Olympic Coin

Olympic Coin

7th August 2012

I almost forgot about the ridiculousness of paying £1.20 for a miniature bottle of no-name water in Stratford station this weekend after receiving a sparkling new Olympic 50 pence piece in my change. According to The Royal Mint, these coins are all but being taken out of circulation by the general public as they hoard […]

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The Olympic flame

The Olympic flame

7th August 2012

The original site of the Olympic games in Greece was also home to a spectacular Doric temple devoted to the God Zeus. The games were created to celebrate Zeus, and the Olympic flame that burns throughout the games represents the fire that Prometheus stole from him, an unintended gift to man. Today the Olympics is an […]

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Golden Olympic Shots

Golden Olympic Shots

6th August 2012

Getty Images have a lovely collection of Olympic photgraphy on the sports section of their blog, not only from London 2012, but also from games gone past. Pawel Zagrodnik of Poland (white) and Masashi Ebinuma of Japan lay on the mat after their match in the Men’s -66 kg Judo on Day two of the […]

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Lake Eerie

Lake Eerie

6th August 2012

I cycled past a very calm (and intimidating) Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park this morning, as the final preparations take place for tomorrow’s Men’s Triathlon Final.

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‘Special’, ‘Process’

6th August 2012

The use of the humble Process Magenta and Process Yellow as some of the London 2012 colours has allowed the games to become immediately distinctive. These colours are two of the four inks that feature in standard printing, from newspapers to literature and the smart thing is, that by using these, allows some collateral to be […]

Olympic Logo a Day

Olympic Logo a Day

2nd August 2012

A lovely alternative Olympic logo idea. Sarah Hyndman of With Relish, a London based design agency, started a project called  Olympic Logo a Day. The idea was to take a photo of random objects arranged to resemble the Olympic Rings each day for a whole year. Not only Sarah was involved, the project was open to contributions from […]

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Opportunist Advertising

Opportunist Advertising

2nd August 2012

LOCOG make epic flag fail. Specsavers take advantage of sensitive topic. Hilarity ensues.

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Grab the Torch

Grab the Torch

2nd August 2012

A day before the torch arrived in my part of the world, we went to the local BMW dealership to hold the object itself. Gloves donned, children briefed that if dropped there’d never be any more pocket money.

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Find Your Greatness

Find Your Greatness

2nd August 2012

Wieden & Kennedy have created a campaign for Nike+ entitled ‘Find Your Greatness’ which encourages you to get out there and be active.

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Once, Twice, Three Times an Olympics Host City

Once, Twice, Three Times an Olympics Host City

2nd August 2012

A lovely infographic taking a look at how London as an Olympic host city has changed, developed and grown from our first games in 1908 to the ‘austerity games’ in 1948  and the current 2012 Olympic Games. Designed by Design by Soup and found on visual.ly

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Olympic Vermin

Olympic Vermin

2nd August 2012

This is a great animation called ‘Olympic Vermin’. Here we see some of London’s vermin recreating the Olympic torch relay through the streets of London. It’s a very fun, cheeky take on what is essentially a massive part of the Olympic ceremony. Created by Amael Isnard and Leo Bridle, and produced by Beakus. [iframe: src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/46296980?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=ea0000″ width=”680″ height=”382″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen]

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Meet the Superhumans

Meet the Superhumans

2nd August 2012

As well as the Olympics, we have the Paralympics, which is always a joy to watch. It is incredible to see the athletes constantly push themselves and overcome any obstacle thrown at them. Channel 4 are showing the Paralympics from the 29th of August to the 9th of September. 4creative have produced an incredibly powerful […]

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Engaging

Engaging

31st July 2012

When the torch relay came to Kew my daughters were there. As Samsung and Lloyds representatives handed out flags, clappers and ribbons the girls waved and bashed their handouts in sheer joy of the torch soon to arrive.Then the Coca-Cola truck came by – reminding them of the drink only allowed as a treat now […]

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Design Laps

Design Laps

26th July 2012

They say, ‘What goes around, comes around.’ and this seems quite true for the world of design and motorsport. Surfacing on Nick’s desk recently, the beautiful 1986 Austrian Grand Prix leaflet alongside a rather identical angled 2012 Singapore Grand Prix version.

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Goodness Gracious

18th July 2012

The Lotus marque took centre stage at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. During a black tie dinner on Thursday night Lord March revealed one of Gerry Judah’s most dramatic and elegant works yet.

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The Great and the Goodwood

The Great and the Goodwood

13th July 2012

The sun held out on the last day to create a truly ‘glorious’ Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012. Beautiful cars were driven as nature intended and the usual eclectic mix of die-hard petrol heads rubbing shoulders with young bronzed champagne-fuelled ladies.

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A Taste of Essex

A Taste of Essex

11th July 2012

At the end of last year, some of us were lucky enough to have been invited out to deepest Essex by Jamie Oliver and his team to help kick-off the creation of his new book, ‘Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals’. We had a fantastic few days sampling some of the dishes cooked by Jamie whilst brainstorming, sketching […]

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New Designers Show

New Designers Show

9th July 2012

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 […]

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Fit at Central Saint Martin

Fit at Central Saint Martin

3rd July 2012

Inspired Posters by Contemporary British-based Graphic Designers at Central Saint Martin.

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Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

3rd July 2012

Flying home the other day I sat in Geneva airport waiting for the plane to arrive. I soon noticed it had behind me and as I glanced through the tinted glass of the terminal for a split second thought the British Airways livery had faded, or my eyesight was getting much worse than I had […]

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