March 04, 2008

If Saul Bass did the titles for Star Wars

A nice little genre mash up :)

December 13, 2007

More Adobe Thermo interestingness

Adobethermo Found this full Thermo product demo from Steven Heintz and Mark Anders on a list (Thanks FlashBrighton).

Also good to see Acrobat Connect  in action with some good 'ol screen sharing going on.

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?

Applesigns

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.

July 26, 2007

a lapel pin

Un A nice story from Design Observer about the emblem of the United Nations being designed, at first, as a lapel pin.

Talking with McLaughlin, I found myself thinking of that little pin. At the time, it must have seemed like a little job, almost the kind of thing an ambitious designer would consider a nuisance. We've all done projects like that, often with teeth gritted. There's a lesson here: you never know what might happen to those little jobs.

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)

Story via.

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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March 14, 2007

To grind or not to grind

Knotbuild_smThat is the question when faced with these skateboards. Taking a plain deck and laser etching the 7 layer plywood they have created something quite special, resembling topographic maps through to lino-cut illustrations. A personal fave, is this one from Build called Knot. It forms part of an exhibition called Refill Seven showcasing the designs from 67 artists.

To be honest, they would snap at the first ollie...

March 07, 2007

Come in / Go away

This two-way doormat and door-hanger available from suck UK, feature a cleverly designed piece of typography that reads 'come in' or 'go away' depending from which side it is viewed. not a bad conversation starter... or stopper in some cases.

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