West Side Story – Saul Bass opening and closing titles.

"This simplistic sequence is an exemplary use of color." Rumsay Taylor Opening Titles The opening title sequence of West Side Story is breathtaking in its elegance and simplicity. Saul Bass, their Creator, was a master he carries the audience forward with what ostensibly are just graphic elements. From the first moments, your attention is aroused … Continue reading West Side Story – Saul Bass opening and closing titles.

Street Art on Street View – Newtown & Surrounds

GOOGLE STREET VIEW is an excellent way in which to find street art.  I also believe that the camera is placed a little higher than one can get standing in the street allowing a different perspective in which to view them. If you would like a hand with a design project, please Get in Touch. Simon … Continue reading Street Art on Street View – Newtown & Surrounds

El Salvador Gets its own Branding

I was reading today graffica (with the help of Google translate). Interbrand, a multinational branding consultancy has been involved in the creation of the brand for El Salvador. They have created a visual identity aimed at inspiring their citizenry and placing El Salvador on the global map. Interbrand utilised the thorough analysis and work that … Continue reading El Salvador Gets its own Branding

Ukiyo-e woodblock print of a cuckoo and azaleas by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai

Ukiyo​-e, Pictures of the floating world

Ukiyo -e, translated as "pictures of the floating world," has indeed captured wisps of the natural beauty that one sees around us every day. The phrase "floating world" derived from a Buddhist notion of the transience of earthly life.  To a devout Buddhist, our time on earth though experienced as suffering was only a stage … Continue reading Ukiyo​-e, Pictures of the floating world

Why People Fail

The Reasons for Failure There is a cause for everything! Nothing ever just happens. If you do not get a promotion to a better job there is a reason. If you lose your job there is a reason. There are many causes that lead to failure. Here is a list of the most common causes. … Continue reading Why People Fail

Gadget boom sees e-waste in Asia spike 63 per cent in 5 years

A boom in gadgets and a growing middle class has contributed to a spike in e-waste in East and South-East Asia, raising environmental concerns Source: Gadget boom sees e-waste in Asia spike 63 per cent in 5 years There seems to be and insatiable appetite for these materials. E-waste includes everything from discarded electronic devices … Continue reading Gadget boom sees e-waste in Asia spike 63 per cent in 5 years

Self Acceptance – is for Grown-ups

  Yesterday I watched a video by Simon Sinek on "Millenials in the Workplace."  It was an excellent discourse on why Millenials are so unhappy.  In the 15 minute interview, he covers the addictiveness of social media to flawed parenting.  He argues an entire generation is growing up with lower self-esteem. His talk reminded me of … Continue reading Self Acceptance – is for Grown-ups

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Mindfulness – 5 blog posts to inspire and calm

Take a mindfulness break Mindfulness practise and meditation is an integral aspect of my working day. It has allowed me to take a softer and gentle approach to the way I design. As I create more space in my mind it changes the way I see. The following 'curated content' are a selection of some … Continue reading Mindfulness – 5 blog posts to inspire and calm

Blade Runner – 2046 – Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFRCrjDK73I I  have just finished watching the  trailer for Blade Runner.  If you are a fan of science fiction, take a look at the first preview of Blade Runner 2046, which takes place 30 years after the previous film.  Harrison Ford returns and it also stars Ryan Gosling. I enjoyed the original and it still … Continue reading Blade Runner – 2046 – Trailer

Cool Illustrations to Inspire

Illustrations to inspire Illustrations and imagery inspire my designs. Visuals help website users retain ideas, words and concepts.  The following are a selection of illustrators that excite and stimulate my creativity. Linesandcolors  Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts Bunch of Grapes , Andrew Way … Continue reading Cool Illustrations to Inspire