Aesop’s Taxonomy of DesignRead more
I stumbled upon Aesop’s Taxonomy of Design today and have been gushing all over the thought and respect that this (vegan!) brand puts into its spaces. “Taxonomy of Design is a digital compendium of our signature stores which pays tribute to the creative processes, materials and features that distinguish Aesop spaces, and to the designers and architects with whom...
Graphic Means: new doco on history of graphic designRead more
Looking forward to this documentary, set to be released early 2017, on the history of graphic design. More info and DVD preordering at Graphic Means.
Hand lettering of a different natureRead more
I shot this video of road painting being done near Lewisham in London. It reminded me that often as designers we think of hand lettering as this high-end artform, in sign painting or chalkboard art, or within the sketchbook pages of artists like Seb Lester. But this road painting is just as skilled and crafted as anything in the...
A designer’s insight into the logo creation processRead more
Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge
Finding Earth’s letterformsRead more
Really interesting kickstarter project from Benedikt Groß & Joey Lee to locate letterforms in aerial photographs and maps from all over the globe. They’re hoping to build a new font and data set to share with the world. Pretty cool! Looks like they’ve already hit their target at time of this post. Watch the video on their kickstarter page....
Homeless FontsRead more
A beautiful project from Arrels Foundation (Spain) that creates typefaces out of homeless people’s handwriting and uses the sales to help them escape their situation. HomelessFonts.org
“Property Developers & City Councils Fail To Build Iconic Buildings” by The Cool HunterRead more
This is a great article talking about the lack of design vision from developers and councils when approving buildings. Worth a read. The internet has opened everyone’s eyes to what is possible. People browse sites all over the globe, they learn, they engage in design. Design is no longer a closed shop. It is everyone’s.
Daniel Stoupin’s ‘Slow Life’Read more
This is just stunning… apparently all the colours are real too. He writes about it on his blog
OFFF Barcelona 2014Read more
What I like about OFFF, apart from the fact it’s in Barcelona and about 10 minutes from the beach, is how, despite the full schedule, you can set your own pace and wander in and out as the speakers interest you. Some people have timetables to keep and people to see, whereas others like myself like to discover and...
Amon Tobin ‘ISAM’Read more
All this talk of Nine Inch Nails’ spectacular gig at the O2 got me thinking about Amon Tobin’s ISAM one. I’ve seen it twice already and it’s absolutely mindblowing. A massive stage set of white boxes with video mapping. Here’s a video of a lot of the show plus a little mini-doco at about the 30 minute mark.