Thursday, 22 September 2016

Most used colours on the internet

The most used colours on the internet. A fascinating study by Paul Hebert. And yes, no prizes for guessing the most popular colour: blue.

b2 Editions

The graphically and iconographically rich collection of essays on design, architecture & culture etc. published by Les Editions b2. To discover.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Visual Communications design: a methodology.

Visual Communications design: a methodology. Part of my presentation on method, processes and tools for visual communications design.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Grand Mess...!

As previously discussed on this blog, the new generation of regional brands are starting to be rolled out in France. This is another tragic example of the dumbing down of regional identities to the most mundane and characterless expression imaginable. Gone are the Alsace pretzel heart, the historic Lorraine symbolism and the interlocked hearts of Champagne & Ardenne... in comes a boring type logo on a faded blue holding shape - it looks more like a discount supermarket than the expression of a hugely rich historian cultural and economic region. It looks dated already. (Agency currently unknown). I am concerned about what our Nouvelle Aquitaine identity is going to look like... ps. We have not yet been consulted for the branding design assignment.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Burning Man 2016

Burning Man 2016, the art & music festival like no other, starts today through to 5 September. Black Rock Desert, Nevada USA.

Ecole Bleue wins Accor Hotels design competitions

Accor Hotels design competitions to create the signage system for their new headquarters building and to imagine hotel rooms of the future, have all been won by Ecole Bleue students. My 3rd Year students, Maud, Mareva & Marie, won the signage design competition. The system is now installed in the Issy-les-Moullineaux office tower.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Refugee Nation Olympics team flag, design inspired by lifejackets

The brilliant Refugee Nation flag designed for the refugee team at the 2016 Rio Olympics by Yara Said a Syrian refugee, inspired by the colours of the lifejackets, that she and millions of other refugees have worn during their journeys to freedom and peace.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

UK creative business - earns £9.6 million per hour

A reminder in the current IN-OUT chaos of the UK's incredible creative business value.
£9.6 million per hour or £84.1 billion per year earn by the UK's creative businesses.
Poster & campaign: Paul Vicker Design.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Britain in Europe, not out of Europe

Vote referendum II, sign the government petition.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Festival of Speed Goodwood House installation

Frequently featured on this site, the annual Gerry Judah temporary sculpture installation at Goodwood House Sussex to celebrate the Festival of Speed.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Great Britain in Europe logotype and flag

Despite the disastrous decision of the UK to turn its back on Europe & the world, we belong in Europe. Great Britain in Europe was voted massively by the young (64% of 18-24 year old's, 45% of 25-49 year old's), Londoners & Scotland etc. 58% of the over 65 year olds, the retired and non-active voted out. Its hardly the future...
Our Great Britain in Europe logotype and Britain in Europe flag design.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Voting today for Great Britain in Europe

We hope that our campaign logotype for Great Britain in Europe will help win the day for the IN party! More anon.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Great Britain in Europe campaign

Great Britain in Europe is more important than ever. Most leading UK designers, architects, fashion designers, innovators support the 'in' campaign.
Logotype by Paul Vickers Design.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Emile Hermès Prize & D Days exhibition for Ecole Bleue

Excellent week at the Ecole Bleue with Victoria Gravelier winning 2nd Prize in the Emile Hermès 2016 Design Competition for 'Talu'.
762 projects from 62 counties submitted!
And the D Days exhibition of future hotel concepts with Accor Hotels exhibited at the Galerie Joseph. Fabrice Berrux interviewed on BFM TV on the design of hotels.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

UK designers & architects for Great Britain in Europe

British designers, architects and innovators for Great Britain in Europe.
Logotype Paul Vickers Design.

Two great new Royal Mail stamp collections

The Royal Mail continues to produce great, creative postage stamp designs, with these two new collections: Pink Floyd album cover designs by Studio Dempsey and Animail stamps by Osbourne Ross. One stamp from each collection show here. The full collections at

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

New? Paris Tourist Office logotype

What to make of the new identity, just launched, for the Paris Tourist Office?... The much over used Eiffel Tower image - over 100 years old now - does tend to be a well-worn, retro and often kitsch symbol that has been flogged to death. But the simplicity of Graphéine's typographic logotype is its saving grace.
The full project here:…/charte-graphique-office-de-touri…

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Nutritional graphics France

The French government is testing new nutritional information graphics for food packaging. Four proposals are under review (top). The UK (bottom) & USA (right) current designs are very clear. The UK one is being tested. Seems a lot simpler than the new proposals...

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Robert Brownjohn archive online

Robert Brownjohn, one of the great US designers from the early days of graphic design now has a dedicated archive website of his work and life.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Team GB Rio Olympics kit

Team GB Rio Olympics kit designed by Stella McCartney unveiled.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Stunning flagship stores for Hermes, Beverly Hills and Dior, Miami

Stunning US flagship stores for Hermes, Beverly Hills by RDAI and Dior, Miami by Barbarito Bancel Paris. Gleaming white facades and remarkable volumes.

Wolfgang Tillman's posters against Brexit

Wolfgang Tillman's posters against Brexit. Designers say keep Britain in.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Paris Aéroport gets a new brand identity

Paris Aéroport gets a new brand identity by H5 Paris. Finally the rather kitsch flying Eiffel Tower sketch has been swept away and replaced by a dynamic graphic brand. Nice typo detail on the A characters.

No Freedom of Press in Turkey campaign

2 000 legal cases brought by Erdogan against his critics, including Miss Turkey and a 13 year old school boy.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Interactive user generated Telecoms logo that reacts to the sound of the consumers voice

Wolff Olins has created the new brand identity for Oi Telecoms in South America. The logotype is user generated and reacts to the sound of the customers voice. Totally interactive, totally dynamic.

Silverstone race circuit brand

Famed British motor racing circuit Silverstone get a new identity and 'racing line' propriety typeface by DS Emotion.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Typographic Shakespeare stamps

Shakespeare stamp collection by agency The Chase, London, for UK Royal Mail. Featuring typographic quotations from the Bard.

Tallest timber frame building in the world planned for London

PLP Architecture & Cambridge University propose a 300m timber frame tower for London. 80 storey high, it would be the tallest timber structure in the world.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Bordeaux Cité du Vin - June 2016

 The Cité du Vin is due to open June 2016. Design bu Agence XTU (Paris) & Casson Mann Ltd (UK). €81 million design & build budget.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Paul Vickers Design on Instagram

Flag colours & graphics

Fascinating study of the worlds national flag colours, graphics and design by agency Ferdio.
More here:

Celio* on a diet

Overweight and fat is out, slim and healthy is in with the new logotype for French clothing brand celio*. Rolled out this month. Designer unknown for the moment. Looses some of its force of course.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Herzog & de Meuron Bordeaux stadium

Herzog & de Meuron Bordeaux stadium open.

Jean-Paul Viguier to build tallest timber towers in Bordeaux

Jean-Paul Viguier to build world's tallest timber framed towers in Bordeaux.
Photo Dezeeen

Lascaux 4 by Snohetta

Down the road from us, opening December 2016.