Category Archives: Design

Topshop 2014-15

Or what I have done on this past year… Won some awards: Topshop x Instagram, London Fashion Week SS15. Topshop’s positioning is “democratisation of fashion”; all very well ten years ago, but digital and has truly overtaken – or allowed – that positioning to come to life. We partnered with Instagram and every hash-tagged image […]

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Google Maps – You’re a Wreck!!!

Google Maps still has the ability to surprise and reward those who are prepared to explore – above ground or underwater. That’s great web-design, content and conversation strategy. A literal “deep dive” for the seriously engaged. See what (and who!) you can find by clicking this link https://www.google.com/maps?ll=26.551294,-82.624532&spn=0.18,0.3&cbll=26.551294,-82.624532&layer=c&panoid=OfNKVnUILnUAAAGuvUsr7A&cbp=,91.29,,0,-0.0&output=classic

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Cost v Price

The inspiration for the name of my Tumblr, “Cost V Price“, is this article: Luxury is a good thing. There, I’ve said it. I know in these straightened times it gets a bad rap – who, people ask, really needs a sleek high-end car, a bag made by artisans in an Italian village or champagne […]

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Colour Psychology

I’m learning about colours today. Here, here, and here. What do you know? Share with me. Book by Tauba Auerbach. Now on my Christmas list. Dont forget to explore Pantonism and False Arms, or even keep tabs on Plenty of Colour  

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Baskerville is the Font Taken Most Seriously

Comic Sans? Helvetica? Georgia? Baskerville? Which font should you use when you want to be taken seriously? Baskerville is different from the rest. I’d call it a 1.5% advantage, in that that’s how much higher agreement is with it relative to the average of the other fonts. That advantage may seem small, but if that […]

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False Arms

Similar to Pantonism, False Arms is another useful website that trawls through images based on their colours. Useful for designers, presentations and image searchers.

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The Stagnation of Culture

Vanity Fair have a really interesting article about the design rut Fashion, arts, entertainment, popular culture, style etc finds itself in and why. It’s easy to say “fashion’s cyclical”, but Kurt Anderson’s article nicely reminds us that it didn’t use to be so; and it’s easy to think about the innovations in technology that have driven […]

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Pantonism – Colour Matched Images

Pantonism should probably have a secondary search function beyond colour… but it’s a rather lovely resource, especially if you’re like me and tend to remember things by colours (my books are arranged by the colour of their spine). But hey, it’s not like it’s a random bunch of images, they happen to all be beautiful […]

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Reinterpreting the printed word: Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer

Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer from Visual Editions on Vimeo. Tree of Codes is as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling. With the story literally carved out of another book, Tree of Codes has a different die-cut on every single page. Telling the haunting story of “an […]

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Gangsta Lorem Ipsum

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