Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Polka dot decoration and interior design launch their new shop and brand in
Cool sophisticated gray is contrasted with flamboyant fuchsia to communicate humour, originality and the unexpected.
The design programme has included
The design programme has includeddeveloping naming, branding and shop signage.
Naming, branding and bicycle graphics for PomPom environmentally friendly, electrically assisted bicycles.
Pompom has been launched in
The brand communicates the healthy and environmentally positive benefits of cycling as well as the fun and easy advantages of electrically assisted bicycles.
Brand design developed with Nouvel Oeuvre.
Friday, 28 November 2008
The first authentic producers walnut brand in the market, Fazillac Noix is also an ambassador for the Sud-ouest region of France.
Agency: Vision 360°, Creative Director: Paul Vickers, Illustrator: Maxance Degouy.
Friday, 7 November 2008
Candidate campaign posters and political party design and communications are generally a moribund subject with the inevitable clichéd imagery, bland smiles, empty promises and worn out slogans.
The 50 posters created by designers for Barak Obama are an interesting and inspiring exception to this rule.
For the full collection visit: 50 posters de designers créés pour Barack Obama.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The 'me - we' brand by New York designer Brian Collins for
Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection campaign and the
1° Australian Climate Change brand by Landor for Rupert Murdoch's News Corps campaign.
Two brands that brilliantly communicate their critical global messages.
me - we is a clever visual pun and calculus, a powerfully simple and universally impactful icon.
1° communicates the idea of a one degree reduction in global temperatures by every individual, hence the 1 that looks like a human figure. If everyone changes behavior, we can change the planet.
Congratulations on their minimal simplicity, understatement and creative intelligence.
Friday, 10 October 2008
We are working on several ecological and sustainable development projects around the theme of packaging reduction, recycling and reuse.
This edible packaging designed by Nobuhiko Arika is an exciting opportunity to rethink conventional food packaging materials.
The plates and cutlery are made of flour, salt and water. They have a reasonable long shelf life and the unique advantage of being edible at the end of the meal. So zero waste.
Likewise Potatopak in New Zealand are developing potato starch based food packaging and containers.
Friday, 3 October 2008
Yaumati iconic Hong Kong image from Goods of Desire.
One of my favourite addresses in Hong Kong, G.O.D's products are quintessential HK style and this image reminds me of the view from the plane when flying into the old Kai Tak airport. Remember that? Now I am writing in my Yaumati notebook and working on ideas for my book about design in Asia.
Friday, 5 September 2008
The worlds biggest beverage brand in the worlds biggest market. One billion consumers, that's a lot of Coke!
Thursday, 4 September 2008
The ceramic advertising panels for Pirelli are real works of art and are still in adorning the facade of a 50's era garage.
The Plaza Santa Maria street signing is a Scrabble type system with one letter per ceramic tile.
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Sights and signs in Central Hong Kong: a cocktail of traditional calligraphy and contemporary graphics, the scent of orchids, incense and exhaust fumes. Cantonese liberally sprinkled with English words. Illuminated waterfront towers in Central & Sheung Wan and crowded tenament blocks.
Wrapped in a banana leaf and bound with natural twine, no label or brand is necessary to vouch the quality of this delicacy - it is a given.
Of course, for someone not brought up in this culture there is no indication of what is hidden inside the package - you just have to try it to find out. It is delicious!
Presentation of creative work by 4th year students at Strate College Designers on completion of their branding and packaging assignment: Creation and positioning of an alternative ecological washing powder for a leading detergent brand.
The project included identification of an alternative washing ingredient (soapnuts, Eucalyptus etc), naming, eco-conception, co-branding, packaging shape/volume, branding and pack graphics.
All work was discussed and presented in English to help develop a professional English design vocabulary. The students benefit from the Erasmus exchange programme from which they have just returned. Destinations included UK, USA, Mexico and Italy.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
The facade is a combination of white on white die cut panels, backlit C motifs and glass curtain wall.
Looks brilliant at dusk as the lights come on.
Thursday, 3 April 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
For an architectural firm we are exploring ideas about combining two and three dimensions, volume and space in their business cards and stationary to communicate the creative process of two dimensional ideas that become three dimensional buildings.
In this pop-up card the buildings rise from flat plans to standing buildings as you open the folded card. Cut out windows and doors allow light to shine through the facade and project changing shadows in the same way as real buildings do.
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Presentation speech by HRH the Prince of Orange.
"We tend to take it for granted that our society is guided by images, by photos of important events, by advertisements and strong visual stimulants that steer our activities and our perception of the world. It is hard to imagine a world without images.
Visual communication has become more powerful than oral or textual communication and in recent decades has developed into a discipline of its own.
This is a field of enquiry, where analysis of the communication process reaches far beyond the simple understanding of technical processes, or the aesthetic evaluation of pictures. Visual communication is a field of study made up of various branches of social science and humanities research.
It is the domain of the graphic designers par excellence.
We cannot deny that the quality of their work has an impact on the quality of our daily lives".
Identity for the Parcs Nationaux de France by Pierre Bernard.
A Fibonacci spiral representing all the flora and fauna in the National Parks.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
At the start of the project the students stayed in the Chateau, were introduced to the wine making process and were briefed on the marketing and design objectives.
Project tutors: Paul Vickers & Julie Chi Schofer.
A unique wrap around wine label concept was developed based on spiral forms discovered at the vineyard.
Chateau Bertranon is a sweet white Loupiac wine from the Bordeaux region.
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
The concept of revitalisation and electrolyte replenishment is communicated through the dynamic arrows in the BonActive brand name and the label background design.
The can and PET bottle label are printed with metallic inks to reinforce the energy message.