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Walking on Air

I’m in a genuinely positive mood this evening, partially because survived another automatic WordPress update* but mainly because my MacBook Air arrived today! Since this is the first laptop I have ever owned I’m not going to write a comprehensive product review but I’d like to point out a few things that are brilliant: The multi-touch pad works amazingly […]

The Visual Hierarchy

I’ve written a little web design article for Base Creative. Here’s a snippet: There is more to design than making things look attractive and truth be told that’s the easy part. In regards to web design the actual aesthetics of a website have very little bearing on its success. Style is superficial and becomes more subjective the heavier […]

When Free Fonts Aren’t Free

Font Squirrel is one of the best online resources for finding high quality (and almost free) fonts. I do rate it very highly, and @font-face generator is the work of magic elves in my opinion. “Font Squirrel is your best resource for FREE, hand-picked, high-quality, commercial-use fonts. Even if that means we send you elsewhere to […]

The Typographic Gauntlet

I love typography! To celebrate my love I have set myself a new challenge: design 6 fonts in 12 months. My last “creative challenge” was to fold 1000 origami cranes before the end of 2010. I think I’ve done about 100 so far (having folded nothing since March). Some may say I set the bar too high on that […]

Book Review: Just My Type

If you’ve been following my Design Heroes blog you’ll know I’ve recently been impressed with two (1, 2) different excerpts from Simon Garfield’s new book Just My Type. So much so that I purchased and read it as fast as humanly possible. The book starts with a chapter on Comic Sans, illustrating the significant impact a font can have. It […]

Design is not doomed

I’ve been suspiciously silent on this blog lately. Not sure what’s wrong with me! I’m still blogging daily at That’s where I post all my inspiration, interests and opinions on the latest design news & events. I’ve also been rapidly developing LoveDsgn which has gone from a small to monumentally massive project in the space of […]

A Future of Engineered Design?

Did you hear? Print is dead! That’s what they’ve been saying for years, decades even. The decline in newspaper sales is often the evidence for such a statement, citing that ‘digital/social/new media’ is what the kids are craving. I’ve always felt that the bullshit and lies printed on the front page (and every page thereafter) is […]