Recently I came across this collection of inspiring building artwork. I haven’t yet been lucky enough to encounter anything like these in real life but can imagine they would definitely put a smile on your face. Continue reading
We decided to have a special show n tell focusing on marketing campaigns for charities, not-for-profit organisations, and generally good causes. The intention was to research and discuss effective angles to see how we could apply anything we learned to work we produce for our clients, Amnesty International in particular. Here’s what each of us brought along…
We’ve been a bit crazy in the office but have finally managed to squeeze in a little time to update our show n tell. Today everyone decided to go digital. From art to videos to gardening to whats new in web design, we covered it all. Check out some of the cool sites below. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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! Continue reading