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See my personal business card design

admin | July 2, 2007

Just over a month ago I designed and printed personal business cards for my graduation exhibition. In fact, I ended up printing a few more cards than I needed, but that’s another story altogether. The design uses the coloured circular elements from…..

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Categorising your blog

admin | June 28, 2007

Since I began writing this blog, I have never really used categories to define what I write. Instead, I prefer to use tags to more loosely associate a number of definitions to everything I write. However, it struck me that…..

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Is the London 2012 olympic logo really that bad?

admin | June 4, 2007

Everyone’s saying it, opinions seem to be unanimous, the London 2012 Olympic Games logo sucks! Earlier today at a star-studded ceremony, Lord Sebastian Cole proudly unveiled the identity of Britain’s pride and joy, the London 2012 Olympic Games. If reaction and publicity is what…..

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When does inspiration become plagiarism?

admin | May 31, 2007

Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration. This scourge of the design world has reached such epidemic proportions that there is…..

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What do you think of my NEW personal logo design?

admin | May 14, 2007

A few days ago I posted a personal logo conceptual design and asked for your feedback. What became clear from the comments I received was that everyone’s instinctive first response upon seeing the logo was not the response I desired. It drew…..

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Creativity at the expense of functionality

admin | May 10, 2007

I have an exhibition next month for which I need to produce some business cards. So for inspiration I have done a bit of surfing, and courtesy of Eyes on Creativity I stumbled across the business cards photo-set on flickr. The set includes over…..

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Share your client horror stories

admin | May 8, 2007

Hows your day going? What’s that – you’ve got a client that’s being a complete pain in the arse? They’ve called through the 37th set of amends on that brochure you’re doing? They want to see how the front cover…..

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Children, artists and big scary monsters

admin | May 4, 2007

Anyone who has a son or daughter or niece or nephew, probably has a fridge covered with very, erm, imaginative drawings. I wonder what the result would be if those imaginations were combined with the skills of a talented artist? Dave Devrie…..

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You, your blog and your goals

admin | April 13, 2007

A few days ago, David Airey’s Creative Design blog passed the 1,000 comments mark. A small yet impressive milestone for a relatively young blog. (I was the 1,000th commenter – I’ll claim that free pint one day, David) David’s achievement, along…..

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How does it feel to get shafted by the music industry?

admin | April 6, 2007

Last month I wrote an article titled, Digital rights management dissected, where I looked with a cynical eye upon Steve Jobs, Apple, the music industry and DRM. Earlier this week Steve Jobs announced an agreement with EMI where Apple will sell DRM-free…..

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