Friday, 31 October 2008


Just a quick on today, as I'm off to the annual Norwich Beer Festival! Woop!
An adorable little website selling everything kitsch and retro, you'd ever want for your office.
I love the cork pin-boad pen cup type thing... (you'll know what I mean when you see it). Don't wanna give too much away. Just go have a look

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

hard times postcard

earlier this week we recieved our ltd edition gocco printed postcards from the very lovely and talented Loz at because studio, he even wrote a nice thank you note inside.

Friday, 17 October 2008


Got a blank space on one of your walls?
Feel the urge to scare random guests?
Me too. Head on over to firebox and bag yourself a 'Haunted Portrait'.


Thursday, 16 October 2008

Me and Mrs., Mrs. Eaves, Mrs. Eaves, Mrs. Eaves..

I've had a bit of an obsession today, involving ligatures, all stemming from a blog on the serif. I wasn't so fussed about the content of the post, just the image and 'that' it ligature. We decided that perhaps the font used was a bastardised version of caslon with slanted o's.
I loved the ligature and finally after much searching i reallised it was probably taken from Mrs Eaves just ligatures. I of course may be wrong about that, but the story behind Mrs Eaves typeface is quite interesting considering it is a revival of the types of John Baskerville.
the name Mrs Eaves reveals an interesting story. Like his types, Baskerville was, himself, a controversial character. He hired Sarah Eaves as his housekeeper. Eventually her husband Richard abandoned her and their five children, and Mrs Eaves became Baskerville's mistress and eventual helpmate with typesetting and printing. On the death of Mrs Eaves estranged husband, she married John Baskerville within the month. Selection of the name Mrs Eaves honors one of the forgotten women in the history of typography."

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

wide cassette print

I just found this gold on black cassette print and thought it was pretty nice. Ltd to 100 and only £35. Made by sawdust. Buy it here

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


Anyone interested in music production, software, hardware, etc - should find this fairly awesome. A friend of mine used his geeky-tech knowledge and a small amount of fairy dust to create this monster.

If anyone has any more awesome examples of the wii potential, let us know.And if anyone's interested in this type of music, check out his myspace here.

Monday, 13 October 2008


Ol' Jonny just posted about fffound, and I realised I had'nt looked through it in a while... After a few seconds I found this, and was literally drooling. I won't bang on about it, here's what the artist says:

Milk Carton Prospectus.
Packaging solution for the course prospectus. The aim was to represent the Graphic Design degree in a more creative way to new students. The reason for using a milk carton to package the course information was due to the idea of calcium being good for growth, so in relation to design, the course would be good for growth in creatives. The course information is displayed on a poster that comes packaged inside the milk carton.

MY GOD. I want on for my wall! Check out
Jason Rubino's behance portfolio here.
This guy is slick.

ffffound invite

here at jamblog we're interested in getting involved in ffffound. It's an invite-only site, and each new member gets a free invite to send to someone else. We (along with many other people) are hoping for an invite - if anyone has one???


Well, I know a few of us do anyway. After following a few links through, I've stumbled upon a goldmine of nice typographic design and illustration. This is a list of some dude's favourites from I have to say, he/she has good taste. Here's the link, and here's my favourites from his/her favourites:

As always, click images for larger version.

Friday, 10 October 2008


Alternate posters for films with type set product placement and branding from each film. Strange idea. Look nice though. linky mc link.

It's from another blog, but sadly they haven't let us know where you can actually buy them from...

where we do what we do

if you missed the post in june featuring this site, well i'd forgotten we'd posted it and though we should show 'where we'... etc. nothing exciting really just shows how much stuff you can collect over weeks/months.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

dot grid book

New from behance is their 'dot grid book' looks just as nice as the action runner we featured previously
check it out here

Friday, 3 October 2008


Any regular viewers of jam (all 4 of you) would probably have noticed that we get bored of our headers and logos pretty quickly... The newest one is made from an excellent typeface downloaded from the ever-useful
VTKS REVOLT by Douglas Vitkauskas. In my opinion, brilliant. Check out his nice (but slightly cliche) website here.
Good work mate.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Kitsune Noir

I spotted this wallpaper competition with the theme of beards.
Quite a lot of other nice bits on the kitsune noir website too. here
This wallpaper was created by
Krzysztof Domaradzki

Harmonie Interiure

Some cool vinyl wall stickers, posters and allsorts here

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Spot varnish

I was recently able to convince the editor of a magazine which i design that it would be a nice idea to print the cover on a matt card and to have a spot varnish on the logo.
looks nice methinks. Although the pic has been taken on my camera phone which is pretty shamefull.