We present you best TheImport posts from last 2 years
27th June, 2012
Already 2 years passed since TheImport blog was started and our collection of posts is constantly growing. So we decided to bring most popular ones into one place. That is to make your search for great creative content easier. And also to give big hugs to TheImport team who wrote these posts as the time went by. As this blog will continue its search for all things art, not format, and not standard, here goes your best posts from the past. Enjoy and let us know what do you think!
Little look back at the design of sticker albums from years gone by.
Starting with first Panini’s international album for Mexico 1970 Word Cup and all bunch of others.
We used to allow great people to take over TheImport for a while. I mean post what they want to post. Blog post about passion they share and other things. We did good few posts and The Import Takeover by London based punk/fashion style illustrator MR.FRIVOLOUS was one of the best. There are three parts to it. Check them all out here: first, second and last. Maybe you want to take over The Import with great blog post? Get in touch.
Alain Delorme lives in Paris and is an author of many realistic photos. We featured his collection of images from Shanghai. Not sure if these are real pictures or hard worked with a help of Photoshop magic. You decide..
In 2010 TheImport team was visiting Berlin and had a chance to take some great street art photos. Great quality work by German street artists, check their creativity we found hidden in Berlin streets!
In 2010 we did a blog post featuring brilliant Ray-Ban posters produced by San Francisco agency Cutwater. Illustrators Sebastian Onufszak and Sakke Soini are the authors.
TheImport readers liked them a lot and we still get questions where to buy these. Stay tuned, we are creating something to give you answers.
Dead Photos collection by Tom Phillips is unique. It always causes reaction. Some readers think his photos are just great, some say they are complete waste of time. In any way, its your call. This post was and still is very popular among TheImport readers.
We have compared Wenlock and Mandeville to other mascots out there. Great list of Olympic mascots beginning in 1968 with unofficial icon from the Mexico City games and continuing on. Check them out.
TheImport presented Australian photographer Denis Smith’s and his light graffiti collection. What do you think?
There’s something beautifully nostalgic, and indeed inspiring, about perusing vintage public communications posters. TheImport created blog post with bunch of vintage road safety posters from golden age of British design. These posters are collected by Paul Rennie. And this TheImport blog post still is very popular destination for anyone looking for great design inspiration on the Internet.
Post list finishes here. But its just a small piece from all what we have on TheImport. Feel free to bounce around and let us know if you like something here. Or dislike. We won’t bite.
Teo Skaffa Should be big in Japan, but isn't
25th May, 2012
Teo Skaffa is a painter and illustrator from Netherlands.And we found that he has a bunch of cats. Some of them dream while they are awake others mess up with poison.. Even if he says “Teo Skaffa Should be big in Japan, but isn’t” we like both cats and their author. Sure you’ll like them as well.
minimalist World Cup ilustrations with clues
18th May, 2012
We just love these minimal ilustrations. All about World Cup finals, minimalistic style and … with a little bit of history. Check out for hidden clues! Created by André Filipe Dutra Siqueira (André Fidusi) who found love for illustration back in 2006 and since produced some great minimalistic examples. Here you go..
a chat with the young Harrogate-based design duo...
7th December, 2010
Unfortunately it’s been a little while since our last Studio Spotlight feature, but we’re back with a bang – thanks in no small part to the brilliant Harrogate-based duo of Tom Pratt and Oliver Shaw aka Workshop, who’ve given us a fantastic insight into the way they work, their inspirations, influences and of course, themselves. It’s a great read, so, without further ado…
blurring the lines between art, design and communication...
16th November, 2010
Sheffield has long been a hotbed of cutting edge design talent – just take The Designers Republic for example – and the rather wonderful creative studio DED are just one of the number of agencies that are keeping the city’s reputation going. Blurring the lines between art, product design, graphic design, branding and so forth, DED have a pretty impressive portfolio of work to boast…
12th October, 2010
You may have noticed things have been fairly quiet of late, we’ve been working on some new We Heart related projects along with some exciting bits and bobs for We Heart itself – add to that being extremely short-staffed. The Import is finally gearing back up again, we’ve got some exciting things planned, and promise not to disappear again on you – we hope you didn’t miss us too much.
In the meantime, if you’re seriously passionate about contemporary graphic design, art and illustration and are interested in joining us in contributing to The Import then please get in touch – if you know anyone who may be interested, be sure to let them know where we are!