Thursday, 22 September 2016

Most used colours on the internet

The most used colours on the internet. A fascinating study by Paul Hebert. And yes, no prizes for guessing the most popular colour: blue.

b2 Editions

The graphically and iconographically rich collection of essays on design, architecture & culture etc. published by Les Editions b2. To discover.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Visual Communications design: a methodology.

Visual Communications design: a methodology. Part of my presentation on method, processes and tools for visual communications design.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Grand Mess...!

As previously discussed on this blog, the new generation of regional brands are starting to be rolled out in France. This is another tragic example of the dumbing down of regional identities to the most mundane and characterless expression imaginable. Gone are the Alsace pretzel heart, the historic Lorraine symbolism and the interlocked hearts of Champagne & Ardenne... in comes a boring type logo on a faded blue holding shape - it looks more like a discount supermarket than the expression of a hugely rich historian cultural and economic region. It looks dated already. (Agency currently unknown). I am concerned about what our Nouvelle Aquitaine identity is going to look like... ps. We have not yet been consulted for the branding design assignment.