Sunday, 31 May 2009

Give a Hand to Wildlife

"Thinking out of the box" is simultaneously both a naff, 
overused expression and yet very worthwhile advice.

Thinking "away from the computer" might be even better advice.

Designers Republic are Dead.
Long Live Designers Republic.

  Sheffield agency Designers Republic have reportedly gone belly-up acording to one local blog. Reaching the height of their fame in the mid 90's with iconic album covers such as this<< they never bought into the "if you don't live and work in London you're nothing" idea, simply writing "North of Nowhere" as the last line of their address. 

Friday, 29 May 2009

Never Let Anyone Tell You Shadow Puppets Aren't a Credible Tool for Graphic Design

Just to prove he's no one-trick pony, Jamie-T also chipped
in with this rather elegant, ethereal video from American 
agency BL:ND produced for capitalist, cheap labour exploiters; GAP. 

I'm a bit of a dunce and couldn't find an embed link for the video 
itself but click below anyway to see all the wonderful storyboards 
and screen-shots from the making of the video.

Pin Hole Camera

First up from Jamie T is a rather impressive if somewhat 
epileptic fit inducing flash video concerned with all things 
Pin Hole. Click the image to link.

Don't know about you but I'm off to hunt down a cotton-reel, 
an elastic band and some old film and make me one..

What is camera film by the way?

Saturday, 23 May 2009

A Good Stamp These Days is Hard to Find

Is it just me or have stamps got really rubbish? 
Well at least someone is putting the effort in. 
Meet Gavin Potenza - fighting the cause for good stamp design.
Go Stamps.

I Feel So Small

Metal Heart from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

How did they do tha....... Eh.. Surely that's not... 
Bloody hell it is... It looks just like a.......

Amazing. Cheers Callum

Friday, 22 May 2009

Ponoko - 2D Laser cutting service

Laser-cut and etch your life away at

All manner of things can be produced from Type Coasters to unusable 
Clothes-peg Cutlery thingys, Fruit Bowls to the obligatory Cock Ring 
(every home should have one..) And in an impressive array of materials too. 

Or you could always just nip down to the Product Design department 
and charm them into doing it for you. 

But can they offer leather and bamboo - that's the question?

Thursday, 21 May 2009


Look students! A really easy way to transform your handwriting 
into a useable, downloadable font. 


Rubbish website - ace idea

Thursday, 14 May 2009


The only thing worthy of christening a virginal web-log. 
Behold, the genius of Marian Bataille