Thursday, 15 July 2010


So I've well and truly retired this blog now, but you can read my recent scribblings for Design Week here. They'll be a new portfolio site coming soon, in the meantime contact me at laura dot snoad at hotmail dot com.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Top of the Shop

If you like weasel astronauts, throwing the V at little dogs, and voluptuous ladies with cat tattoos, then Mr Bingo is your man.

As well as being a genuinely nice chap, Mr Bingo is a brilliant illustrator, who has produced work for the likes of Esquire, Wired and even Microsoft. Humour and kooky line drawings are his sought-after trademarks, both of which won him plenty of admirers at Somerset House's recent illustration fair Pick Me Up.

Bingo has just launched his own online print shop, so you too can own a chick with a dick. Check it out here.

Saturday, 22 May 2010


Probably the best use of QR codes that I've seen so far. Berlin-based artist Sweza captures graffiti with his camera then once the work is buffed, puts a QR code where the piece once was. Passers-by can then use a QR reader on their iPhone to take a picture of the code which will link to images of the original graffiti.

The internet is changing the permanence of graffiti and creating an online palimpsest of the streets we live in. As Sweza's QR code gets buffed another work might be written in its place, then another code, ad infinitum.

Take a look at Sweza at work below.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Big bang theory

I can't wait for the Alternative Fashion Week in April after seeing this stunning collection from Sini Moilanen. Her cosmology-inspired outfits are surprisingly wearable and will make up just one of the shows that clothes-loving hipsters can feast their eyes on at Spitalfields Market next month.

Check out below for a preview of her star-studded work.

The Alternative Fashion Week will run from 19-23 April at Spitalfields Maket, Crispin Place, London.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Re-Design week

This week Design Week has a new look, thanks to DW art director Sam Freeman. Not only has the new layout freed-up the pages to accommodate... well, whatever we like, it looks bloody marvellous too.

All of the web content has gone behind a subscribers-only paywall. But don't worry, if you're too tight to invest, you still get treated to our brand new blog.

Monday, 11 January 2010

The design of the times

I’m currently flexing my journalistic muscle at leading industry weekly Design Week. A hybrid between a trade and consumer title, the magazine covers news and features from the creative industries, especially graphics, packaging, web, architecture, branding and advertising.

Read some of the news stories I wrote during my first week below:

Nokia seeks designers to raise living standards in developing world
Fudge works in Creative Islington website
Antony Gormley chairs Brit Insurance awards jury
300 Million retunes Paris orchestra logo

And keep your eyes peeled for my feature about designers in residence in the UK’s leading cultural institutions, which will be posted later this week.