March 01, 2007

logo design history

looks like a decent history of loads of big brands with EPS downloads too!

Logodesignaeg logo design

February 23, 2007

The UN's new international radiation symbol

Unradiationsymbol

Seriously, this is what the UN, the ISO, and the IAEA came up with. Should we take it to mean you can run but can't hide from deadly, deadly radiation? (Better start using that Geiger watch again.) Look for this emblem on a cellphone, CRT monitor, or gauss gun near you.

January 26, 2007

Lego: child's imagination

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Lego is the best toy the world has ever seen (even transformers!). This ad campaign feeds off what lego is about and that is imagination. A seemingly simple idea that conjures up so much.

January 19, 2007

Do you dream of posters?

Stephenchan Don't Panic the flyer distribution peeps are running a poster competition with Warner Brothers to promote the release of Michel Gondry's new film The Science Of Sleep. All poster entries can be viewed on the Don't Panic website and voted for by yourselves. Winning designs will be exhibited at The Curzon Cinema and all entrants will be invited to the pre-release viewing. There's still time to enter...

January 18, 2007

Whitespace?

Whitespace ALA has a nice little article about whitespace.  Most of it is pretty straight forward stuff but I was struck by the image (on the right) that was used to illustrate the way space can be used to to give a brand a "cheap" or "luxury" feel.

So take a look at the picture; which of those examples screams "Orange" at you?

Now take a look again; which most closely resembles the Orange web and wap portals?

 

December 27, 2006

Adobe CS3 suite on it's way...

So for your first instalment, here's a sneak peak at the new icons from John Nack, Adobe's Senior Product Manager.

Controversial, yes?

Cs3_icons

On a more lighthearted note, some ammo for the Dockscrabblers.

December 06, 2006

There's a world going on...

01 Some beautiful prettification in Gloucester Road underground station by the lovely Chiho Aoshima (well I assume she's lovely by the looks of what she's created down there). Put more art in public places please!

November 13, 2006

Po-bo finds another birdfriend

Cornwallfilm Po-bo flew back from Cornwall this week with news of a holiday romance. I can see why he might fancy the Cornwall Film Festival bird. Agency A-side, enviably located in surfers' paradise, have used the cornish symbol in the ident for the festival. It is a very striking design - using monotone illustrations associated with film/cornwall, wrapped into the shape of the Chough. The branding is then applied to a set of printed stuff, such a shame the brief didn't extend to the somewhat contrasting website.

October 20, 2006

Don't be a MySpaz. Make your MySpace shine

I've been asked to pimp some friends profiles recently and lifiting the lid on MySpace code you realise what a hideous heap you have in front of you. So here's some hacks to make your task easier courtesy of  Mike Industries. He's taken the time to pull the CSS apart and put it back together with just the essentials to create a decent layout.

On another note,  I received a friend invite from American Express Red this week. Wahey, the marketeers have finally caught onto the phenomenon and are now using MySpace to spread their word. Not convinced by their product, I do think their MySpace profile is pretty snappy though.

October 02, 2006

Wanted?

AbeFOR SALE:  The wanted poster used after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Interesting because of what it tells us about the state of wanted poster design in those days.

Not that good if you ask me.

Not only is it not immediately clear from the poster who has been murdered, the but top half can only be read as "reward the murderer" which I assume isn't their intention at all. Also I can't help reading that "reward! reward! reward!"  as like "hurry! hurry! hurry!" as if people should rush out to find the murderer while stocks last.

It'd be interesting  to compare this with the wanted poster that was used after JFK's assassination as I'm sure the police had become much more media-savvy by that time.

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