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Working with The Amos Bursary

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in Branding, Education, Graphic Design, Society, Web Design | 0 comments

Working with The Amos Bursary

We were asked to help out initially as mentors in the field of web design, this led to us assiting in evolving the logo and the website of a charity doing important work helping boys from African and Caribbean origins reach their full potential.

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A Creative Education

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in Business, Education, Government, Opinion, Society | 0 comments

A Creative Education

On the 21st of May this year there was a D&AD President’s Lecture entitled ‘A Future for Creative Education?’ With the A level results out today it seems a good time to revisit the themes within. The panel, which included Lord David Puttnam, D&AD President Neville Brody, Emily Campbell of the Creative Education Trust and David Erixon from Hyper Island, was unanimous in supporting the value of a good creative education, both for the individual practitioner and for the nation as a whole.   As mentioned previously I have a lot of time for the panel but Brody especially. I...

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Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 in Branding, Business, Celebrity, Product Design, Society | 0 comments

Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

Many people woke this morning and read about Steve Jobs’ untimely passing on a device that bore the brand Apple. Fifteen years ago that would have been unthinkable. Steve Jobs fits into the classic mould of the maverick. Irritable, Stubborn, Driven, Passionate, Genius, Visionary, Impulsive, good and bad in equal measures. An immigrant son, adopted, college dropout he proved that by simply ‘thinking different’ you can achieve great things. He cared and taught that form and function could be partners rather than diametrically opposed. There were times when Apples’...

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The end of Brand Hollywood?

Posted on Jan 18, 2011 in BLOG, Branding, Celebrity, Film, Opinion, Society | 0 comments

The end of Brand Hollywood?

Ricky Gervais punctures the Hollywood bubble at the Golden Globes. Let's be clear about this, Gervais is a cult. A marmite. You either love him or hate him, you either get him or you don't. He either aggravates or deflates in equal measure. Those who are offended probably lack the self awareness of where the entertainment industry actually is, the sound of bubbles bursting is long overdue.

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Designers love cock

Posted on Nov 4, 2010 in Advertising, BLOG, Celebrity, Graphic Design, Society | 0 comments

Designers love cock

Yes you read it right, but it will only make sense if you were at the Pecha Kucha event in central London this evening. Organised by the D&AD (Designers & Art Directors) it’s another of the President’s Lectures. Hosted by the President himself, Sankey was a great host, keeping the evening moving (which is the essence of PK) and generally making sure that everyone had a good time. The cast of speakers was fairly glittering in design terms. Speakers included members of design studio Bibliotheque, branding experts (the logo is well and truly dead) SomeOne, cultural curators...

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HRH Prince Philip on Design

Posted on Jul 29, 2010 in Awards, BLOG, Celebrity, Education, Society | 0 comments

HRH Prince Philip on Design

An interview from October 2009 with Kevin McCloud talking to Prince Philip about his views on design and society, celebrating 50 years of the Prince Philip Designers Prize.

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Magnificent Maps

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 in BLOG, Education, Graphic Design, Illustration, Information Design, Product Design, Society | 0 comments

Magnificent Maps

"Maps are works fo art that need to be visually pleasing in order to convey information successfully". Something all the artists in this exhibition at the British Library seem to have taken to heart.

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