Barca crest re-fresh

  Here at Stone, we love football, so when one of the biggest clubs in the world release a badge redesign, you can bet we have something to say about it. Unlike some of the more recent crest designs we have seen (Leeds United/Juventus to name two) this evolution stays faithful to the historical elements […]

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A movie that paints a picture

Before Toy Story’s release in 1995 animated movies were unheard of and definitely not seen on the silver screen. Now its seems every other movie is fully animated which is amazing and the technology used is always developing and changing. Loving Vincent is an animated movie with a huge difference, each frame of the film […]

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Stone Sports News

For 26 years Sky Sports has been the pinnacle of sports broadcasting, beginning with only four channels. Today they introduce a new system of nine channels that clearly defines what each channels offers (i.e. Sky Sports 4 is now Sky Sports Golf…. Shock!). Along with the new channels, Sky Sports has also had a new […]

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A different “Type” of challenge

As a designer its always good to challenge yourself, it keeps you sharp and lets you experiment with new ideas that you may choose to bring across to client work. There are a few daily design challenge that exist out there as well as designers starting self initiated daily projects but 36 Days of Type […]

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Stanley Chow FC

If you have been around the design block chances are you have come across Manchester based illustrator Stanley Chow. His simple yet lifelike portraits of celebrities have won him admiration around the world as well as here in the studio.   His unique and recognisable style make him a firm favourite with us here at […]

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5 design trends from 2016

A trend can sometimes be seen as a negative in the design community and blindly following one just for the sake of it is of course a no no but that doesn’t mean that trends are to be avoided all together. Its would take a foolish person to shut themselves off from the creative world […]

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Going green for ’17

The global authority on colour, Pantone, have just announced that their Colour of the Year for 2017 is the refreshing PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery. This zesty yellow-green shade is the perfect palette cleanser for 2016, which coincidentally enough was represented by a combination of bruise-like hues which you could argue perfectly summed up the year ahead. […]

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Olly Potter

We are big fans of Olly Moss here at Stone, his use of negative space, rough hand made style and optical illusions is playful, simple, fun and sometimes not immediately obvious which makes for a great OH WOW moment when you do see it. I could fill this blog every week with a different piece […]

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Sébastien’s Silhouettes

If your looking for Star Wars themed artwork on the internet there is no short supply of great work but in his breathtaking series Le Cosmos de Star Wars, Parisian freelance photographer and graphic designer Sébastien Del Grosso uses a unique technique to create his by taking photographs of backlit Star Wars toys to create dramatic […]

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To CBBC or not to CBBC that is the question

It seems today a new logo can not be released without being torn to shreds on social media — “confusing” and “like Pac Man on acid” just some of the comments — but are people too quick to make a judgement, and do they really look into what a logo can do and does? We took […]

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Shhhhh!!!!

Come closer – This is between you and me… Secret 7″ is back! Now in its fifth year, Secret 7″ is a unique event that each year takes seven tracks by seven different artists and then invites the creative community to interpret these tracks however they see fit and create one of a kind design for the 7″ vinyl sleeve, all in […]

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Not so typical

Pawel Nolbert’s Atypical poster series really caught our eye and had us thinking just how did he do this? At first it looks as if this guy has worked some major photoshop/Illustrator magic, but diving more into this project you discover its so much more. Using thick paint brush stokes to create expressive three dimensional forms of different letters, Pawel was able to […]

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Run rabbit run…

Being the athletes that we are (well Paul and Eamonn did the marathon this year so we’ll milk that as long as possible), we were interested to read in Design Week there is a new brand of running clothing being launched by the name of Tracksmith. In their own words their branding celebrates running’s ‘style and culture’ and […]

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‘Ugly’ fruit given a makeover to help stop food waste

Check out this great campaign to help with the enormous issue of food waste from French supermarket chain Intermarché. A great example of thoughtful, considered design and marketing working in unison for the good of everybody.

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Greystock in Design Week

After working for a few months of the Greystock’s identity and website we are pleased to say we are almost there!!!

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Science charity Satro’s new look

Embrace has created an original brand identity including some great photography.

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Knitted fast food created by Jessica Dance and David Sykes

Photographer David Sykes and model maker Jessica Dance have created these brilliant and playful images of knitted fast food.

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Winter Olympics brand identity

A new innovative brand identity for their Oslo 2022 Winter Olympics

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Time for my Birthday!

Well I am a lucky boy, I have just been given my birthday present, well sort of…

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Greystock

Greystock has just launched, it is a photo library, specialising in show casing images of the over 50+s for use in the creative environment.

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