Hollywood Costume is the Victoria and Albert Museum’s blockbuster of the year. So much hype to promote this exhibition featuring more than 100 costumes from iconic films, I was so excited to see it. Movies are about people. They are at the emotional core of every film and it is their story that moves us. A [...]— Read more
This weekend I was lucky enough to have a look around the New Designers Show held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, where graduate designers are given a national platform to show off their portfolios, network and share ideas with designers from other disciplines. Taking place over two weeks, with nine distinct design zones [...]— Read more
Our esteemed Creative Director Nigel Gray is definitely of the old school. Put more fairly he’s uncomfortable with technology. He’s not the only one of course, it takes a particular kind of person to actually enjoy working with computers and that delight doesn’t always exist in the creative brain. So how does the classically trained [...]— Read more
The start of a new year and Selfridges kicks off 2012 with a brand new store-wide initiative: Words Words Words. Celebrating the beauty of words, the joy of writing and the art of conversation. Appearing in all parts of Selfridges from the much-anticipated window displays to the exciting program of in-store events, the concept celebrates [...]— Read more
Hipstamatic vs David Loftus9th December 2011
Our friend Lord Loftus has partnered with uber cool snapping machine Hipstamatic to release the first iphone food photography pack: “Foodie SnapPak”.
Photographer Terje Sørgjerd takes the display of artistic determination to the next level, in his efforts to capture the natural phenomenon Aurora Borealis.— Read more
These funny little icons certainly aren’t new, but they are appearing more and more in our lives. On billboards to cereal packets, these QR Codes as they are known, are a digital link to information. Install an app on your camera phone, and it will automatically take you to a URL, write a piece of [...]— Read more
According to what information I can glean whilst lazily ‘researching’ on the world wide web Blogging originated first as writings distributed on email lists and evolved into ‘threads’ on forums before becoming online diaries and emerging as the entity we are familiar with today. But just what is that?— Read more
The Exos Experience12th August 2010
Really interesting application called ‘IOGraphica’, created by Moscow designer Anatoly Zenkov. It maps the movement of your mouse over a period of time and converts it into linework. It’s really simple to use, just start the application, minimise the window and let it run whilst you carry on with your work. The results form such intricate creations that they become works of art – almost Jackson Pollock-like! The first image post is the result of Monday’s work. The circles depict areas where the pointer was stationary, whilst the lines track movement. Track my ongoing masterpieces for this week…— Read more
Last Day Dream28th January 2010
For my first ever blog post, I’m taking you back four years to a film called “Stranger Than Fiction”. I’ve always loved the title sequence, and combining an appreciation of information design with a passion for all things OCD-related, it’s a match made in heaven! If you’re anything like me, and you haven’t seen it yet, check it out – you won’t be disappointed…
After months of refurbishment, Bahraini Gallery Al Riwaq relaunched today as Al Riwaq Art Space, showcasing the solo exhibition of local artist Waheeda Malullah.— Read more
Brand Social1st December 2009
How do you translate a successful off-line brand experience into an on-line vehicle for mass consumption?
What’s interesting is the company’s approach to the users, making them part of something that is personal and fun. Result? 700.000 fans on their facebook site and sharp rise in sales of their trench coat through their main website. Burberry is to invest a quarter of its marketing budget online.
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