Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Gold Award in the 2009 Pentawards

Lucibel's recyclable ecological CFL light bulb packaging wins a gold award in the 2009 Pentawards.

Paul Vickers - Creative Director
Cédric François - Strategy Director
Marco Savary Marie Laporte - Designers

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

1+1=3 Design Thinking lecture ACAD Calagry

At ACAD Calgary in Canada I gave a talk on Design Thinking - a vision of a professional design school.
The talk outlined design education practice and the role of design schools in equipping future generations of designers for their part in creative problem solving and as a force for good in the world.
Design Thinking - more than the some of its parts: 1+1=3

Monday, 19 October 2009

Mick Jaggers design brief for Andy Warhol

The best design brief ever. Why don't more of our clients brief us the way Mick Jagger briefed Andy Warhol for the Stones 'Sticky Fingers' LP album cover?
"and please write back saying how much money you would like". That was the 60's, just love it!
The result was the famous jeans close-up with real working fly zipper.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

g2 eco-tourism assignment

I am teaching a 3rd year class in Visual Communications at l'Ecole Bleue this year. The first assignment explores branding and promotional communications in the eco-tourism market. An interesting sector of the travel and tourism industry, eco-tourism is the only growing market. 10-15% growth pa.
Interesting concepts include Airships, Natural Disaster aid-travel, Tree-top canopy trips, Knowledge exchange...

Friday, 2 October 2009

2016 Olympics brands

By tonight we will know which city and which continent has been selected by the International Olympics Committee to host the 2016 Olympics. Chicago has the odds on winning by a small margin.
Madrid's brand by Argentine designer, Joaquin Malle, who lives in Spain, is the most original and interesting design, combining the human hand, bold use of Olympic colours, a strong dynamic force and the M of Madrid.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Design for Life Episode 1

Design for Life Episode 1 from Robert Meredith on Vimeo.

Philippe Starck does the 'Temptation Island' of the reality TV design world with British design students for the BBC.

Diesel Global Warming campaign

Powerful visual from 'The World's Coolest Hotspots Guide', part of the Diesel Global Warming campaign.
Here the UK map redrawn to show rising sea levels and London reduced to an island protected by a barrier wall.