Old type – new type

Old type – new type

Interesting contrast between old and new type I spotted in Kendal town centre.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Hand Lettering Videos

Hand Lettering Videos

Here’s a collection of superb live hand lettering examples I’ve collected. Well worth a watch if you love the skill and artistry of hand drawn type. Writing letters with a Custom Namiki Falcon Resin Fountain Pen. Master calligrapher Hassan Massoudy demonstrates some beautiful arabic lettering. Airbrushing scroll work demonstration. Short introduction to the art of […]

Design Icons: David Gentleman

Design Icons: David Gentleman

Today is the 83rd birthday of one of my design heroes. If you’re a designer reading this post, the chances are you already know about David Gentleman. If his name isn’t immediately familiar, it is very likely you will have come into contact with his masterful work at some time. Although known primarily as an […]

New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

In 1970 the New York City Transit Authority released this brand identity manual designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda of Unimark International. Pentagram recently tweeted that it was found in a locker under some old gym clothes, and that their employees Niko Skourtis, Jesse Reed, and Hamish Smyth have created an online archive: thestandardsmanual.com […]