Featured Typography Artist: Jessica Hische

on July 14th, 2010

Jessica Hische is a typographer and illustrator working in Brooklyn, New York. She has “Type” tattooed on her left triceps. She is young, vibrant and enormously talented. Her work is stunning and inspirational.


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!


Packaging Design: Help Remedies 2.0

on May 12th, 2010

ChappsMalina was approached by Help Remedies, a New York City-based startup with a big idea: to revolutionize over-the-counter medication. The resulting line consists of 6 products that are designed to guide you through the medication aisle with ease and comfort. From “help, I have a headache” to “help, I can’t sleep”, instead of yelling “FAST […]


Ad of the Day: Lego Click

on May 10th, 2010

Really cool, in a weird sort of way. Got me in a groovy mood for no reason whatever :)


Running a design website or blog? Why you need alt tags NOW

on May 9th, 2010

So Google rolled out their new, Bing-inspired interface. Some people like it, some not quite as much. Regardless of how you feel about it, it does bring to light some important points of consideration with respect to the ranking your site. One of the most interesting thing I cam across was the new option “Sites […]


Blackbird Pie: Embed your Tweets in HTML (the nice way)

on May 8th, 2010

No more screenshots and embedding them as images! Twitter has launched Blackbird Pie, a service to create a nice looking embedable tweet code in HTML, nicely making use of your awesome Twitter background. You can try it out here: http://media.twitter.com/blackbird-pie/


How to install the new Salesforce Plugin for WordPress

on May 4th, 2010

This is a demo on how to install, activate, and configure the WordPress-to-Lead for Salesforce CRM plugin. WordPress-to-Lead is a free WordPress plugin that let’s you easily create contact forms and publish them to your WordPress site or blog. What’s even better, is that WordPress-to-Lead automatically captures every lead and inquiry directly into Salesforce CRM.


So You Need a Typeface -Chart

on May 3rd, 2010

So you need a typeface is an alternative way on how to choose fonts (or just be inspired) for a specific project, not just by browsing through the pages of FontBook. The list is (very loosely) based on the top 50 of the “Die 100 besten schriften” and has been put together by Dutch designer […]


Ad of the Day: Unsafe Drinking Water

on April 30th, 2010

I am quite sure I tweeted about this before; yet, it is one of the most impressive bits of creativity I’ve seen in a long while. A fountain in Paris that lends unsafe water a voice. Client: Solidarites International Agencies: Cosa Prod & BDDP Paris. Photography: LesJandJ


15 Artistic Nude Wallpapers on Black (HD)

on April 28th, 2010

You know all those wonderful pics of superb girls you find on stock imagery sites and always wonder what could anyone use for? Well, I’m lucky; with an escort agency as client I can actually use them. For your pleasure, the free wallpapers of the Voluptas series.


Haagen-Dazs loves Honey Bees (Titanium Silver Lion Cannes 2009)

on April 28th, 2010

Why it was great With relatively limited resources and a truly integrated marketing campaign Haagen-Dazs managed a massive pump in brand awareness; a boost in sales; an effective initiative for the environment and a Congress funding discussion for research into the bee crisis. It really doesn’t get much better than this.


Ad of the Day: Watch Your Own Heart Attack

on April 27th, 2010

For a great case about the successful leveraging of integrated media, look no further than the British Heart Foundation’s promotion of its Watch Your Own Heart Attack film. Celebrity endorsements, poster, press, radio and online advertising as well as Facebook and email reminders were choreographed to build anticipation in the two weeks prior to a […]


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 […]


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.


Style My Wedding – Logo Design

on March 18th, 2010

From recent projects: logo and identity concept for a wedding planning agency in Sydney.

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