More client feedback from hell…

Following on from a previous post I did a while back, I have been steadily collecting these as and when I see them as all of them ring true in so many ways in my career as a designer. More so of late in the world of 'Brand Marketing' where everyone has a say in … Continue reading More client feedback from hell…

Paintings from the air

Love this idea. Whenever I fly anywhere I am always the one insisting on having the window seat just so I can peer out of the window and covertly snap photos, even when they tell you to turn off all electrical devices! Painter Jim Darling has created a series of paintings inspired by his views … Continue reading Paintings from the air

The Pixel Painter

Many years ago, my younger brother created a computer picture of the Titanic using Microsoft Paint using an old inherited PC running Windows 3.1. He was fascinated by it and I have to say he did an amazing job. Unfortunately the image was lost but time moved on and he discovered Photoshop... I came across … Continue reading The Pixel Painter

Rare colour film of London in 1927

This is absolutely fascinating. Somehow black and white film doesn't seem quite 'real' but when you see images from the past in colour, it's like a little piece of time travel. In 1927 Claude Friese-Greene shot some of the first-ever color film footage around London. He captured everyday life in the city with a technique … Continue reading Rare colour film of London in 1927

Beautiful and innovative Tube posters

Love these posters from a bygone era. So much more artistic and colourful than the ads you see plastered all over the the transport networks today... Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy 🙂 It's Nice That : London Transport Museum shows 150 beautiful and innovative Tube posters. Further posters can be seen at an … Continue reading Beautiful and innovative Tube posters

Detroit: Now & Then Images

The plight of Detroit has been well documented. Over the past 50 years the Motor City’s population and industry have plummeted resulting in a city falling into decay. Detroiturbex is a website created to “raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces” through a series of photographs of abandoned civic institutions, … Continue reading Detroit: Now & Then Images

Forgotten how to actually draw…

I used to love art at school / college. Actual sketching... with a pencil. Since becoming a computer bod designer, my sketching skills are somewhat rusty. I came across this site today and it contains a whole ream of lessons for getting back to basics. And best of all, its open source and free! Now … Continue reading Forgotten how to actually draw…