Poundshop at the Secret Garden Party

Events Mina 1 min read

So happy I’ve been asked to take part in the Poundshop tour this summer, going to the Secret Garden Party festival next month. I’m busy working on a very special collection of my mini books for it. Can’t wait to go to print & show you! It will be a great summer (if it ever stops raining).

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Folkestone

Life Mina 2 min read
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Right after my hand-in we had the most glorious weather, so lucky! Knowing it wouldn’t last long we decided to make the most of it and headed to the seaside. We had the best time in Folkestone, visiting the white cliffs and enjoying a picnic by the sea, perfect day! Seagull says no: Hungarian blogger Vonzo Vera asked to take this photo of us, where did…

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest Penguin Awards 2012

Book Covers, Competitions Mina 1 min read

This is my entry for the Penguin Student Awards competition, a book cover design for ‘One flew over the cuckoo’s nest’ by Ken Kesey: The brief asked to come at it from a fresh angle:  ‘Try to design a new cover for a new generation of readers, avoiding the obvious clichés and steering clear of the film promotional graphics and looking at the  many themes within…

Don’t look now British Film Institute & Creative Review Competition

Competitions Mina 2 min read

Good news! I was joint runner-up in the British Film Institute & Creative Review competition to design a cover for Mark Sanderson’s book on horror classic ‘Don’t Look Now’ for the 20th anniversary of the BFI film classic series. Seeing my work on the Creative Review site (here) has been the highlight OF MY LIFE, pretty much. The panel of judges included Rebecca Barden, BFI Publishing senior publisher;…

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Publish & be Damned

Events Mina 3 min read
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Feels like I’m spending a lot of time at the ICA lately, most recently for the Publish and be Damned fair. The highlight for me was ‘I don’t want to make a book’ a panel discussion with Lynn Harris of ANDpublishing, Marc Herbst from The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest and Nick Thurston from Information as Material. The title for the talk comes from this hilarious short…

Re-Design

Identity Mina 2 min read

With graduation round the corner it felt like the right time for a bit of a re-design. I wanted a very clean look but didn’t want it to dilute my personality or look too removed from print, so I took inspiration from where it all starts: my sketchbook. I played with the lettering and texture inspired by the sketchbooks I always use: the traditional MiquelRius from…

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Terence Conran at the Design Museum: Good Design For All

Exhibitions Mina 3 min read
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I went to the Terence Conran exhibition at the Design Museum with Vivi the other day and can’t recommend it enough. The tiny main gallery seemed to have multiplied with the clever distribution (by Conran Studio themselves, eh) and the playful display type was fun and related to the importance of craft and tools in Conran’s practice – Watch out for the massive cabinet packed full…