Ten Award Winning Title Sequences​

The Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Title Design.  This is a list of the winning programs between 2005 - 2015. These are really fantastic achievements in Graphic Design and Title Sequences. 2015 - Manhattan 2014 - True Detective 2013 - Da Vinic's Demons 2012 - Great Expectations 2011 - Game of Thrones 2010 - Bored … Continue reading Ten Award Winning Title Sequences​

Girl with watering can Wilson Street, Newtown

Girl watering a fern – Newtown

Street art on Wilson Street, Newtown. A little girl holding a red watering can.

ISOTYPE – An International Graphic Language

Isotype is a system of symbols that was an effort to create an international graphic language to make pictorial statistics accessible to a mass audience. The icons and symbols that are used on computers, phones and tablets all pay homage to those pictograms that were first designed during the 1920's for Isotype. A Visual Language … Continue reading ISOTYPE – An International Graphic Language

Using Illustrator CC Live Trace

For this tutorial, I am using an old illustration from an American newspaper. The illustration is a line drawing of a mother and daughter. Select the image to be traced Take Screenshot of Image I take a screen shot of the picture.  I am on an iMac I can use the 'shift' + 'command' + … Continue reading Using Illustrator CC Live Trace

Jules Cheret – The Father of Modern Poster Art

Jules Cheret is referred to the to the father of the modern poster. He was a French painter who became a master of Belle Epoque poster art. I was recently browsing through one of my favourite graphic design books, "100 Ideas that changed Graphic Design".  Idea No.10 is Female Archetypes and her development as an idea … Continue reading Jules Cheret – The Father of Modern Poster Art

Beautiful Website – ArtandAbout

I was browsing the art and about website on the weekend, what a pleasure. As you scroll down the page, smoothly and seamlessly, the images appear and disappear in the same manner. It compels you to keep scrolling to satisfy your curiosity as to what is going to happen next. It's scrolling design also works … Continue reading Beautiful Website – ArtandAbout

Golden Ratio – guide rather than law

Since the Renaissance many artists, and architects have proportioned their creations to approximate the golden ratio. The ratio itself has been known by many names, including the Phi Ratio, the Fibonacci Ratio, the Divine Ratio, the Golden Mean, and the Golden Section. The Fibonacci series is an infinite sequence of natural numbers: 0, 1, 1, … Continue reading Golden Ratio – guide rather than law

Colour Theory Terms You Need to Know

As a web designer, my aim in studying colours is to acquire the knowledge that will enable me to use and combine them to support the purposes of the website I am building. I may use understated, muted colours for quiet and subtle sites (Corporate Website). Or exciting and provocative colour combinations for a musician … Continue reading Colour Theory Terms You Need to Know

Recipes Illustrated Cards by Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang recipe illustrations explore a unique and fun way to show a recipe as well as the completed dish.