If you’ve recently been to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney you’ll know what got into me. There’s a beautiful series of typewritten posters playing with the rhythms of the written word that every designer should go have a look at. Simply beautiful. So I’m not playing at art innovation here, I’m just having […]
There’s an excellent SEO article over at Search Engine Watch (SEW), that attempts to distinguish between Search Engine Optimised (SEO) websites and Search Engine Friendly (SEF) websites. This discussion can get pretty technical, but I want to tackle the other end of it, i.e. what clients should expect from an SEO website and how search […]
On Wednesday, November 10, thousands of eyes witnessed the Ralph Lauren 4D show, featuring advanced video mapping technology projected onto the façade of the Ralph Lauren flagship locations in New York and London. The vibrant world of Ralph Lauren illuminated the evening sky as moving footage of iconic product was brought to life on the […]
Noli Novak is one of Wall Street Journal’s hedcut (stipple portrait) illustrators, and for nearly 20 years she has created. At her studio, she typically receives an e-mailed photo of her subject. Then, deftly employing a number-one pen, she copies a three-by-five inch image onto special vellum paper. She creates a realistic image with a […]
If you haven’t heard of Steven Noble before, you most certainly have heard of some of his work: he illustrated the back of the one dollar bill; he is the illustrator who was hired to redraw the White House for its most recent logo refresh; he is the artist behind American Express’ centurion/gladiator illustration, famously […]
Sydney-based Collider was awarded the top prize for Commercials – Visual Effects at the 2010 Australian Effects and Animation Festival Awards (AEAF) last night for Nestle Club ‘Intense Pleasure’, via agency JWT Sydney. The spot was directed by Collider co-founder and creative director, Andrew van der Westhuyzen. And it’s stirring and delicious….
One of the most elaborate typefaces I’ve seen, Phaeton is a beautiful font with hidden gems of beauty everywhere. The font’s nearly 600 characters includes a large number of alternates, ornaments, decorative banners, picto-glyphs, swash capitals, and 49 wordmark glyphs for ‘and,’ ‘the,’ ‘with’ etc. All characters are hand-drawn (and you can see it). Screenshots […]
Based on Zain’s corporate typeface, Avenir, and their request for a patterned headline font, Fontsmith came up with this beauty; created by Fontsmith’s Arabic specialist, Emanuela Conidi, this font comes in a single headline weight in both Latin and Arabic language scripts as well as a special weight for numbers (it is a phone company after all).