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Bad Design Wins Awards

On accountability in design, and have you ever wondered why you’ve never seen half of those adverts that win the design and advertising awards? That’s because agencies create them specifically to win awards. They get run once in obscure  magazines or TV channels at 5am and they qualify as “real” advertisements. Some of them aren’t even […]

Creative Packaging

Creative Review unleashes some experimental packaging for their latest magazine. More exciting than a brown envelope. “CR subscribers will notice something unusual about their CR package this month when it arrives on their doormats” I certainly did, it arrived in several pieces on my doormat. Apparently this is Creative Review’s attempt to provide a filing system for their […]

Designing with Placeholder Text

Lorem Ipsum has been traditionally used as placeholder text in graphic design. It’s a series of random words similar to Latin. Is it better to design websites with this, or relevant English? The Big Advantage I’ve been designing with Lorem Ipsum for most of my graphics career but lately I’ve been wondering if I’m doing the right […]

Redesign or Realign?

Over the past few years I’ve been continually developing my own “brand” - a consistent look and feel for my portfolio, CV, letterhead (never sent one), business cards (499 gathering dust), websites, mugs, t-shirts… Update 30th August 09 - New blog design online! From the beginning I’ve gone for the whole minimalist green/silver style. I think it […]

New Designers 2009

New Designers is an intriguing exhibition that incorporates a wide array of design practices over the two weeks it runs at the Business Design Centre, London. Nowhere else is it possible to see such creativity across every major design discipline from architecture to animation, furniture to fashion, graphics to glass. It takes place in the building I […]

The Art of Nadeem Chughtai

Last Friday I visited the Secret Blisters screen print poster show and I also had the opportunity to pop into Absorb Art Studios who had a summer gallery showing next door. There were several artists that stood out, the first of which I’d like to share on this blog is Nadeem Chughtai. “The character I use […]

Edgar Mueller – 3D Art

Last week I posted about the Art Festival this month at West India Quay. At the moment you can see this great 3D pavement drawing by Edgar Mueller. Sadly I think the thunderstorms of the past weekend have washed it slightly but nevertheless it’s still very impressive. Drawing perspective correctly is incredibly challenging because anything lower […]