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Colourful creations for Pride month

As June comes to an end, we thought we would showcase 7 colourful designs celebrating Pride month this year. Each year, the LGBTQ community use the 30 days of June to commemorate the Stonewall riots which occurred in June 1969. This particular month reminds everyone…

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Crayola brand takes colour to a whole new level

Crayola’s crayons are part of our collective childhood. The brand is constantly innovating with new pastels, markers (texters) and other child friendly colouring equipment. But their foray takes things to a whole new market and shows the value of a strong brand visual language. They’ve…

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The woman behind the mac icons

Starting at Apple in 1982, Susan Kare’s first job was to design a Mac System Font. Something bold in order to stand out and take over from the thin jaggedy placeholder font being used. At the end of that first day Kare had worked on…

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Augmented reality brings light to the dark future of print

It was a rather dark and gloomy Monday inside and outside of the studio. Our spirits were weathered from the weekend and we nursed a grievance against the sudden wintry weather. It was around noon that we received a little brightness in the form of…

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Innovative new typeface opens doors for information-equality

It is always amazing coming across ideas which make you wonder ‘how has this never existed before?’, take for example this new braille typeface created by the clever Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi. The typeface, aptly named Braille Neue, is a collection of both English and…

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Biophilia creeps into graphic design

Biophilia Biophilia is humankind’s inherent connection to nature. It’s why crackling fires and crashing waves captivate us; why strolling through a park soothes us; and why shadow and light can affect our mood. Biophilia suggests that we have a need to connect with nature and that…

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A lesson in design from Japan

I recently visited Japan to satisfy my life long obsession for all things Studio Ghibli and my fascination for Japanese culture. I was determined to soak up as much inspiration from all aspects of the country to feed into my design practice, and there are…

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Fontstand, a great tool for widening your brand’s font repertoire

While doing another late night trawl through the different foundries and shops we all spend so much time in (us designers anyway) I came across Fontstand. I couldn’t believe it. A great collection of foundries and fonts that you can really try for free, rather…

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Banksy shares his view on Brexit

A reminder of the power of visual language Banksy’s latest work located near the transit port of Dover in the UK is pure gold. Save

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The power of pictures – Worth a thousand words in any language

Iconspeak – a new fashion brand designed for travelers They say a picture is worth a thousand words – and this is never more true than when you’re traveling and don’t have a dozen words of the local language (let alone a thousand). Created by…

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Beauty blogger's viral video highlights the positive and negative impact of brand authenticity

Brand authenticity assists to drive success in today’s over-saturated markets as consumers search for greater meaning and sincerity – this is fuelled by a desire to connect with things that feel safe, certain and unambiguous. Em Ford, beauty blogger of “My Pale Skin” has spoken…

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Dove relaunches brand in Japan

It can be difficult for a global brand to shift with cultural trends while staying true to their brand. Dove has relaunched its hair care range in Japan with a fresher and more feminine packaging, eager to reconnect with the changing market.

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