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Graphex is Canada’s biennial national design awards.
Jan Tschichold shaped graphic design long after his own death.
Who wants 50 shades of grey when you’ve got the choice of the rainbow?
Michael Wolf’s architecture of density project is pretty incredible.
Parisian fashion designer Lionel Le Floch asked me to create his trademark.
Printed in-house using a Golding Jobber from the 1880s, onto Gmund cotton 600gsm.
An Adobe Illustrator plugin that renders your flat artwork in seconds.
How do you measure the success of a design project?
Emilyn Cheong asked me a few questions for her final year project, titled “Originality Trouble.”
Giving families drinking water from the sea at no operating cost.
…because it shapes your capacity to understand what’s possible.
Good ideas don’t need embellishment.
A nice alternative to signing up to a stock photography website.
The Design Method is a new book by Eric Karjaluoto.
Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos.
I was briefly interviewed by Web Designer magazine about designer/client communication.
I’m giving away seven copies of each of my books, and 20 codes for digital versions of each.
The compromise was £57.5K (about $90K USD).
I just spent too long looking at design history from the Dutch Postal Services.
The other night I watched Panorama’s Tainted Love episode.
Written by Linds Redding a few months before he died last year aged 52.
Creative professionals talk about dealing with things that may seem out of your control.
Only the United States prints bills that are identical in size and colour in all their denominations.
A question I’m often asked is whether to charge clients by the hour or by the project.
Water is collected by the house itself, cleaned and reused, and the house supplies its own power.
A great insight into SomeOne’s approach to brand identity projects.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Typo Berlin venue), photo credit: Farbkontrast
Do the same design pricing principles apply?
Full of inspiring stories about what makes businesses unique (and successful).
People I’ll never meet can do a lot to keep me motivated.
“By adding a simple curve, we gave advertising a new function.”