Adding a Custom Tab to your Facebook Page

on July 7th, 2010

I was doing this recently for a client, and I have to say I was amazed how EASY it is to get a custom tab on one’s official page, with just a bit of CSS & HTML.

Logo Trends of 2010 (so far)

on July 5th, 2010

After much browsing on logopond and behance, this is what this year looks like in logo design.

Awesome Logo for Sash Vet Clinic

on May 12th, 2010

Another logo I came across during my Sydney adventures; this one belongs to the Small Animals Specialist Hospital. Why it’s great Friendly, comforting and cheerful – and admire the distressed “a”, like a wounded animal, supported and aided by the other letters. Love it – if someone knows the designer let me know!

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How to write a Creative Brief for SMBs

on April 26th, 2010

If you’re a large company, you know the drill: you go to a large advertising agency, you get an account manager and a planner, they work with you to refine the creative brief for any advertising initiative and that, together with your years of marketing experience, ensure everything is swell. Sometimes at least. But what […]

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Lovely Logo Design for Tribe Hair

on April 20th, 2010

I was cheerfully wondering through Chatswood Mall when I came across this beauty. Have no idea who the designer is – if anyone knows please leave a comment, would love to drop them a line of congratulations.

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Your logo: think of it like a tattoo for your business

on April 7th, 2010

Whether you like tattoos or not, you probably know they are painful to get, disastrous to get wrong and rather difficult to remove. In other words, they’re there to stay – and you better like them even when you’re old and wrinkled.

Playing for change: the song that went around the world

on March 25th, 2010

Discovered this initiative through an article by Andrea La Valleur on BitRebels; and it is so bloody awesome I had to share it in turn.

Cutest freebies

on March 19th, 2010

Just a few things to brighten up your day – especially if you had enough of the modern, the glossy and the polished.

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Books and Tea: wonderful posters for Carturesti Library

on February 23rd, 2010

Oh the delicate and subtle beauty of these posters! The brilliant Art Director, “guilty” for many other achievements that deserve a few more articles, is Stefan Vasilachi of Grey Worldwide Romania. And the happy client was Carturesti Library, Romania.

Beautiful portraits: Candice Wouters

on February 9th, 2010

I initially meant to do a post on portraits; and then I got stuck on Candice Wouters, a South African born photographer now living in London, whose work I stumbled upon while browsing for something or the other on Flickr. It was a bit inconvenient that her photos come in fairly small sizes, but even […]

50 Unbelievable Manga Style Illustrations

on December 7th, 2009

This post contains some of the most beautiful illustrations I’ve seen in a while. I tried to include a variety of manga-style art, that spans a range of mediums and techniques. And make sure to scroll all the way down, I’ve saved the best for last!

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Lead nurturing strategy: targeted communication flowcharts

on October 22nd, 2009

The theory splits these non-converting prospects into prospects that need more information in order to feel comfortable enough to purchase; and prospects who are confident about the product but are price sensitive and are shopping for a more affordable option. To cater to these two very different categories of non-converting prospects vendors have to target them with a communication programme tailored to their respective areas of concern. These two flowcharts should come in useful for structuring your lead nurturing campaigns.

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User Interface principles in web design

on October 21st, 2009

There is much hype surrounding website UI design, and a large variety of tools claiming to help optimise the said interface; however, the most useful piece of theory I have found on the topic is dated 1998 and was written by somebody called Talin, whose home page now returns a 404.

It was written with reference to program design rather than website design, but I think these 14 principles apply cross-topic.

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Fashion illustration: Sandra Suy

on October 19th, 2009

I came across Sandra Suy’s work quite recently; I just love fashion illustration (probably because I used to do a bit of it myself in a previous life); and Sandra’s work is sharp, and minimalistic, and beautiful.

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Annie Leibovitz and her fantastic Disney portraits

on October 17th, 2009

Annie Leibovitz. Are there any words to describe her work? Are there any words to describe her subjects better than her work? Annie is the photographer behind the Demi Moore naked and pregnant cover of Vanity Fair; behind the clothed Ono and naked Lennon cover of Rolling Stone. And the story-teller behind Disney’s series of celebrities-as-fairytale-characters series. Just amazing.

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Irving Penn – The King of Black and White

on October 9th, 2009

Irving Penn, who photographed celebrities, indigenous people, workers and cigarette butts, has died at his Manhattan home, aged 92. This is some of his work, my RIP for the man who changed fashion and portrait photography for ever.

10 unbelievably cute 404 page illustrations

on October 3rd, 2009

Cute, cute illustrations for your 404 pages. Worth a visit – and a smile.

25 Graffiti images that redefine art

on September 24th, 2009

One more post from the urban art series; Mac & Retna and Dizebi are the artists that have created most of these pieces of art, but there are anonymous works from all over the world – if anyone knows the artist let me know in the comments section! And without further ado, here they are. […]

50 Beautiful Black Wallpapers

on September 21st, 2009

Most of these offer multiple sizes, including widescreen; the few exceptions to the rule were either too beautiful to ignore despite their 1024x768px size or look good centred on a black screen. Click on the image to go to the source and select your desired size. Enjoy! 1440×900 1680×1050 1024×768 1440×900 1680×1050

Tutorial: creating a stencil in Adobe Illustrator

on September 20th, 2009

Having developed a recent fascination with stencils as a form of expression – fed by the works of Banksy and Blek and building on my enchanting experience with Jean-Luc Duez and his “Amour” stencils all over Paris – I thought I’d see if I can achieve the stencil effect in my weapon of choice, Illustrator.

Stencil art: Incredible C215

on September 8th, 2009

French graffiti artist C215 aka Christian Guémy is travelling the streets of the world, leaving a mark of his journey in a host of unlikely places: decayed buildings, broken boundary walls, rusty rickshaws, rubbish bins. His work can be found in US, Brazil, Israel, Morocco, Poland, France, England, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. Christian’s images […]

15 brilliant illustrations by Artgerm

on September 7th, 2009

Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm is an illustrator, designer, concept artist and art director. Born in Hong Kong, Stanley moved to Singapore at the age of 15 and trained his artistic skills and knowledge ever since in a never-ending process. Stanley is currently working on various projects at his Imaginary Friends Studio, designing art and concepts […]

50+ Examples of Moleskin art that will make you gasp

on September 3rd, 2009

To start with, what is a Moleskine? Moleskine® is the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. A simple black rectangle with rounded corners, an elastic page-holder, and an internal expandable pocket: a […]

Carlos Lascano and his wonderful animations

on September 1st, 2009

Carlos is a multi-faceted artist who has successfully made incursions into painting, illustration, comics, photography, animation and special effects. He finally decided that filmmaking was his medium of choice because it represented the coming together of the different forms of expression of his artistic universe. He has written numerous short and feature films. Many of […]