What science fiction has taught me as a graphic designer

Certain things I believe fit in nicely with the design world and have definitely helped to shape me. A healthy interest in modernism is first and a close second is science fiction. Specifically reading science fiction. Yes, science fiction films will often give you a spectacular vision of the world they are set in but they are someone … Continued

Exhibition at Worcester Arts Workshop

I’m excited about this. No sooner had I added this to my goal list for the year then I got a call from Worcester Arts Workshop letting me know they had a free space. It’s been an intense few weeks of preparations, creating new pieces and updating some old ones, but I’m pretty much ready … Continued

Some stuff that happened – part thirteen

I’ve not been keeping up with these lately. As such there’s just another image dump this time. Be honest though, that’s what you all prefer anyway isn’t it?

Some stuff that happened – part twelve

Regular readers will have noticed that it’s been quiet around here lately. The last few months have been pretty hectic with a great deal of change and I just haven’t had the time to keep posting as regular as I normally like to. I’ve yet again not taken my camera out as much as I … Continued

The original is the best. Right?

A couple of weeks ago I came across the Daybees online exhibition of movie posters that never were. It interested me greatly from a design point of view, and also because at the time I had the good fortune of designing two posters myself for a couple of excellent short films. With regards to the … Continued

Take Five with Elliander Pictures

In another first for Take Five, this months we’re including a bit of video to watch. Good hey? Some great answers again this time and very insightful. Let’s get in there. Elliot and Alexander are actively involved in the film and TV industry and have worked as freelancers on major BBC dramas such as Dalziel … Continued

Some stuff that happened – part eleven

Winter is still yet to leave the UK for another couple of weeks. According to the calendar though, Spring is here. Which means another instalment of SSTH. I’m really struggling to take pictures at the moment. We (Em and me) have been doing quite a bit, but my camera for some reason has stayed firmly … Continued

Playing with a digital Holga lens

A few years ago I was very much into Lomography. I’ve mentioned before my ownership of a Kiev along with a Coloursplash, I also dreamed of a Smena. I never got my hands on one of the mighty Holgas though. I’ve always liked the dimensions of medium format. Love it or hate it for a … Continued

Stop/Eject movie

This is one of my reasons behind the lack of posts in December. A pretty good one too – I hope you’ll agree. Following my work for the Worcestershire Film Festival I was recommended to Neil Oseman to design a 28 page script book for his short film Stop/Eject. The film is a fantasy drama … Continued

Some stuff that happened – part ten

Little later than it should be, the three months before Christmas are a bit of a blur now. Loads happened, but I didn’t feel like I took many pictures. Anyway, there’s a good few here to have a look at. As mentioned in previous posts, we had a couple of fun filled visits to the … Continued

Take Five with Vincent & Bell

Kicking off the Take Five for 2013 we have a Take Five first. Not one but two sets of answers from the always excellent design agency Vincent & Bell. As there’s more text we’ve also doubled up on pictures, so a whole feast awaits you. You lucky things. Vincent & Bell are Carlisle’s newest design … Continued