Basic Folds: Kit Hinrichs Unfolds

on November 23rd, 2010

Next time you need inspiration for your brochures, flyers, and so on have a look at this – you’re bound to fins something useful. And it’s great fun to watch, too. (I used the zigzag fold for DL brochures, awesome effect). And of course, the hand folding belongs to Kit Hinrichs of Pentagram fame.

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30 Amazing Manhole Covers

on July 15th, 2010

Yes, apparently manhole covers can be objects of beauty – and designed to boot. Have a look at these works of art (complete with the photographer’s shoes, too cute)!

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Ad of the Day: Amnesty International (print)

on October 21st, 2009

Now this is not something one comes across every day: it’s a campaign for turning in your gun. Simple and very, very effective: structured like a labyrinth, with the gun at the centre of it and the message: “The game ends when they find it. Save a life, give your gun. Disarming house campaign stop. […]

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Ad of the day: The Economist (bilboard)

on October 21st, 2009

Two of the many ads in the “Get a word view series”. As always, subtle and to the point – and I’m loving the Economist red that make the ad so very distinctive. Click on the image to see the larger version. The Plugs The Team Advertising Agency: BBDO, New York, USA Chief Creative Officers: […]

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Ad of the day: Volkswagen – The Fun Theory (viral)

on October 20th, 2009

This awesome video is part of an initiative by the folks at Volkswagen in Sweden, called The Fun Theory. The theory is that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people‚Äôs behaviour for the better. The results seem to confirm the theory – the piano staircase resulted in a 66% increase […]

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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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Ad of the Day: Kia Motors (bilboard)

on October 19th, 2009

Very simple and to the point ads for Kia Motors: awesome use of Photoshop in merging types of animals to illustrate product features. Click on the image to see the larger version. Swift and spacious Fast and fuel efficient

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Ad of the Day: Unicef Tap Project / Desperate (TV)

on October 15th, 2009

I don’t think there are many words to describe this. Just heartbreaking. The agency is Casanova Pendrill NY, and they specialise in Hispanic Communications. They also received a wide range of national and international creative awards, including Advertising Age Gold, Silver and Bronze, FIAP gold, silver and bronze, Addy, New York Festival, etc.

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Cool Ad of the Day: Omax Lenses (print)

on October 12th, 2009

Indian advertising series for Omax wide-angle lenses; not exactly an original idea – it’s been done before by Yahoo for 360 degree search – but it’s cool nevertheless, if for nothing else at least for the eye candy :).

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Cool Ad of the Day: Prostate Cancer Foundation (print)

on October 11th, 2009

This series is really awesome – the idea is that early detection examination for prostate cancer no longer takes place where it would be expected. A simple blood test in the crook of the arm suffices. Very simply and efficiently realised. Thong Slip

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Logo design: beautiful black & white logos

on February 8th, 2009

I know this has been done before (see the references at the end of this article), but I really feel like talking about monochromatic, in particular black&white logos and symbols and how beautifully and meaningfully they can create an instantly recognisable identity for brands, companies and concepts. Starting with some well known and successful examples. […]

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Logo design review: Logica and Ethical Strategies

on February 7th, 2009

I always find it interesting to examine logos – and sometimes I come across some interesting ones.

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Illustration experiment: Dawn over Mount Fuji

on February 7th, 2009

This is what happens when one reads too many books about Hokusai an Hiroshige. One gets in the mood for drawing Mount Fuji. So here you go, a couple hour’s work, my Dawn over Mount Fuji illustration.

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Oh dear. The Macquarie University logo disaster.

on February 6th, 2009

Gotta love this one. I was just reading David Airey’s “Is your logo design phallic” article yesterday; and what do I come across today? Yep, obviously, another brilliant – and high-profile – example.

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Illustrator – basic mesh tutorial

on January 16th, 2009

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Free Christmas Card Designs: Xmas in Australia

on December 12th, 2008

I haven’t posted for a while folks – sorry for that, I think I just needed a bit of a break. But now we’re back on track! So here we go, the first of a series of free Christmas Cards, in vector format and ready for print.

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Recent work: Web design concept

on November 5th, 2008

Unused concept for a web application.

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Movember Business Card – Get people to sponsor your Mo!

on November 3rd, 2008

This was my boss’ idea – and what a great idea it was: if you are growing a Mo, don’t waste your time explaining over and over again why you look like a character from Miami Vice! Hand out your Mo Bro business card and get people to sponsor your Mo. The file is a […]

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One hundred free RSS icons / badges

on November 2nd, 2008

Finally got the time to do these – just some RSS icons in a few different colours and sizes. You can just right-click and save image to your computer. Alternatively there is a link to a zip archive containing all the icons at the bottom of the page. All the images are transparent png files […]

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Recent work: Fonality Magazine Ad

on October 29th, 2008

Magazine ad for a Fonality campaign – product push for a new range of small business VOIP solutions. Part of a wider range of ads, landing pages and collateral pieces designed for Fonality Australia.

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Graphic design – recent work – SHJ Brochure

on October 23rd, 2008

Brochure for Scaffidi Hugh-Jones,a unique communication consultancy that combines the skills of a strategic communication agency with the commercial acumen of a management consultancy.

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Animation design – Kiwi!

on October 16th, 2008

I’m sure most of you know about this movie, it’s about two years old; still, every time I watch it I’m amazed by the quality of the animation and the beauty of the concept. The creator is Dony Permedi, a freelance animator based in California who designed and animated the little kiwi bird so desperate […]

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Graphic design photos: Cute animals

on October 8th, 2008

New set of images from the Dreamstime series. I really love these – as I suppose I love animals in general. Logistics: as usual, clicking on the image will take you to the Dreamstime website, where you can buy it. Happy browsing!

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SHJ Bookplate Design

on October 7th, 2008

Bookplate (ex-libris) designed for Scaffidi Hugh-Jones. Pretty cool idea, I haven’t heard of anyone to use bookplates anymore, so I was very pleased to design this. In the traditional ex-libris style, it is illustration-based. Click on the thumbnail to see the entire bookplate.

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