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Hi guys! / I haven’t done a post recently as nothing of interest has really happened in my life, at this present moment.

However, I finally got three things in the post this week, and these were as follows:

The Outpost Magazine by Stack, (Magazine Subscription Service)

The See Me Exposure Award Book (With my own photograph inside)

Then most recently “In Progess” by Jessica Hische


So the first piece of post that came to me was the magazine by stack. I was really excited when I got this as my brother told me all about this company and I thought that it would be good for University.

This magazine was called The Outpost. I’ve never even heard of this magazine. In the package this is what came with it:

First was two postcards, one was “A print surprise from Paul Willoughby” – Never heard of him either so I felt really bad however the print is really interesting. The second postcard was a free ticket to the design shows in London. Which is a shame really, as I can’t go down to London in such short notice, as I would need a place to stay for a day.

I would obviously really like to go down, but too not sure yet.

Then was the magazine which is beautiful! Then a piece of paper of saying welcome to the September edition from Stack. Then goes into detail about the magazine of choice for this months edition.

So the information I received about the magazine The Outpost, was this:

Based in Beirut, and it is a biannual magazine which is dedicated to exploring life in the Arab world. I’ll link pictures here underneath so you can see for yourselves how interesting this magazine and all the other good bits are!

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The next piece of mail and to post about is the Exposure Photography book!

I was super excited when this book came through the mailbox, I couldn’t believe that my own photograph was inside this book!

It is now pride of place in my little bookshelf, however I have got it back down to talk about it. So, a couple months ago back in April maybe, there was a competition from the Exposure Award, SEE ME. I was thoroughly intrigued and wanted to know more. It is obviously about photograph and at one point in my life I really wanted to be a photographer, then it changed to be in print.

That being book design, magazine design and web design etc.

What I mean is, you’re outlook on what you want to do in your life changes. Mine changed and I felt bad about it etc, however going back to the subject at hand. I wanted my photographs to be included in this wonderful thing. I sent in around 4-5 photographs that I thought would be good enough.

They sent an email back saying which one that the judges liked the most and honestly, I was thrilled. I didn’t expect anything really! They said they liked this photography of a place in Ireland which me and family looked at. So I obviously took pictures to remind myself later on and remember the beautiful places where we went on our holiday.

Then it was picked to go in the photography book! They wanted to use my picture! In a book! I couldn’t believe it. I nearly cried, it was such a big achievement for me. Now when people ask what my greatest achievement is, I can say “Having one of my photographs in a book!” — it makes me feel great! Also the book is beautiful, bound in black and looks really beautiful. Simple, yet beautiful. As soon as I received it in the post I went to my nan’s and showed her.

Below are the pictures of this amazing book, and such an amazing thing to be a part of!


And the last but not least piece of mail I received was the amazing book by Jessica Hische, which I have been waiting for, for around a month! I am super stoked to read and vast in the knowledge that Jessica presents for her work.

She inspired me. For my personal statement for university I even talked about her as being a fabulous designer and that her work makes me in awe.

Anyway! Enough of being really *creepy* on her, however her work is amazing! Please if you don’t know her already please, please, please go check out her work! You will not regret looking at her illustrations, book covers, penguin drop caps, anything it’s great! DO IT!

/ Again, the book is amazing I love it! The cover, the contents inside just makes go “UGH” ’cause it’s just that good. Now again, if many of you don’t know Jessica Hische is a type designer, and letter etc.

I first looked at her work in college I believe and was super impressed with the way she dealt with her design work. It really inspired me to become a type designer in fact. I remember seeing her Starbucks work and I thought to myself that this is superb and I would like to be able to create beautiful works like this. In the book she talks through a range of things like:

The Process,

— The tools, analog and digitally,

— Software and Services

— Research and also brainstorming ideas

— Thumbnails

— Sketches – The skeleton, the body and then the clothes.

— Vector Drawing – these also have multiple pages.


The Work,

— Editorial

— Books

— Advertising

— Logos

— Miscellaneous

// Honestly, I believe that this book will help me so much throughout my second year at University studying Graphic Design. Sounds very surreal to say that I am now going into my second year of University. I’m really proud thus far however I know that I need pull my socks up this year and hopefully make a better grade!

Below are the pictures of this wonderful and amazing book!

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