summer movie blockbuster

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 | No Comments
summer movie blockbuster

This post kind of follows on from my previous one which was nearly 2 years ago! I won’t go into the reason why it’s been so long but thankfully the reason is all but over now and my plan is to try and post more. When I came across this trailer on Instagram I thought […]

before there was photoshop

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 | No Comments
before there was photoshop

I’m not sure whether I prefer the old way of doing things or how we create design today. I guess both have their pros and cons. You certainly had to be more decisive in making decisions as the process in changing your mind was a long one. This is a great video from lynda.com by […]

designer spotlight – ed benguiat

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 | No Comments
designer spotlight – ed benguiat

A few years ago I was lucky enough to attend a Typeface Design class at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The tutor was Ed Benguiat. I was always a fan of his work along with other notable designers of that time in New York such as Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase. […]

typography world cup – holland 1 england 0

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 | No Comments
typography world cup – holland 1  england 0

The World Cup has brought a battle of the typographic superpowers in Wim Crouwel of Holland and Neville Brody of England. Both designers were commissioned by Nike to design the typeface and numbers for the kits to be worn during World Cup 2014. Brody said of his design “The core inspiration was to focus on […]

greenpeace, saving santa’s home

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 | No Comments
greenpeace, saving santa’s home

Here’s a campaign that I’ve been working on for a few months with a copywriter colleague of mine directly for Greenpeace. The posters have been appearing around London and the tv spot that they produced featured Jim Carter of Downton Abbey fame. He appears as a bedraggled Santa announcing the end of Christmas due to […]

designer spotlight – louise fili

Posted on May 14, 2013 | No Comments
designer spotlight – louise fili

I’ve always admired the gorgeous work of Louise Fili. I first came across her when she collaborated on a number of books with her husband Steven Heller.Her work focuses on the food and restaurant industries and has a uniquely vintage italian feel to it, and is simply beautiful. This video was taken at at the […]

tell me you don’t love this

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 | No Comments
tell me you don’t love this

Okay, so I’m obviously on a kinetic typography kick at the moment due to one of my current projects, and during my search for inspirational stuff I came across this one from Havas Paris. Not much to say really, it speaks for itself, very clever and beautifully executed. Was done by Flying V out of […]

oliver harrison animated type from 1988

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 | No Comments
oliver harrison animated type from 1988

I’m just starting an animated film project, and started looking on YouTube for a bit of inspiration and was reacquainted with this fabulous piece of work, called Amore Baciami, by Oliver Harrison from 1988. This film done while he was at college and later picked up by an ad agency for use on a campaign […]

sign painters the movie….no really!

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 | No Comments
sign painters the movie….no really!

A movie about sign painters? Sounds good to me, although not sure my kids are going to go for it, not unless it’s animated and in 3D. It’s great to see that this craft is still going, despite the mass produced vinyl rubbish you see all over the place. It’s a vanishing art that will […]

david a. smith is at it again

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 | No Comments
david a. smith is at it again

A couple of years ago I posted a video of David A. Smith the amazing sign writer based in Torquay in South West England. It was nice to get sent this video by the equally talented lettering artist Alison Carmichael and see that David is still doing ridiculously great work. This video shows the process […]

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