15 Over-Used Movie Poster Clichés

Can’t argue with these observations! There is only one color of dress for romantic comedies.   A silhouette in front of the ocean, with faces floating in the clouds, all in pastel colors? This movie will be really touching and poignant, you guys.   The ultra-dramatic back-shot, for the lonely hero and probably vigilante. If […]

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Logobook

Graphic designer Ludovic Houplain and his partners François Alaux and Hervé de Crécy of H5 agency made a splash in 2009 when they produced a short film depicting a world composed entirely out of logos. The 16-minute film, “Logorama” went on to win an Academy Award and gave H5 their first César. In order to create Logorama’s […]

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20 Years of War Child

Next week sees the opening of 20 Years of War Child, an exhibition celebrating two decades of the charity’s work supporting children whose lives have been torn apart by war. Part of the exhibition will showcase three newly commissioned artworks by street artist Slinkachu. Slinkachu’s installations use his signature models of ‘little people’, going about […]

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Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things

Some 200 pieces from the Design Museum’s permanent collection are on show at the Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things exhibition, which opens on 30 January. The show is a taster of the Museum’s 3000-object collection of 20th-century design, which will take up the entire top floor of the Design Museum’s new home, when it opens in […]

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Craft beer label designs

With the recent trend for home breweries and craft beers has come an explosion of inventive and original beer label designs. Here are some of the best. When you look at the label created by Brandhouse for St. Stefanus, you are seeing history. In fact you are seeing almost 700 years of beer brewing tradition, dating back […]

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One for Christmas I think!

italian firm soup studio  have uncomplicated the union of food and drink with their chopping board ‘mesin’. The design – made from a tough elastic oak called durmast – allows users to carry finger food and glasses of wine simultaneously, appropriate for parties and catering events. this is made possible with two features – an arm that […]

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Graphic design by numbers

This is for the American designer job market, looks like an nice piece of info graphics.  

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Olympics Legocy

Lego seems to be developing into the architectural PR tool of choice at the moment. Following on from the brilliant KRADS project in Helsinki Design Week and of course Lego’s own Architecture range, The London Legacy Development Corporation has turned to the Lego brick to promote the post-Olympics regeneration in East London. It has turned to Lego ‘master-builder’ […]

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A source of news

This month Adobe came out with their very first open source type family: Source Sans Pro. It’s ready to download, or available for use, on web hosting services like Typekit and Google Web Fonts. This family contains a series of weights and supports different scripts, from the more traditional ones like Cyrillic to rarities, such as Navajo.

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Moving stuff!

Branding agency BEAR found a way to make their mark on the Olympic design collection with their identity forBritish Gymnastics, based on the movement of the athletes themselves. The result is pretty spectacular and stands out as an example of cool and creative design in the Olympic tradition.

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Design worth it’s weight in calories

Next time you’re battling your conscience over that bit of cake or glass of vino, take a look at this site designed by Anna Brooks, Christina Winkless and DPR for a lovely infotographic spin on calorie, sugars and fat info. Bon appetit!

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Raising the Bar

Lovely work from illustrator Noma Bar, this time for the Dutch Museum for Communication’s exhibition about privacy View more of his work here

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Not just food…

Marks & Spencer have released a range called ‘Simply M&S’ in an attempt to encourage people to do every day shopping at the store, this must have been a delicate branding exercise. There is a definite heritage and prestige to M&S products which they obviously have to protect whilst not alienating their loyal shoppers yet encouraging […]

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Footie designs

Hi all, fresh from the excitement of the final games of the premier league season yesterday. Such an exciting season, my team Arsenal have had their ups and downs but managed to squeeze into 3rd place. As a season ticket holder of the Arsenal since they moved to the new ground at the Emirates Stadium, […]

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Wordless Web

Graphic Designer Ji Lee has simplified our internet browsing by creating the Wordless Web tool. This simple browser plug-in makes text invisible, leaving you only with the pictures. Lee explains that “No text means no context”, therefore it is left to the imagination as to what each image is about. He has left the internet in its […]

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Czech him out

Paul has just come back from a few days in the Czech Republic, it’s a fascinating country for so many reasons. Digging deeper into it’s Design history, I came across the work of Ladislav Sutnar (9 November 1897 – 13 November 1976). Borrowing from the principles of De Stijl, Sutnar’s work had a reduction to primary colors, […]

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Chisels out!

Hi all, just thought I would share these fanatstic architectural models. Mostly of art deco buildings, we couldnt help fall in love with the beautiful facade of Arsenal’s old ground Highbury. Ours is now sitting proudly on the shelves at home. More available from here.  

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Sharp shooting…

Caught a programme by Channel 4 last night on the building of The Shard. Love it or hate it, (I love it) The Shard is destined to become one of London’s most dominant landmarks. The film lifted the lid on the challenges and achievements of an enormous engineering project in a densely populated area of […]

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Happy and Glorious

Whilst it does seem that the world and his wife are jumping on the Union Jack based bandwagon for the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee, we rather enjoyed these two bits of packaging for Tate & Lyle’s Golden Syrup (The 19th-century brand, which was founded under Queen Victoria’s reign carries a royal warrant) and Marmite or ‘Ma’amite’ […]

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My eyes my eyes!

Check these out, some really cool iPhone and iPad covers.

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