before there was photoshop

I’m not sure whether I prefer the old way of doing things or how we create design today. I guess both have their pros and cons. You certainly had to be more decisive in making decisions as the process in changing your mind was a long one. This is a great video from lynda.com by Sean Adams giving a demonstration of what it took to create an ad from scratch, generally it took days.


designer spotlight – ed benguiat


A few years ago I was lucky enough to attend a Typeface Design class at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The tutor was Ed Benguiat. I was always a fan of his work along with other notable designers of that time in New York such as Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase. (  » continue  )


typography world cup – holland 1 england 0

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The World Cup has brought a battle of the typographic superpowers in Wim Crouwel of Holland and Neville Brody of England. Both designers were commissioned by Nike to design the typeface and numbers for the kits to be worn during World Cup 2014. (  » continue  )


greenpeace, saving santa’s home

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Here’s a campaign that I’ve been working on for a few months with a copywriter colleague of mine directly for Greenpeace. The posters have been appearing around London and the tv spot that they produced featured Jim Carter of Downton Abbey fame. He appears as a bedraggled Santa announcing the end of Christmas due to global warming and oil drilling in the Arctic. (  » continue  )


hollie mcnish poem for dove


Motion graphics is something I’ve only touched upon during my career, endframes, title treatments etc, so it was quite a project for me to be asked to visually interpret this poem by Hollie McNish for Dove through my agency Ogilvy London. (  » continue  )