Yes yes, the big idea is important. And yeah, its good be innovative. But maybe sometimes all you need is some existing functionality and a bunch of free stuff. People love free stuff. Via Crack Unit
I have not blogged in ages, and i have no excuse.
So moving on; just stumbled across this on youtube. I love the idea that the scale of the craft makes the viewer want to know how it’s made – that the end result can make you want to understand the mechanics of the craft.
For me though, those gloves just fitted in seamlessly into the miniature world of Coraline. Really inspiring stuff.
I’ve just moved into a new flat. It’s all shiny and new, and all ugly things are banned.
Its got me thinking a lot recently about the attitude we take to designing functional things.
From web forms to office cleaning products, I’ve concluded that necessary is only as boring as you decide it’s going to be.
Take this work from Stockholm Design Lab have done for Japanese mail order company Askul. I can’t remember the last time I thought; ‘Wow, I really want those bin liners’.
Pitches eh? Risky, costly exhausting and very secretive. But as we all know, successful design is all about successful collaborations, both with your client and your users / target audience. So seeing that the pitch often has a marked influence on the final outcome, why should it all be so hush-hush?
So Moving Brands have opened up their pitch process for A Brand for London. You can comment and tweet on their progress and development as they go along. It’s our city after all, so it seems right that this brand should belong to all of us.
I love the Maccabees. And I love cheese. So for me, this video is perfect. Who knew that running after cheese could be so emotive?
Link via Webby, who apparently went to school with the cheesy champ.
I’ve been introduced the the graffiti artist Ripo today, via the fab blog, Fat Cap.
i just wanted to share these images – i love the strong typographic style and the really very clever use of primary colour. The way the graffiti plays on its surroundings by spilling out onto the floors or ceilings, or picking a palette from the railings its next to it, or creating contrast with the colour of the walls next door is just really inspiring and exciting to me. Its the sort of thing i would want on the walls of my city, for sure.
All images very much belonging to ripovisuals.com