Posts tagged with design
2 December, 2013
Absolutely fascinating piece of design seeking to help provide A Better A&E. A real practical demonstration on how design can help communicate and help people to understand the process of something we think we all know.
27 November, 2013
Great insight into the new Wendy’s logo, particularly in comparison to the new Arby’s logo.
25 November, 2013
It’s probably not a good thing to discover this early on a Monday morning, but a great test of your kerning skills. 91 out of 100 on my first go.
14 November, 2013
Another great interview I recently read on The Great Discontent with Jeffrey Veen, the man now at leading the teams working on Adobe’s Creative Cloud.
This nugget stood out to me:
I had not yet learned that sometimes the solution people want has very little to do with what they ask for; it often has to do with making them successful, rather than making their product successful.
It makes a lot of sense in the world we live in. So many people seem to be striving to make something which has meaning in the world, but most of the time that thing they are making has meaning to themselves and maybe a very select group of people. More than anything it’s a meaning which proves to themselves that _they_ are being successful at whatever it is they are doing. It’s not about the thing they are making, it’s about themselves.
13 November, 2013
Anyone reading this blog might think I have a bit of a coffee and design obsession. They’re probably right.
Anyway, this latest link for a coffee house in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, set’s out with this at its heart
Launching a new coffee brand in today’s very competitive market is hugely challenging. You have to offer something truly unique, of the highest quality, along with great atmosphere.
You really have to stand out in a crowd.
Boy did they nail it. I had to google the name of the shop to try and confirm where it’s location was, such is the execution and level of design. It really feels like it would be at home alongside places like the Ritz.
11 November, 2013
I really like the quirky nature of this branding for an independent coffee shop in Massachusetts. It’s a really interesting blend of illustration and typography that makes me want to visit the place. The UK seems to be so lacking in interesting independent coffee places.
The accompanying website carries the imagery well, but I can’t help but feel it misses the quirkiness of the rest of the design.
7 November, 2013
Lovely bottle labels for a collection of world beers. Love the idea of each one being represented by their airport initials.
Fascinating idea for new wine packaging. Can’t say I’m enthralled by the idea of drinking wine out of a carton though.
6 November, 2013
Really like the execution and prestige of this branding for Piano maker. It reflects the finished piano’s beautifully.
5 November, 2013
Really like the new branding/packaging for this american coffee company. It’s heritage comes through nicely in a nice break from all the hipster looking coffee shop brand designs currently in vogue.
4 November, 2013
This desk and dining table is right up my street when it comes to furniture and design. Love the clean aesthetic and the contrast of the white against the wood.
Love the Back to the Future one.
3 November, 2013
Well after launching a bit of a realigned version of PBcom on Friday I’m delighted to be able to say that the portfolio section has now gone live. A long with it has come a few tweaks to the main page and a good bit of understanding towards how the WordPress loop functions!
Anyway, I’ll be adding projects to the portfolio over the course of the next few days to go along with the initial ones that are already there. Please do wander over and have a look.
25 October, 2013
I like design and I like cycling. Where better to look for cycling gear than at Rapha? The Autumn/Winter lookbook gives not only a great insight into their new city range but also two european cities I’d like to visit.
As for the clothes? Who knew you could get cycling gear that could be worn as normal clothes likes this? Now I just need small mortgage to get some…
Fantastic insight into the creation of the artwork for John Mayer’s Born & Raised album.
When I first came across the illustrations of Guilherme Henrique it was the cycling ones which caught my imagination. Then I kept scrolling and, well, everything else is pretty awesome as well!
9 October, 2013
I discovered that a website I designed has been shortlisted at The Christian New Media Awards!
the website I designed for Cambray Baptist Church in Cheltenham has been shortlisted for an award in the Most Engaging Large Church Website category! Very exciting news!
Great way to end a Tuesday and start a Wednesday!
7 October, 2013
13 September, 2013
Beehive Honey Squares
Beehive Honey Squares, designed by Lacy Kuhn, is the first in a range of experimental breakfast cereals named using the nickname of the state they originate from. The whimsical nature of the design is such a refreshing change from the usual cereal box, exactly the kind of thing that would catch my eye on the shelf.
Art + Science Salon
Firebelly are responsible for this stunningly executed rebranding for Art + Science Salon. I’m not sure what to say about it, other than I love how well considered and sensitive the typography is.
6 September, 2013
Design Discoveries is a new post I’m going to be trying out in the coming weeks. I’m aiming to highlight and share some of the interesting pieces of design—be they branding, a website or something physical—I come across over the course of the week.
What better way to kick things off than with a combination of two of my favourite things, coffee and bikes! A Brasilian coffee shop with a twist
You can have lunch, buy a bicycle and accessories, chill out at the reading area or terrace, and also park your bicycle and have a shower before going to work.
I love the simplicity and cleanliness of the identity and the iconography used throughout the store.
(Via Identity Designed)
Ugmonk Turns 5
The Ugmonk 5th Anniversary set kept on appearing in my Instagram and Twitter stream all last week. It’s a beautifully executed range of items.
YouSendIt recently became Hightail, I was in the process of moving house at the time so I didn’t give it much attention, but I’m really digging the execution. I think it really sets them apart in a space that’s becoming increasingly crowded. Having received files via YouSendIt in the past but not really thought much about the site, the rebranding might have me looking at using the service myself.