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Food art pairings

Pantone lemon lime

“Instantly I thought of how people pair food together, and that was that. Pantone pairings.”

Into Asia

Work for Money, Design for Love

You made the book, and it’s out there helping designers all over the world.

From the reader #22

Steven Heller in conversation with Milton Glaser. An interesting listen.

D&AD 2014 branding

Tama Art University identity design

A few stand-out entries in the branding category of this year’s D&AD Awards.

The Geometry of Type

The Geometry of Type

An intricate look at the construction of 100 traditional and modern typefaces.

A few Adobe alternatives

Adobe CC Photoshop

They might do as much as you need.

Haribo Fruity Bears campaign

Haribo Fruity Bears

This print-ad campaign for German confectioner Haribo actually made my mouth water.

New work: Rupp

Rupp type sketch

Established by Josef Rupp I in 1908, Rupp is a traditional Austrian cheese factory.

On negotiating your design salary

Nail It

“I recently gave a talk to a group of design students on early career negotiations.”

The ubiquity of Helvetica

Subway signage Helvetica

Good design is unobtrusive and long lasting. That’s Helvetica.

Brand naming resources

A naming handbook

Naming can be one of the hardest parts of a branding project.

Why I use AWeber for newsletters

AWeber HQ

Half a year back I switched from FeedBurner to AWeber. Here are a few of the benefits.

Giving better design feedback

Directions

Is there something you do to make sure client feedback is valuable and on point?

More often than not, you get what you pay for

USI logo

Tabloid stories about new designs tend to focus on two things: the money, and the logo.

From the reader #21

Italy flag from food

National flags made from each country’s traditional foods, by WHYBIN \ TBWA.

Is it still important to sketch as a designer?

ADB logo sketches

I enjoy drawing, and I do better work when it’s enjoyable. So there’s that, too.

Urban interactions: StreetPong

StreetPong data collection

StreetPong. 10/10 for creativity.

No, No, No, No, No, Yes.

Gideon Amichay book

I might have given up my dream. A big mistake.

We could really do with £50k

50 pound note

If they give 20% what’s to stop the client chipping further?

Graphic Icons: Jan Tschichold

Tschichold poster

Graphic Icons is an introduction to the most iconic designers of our time.

The influence of colour in brand identity

Union Jewellery boxes

Who wants 50 shades of grey when you’ve got the choice of the rainbow?

From the reader #20

Hong Kong tower block, Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf’s architecture of density project is pretty incredible.

New work: LeFLOW

LeFLOW identity

Parisian fashion designer Lionel Le Floch asked me to create his trademark.

Letterpress and edge painting by kikisoso

kikisoso letterpress card

Printed in-house using a Golding Jobber from the 1880s, onto Gmund cotton 600gsm.

LiveSurface Context

LiveSurface Context

An Adobe Illustrator add-on that renders your flat artwork in seconds.

Measuring design’s return on investment

Design ROI

How do you measure the success of a design project?

Originality in design

Dyson Air Multiplier

Emilyn Cheong asked me a few questions for her final year project, titled “Originality Trouble.”

Eliodomestico: a solar household still for developing countries

Eliodomestico

Giving families drinking water from the sea at no operating cost.