March 10, 2014
From having no problems whatsoever, hosted with York Networks since 2006, the last year or so had seen a complete downturn in site reliability and a deluge of hacks, attacks, bots and spam. …Read More
March 7, 2014
It’s harsh, but let’s face some facts: Reebok has rarely been cool—using ‘rarely’ in this instance is an over generous application of the word ‘rarely’, and I also know that ‘cool’ is subjective—in all the years I have known the brand, and this is going back to the 1980′s where I remember my parents buying me Reebok’s for school, even back then, this was a shoe of shame.…Read More
March 5, 2014
As much as this article, recently published on Sitepoint: 6 Common Logo Design Mistakes, written by Kerry Butters is important reading for the more fledgling crop of logo designers, this article is also a useful read for clients so they can be a little more informed when considering hiring potential logo designers.
It’s hard enough for any client to sift through the 1000′s of potential candidates of available logo designers, let alone ending up in frustrating situation of hiring a designer who isn’t aware of the more common pitfalls when designing a logo.…Read More
March 3, 2014
Some of the offers on Myfonts are simply ludicrous. When you consider HOW much effort, skill, passion goes into the research and development of just one font, let alone a complete typeface family, it does make me wonder how on earth they can sell the complete Glober Sans-Serif Type System: 18 weights, for (currently) £11.60 which is 90% off their recommended pricing.
This is a great type family to get your hands on: a beautiful selection of fonts—I’m particularly drawn to the thin/light and heavier weights—for such a stupid amount of money.…Read More
February 27, 2014
A while back there was a super duper cool study on dots, well, to be more precise, an interpretation of the Mona Lisa by Gary Andrew Clarke.
Andrew took the Mona Lisa and remixed it down to 140 exact circular dots and even with this over simplification, and somewhat abstracted nature, it is clear to all what the dots represent (below).
From that particular art exploration of the Mona Lisa, Silas Amos took the ‘dot’ idea in a slightly different direction, and applied the abstract ‘dot’ simplification to certain icon brand packaging.…Read More
February 26, 2014
This has to be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen one of my logo designs being used/manipulated and/or recreated! A whole bloody PureStorage Flash Array made completely out of Lego.
Seriously, what the hell.
There is a back-story to this Lego version of the logo, it wasn’t like just done for kicks, although nothing wrong in that either. Back in 2012 PureStorage were exhibiting the Pure Storage flash arrays over at VMWorld.…Read More
February 23, 2014
Never ceases to amaze me how cool Pure Storage is as a company, and the lengths they are prepared to do to market and advertise their company. Obviously it’s super cool for me seeing the Pure Storage logo I designed for them being applied in so many ways!
The video itself is pretty darn funny, and you need to check time-stamp: 1:30…
“And with all that dee dupe, your probably wondering if our latency is any good?…Read More
February 21, 2014
“One of my favourite photographs of Seaford beach, early evening. Taken during a brief lull in the recent storms that have hit the UK”.
I have a vast selection of scenic, landscape, architectural photographs spanning back many years and decided to select, and designate a number of them as Free To Download and Use, with the following Creative Commons designation (below).…Read More
February 20, 2014
Allowed some time to collect my thoughts, upon seeing the new Le Mans 24 Hours logo, before sharing. I always try to be—well not always, but try to try—constructive when I’m sharing my thoughts about a logo design created by another logo designer.
After all, there is no joy whatsoever in hearing negative remarks about ones own work. To be perfectly fair, and brutally honest, being any kind of artist immediately draws the spot-light upon you, be it for good or for worse, and well, we just ideally need to take the knock-downs with the re-ups.…Read More