Monday, 30 April 2012

Quintessential mosaic Café facia sign Nantes

Seen in Nantes, this facia typography is 'nickel'.

Type Design Workshop

Some of the outcomes from the Type Design Workshop with 3rd Year students at the Ecole Bleue.

Work by Margaux M, Anaïs M, Jessica B, Nathalie N, Cecile T and Charlotte R.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Brano Meres carbon fiber Nighthawk bike

I have previously posted here the Bamboo Bike design by Brano Meres. Here is the latest X-9 Nighthawk bike, an aramid honeycomb core and carbon fiber laminate skin design. The Stealth of bicycles. More here.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

French Presidential election posters - plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose graphiquement

Same mug shot, same expression, same white shirt, same blue sky background (or red depending on political leaning), same layout, same-ish typeface, same slogan: La France Forte, La France Solidaire, La France Libre, Le Changement c'est Maintenant... no creativity or originality in the campaign design.
An interesting comparison with Barak Obama's creative and graphic political posters here.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

International class packaging design workshop at the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique

I will be running a design workshop at the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique. The workshop will analyse worst case packaging scenarios and address the paradigm with the best innovative packaging design solutions.
Exchange students from around the world: Australia, Taiwan, USA, UK, Poland, Korea etc will team with Nantes students in teams combining cultures and the disciplines of branding/graphic design and product/industrial design. Innovation, eco-conception, problem solving and creativity will be on display.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Cyrcle arrives in Paris from LA

Cyrcle manifesto in Rue de Charonne, Paris.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Late 60's - early 70's furniture makers sign, Paris

Great 60-70's piece of signage seen in the Faubourg Saint Antoine area of Paris - the former furniture making quarter. The stencil lowercase on the black seat back silhouettes seems to epitomize an era.