. his work was regally angular and full of bright colors and he also used image manipulation in his work to help portray his messages.

He has won awards in 2013 he received the AGIA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession, for his typographic explorations and teaching. In 2014 Weingart received the Swiss Grand Prix of Design award, presented by the Federal Office of Culture for his lifelong merits as a designer. Wolfgang weingart taught typography in many countries including Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He originally taught Swedish typography but he Sais that “but then I blew it apart, never forcing any style upon my students. I never intended to create a ‘style’. It just happened that the students picked up—and misinterpreted—a so-called ‘Weingart style’ and spread it around.”

His work on many posters one that stands out to me is the museum für gestaltung zürich Kunstkredit from 1982/83 the use of color and angular shapes to draw the eye to the center is an excellent way to create a center and force the viewer to read what you have to say.

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