bbc radio 3 piano trailer….beautiful!

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 | 2 Comments
bbc radio 3 piano trailer….beautiful!

If anybody out there knows who did this elegant trailer for the BBC Radio 3 Piano Season then please let me know. I haven’t been able to find any information and would love to see what other gems this design company have done.

how about some jack daniel’s for july 4th?

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments
how about some jack daniel’s for july 4th?

This time last year I did a piece about some posters created by Yee-Haw industries for Jack Daniel’s. Well, this year sees another set of posters created the good old-fashioned way, and not a mac in sight! Watch the videos below that take you through the unique process of three different artists, Helms Workshop in […]

wimbledon 2012 typographic promo

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 | No Comments
wimbledon 2012 typographic promo

Always been a big fan of Wimbledon. The combination of the green grass, the white clothing the players have to wear and the Pimm’s and strawberries that are generously consumed by the spectators makes it a uniquely British event. This really nice promo from the BBC just added to my enjoyment. I can’t find out […]

typography the old fashioned way

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 | No Comments
typography the old fashioned way

From the San Francisco Chronicle is this amazing video, Typecaster for life, about Lewis Mitchell of Arion Press where they still print books the old fashioned way. Using Monotype casting machines that he has been maintaining for 62 years he has lost count of the number of books he has printed. Great quote from Mitchell […]

brilliant design rant (contains swearing)

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 | No Comments
brilliant design rant (contains swearing)

I’ve heard more designers talk about their thoughts, inspirations and the subtleties of what makes good or successful design, than most people have had hot dinners. Then there’s Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. His take on why America is graphically f***ed is brilliant. I don’t think the UK fares much better to be honest.

wish i’d done that – muppet posters

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 | One Comment
wish i’d done that – muppet posters

Love these retro Muppet concert posters that I saw through twitter, via @thinktradigital. Created by illustrator Michael De Pippo the vector illustrations and simple bold colours are really eye-catching. Looks like they will be screenprinted soon and available through his site. Might have to get a couple for the kids rooms.

what would you do in the last hour of your life?

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 | No Comments
what would you do in the last hour of your life?

There’s not much that can be said about 9/11 that hasn’t been said already. I like to put things on this site that have inspired me in my work. But nothing has ever inspired me in life as much as this short film, The Red Bandana, that my sister-in-law passed on to me. This man, […]

i want to work here, and drink jack daniel’s

Posted on Jul 13, 2011 | No Comments
i want to work here, and drink jack daniel’s

While I’m on this vintage, authentic typography kick, check this video out. Is this the coolest place or what? Yee-haw Industrial Letterpress in Knoxville Tennessee. They even mix some Jack Daniel’s in the ink….brilliant, although a tad wasteful as it could be put to much better use. They have a large shop of prints, t-shirts […]

at last, football and typography meet

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 | 4 Comments
at last, football and typography meet

It’s not very often you get to see work that combines your work passion with your outside passion, but I have, and thanks goes to Zoran Lucić for designing this vast series of typographic posters celebrating the greatest players to have played the game. They have a great retro feel to them and each one […]

there’s still some craft in advertising

Posted on Mar 25, 2011 | One Comment
there’s still some craft in advertising

Came across this documentary the other day and absolutely loved it. It takes time to create something of such beauty. I love the fact that this is going on in New York as well. Pixels or paint? I know which one I prefer.

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