April 4, 2013
A stunning collection of 20 American space (NASA) program: covers, reports, brochures and other vintage era space themed design and typography all from an upcoming: 2013 April 18 Space Exploration Signature Auction by Heritage Auctions.
Just trying to imagine the excitement of having the responsibility to create such historic pieces of design. My favourite cover is this last one above for the Gemini Press Reference Book, but in general there is some gorgeous typography through out the entire collection.…Read More
March 1, 2013
Affiliate Links: Links to Iconify in this post are of the affiliate variety. This means that if you sign-up to the paid plan I get a nice little financial kick-back. I don’t usually do affiliate stuff, but I’m making an exception in this case
I did an ever so tiny write-up on iconify.co a while back: Iconify—An Online, Responsive, Minimal & Downloadable Portfolio App before I had chance to use it myself.…Read More
February 7, 2013
Been a while since I have been able to post anything of note on my main website blog due to being incredibly busy with some hefty client logo projects over the last few months.
One of these logo design projects is for NAA: Network Architect Associates, which is almost complete. We are just finalising smaller details like: type size, spacing, proportions and brand colours, but the actual logo mark design itself is complete (below).…Read More
December 18, 2012
Been very busy with client work of late, and so I decided to cut back on elements of blogging and twitteresque activities in order to better focus on the job at hand.
With that has come a nice sense of freedom and clarity, as well as leaving more time to deal with the annual accounts of a self-employed logo designer.
Have nearly managed to get my accounts done in time for Christmas, which compared to last year is a massive improvement.…Read More
November 26, 2012
I recently completed the Sifter logo design, and was truly excited, and chuffed, to see how the letterpress printed business cards ended up.
I really am quite proud of how the Sifter logo turned out, but more pleased that Garret’s vision for the card design came to fruition.…Read More
November 20, 2012
Interesting web based application in the form of makeappicon.com The simple idea is to slip in your 1024px icon master then makeappicon hurls out a number of popular app icon size for both iOS and Android.
I tried it ‘oh so quickly with my simple grape iOS app icon and it gave me 10 new app icon sizes in about 3 seconds.
Please note that I have not opened up and checked these individual files for quality, signs of degradation or other ‘too good to be true’ unwanted pixel scenarious.…Read More
November 17, 2012
Like a number of other people, I have realised that relying on the iPhone for photography has become a lazy ass way to rely on taking all photographs. I got interested in photography as a 5 year old, and my Father got me my first SLR, a Canon T70, when I was 12, and ever since then had been very much into digital photography until…
The first iPhone arrived at a time when I was just about ready to upgrade my trusty Canon EOS 300D, and became a devout iPhone photo taking butt head.…Read More
November 8, 2012
The question I’m most asked? “How much will it cost me for you to design me a logo?”, and that’s often bluntly asked in the first line of a one line only email.
Sometimes I do get people calling me up for a chat which ends up them asking me how much I charge for a logo design. Due to the way I work it’s rarely as simple as just giving someone an accurate fixed price, especially if I have little, or no, idea about what I am supposed to be designing a logo for.…Read More
October 10, 2012
Logology 2: another soon to be classic logo design book that had slipped me by, but one I shall not be without given the utter nightmare of trying to get hold of the ultra hard to find orginal Logology.
I ended up finding some obscure online shope somewhere in Antartica that had one copy of the first edition of Logology to hand, and if you are able to find a copy it is certainly worth paying a premium for just for the embossed leather cover itself.…Read More
September 28, 2012
Been meaning to post this for some time after seeing it in FastCoDesign.
A little hard for me to actually understand specifically what is going on here with these designs as I have never watched Game of Thrones. That aside, the creative work for each of these sigil’s utterly astounds me no end. I just keep ending up keep staring at the whole masterpiece: the offset poster with UV inks and foil stamping!…Read More