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  )


here’s one for the christmas list


I’ve always really liked the work of Jon Contino and was delighted to see this lovely little pocket notebook that he designed (  » continue  )


designer spotlight – louise fili


I’ve always admired the gorgeous work of Louise Fili. I first came across her when she collaborated on a number of books with her husband Steven Heller. (  » continue  )