We took a trip to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London's Bermondsey to see the first ever exhibition of designer and artist Josef Frank. This vibrant collection of home furnishings showcases how pivotal Frank's work was in redefining 'Swedish Modern'.
Skew took a trip down to the Tate Britain to check out the Retrospective exhibition, nothing beats the classic California inspired Hockney. It's great to see classic artists integrating themselves with modern technology as we see with Hockney's iPad drawings.
The game features beautiful stylistic visuals from Graphic designer Olly Moss. It was nominated for Best Visual art at the Game Developers Choice Awards and won Best Debut and Best Narrative. It is a pleasure to play if not, just to look at.
We love the simple vector shapes and compositions of the Texas based illustrator, Steve Wolf. It strongly informs ideas for brand identity, logo and colour! You can check out more of his work on his website, www.stevewolf.co.
Skew were lucky enough to grab tickets to the elusive Secret Cinema this year. The film of choice was the 'spectacular spectacular' Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge and the streets of a undisclosed location in East London were alive with the sound of music! We won't give too much away but the night was full of truth, beauty, freedom, love and a lot of prosecco.
We're late to the party but we've all been tapping away at our phones in the studio at the moment playing Monument Valley, the addictive and visually beautiful platform game from UsTwo. The hypnotic levels are inspired by optical illusions and are beautiful to behold.
Selfridges recently commissioned Susanna Carolina Dunn to make these super cute weather inspired installations for their London store. She hand knitted each installation using curtain rails! We want some for the studio! Check out Susanna's blog for pictures of how she made them here.
During the women's march we did not just see a standing together, by hundreds of thousands of complete strangers for a common goal. But also a wide array of art, design and humour shown through the signs, posters and costumes that have been used for the march. These strong symbols of free speech and creative freedom have spread around the world with museums now taking them in as evidence of a time in history that we must not forget.
We here at Skew have put together a few of our favourite posters and signs from the Women's march that best symbolise strength, respect and confidence. By artists and designers such as Shepard Fairey, Lennard Gabel, Victoria Garcia and many more.
Women Who Draw is an open database of female illustrators, designed to bring women, trans and gender non-conforming illustrators to the forefront of design. It is a brilliant resource with a plethora of styles, and has a series of filters for each artist including country, ethnicity, religion and gender.
Whether you are looking to hire a female illustrator or just looking for inspiration you should check it out!