Saturday, 24 June 2017

Paris 2024 Olympics logotype & floating athletics track

The floating athletics track on the Seine and the Dragon Rouge designed candidate city logotype for the Paris 2024 Olympics bid. Running on the Seine is a cool concept.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Ridiculously kitsch, old style Vins de France logo - just launched!

This ridiculous and kitch Eiffel Tower made of (illegible) wine bottles and badly placed typography  is the new, yes new, logotype for the promotion of French Wines!
Launched by the Association Nationale Interprofessionnelle de Vins de France, it would be a joke if it wasn't an important identity, branding and marketing challenge...
Below a couple of the numerous wine promotion brands that are intelligent, creative, graphically powerful and impactful.
Yes another missed opportunity...

'Own' organic cosmetic brand


Branding, naming, packaging design, guidelines for 'Own' organic cosmetics. Designers Alicia & Yao.


Tears for Grenfell Tower, Love for Grenfell Tower


Keep Britain Great - no Trump UK visit


Propelling Pencil branding


Propelling Pencil branding design: the P monogram. Storytelling in luxury, culture & lifestyle.

Retail Design of the Future: project presentation

Presentation by Ecole Bleue Global Design students of 'Retail Design of the Future' projects to Hammerson Plc (retail & shopping centre developers), Minale Design Strategy and journalists at Hammerson headquarters Paris.

Slipography typeface design

Slipography typeface. Designed by Lisa, 3rd Year student at the Ecole Bleue in Visual Communications, during the end of year examinations, for the brand Le Slip Français.


Trump becomes a source of jokes in US advertising

Advertisers in the US start to joke about Trump & Russia in their advertising campaigns, as the Smirnoff Made in America ad.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Make America SCORCH again!

Trump takes America out of the Paris Climate Agreement, signed by 187 countries. Trump thinks climate change is a 'hoax'.
97% of climate scientists agree on climate change. 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have been since 2001.
Save the world, save America, from climate change.

Make America Scorch Again, Make America Hate Again...

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

£28 000 Beatles poster

Original Beatles poster from an August 1963 concert, the month 'She loves you' was launched sells for £28 000.
Quite a price for some bold condensed and extend caps in three colours and four half-tone cut-out heads!

Ecole Bleue Masters diploma exhibition

Juliane sitting amongst her sketches and models features on the Ecole Bleue Masters diploma exhibition poster. The end result of five years studies in global design.
Photography Seb Lovat.
www.ecole-bleue.com

Our Nepal sketches on the French Embassy Kathmandu website

The website of the French Embassy in Nepal features a story about our Nepal study tour and 17 pages of drawings and sketches from our visit.
https://np.ambafrance.org/Avril-2017-Voyage-Ecole-Bleue-au-Nepal-L-ecole

Mornin' Milk on Admirable Design

Mornin' Milk packaging design and branding for a range of farm produced organic milks is featured on Admirable Design. The Flip Clock highlights different, typical milk consumption times on each face of the Tetra Pack carton.

Tears for Manchester - We are all Manchester


Friday, 28 April 2017

Ecole Bleue study tour to Nepal

Drawings from my travel sketchbook to Nepal.

Ecole Bleue 3rd Year study tour to Nepal

Ecole Bleue 3rd Year school trip and study tour to Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur, Patan... Nepal New Year 2047 festivities, treks, architecture, design, visual communications, culture...

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Paris added to Trump's list of hates

Trump is wrong of course saying 'Paris is no longer Paris'. 'Paris will always be Paris' as Maurice Chevalier said.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

New United Kingdom passport design competition

Following our work on the Great Britain in Europe campaign and logotype, we are now working on the design competition for the new post Brexit United Kingdom passport redesign. If Brexit has to happen, maybe we can at least have a decent passport design to boost morale. Coming soon. Watch this space and competition winner announcement.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Disappointing B'A, new Bassin d'Arcachon brand

Launch of a new brand and visual identity for the Bassin d'Archon (top). A disappointing and graphically weak proposal that communicates little of the region. (Previous version bottom).
As so often in France, absolutely no mention of the designer or agency is made.
Another version has the full name spelt out. I'm still hunting a decent visual.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Trumps "alternative" wall design

Oh no, Trump is going to redesign the wall. Homeland Security estimates it will cost $21 billion, almost double Trumps estimate of €12 billion. So he says he's going to design a cheaper one. Ikea have proposed a flat-pack model, here is a  signature scribble proposal - dirt cheap and razor sharp if you try to climb it.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Jean Widmer's original sketches for the Beaubourg logotype

Jean Widmer's original sketches and compositions for the Beaubourg logotype. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Piano & Rogers designed museum.

Branding & packaging design for Mornin' Milk, selected for Pentawards

Branding & packaging design for Mornin' Milk. Project led with Jérome H, Nathalie T and designers Margaux, Camille, Martin & Alexis. Selected for Pentawards 2016 in China. A different milk time is displayed on every face.

Not the most inspired of logotypes for the French presidential elections!

Not the most inspired of logotypes for the Socialist candidates for the 2017 French presidential elections! Basically all the same apart from Macron's trembling Lycée handwriting... Pity they didn't consult some designers.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Design of the Year Awards 2016

Ikea's flat pack refugee shelter wins overall 2016 award. Jonathan Barnbrook's Blackstar album for Bowie wins the Graphic Design award for 2016. Now launched as a postage stamp by the UK Post Office.

Make America Hate Again


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Iconographic brainstorming & concept boards

Examples of concept boards from iconographic brainstorming sessions for two different projects. First for the 'Workspace of the Future' and secondly for the branding and interior design of a 'Wine bar and micro brewery' project for an international client.