Monday, 31 December 2012

A Quarter Century of Design retrospective

I am working on a retrospective book  'A Quarter Century of Design', landmarks in my creative work from the 1980's to today. To be published in 2013.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

British designers knighted in New Year Honours

British designers knighted by the Queen in the New Years Honours: Sir Kenneth Grange, with whom I worked at Pentagram, for Industrial Design and Sir Quentin Blake for Illustration. Last year Sir Jonathan Ive (Apple) and Sir Marc Newson for Industrial Design.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Our 2011-2012 Annual Design Review published

Our annual review highlights some of our major work over the year.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Snow art by Simon Beck

British artist/designer Simon Beck from Les Arcs, Savoie creates these stunning pieces of snow art overlooking Mont Blanc.
Christmas Greetings.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

My Xmas 2013 New Year card in Creative Review

My Xmas 2013 New Year card playing on the XIII in Xmas has been featured in Creative Review.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Good for... wine collection in Creative Review

Our 'Good for...' wine collection for Vendange Wines is featured in Creative Review December 2012 Feed.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Malala Nobel Peace Prize poster

We support the nomination of Malala Yousafzai for the  Nobel Peace Prize. Our ABCD poster is dedicated to this project on Saturday 10 November - UN Malala day.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

A great Caniveau sign

Now extremely rare, I just saw this excellent Caniveau sign. More of a portrait than a symbol, with a characterful eye and black nose.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The 'Good for' collection is good for business!

The 'Good for' wine collection goes from strength to strength. Following the success of the first selection, the range is being extended to include many more wines and more good reasons to purchase it.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Malala campaign posters in situ

8 000 + views on SlideShare

Over 8 000 views of my design presentations on SlideShare and 85 000 visits to Design Thinking! to date.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

ABCD poster in support of Malala Yousafzai

14 year old Malala Yousafzai, campaigner for girls's rights to education and winner of the National Peace Award of Pakistan, was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way back from school on 9 October 2012.
This poster is dedicated to Malala and in support of the universal right to education of all children.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Good for... wine labels for Vendange Wines

Our latest packaging design project for Vendange Wines. The 'Good for' collection highlights the potential for drinking or laying down and keeping the wines. The labels are designed to be read whilst laid down in the cellar.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Sketchbook advocate


Always a sketchbook advocate, here are a few pages of sketches and research for recent projects.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Professional industry workshops with Reservoir Creatif

Design in English and Branding Design workshops for design professionals with Reservoir Creatif.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Life imitating art...

In a case of life imitating art, Campbell's are editing a limited collection of Andy Warhol inspired soup cans, closing the circle. On sale in Target stores.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Taller, slimmer, the new trend?

Is this the new trend in a broader, fatter society? Slim Coca-Cola Sleeks by Carée Noir, an extra inch by iPhone 5 and Pepsi 0 Skinny.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

11 - 11 poster

A2 format poster now available. Giclee print.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Highway typography at its best

Two great road safety campaigns using highway typography at its best. Look! by Pentagram for pedestrian safety and Mother's cycling campaign for Direct, pertinent and fun.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Coca-Cola returns to Burma after 60 year embargo

After a 60 year absence, and with growing signs of a move towards democracy with Aung San Suu Kyi's liberation, embargoes are raised and Coke is back in Burma.
A litmus test of democracy, Coca-Cola is still unavailable in North Korea, Cuba, Sudan and Iran.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Horses & Boughams in Central London

Some great typography seen in Clapham, London last week. This sign on a Mews wall records the passing of horse drawn carriages and Boughams in London, and the advent of the motor car. Hay & Horses are overpainted with Cars & Motors.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wildfire poster fro WWF

With all these summer wildfires in central Europe, Maxwell A Davis's poster for WWF is appreciated.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Free Pussy Riot poster

The Pussy Riot two year prison sentences are described as a 'travesty of justice and democracy' by Liberation, 'over the top' Washington Post, 'a huge moral and political defeat suffered by the Russian authorities and society alike' Russian Newspaper.
'Vladimir Putin is a famously tough guy - a former KGB agent who gets photographed shirtless on horseback. But the Russian strongman is not really so strong. Evidently he's scared to death of three women who play in a punk rock band with the unforgettable name of Pussy Riot... Only corrupt dictatorial leaders have grounds to fear the complaints of their citizens... afraid of people armed with nothing but guitars and truth' Chicago Tribune.
Poster design by Berin Hasi.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Clapham Common tube

1900 station design with 1924 remodeling by Charles Holden. Great enamel signage in Gill Sans.

Paper plate Olympics symbol

Paper plate Olympics symbol and Olympics packaging design seen in kensington High Street, London.

Wish I'd thought of it, cheese board...

Marble resin cheese board from Plant, Brooklyn designed by Bjarke Ballisager.

Monday, 6 August 2012

The best designed Olympics ever?

Branding design for the 2012 London Olympics by Wolff Olins, Futurebrand and numerous British design agencies and architects. Full story.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Hat-Trick 2012 Olympics stamps

Hats off, yet again, to Hat-Trick Design for their Olympic postage stamps that play visually on the sports and venues.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Olympics symbol at Opening Ceremony London 2012

Brilliant interpretation of the Olympics Rings symbol during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics last night. The rings were cast in 'molten metal' then levitated into the sky above the stadium where they came together to create the symbol. Wow! Photo JC Hong Assoc Press
The Queen's and 007's parachute jumbo as well as Rowan Atkinson's contribution to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's concert were also highlights.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Retail design since 1660 in St Jean de Luz

Facade of Maison Adam - Epicerie Fine, founded 1660, entirely covered in chili peppers from Espelette and the Maison Thurin famous for Jambon de Bayonne. St Jean de Luz.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

M C Escher inspired 3D typeface design

This excellent 3D optical illusion typeface was created by Alice V in my typographic design course.
Starting with a principal of 3D construction, every letter is built in volume creating an intriguing Escher like illusion. The sketches are worth studying.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

D2 Delicatessen Brand Design at Strate College

In the Branding, Packaging, Merchandising Design programme at Strate, I have run a workshop creating a new delicatessen brand. 1001 Flavours is a premium collection of exotic Arab foods, exploring oriental design codes. Lumi is a brand of food from Finland that communicates Nordic authenticity and purity.
Design by Morgane L and Justus K.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012