January 4, 2011
I reviewed Backboard way back in December, 2008, albeit a short and sweet one. It was project management app that I swore by, in terms of helping keep track of design revisions and feedback, Backboard just seemed to be best at doing it just right.
Not overly complicated with a steep learning curve, not too simple as to be useless.
Nothing much has changed with the way it works, so the few words I wrote about it back then are still relevant.…Read More
December 29, 2010
Whilst getting over Christmas, I was preparing a quick post about Fonts In Use (found on Coudal) but then they featured an article about The Egotist Network which I also wanted to post about. So now I can blog about both in one post. Convenient.
That pretty much sums up what Fonts in Use is about. The website is a lovely catalogue of typography in use in the real world, from branding, advertising, signage, packaging, publications, in print and online — all with an emphasis on the typefaces used.…Read More
December 23, 2010
For the life of me I can’t recall ever seeing this version of Ford’s iconic identity, created in 1966 by Paul Rand, but here it is, an alternative Ford Logo, found on DesignHistory.
Except for the few flourishes on the ‘F’ and ‘d’, this version of the Ford logo looks super modern, and must have been viewed as totally radical back then.…Read More
December 22, 2010
It’s common for people to ask ‘So, what do you do‘ as an opener in conversation, opposed to ‘who are you‘. Same with a project brief for a logo or identity design.
People believe that asking ‘what we do‘ defines who we/you are and once an answer is given, we are labeled accordingly. The mass stereotype begins.
Society often steers definition away from the self to the collective.…Read More
December 18, 2010
A nice giveaway to do this one. 8Faces is a majestic typographic magazine so a big WOOP to the following 3 winners. Even luckier as it quickly sold out after I launched the giveaway.
Ian Cylkowski – @Hexual
Sabrina Sturm – @die-sturm
David G – @ColourofAir
For the above winners, please email me your postal address. I have two copies right now and another on back order.…Read More
December 17, 2010
The Santa Brand Book. If you were in any doubt about Santa’s brand values, this brand book will put you straight. I believe every child from the age of 3 upwards should be given this to read and learn off by heart.
“Santa is a Concept, not an idea. It’s an Emotion, not a feeling. It’s both Yesterday and Today. And it’s Tomorrow as well.”
This is a stupidly awesome idea by the Quiet Room, I wonder how much time it took to generate the idea and out it all together.…Read More
December 16, 2010
Not one to usually resort to the ‘Free blah blah blah’ but this is actually quite a neat little logo design package upgrade, free business cards, delivered straight to your door.
It has become clear that many clients who are at the start of a new business find the whole prospect of arranging commercial printing quite tedious at best. I do arrange and deal with the logistics of commercial print and design for clients who hire me for a more complete identity.…Read More
December 16, 2010
Seems Maniakers Design has been quite busy since releasing the original FREE 232 MKSD Font. It has now been updated with a huge range of extra glyphs.
Important to note that this covers both Round Light, Round Medium and Round Bold and that the family is still a free download.
Font Licence - There are some limitations for it’s use, so please read the Font License provided.…Read More
December 14, 2010
I have finally updated ALL the Unevolved Brand answers. Each time I post a new Unevolved Brand, I will also update the list.
I realise it’s not much fun if you have to wait ages to get the answer. So hope this helps.Read More
December 12, 2010
Update : The printed edition is now Sold Out, so this is likely your only chance to grab a copy.
It’s easy to enter, just leave a comment with Twitter ID or another way to contact you should you be picked out.…Read More