Sunday, 9 September 2018

UK - France postage stamp design, two different visions

UK - France, two different approaches to postage stamp design. UK by Hat-trick Design using monochrome photography, wood block letterpress printing & theatrical colour palette. France with a poorly executed illustration of Marianne, weak typography and strange layout...

Hat-trick Design Old Vic Theatre stamps

Hat-trick Design London have created these typographic theatre stamps for the Old Vic Theatre, featuring Grotesque and Slab Serif wood type letterpress printing by typographer Kelvyn Laurence Smith and black & white portrait photos.

US Postal Service John Lennon stamp published


New York Times anonymous insider article & Fear: Trump in the White House - poster


Daniel Arsham's 'Dystopian 3018' exhibition

Daniel Arsham's 'Dystopian 3018' exhibition New York. With US Pop Culture symbols and this Future typography.

Tiny Hand Trump typeface

Tiny Hand Donald Trump typeface created, as a free download, by BuzzFeed designer Mark Davis based on Trump's distinctive immature scrawl using a Sharpie marker.

Brand New Roman typeface

Brand New Roman typeface by Hello Velocity agency, made up from the world most famous logotypes.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Alternative crazy Space Force logos...

The internet responds with more crazy Space Force logo design proposals.

Crazy Space Force logo designs
























Trump's crazy Space Force, the planned 6th branch of the US military, is soliciting votes for its new logo from supporters.
The kitsch 70's design proposals, including a NASA rip-off, are shown here. The real reasoning behind the Space Force seems to be to sell the logo on T shirts and hats to raise money for the election campaigning.
Your choice? or thoughts?

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Faces of Marianne

Prefer the old 2008 Marianne with stars (r), to the new Macron 2018 Marianne (l), better proportions, graphic treatment of crosshatching, profile, hair, composition and typography! Pity the new one by Franco-British artist was not better.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Project research & design concept books

Project research & design concept books, produced in the context of a cultural branding and museum signage design project. Work by 4th year students at the Ecole Bleue Paris.



The March for our Lives logo

The March for our Lives logo, following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida, AR15 shooting massacre.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Branding and visual identity for The Optical Company

Our new branding for The Optical Company, an iconic symbol that plays on the OC monogram.
Three weights of monogram adapt to different frame styles and looks.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Cancel Brexit t shirt by Katherine Hamnett

Cancel Brexit t shirt by Katherine Hamnett

Sunday, 27 August 2017

New Normandy brand

France's Normandy region launches a new identity with this powerful logotype, replacing a characterless and typographically awful rainbow version. The design fees for the logotype design and guidelines €140 000, are as usual criticised by political opponents. But finally a French region investing in design and communication for the greater benefit of all. A change form the appalling amateur botch jobs that are so prevalent!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Lisbon - a designers guide by Paul Vickers























Lisbon - a designers guide by Paul Vickers. Design, art, architecture, urbanism and graphics from Lisbon: a visual exploration of the city.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Love & tears for Barcelona

Tragically, in the wake of the latest terrorist attacks against innocent civilians in Barcelona, we are again forced to show our support and love for all those who have suffered death, loss and injury...

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

France green energy automobile logo

France Electrique & Hybrid logo for the 2040 clean energy automobile plan in France.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40518293
Design: Paul Vickers Design

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Sketchbook: branding work

Sketchbook and ongoing concept work for branding and logotype projects.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Royal Mail new UK architecture stamps launched

UK's Royal Mail celebrate contemporary British architecture and design in the latest postage stamp issue. Design by London agency GBH.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Snohetta's Lascaux IV museum open

Opening of Snohetta's Lascaux IV museum, just down the road from us. With complementary design work by Duncan Lewis & Casson Mann

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.