Saturday, 26 September 2015

Know your dog breeds, know your city

Caniveau dog signs from different cities in France, each city features a different breed of dog! The Fox Terrier, bottom left, from Saint Malo.

Monday, 21 September 2015

New Galeries Lafayette logotype

Galeries Lafayette get a new identity by BETC France and Wednesday UK. Gone the rather kitsch Eiffel Tower reference. In a more dynamic 'fashion' calligraphy treatment. A much needed up-date.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

'Gritty' Rugby stamps by Hat-trick Design for the Royal Mail

Very graphic stamps designed by Hat-trick Design & illustrator Geoff Appleton represent the 'gritty' energy of Rugby for the Rugby World Cup 2015

Friday, 18 September 2015

New Gendarmerie Nationale logo - gone fishing...

Gendarmerie Nationale in France gets a new logotype. But what are the values that this 'fishing hook' is trying to communicate? Gone are the references to its long history, founded in 1791, its historic grenade symbol (like the British Grenadier Guards), the blue, white, red national colours...
The new logo communicates virtually nothing. It will not be legible on vehicles, impossible to embroider on uniforms, a difficult shape to place on any support. Leveraging heritage for something new, yes. Abandoning all for mediocracy, no.

Our UK Creative Industry campaign

Our UK Creative Industry & Design campaign and poster.
Yes, £8.8 million per hour or £76.9 billion per year!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Adrien Frutiger

Adrien Frutiger, famous for the design of Univers, Frutiger, Avenir and over 30 other typefaces, died today. His typefaces will live on for ever.

Summer Seminar at the Ecole Bleue for INDA Bangkok students

Start of the Summer Seminar with INDA students. Global design assignment with the quintessentially French subject of the 'Boulangerie - Patisserie'. Conference, visits, boulangerie tour, creative work...

Ecole Bleue graduates on the Etapes Special Diplômes site

Our Ecole Bleue graduates work is featured extensively on the Etapes Special Diplômes 2015 web site

Friday, 4 September 2015

September Summer Design Seminar 2015

The Ecole Bleue launches its first summer seminar and workshop, a three week intensive global design workshop in Paris & the country. This years theme, la Boulangerie - Patisserie Française. A quintessentialy French subject for international design students who will be participating.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

New Google logo - work in progress

Always fascinating to get a behind the scenes view of the creative work that goes into producing a logotype design. Here is some of the work in progress, and alternative proposals, for the Google logo.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Logotype changes are front page world news on BBC

Logotypes and branding are headline news on the BBC. The new Google logo and the scrapping of the recently announced 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo are both front page news articles today on BBC News.
Just shows how logotypes and branding have become leading subjects in the world. Great.