Monday, 18 December 2017

Branding and visual identity for The Optical Company

Our new branding for The Optical Company, an iconic symbol that plays on the OC monogram.
Three weights of monogram adapt to different frame styles and looks.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Cancel Brexit t shirt by Katherine Hamnett

Cancel Brexit t shirt by Katherine Hamnett

Sunday, 27 August 2017

New Normandy brand

France's Normandy region launches a new identity with this powerful logotype, replacing a characterless and typographically awful rainbow version. The design fees for the logotype design and guidelines €140 000, are as usual criticised by political opponents. But finally a French region investing in design and communication for the greater benefit of all. A change form the appalling amateur botch jobs that are so prevalent!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Lisbon - a designers guide by Paul Vickers

Lisbon - a designers guide by Paul Vickers. Design, art, architecture, urbanism and graphics from Lisbon: a visual exploration of the city.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Love & tears for Barcelona

Tragically, in the wake of the latest terrorist attacks against innocent civilians in Barcelona, we are again forced to show our support and love for all those who have suffered death, loss and injury...

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

France green energy automobile logo

France Electrique & Hybrid logo for the 2040 clean energy automobile plan in France.
Design: Paul Vickers Design

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Sketchbook: branding work

Sketchbook and ongoing concept work for branding and logotype projects.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Royal Mail new UK architecture stamps launched

UK's Royal Mail celebrate contemporary British architecture and design in the latest postage stamp issue. Design by London agency GBH.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Snohetta's Lascaux IV museum open

Opening of Snohetta's Lascaux IV museum, just down the road from us. With complementary design work by Duncan Lewis & Casson Mann

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Paris 2024 Olympics logotype & floating athletics track

The floating athletics track on the Seine and the Dragon Rouge designed candidate city logotype for the Paris 2024 Olympics bid. Running on the Seine is a cool concept.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Ridiculously kitsch, old style Vins de France logo - just launched!

This ridiculous and kitch Eiffel Tower made of (illegible) wine bottles and badly placed typography  is the new, yes new, logotype for the promotion of French Wines!
Launched by the Association Nationale Interprofessionnelle de Vins de France, it would be a joke if it wasn't an important identity, branding and marketing challenge...
Below a couple of the numerous wine promotion brands that are intelligent, creative, graphically powerful and impactful.
Yes another missed opportunity...

'Own' organic cosmetic brand

Branding, naming, packaging design, guidelines for 'Own' organic cosmetics. Designers Alicia & Yao.

Tears for Grenfell Tower, Love for Grenfell Tower

Propelling Pencil branding

Propelling Pencil branding design: the P monogram. Storytelling in luxury, culture & lifestyle.

Retail Design of the Future: project presentation

Presentation by Ecole Bleue Global Design students of 'Retail Design of the Future' projects to Hammerson Plc (retail & shopping centre developers), Minale Design Strategy and journalists at Hammerson headquarters Paris.

Slipography typeface design

Slipography typeface. Designed by Lisa, 3rd Year student at the Ecole Bleue in Visual Communications, during the end of year examinations, for the brand Le Slip Fran├žais.

Trump becomes a source of jokes in US advertising

Advertisers in the US start to joke about Trump & Russia in their advertising campaigns, as the Smirnoff Made in America ad.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

£28 000 Beatles poster

Original Beatles poster from an August 1963 concert, the month 'She loves you' was launched sells for £28 000.
Quite a price for some bold condensed and extend caps in three colours and four half-tone cut-out heads!

Ecole Bleue Masters diploma exhibition

Juliane sitting amongst her sketches and models features on the Ecole Bleue Masters diploma exhibition poster. The end result of five years studies in global design.
Photography Seb Lovat.

Our Nepal sketches on the French Embassy Kathmandu website

The website of the French Embassy in Nepal features a story about our Nepal study tour and 17 pages of drawings and sketches from our visit.

Mornin' Milk on Admirable Design

Mornin' Milk packaging design and branding for a range of farm produced organic milks is featured on Admirable Design. The Flip Clock highlights different, typical milk consumption times on each face of the Tetra Pack carton.

Tears for Manchester - We are all Manchester

Friday, 28 April 2017

Ecole Bleue study tour to Nepal

Drawings from my travel sketchbook to Nepal.

Ecole Bleue 3rd Year study tour to Nepal

Ecole Bleue 3rd Year school trip and study tour to Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur, Patan... Nepal New Year 2047 festivities, treks, architecture, design, visual communications, culture...

Saturday, 25 February 2017

New United Kingdom passport design competition

Following our work on the Great Britain in Europe campaign and logotype, we are now working on the design competition for the new post Brexit United Kingdom passport redesign. If Brexit has to happen, maybe we can at least have a decent passport design to boost morale. Coming soon. Watch this space and competition winner announcement.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Disappointing B'A, new Bassin d'Arcachon brand

Launch of a new brand and visual identity for the Bassin d'Archon (top). A disappointing and graphically weak proposal that communicates little of the region. (Previous version bottom).
As so often in France, absolutely no mention of the designer or agency is made.
Another version has the full name spelt out. I'm still hunting a decent visual.