Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thought for Friday

In your working process you should have no boundaries and then you have no fear.
Although some can feel uncomfortable about this, good things can come out of incomprehension and incompetence. 
It can take you places the linear, logical thought cannot.
The act of not knowing and finding something out that is new, or to find a new way and a new understanding.

From: There is a Unified Theory Of Everything.

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The new role of D&AD

Neville Brody

Neville Brody

‘There are towns and areas in the UK where the public sector has collapsed, unemployment is very high and there is no access to any kind of creative skills training because Government doesn’t really support it, so that’s where we need to focus our workshop efforts.’

Neville Brody speaking about the new role of D&AD to Design Week

For more go here.

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Pelican covers from the 1970s on Retronaut

The Multinationals Pelican cover design

 

Most of these Multinationals from the 70s are still Multinationals today. Interesting to note how little some of the logotypes have altered.

Over on Retronaut they have very nice collection of Pelican covers from the 1970s.

Americas Receding Future Pelican cover design

 

The subject matter in many cases remains topical today. It shows how little has changed in so many ways. Excellent cover designs and well worth a look as is the rest of the site.

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Behind the Sofa (or what I want for Christmas)…

Behind the Sofa Dr Who book

 

This one is on my list for Christmas. So if Santa is reading this blog, make sure the elves put it in my stocking.

Behind The Sofa is a collection of over 100 celebrity memories of Doctor Who, compiled in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Steve Berry decided to undertake this project in memory of his mother Janet, who suffered from Alzheimer’s in her final years and passed away in 2009. The book has taken more than four years to put together and its publication has been “crowd-funded” by the pre-orders of an enthusiastic Whovian community.

For more go here.

If you want to look back at the blog then here.

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Signs of the times

Hand painted advertising sign

Hand painted advertising sign

Over on the Design Observer site there’s a lovely short article by Edward Ruscha on hand-painted signs. A nice little slide show goes with it. Here’s two brief quotes from the article to give you a taste…

Some sign painters had the facility to make any word grouping look good and make any letter of the alphabet look stylish.

The creators of hand-painted signs have engaged in an elegant and noble art form in all of its extremes, but in a world of computer plastics, where do we go? 

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