We realised recently that it’s been AGES since we last posted a Five Things. For the uninitiated, it’s a regular series in our blog in which we share five interesting, creative things that we’ve spotted on the world wide internet over the course of the last week or so. It’s always a mixed bag, and this post in no different. Jelly hand grenades, flying dogs, sitting on Hercules’ face and festive booze are just a few of the things you can expect to see this time round. Take two minutes out of your day, put your feet up and have a look at what we’ve found for you.
Last night saw the momentous occassion of the first Mat Dolphin studio outing of the year. The destination was the headquarters of London advertising agency JWT to hear a talk entitled ‘To Go on a Journey, You Need Strong Legs…’ by Simon Sankarayya, the art director better known in design circles as Sanky.
Today Gap have announced on their Facebook Page that they’re considering the idea of ‘crowd sourcing’ logo ideas as a result of the backlash their new logo design has received this week.
In a response to their move which could be pure genius or naive, we decided to write an open letter to Gap which we posted on the page as a response.
It’s that time again… Five creative and inspiring things that we’ve seen this week. Ready…steady….GO!
A couple of weeks back retailer Waterstone’s unveiled their new brand identity on their website and throughout all their stores. The bookseller has changed its logo and created a new strap line – “Feel every word”, which both feature on waterstones.com.
Many people, agencies and sites were quick to jump in and critique the work, which is always to be expected in ‘new’ brand development. Having had a few weeks to absorb the move though I revisited the work with an open mind to have another look.
Which political party’s website wins the design vote?
Okay, so today’s the day. Whoever you vote for and for what ever reason, today’s the day we express our democratic right to vote. So do it.
Not wanting to detract from the importance of this occasion I wanted to take a moment to look at the design of the three main parties’ home pages to see which site – not party – would get my vote.
Complete impartiality, (and in alphabetical order), which party’s site would get your vote? Keep reading…
…is the highly original and ingenious name of the new regular blog feature in which I’ll be posting… five things.
The content of posts will vary but essentially I’ll be showing a regular succession of five design-related goodies that I come across during the week. The ‘things’ might be websites, videos, events, exhibitions, books, films etc. If I see something I think is worth mentioning I’ll be sharing it here.
To kick things off, we have a mixed bag.
Last night I attended the launch of 2020 Vision, a campaign set up by our good friends at Planet Positive to highlight the issue of climate change through discussion and generating ideas rather than merely highlighting the negative effects humankind is having on the planet and expecting people to act.