Friday, 27 February 2015

Creating design guidelines

My upcoming Keynote talk on creating design guidelines. Coming soon.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

London's e-cab launched and driverless cars approved for the roads

London's first e-cab, electric black taxi is launched and simultaneously the UK's driverless car, a challenge to the Google car, is approved for testing on the roads. Dezeen for the full story:
http://www.dezeen.com/2015/02/17/london-black-cab-metrocab-zero-emission-electric-powered/
http://www.dezeen.com/2015/02/11/driverless-cars-uk-roads-lutz-pathfinder-transport-systems-catapult/

Monday, 16 February 2015

UK design industry generates £8.8 million in revenue per hour!

New government figures show the UK design industry generates £79.9 billion a year in revenu, or £8.8 million every hour! With a 10% increase on last year.
The UK has Europe's No.1 design sector and the 2nd biggest design industry in the world.
http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/new-government-figures-show-uk-has-largest-design-sector-europe

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Expo France 2025 logotype

France is a candidate to host the 2025 world expo. The logotype appears to play with the DC Comics 'turning page' concept or one thing revealing something else behind it. Or with juxtaposition of graphic shapes to create the letters like the Milano 2015 Expo. But there seems to be something very inconsistent in the treatment of the characters. The E kind of ok, the X & P definitely bizarre and impossible shapes to create with a circle motif. I can't find a credit for the agency anywhere. Will the logotype help win the project?

Monday, 9 February 2015

Monday, 2 February 2015

Uninspired Business France

A rather uninspired new brand for Business France, formerly UBI France and l’Agence Fran├žaise pour les Investissements Internationaux. Somewhat similar to the Made in Britain brand launched in 2014, designed by The Partners. No designer credited for the work!