1 // How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired by Fig Taylor via Laurence King, £17.95. 2 // Small Chains Pencil Case by The Pattern Guild, £16.
5 // Silver Gun Print by Steven Wilson via Unlimited Shop, £95.
The official definition of graphic design is 'the art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books' yet for most of us it means something else, normally something completely different. You've probably even done a project on it, right? What I'm trying to get at here is that this gift guide goes with my own graphic design aesthetic and therefore might not be to everyones taste - if that's you I apologise. I like to think all of these represent a form of visual communication and if you discover the stories behind the like of The Pattern Guild and Steven Wilson I'm sure you will agree. In the meantime, hand me all five of the 'Shapes Mug', fill 'em with coffee and join me in waiting for my next gift guide: The Colour Edit, as if it wasn't bright enough around here already.