They describe themselves as an experimental lab in the creative, graphic design, image and illustration domain... all I know is, they've got some fucking sweet doodles on their website... love the one below. Check 'em oot.
Steve Leard has started a new project, the first piece is called Dear Dave, and he's invited everyone to send our new PM a greeting card campaigning for Proportional Representation or a "new kind of PR" as Mr Leard puts it. You can purchase one of Steve's lovely cards for £1.10 P&P - an absolute steal - personalise it and send it to David Cameron. See more on Steve's website and blog, great project and an important issue - should design play a more important role in society?
Another cool website worth checkin' out is for Wondewall, an interior design firm established by Masamichi Katayama, they have created spaces for Nike, Uniqlo and Fred Perry, its a pretty slick site but the interactive wall/navigation system is ace, listen out for the sound effects.
I know this website has been doing the rounds on the usual design blogs but still thought it was awesome and worth a mention. I figured it was just some guys muckin' about with animated gifs (which I guess it is) but the rationale behind the project is more interesting, press info suggests the site aims to "highlight the harder side of creativity - that successful designers are just as familiar with perspiration as they are with inspiration!". Created by Johnny Kelly and Matthew Cooper in collaboration with Spanish agency Soon in Tokyo for Barcelona design school Elisava, designers are now able to upload their own gifs and add them to the site, pretty cool.
Apologies for the lack of updates recently, been a pretty busy few weeks but mostly I've been wasting my time shootin' hoops online, check out the link here
I did spot this feature in Italian Wired magazine a little while back, the map is designed to illustrate what challenges we are going to face over the next 10 years and what kind of ideas are going to help us in overcoming them. Pretty heavy stuff and some really tricky concepts to get your head round, from big new infrastructure to nanotechnology. Wired approached Density Design to help illustrate the project and the result is pretty amazing, I love it when a subject as hardcore as this is visualised in such an engaging way, and Wired does it so well. You can read more here.
wanted to draw your attention to Ed Watt’s portfolio, if you haven’t already
spotted his work, he’s got a great website and some really nice branding and
print projects, personal favourite is the logo he created for the Football For
All campaign and promotional material.
Figured starting this
blog would give me a chance to look back at some of the work and the design
agencies that have inspired me over the years and NCC would definitely be one
that got me interested in graphic design. I remember picking up the first book
Neasden Control Centre released when I was on my foundation course back in 2000
and really loving the style and handcrafted approach. Even though the work I’m
producing now couldn’t be anymore different, I still like their work and the
way they combine typography and illustration. You can see the NCC show reel