February 05, 2008

Oi! Microsoft. No!

2237793638_d5e712d846_2 This brought some mild amusement this morning, the Flickr communities reaction to the recent interest from Microsoft to acquire Yahoo

Also, a question that popped into my head, will Flickr lose its Flashyness and been done in Silverlight!?

January 07, 2008

Developing Identities... Swiss Telecom to Media Brand

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http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/vectors_and_gradients_run_ramp.php

Swisscom are going through similar developments to Orange as a business expanding beyond their telecoms roots..

Interesting to see their identity develop away from the classical swiss typographic style.

Would the typographic heroes of  Switzerland be happy I wonder.

Jan Tschicold what would you think?

The comments found on the link page are hilarious.

NOTE: Look out for the flash 'blender' clip.

December 17, 2007

Thinking more about the words

http://www.brandchannel.com/features_effect.asp?pf_id=281

A sensible look at how we all (everyone) can effectively take part in using words  effectively and maintaining/building a verbal brand style.

November 16, 2007

Holes

I think the Adobe creative team must have been eating a lot of donuts lately. Holes seem to be a feature of these two new Adobe logos I've found.

Adobe Photoshop (via...)

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September 21, 2007

Thermo @ Max

Is this a dream product???

You will lead a highly motivated team developing an innovative new tool, codenamed Thermo, that will enable designers and creatively inclined developers to easily build rich internet applications and interactive content. “Thermo” will streamline the process of adding interactivity, behavior and motion to creative assets and will work seamlessly with both Adobe’s Creative Suite tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Flash, and with developer oriented tools such as Flex Builder.

Thermo is a strategic project for Adobe. It will enable designers to more efficiently build the richer experiences that are reshaping the internet and give developers greater control over creative assets without leaving the development paradigm that fits the way they work.

Found while having a nosey here.

And it looks like the cats out the bag... Thermo will be forming a big part of the keynote at Adobe Max (Europe) in a couple of weeks.

September 12, 2007

Is Apple about to switch typefaces to Myriad? And go 2D?

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This might be the Mac-geekiest thing I've ever seen. Sharp-eyed reader Morgan W has a flickr pool of signs around the Apple campus in Cupertino, and notes that three of their newest building signs (at Bandley Five, Six, and Eight) have an updated logo with no 3D effect, and use Myriad for the font instead of Garamond, which the old signs used.

June 13, 2007

Biggest Mac OS X update ever? Introducing Leopard...

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Apple has spoken out about the new features (300+ apparently) in the forthcoming new operating system OS X Leopard, at this weeks WWDC. There are some cool features worth looking at, if not only for the "jazzy" UI. It all looks just so smooth. Of course, if you're not an Apple user you may not be too impressed, but you have to hand it to their UI designers for creating such a simple, yet attractive UI that their jealous Microsoft cousins can only attempt to recreate.

Take a look at the videos and new features here.

June 04, 2007

Ta Da! 2012 Games logo unveiled

London_new_pink Deary me... so the current vogue for all things 80s has finally permeated through to the new logo for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

I guarantee that this will look pony in 5 years time.

What was wrong with this? (At least you can see the river Thames in it)

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Apple iPhone June 29th - but no euro launch date yet

All has been relatively quiet on this for a while, or maybe that's just me not obsessing about it, but the US launch is imminent - June 29th to be exact. Apple has started airing the adverts for this and just viewing these reminds me how sleek this interface really is. The way everything is integrated and looks so seamless e.g. open the map application type in a place, then make the phone call. I think when I get my hands on one of these beauties (and I will you know) I'll probably react in a similar way to this chap.

April 25, 2007

Apple Wins Design Award, But not for its products!

Apple wins design award – not exactly shocking news these days. But how about this: Apple has won Creative Review’s first Design Studio of the Year award, but NOT for its products.

This award is for its graphics and packaging. Apple, it seems understands that the packaging of its products is all part of the experience. Opening, for example, a MacBook is a piece of theatre.

Everything inside is made with care and attention to detail. Just comparing the average Apple box with one of its competitors’ tells you all you need to know about the differing values of the brands. Just one quibble though – all that polystyrene is lovely to look at, but we hope that greener alternatives are on the way.

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