Michael C Place

A Month In The Life Of A Graphic Designer

Over the next month, Michael C Place of Build and Creative Review will be conducting a unique experiment. We are going to document one month in the life of a graphic designer.

Burn My Skateboard

Laser-etched skateboard by Alife
Traditionally, skateboard graphics are either screenprinted or applied using a dye-sublimination process. However, Sydney-based Refill magazine has commissioned a host of designers and illustrators (including Delta, Ben Drury, Genevieve Gauckler, Jim Phillips, Maharishi, Marc Atlan, Marok, Parra, Michael C Place, Mr Jago, Nick Night…) to create designs to be laser-etched onto skateboard decks: each design is created by cutting away the top layer of wood with a laser.
Detail of Alife’s deck
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The World Remixed

Paul Belford has joined This is Real Art, as the company moves into advertising as well as design. His first project: a subscriptions mailer for a certain well-known creative magazine

Black and White Town

Later this month, an exhibition at London’s SEA Gallery will reveal the results of a simple brief given to 28 of the best designers working today to create an A1 black and white poster.