Wednesday 19 February 2020

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Thunderbirds are go!

Thunderbirds, one of the TV shows that marked my childhood. Produced between 1964 and 1966. The 4th most successful children's TV show of all time. Those amazing puppets crashing around in incredible spacecraft...! The lift off sequence from Tracey Island in the South Pacific... the distinctive logo...

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Thesis design and layout with Ecole Bleue Masters students

Accompaniment of 5th Year Masters Global Design student in the design, layout and production of their diploma theses. Hundreds of theses covering every imaginable design subject seen over the years. Thanks for thanks.

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Paris 2024 logotype...

The Paris 2024 Olympics logo likened to the Tinder logo and innumerable hairdressers salon logos...
Graphically weak, somewhat kitsch, not valorising women with the cute lips and hair styling, retro typography & poor letter spacing... could have done a bit better than this, no? Who is the designer or agency responsible? I haven't seen a design credit.

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Dictators imitating Old Spice deodorant ads...

Dictators imitating Old Spice deodorant ads... What is it with deodorant ads that so appeals to dictators? God forbid that Trump want to get in on the act...

Sunday 16 June 2019

Trump copies BA for Airforce One livery

Trump's new Airforce One plane livery, is a copy of the 1980's British Airways livery.

New logotype for D-Day Bletchley Park, home of the WWII codebreakers

Bletchley Park home of the Colossus WWII codebreakers, logo by Rose Design.

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Brexit Party logo ridiculed for representing 'the fall of the UK' with fallen sideways house.

Brexit's 'fall of the UK' logo with fallen sideways house... against our GB in Europe logo.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

I amsterdam logo, victim of its huge success

The I amsterdam logotype in front of the Rijksmuseum has become a victim of its huge branding success! With an estimated 6 000 selfies a day taken infant of it, it became the cultural identity of the city overshadowing all other sights and events. The sculpture has now been unbolted and removed.

Friday 26 October 2018

Barclays Bank France becomes Milleis

Barclays rather sad, sort of Twitter eagle, becomes Milleis and gains some standing and prestige in the process. Design by Carré Noir.

Thursday 27 September 2018

Michal Bator poster design

Visit to Michal Batory's studio. He will be talking at the Ecole Bleue in the designer conference cycle in a couple of months.

Anthon Beeke, designer of the Naked Alphabet has passed away.

Sunday 9 September 2018

UK - France postage stamp design, two different visions

UK - France, two different approaches to postage stamp design. UK by Hat-trick Design using monochrome photography, wood block letterpress printing & theatrical colour palette. France with a poorly executed illustration of Marianne, weak typography and strange layout...

Hat-trick Design Old Vic Theatre stamps

Hat-trick Design London have created these typographic theatre stamps for the Old Vic Theatre, featuring Grotesque and Slab Serif wood type letterpress printing by typographer Kelvyn Laurence Smith and black & white portrait photos.

US Postal Service John Lennon stamp published

New York Times anonymous insider article & Fear: Trump in the White House - poster

Daniel Arsham's 'Dystopian 3018' exhibition

Daniel Arsham's 'Dystopian 3018' exhibition New York. With US Pop Culture symbols and this Future typography.