General Musings On Life
I’ve been quiet of late, that’s because I’ve been having a break in Wales for the week, on the drive back I spotted this company logo icon on the back of a van and though it quite impressive, it’s a great example of high quality sme branding and it was obvious to me that a good designer has been involved and that the company takes their identity seriously.
A quick glance at their website while on the road, confirmed that the standards have been upheld consistently all the way through (as all good brands do). Read the rest of this entry »
As part of what seems to be the start of a rebrand, preppy global retail chain Abercrombie and Fitch have announced that they will be dropping their iconic moose logo emblem in the USA only from Spring 2015.
This half soaked approach to re branding is possibly an attempt to ‘test out’ a different identity on the US market before rolling out the re brand globally. Read the rest of this entry »
With all this rain and sudden drop in temperature, you might fancy something indoors to do of a weekend, so why not pop along to the Manchester Artists Book Fair.
The fair, which is in it’s 8th year, runs on the 17th and 18th October (11am – 5pm) and is held at the Manchester School of Art’s Holden Gallery. There will be 40+ tables filled a range of all things book arts.
To give you an idea of what to expect I’ve compiled some images from previous years; Read the rest of this entry »
A new UK law was passed this month which makes it a criminal offence to intentionally infringe upon a registered design. The new change will act as a deterrent for potential offenders, who could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
The Act covers intentionally infringing upon a registered design and producing a copy that differs from the original in only immaterial respects, however it should be noted that it only applies to ‘registered’ designs. Read the rest of this entry »
I was just admiring the The Hudson Made Scullery Soap packaging over at my favourite (is there any other that compares?) packaging design blog The Dieline, when I pondered that I really do like the use of flies in graphic design; making something rather ugly and dirty into something beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »
This blog questions whether Peter Brookes, multi-award-winning political cartoonist for The Times newspaper has blatantly ripped off my original art piece, lovingly painted last week, or whether it’s just a terrible ‘coincidence’ of two artists thinking the same way at exactly the same time.
On the evening of Friday 18th October I began painting something straight from my heart for my art shop Taylor Two that I was rather proud of in terms of it’s styling and originality. Read the rest of this entry »