Academy Awards (Oscars) new logo

Academy Awards (Oscars) new logo

The Academy Awards are the the most celebrated and illustrious prizes in the movie world. From the first show in 1929, actors, directors and others who work in the film industry have been rewarded for their achievements with the famous gold statuettes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself was founded in 1927 […]

HAILO Logo

HAILO Logo

Hailo is an innovative service that matches taxi drivers and passengers through its mobile app. Started in London in 2011, the service is now available in 16 cities across the world. Their logo is brilliant. Simple. Relevant. Clever. Attractive. Witty. All the ingredients necessary for a truly memorable logo that works exceptionally well as the […]

By Any Means title sequence

By Any Means title sequence

Just love this dramatic opening sequence for the recent BBC series. The work was done by Huge Designs.

Fontsmith Mailers

Fontsmith Mailers

Happy to receive these specimen booklets in the post today from the masterful type maestros Fontsmith, showing off three of their fonts: FS Elliott, FS Truman and FS Olivia. The booklets are expertly designed by Thomson Brand Partners with some nice touches of humour and beautiful print finishing by the ever brilliant Team Impression.  

Radio card collages

Radio card collages

Julia Trigg has created these beautiful prints from her collection of radio cards from the early 20th century. Radio or ham cards were unique postcards sent by amateur radio enthusiasts as a receipt that they had received transmission. The Brighton based collage artist has spliced them up into these great compositions that she sells on […]

Simplicity in logo design – Why it matters

Simplicity in logo design – Why it matters

You might think every important detail about a company needs to be visible in the logo, but the most effective logos are ones with a simple idea at their heart. It can seem counterintuitive in today’s complex, multitouch world, but to create a strong brand mark, simplicity is vital. Here are a just a few […]

AOI Illustration Award WInners 2013

AOI Illustration Award WInners 2013

The Association of Illustrators was established in 1973 as a body to promote, inform and advise freelance illustrators in their careers. Every year the AOI hold their high profile Illustration Awards showing exceptional illustration across a number of different categories. There are two awards given for each category, a Professional Award for those already working […]

Book cover design on the BBC

Book cover design on the BBC

Great little video here from BBC Entertainment News talking about the design process behind a book cover and dust jacket. The cover of Nathan Filer’s The Shock of the Fall is a fine example of the amount of thought and effort that goes into the presentation of a well designed book cover. The result is […]

Remembering Storm Thorgerson

Remembering Storm Thorgerson

Album cover design is not enslaved to product and therefore doesn’t need to show the record itself but can instead illustrate the emotions and themes explored in the music. Apart from a certain spiritual cleanliness that this affords, it most particularly allows a great variety of design and imagery. The great graphic designer Storm Thorgerson […]

Understand Music

Understand Music

This captivating video by Finally is a must watch. Telling the story that music doesn’t always have be understood to be appreciated, it is a masterclass in uniting sound and image to create something meaningful, beautiful and entertaining.