Show n Tell
These are things we’ve found and want to share.
In the modern digital age it’s easy to write off printed newspapers as a quaint throwback with little relevance in contemporary marketing. However our local baker/cafe Tower Bakers in St Heliers told us that since a recent article in NZ Herald’s ‘the magazine’ supplement their sales have increased dramatically.
Nigel’s contribution to show n tell this week was one sure to start a design debate. He brought along the newly updated NZ Herald. There were mixed reviews from the team. Some thought it was trying too hard to be a mix between online and a newspaper while others liked the smaller, easier to handle size. (more…)
Lately I’ve been getting really inspired by packaging. It’s refreshing to see the way colour and illustration has been used on everyday items to make them fun and interesting.
My favourite is range of silicone cookware by a brand called Zing. (more…)
I discovered this great little book ‘In search of the miraculous or one thing leads to another’ by Milton Glaser. He talks about how ideas that are developed for personal or commercial work can cross-polinate or provide inspiration for later projects. He shows that designers just don’t come up with ideas from nowhere. Instead ideas can often come from developments of previous thinking and current interests outside commercial work.
I came across artist Michael Page this week, and found his latest collection of work, ‘Elan Vital’ quite mesmerizing.
He focuses on evolution, vital force, and the development of organisms, and specifically in this collection focused on creating ‘Pneuma’ – The life force and spirit in us all.
Together these ideas, with his strong colour pallet create a pretty captivating collection. I found it really inspiring, hope you do too!
See some of his collection here - http://arrestedmotion.com/2012/05/openings-michael-page-elan-vital-shooting-gallery/
More photos, as well as a short interview with Michael, here – http://warholian.com/2012/04/30/michael-page-2/
For our latest Show n Tell we decided to do something a bit different. Nigel had just been to Sydney and brought back a pile of great design books. We all picked one for the week and then chose our favourite pieces from the book, with the intention of integrating them into our work. Here are some of the cool pieces we found… we are still endeavouring to use these ideas in our projects! (more…)
With the new year being so full on it seems it has been hard to find time to fit in show n tell. We made it happen this week and collectively found some both awesome and interesting pieces of design. (more…)
Here’s some cool design stuff we came across this week to get your creative brains pumping:
Nigel found this awesome branding. Such a simple idea yet so effect. Located in Melbourne, Federation Square is home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores.
A couple of weeks ago I sacrificed some sleep and went to a breakfast talk on social media for business, run by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Localist. It was very well attended even though it is being run several times in different parts of Auckland. I learnt a huge amount and thought I’d share the highlights:
Facebook Although mainly intended for social networking, Facebook can be used to provide information, advice and support to clients. An example given was the Sleep Store. They ran a course for 50 people about getting children to sleep through the night then they set More >
Here are a few design-related things that got us excited this week:More >