Sunday, 30 June 2013

Facades of La Samaritaine, Paris

Two views of La Samaritaine facades: the Sanaa Rivoli proposal and mosaic tiled typography on Rue de l'Arbre Sec. Hopefully the mosaics will be preserved and restored as part of the €500 million renovation by Japanese Sanaa. Opening 2016

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Designed by Nantes branding/packaging workshop

Work produced during my Designed by Nantes branding & packaging workshop 2013 at the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique.

Angelia Jolie and Paul Vickers Design

Conduct a Google image search for Help Syria's children, it leads to Angelia Jolie and Paul Vickers Design.

The Great Food branding debate and logotype design - continued

Its getting hot in the kitchen in France with continued debate about labels to protect fine cuisine. A quick search of the different brands used to promote French gastronomy reveals some desperately poor ideas and executions. The Culinary College of France's logo, too similar to GBC's, a smiling plate and the very kitsch brass sign... British Food branding certainly takes the biscuit.

Tear-off in case of riot. Taksim Square Raki packaging

The brilliant poster and packaging by   Manuel Urbanke and Maximilian Hoch on the Turkish Taksim Square situation. Tear off the label to transform the bottle of Raki into a Molotov cocktail.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Is French gastronomy inspired by British gastronomy?!

A new label and logotype has been launched in France  by some of the best chefs in the country: Paul Bocuse, Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon etc. to promote real restaurant prepared fine food, and to differentiate from those who just microwave industrial prepared sachets.
But the logotype looks distinctly like, totally inspired by? the Great British Chefs logo, launched in July 2011 and created by award winning Hat Trick Design.
The French version seems a very pale, retro copy of the clever British one. No agency is credited for the design. Imitation may be the highest from of flattery but it seems inappropriate that French gastronomy should be so freely inspired by British gastronomy!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Design in English / English in Design

I am animating a continuing professional education seminar for design industry participants on the theme 'Design in English / English in Design' - a tool to develop design industry specific english vocabulary and communication skills.
Via Réservoir Créatif.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Designer's Days Paris, Roche Bobois interactive table

Interactive light and infra-red installation by Elizabeth Leriche on the surface of a Roche Bobois table.

Designer's Days events Paris

Designer's Days in Paris with 'Et demain... la légèreté' by the Ecole Bleue and an interactive furniture installation by Elizabeth Leriche at Roche Bobois.

Conceptual 2D/3D Typeface Design project

Typeface design at the Ecole Bleue. Students were briefed to create a conceptual and original two or three dimensional typeface. Proposals include 3D fonts, animated dynamic type, pop-ups and designs playing with light, shadow and movement.
Top to bottom: Valentine G, Thomas L, Céline B, Haifa C, Marine C, Antoine B-J, Marie C & Pauline B.

Dynamo - light & movement in art & design

Dynamo at the Grand Palais Paris, explores kinetics, light & movement in art & design. Brilliant.