Bradford City fans, it’d be great to hear your thoughts on this. Good, bad? Too much, too little? What do you like about it, what would you change?
Even if you’re not a Bantam (like I’m not… ahem) I’d be interested to know what you think. Especially those in the football/design communities.
So I guess I don’t really know what this is about. But with the London Olympics around the corner, this patriotic soul was just wondering about some kind of small, simple design to sit around the neckline or hems of Team GB’s uniforms.
Whilst I was mulling that over, it dawned on me that the flags of each UK nation’s patron saints bear such a striking resemblance and symmetry - crosses, saltires, light on dark, dark on light. Then it was just a case of stylising the flags a little and bringing them together. Bosh.
My plans are really up in the air at the moment. I’ve absolutely no idea what I’ll be doing in a month’s time… How high do I set my aspirations? How realistic should I be?
See, I’ve been told I’m one of the twelve final year students that my university is taking to exhibit at New Designers this year. Which is incredibly exciting. Incredibly. Because there are graduates who have gone on to jobs in places like Milan directly because they exhibited at ND. I want to keep my feet on the ground, but… I don’t want to miss the opportunity of a lifetime by being too modest about my potential.
So if something comes of that - great. I’m sorted! I’ll cross the other bridges (accommodation etc.) when I come to them. But I’ve got to plan for the other eventuality, right? The possibility that I won’t get picked up at ND, and that I’d do well to carry on earning an income wherever I can. I’ve got until the end of June left on the rent in my current house in York, and whilst I’d love to stay here and work here (providing my own Milan doesn’t come calling), my best chance at finding somewhere to live is by finding it with my mate Rob, who also wants to stay in York - his student house contract doesn’t expire until September sometime. So I doubt he’d want to be paying for two houses over the course of one or two months. Of course, we can always negotiate with the landlords, maybe strike some kind of deal. But I wouldn’t much like to rely on that.
Then of course I’d need to find a job (really ideally in my chosen field, rather than some random vacancy) in the area. Can’t pay rent with money you don’t have.
I have a casual job on the Nestle site at the moment that, if I am staying in York, I really wouldn’t like to give up (before I find a full-time job in design). By staying in York, I can dedicate more hours to that. But after June, without a mate’s sofa to kip on, I’m stuffed. Nestle have a site back home in Halifax - I could maybe go live with my parents and request a transfer to work at that site. But getting from home to work there would be beyond awkward - not to mention it would feel like a massive step backward. So do I leave my Nestle job? Surely I’d have to give them a few weeks’ notice - i.e. let them know now-ish.
Argh I really don’t know what to do! I think… Yeah, my best option is probably getting my CV straightened out, handing it out to all the vacancies that look tasty on sites like Graduates Yorkshire, and otherwise just waiting it out until New Designers and seeing what happens there. Everything else can be status quo for now.
Unit display/interface for a new pedestrian signal crossing.
A small collection of football badge redevelopments I’ve done.
My card for this year’s end-of-year exhibition. Will be printed A6.
This is in response to the (now not-so-)new HP logo created by Moving Brands. And I like it. I do. But if that’s a ‘p’, then surely that ‘h’ could be interpreted as a ‘b’? Probably best to avoid any association to the letters ‘BP’ at the moment.
So I thought, well how would I do it? Like I said, I like the overall simplicity of what Moving Brands have done, so I didn’t want to completely start afresh. I took the four slanted vertical lines and played around a bit.
First, I added some serif-like curves, just to echo the letters ‘h’ and ‘p’ a bit more literally.
Then I thought, ‘what about rounded corners?’ This second version strongly hints at ‘h’ and ‘p’ shapes, but the large, gentle curves lost the logo’s overall feeling of being rooted in technology.
So thirdly, I played with diagonal cuts in place of the curves. Introducing these cuts at the extremities of the ‘h’ and ‘p’ seemed to enhance this particular logo’s effect.
I looked back at Moving Brands’ version, and while I’d gone for an 8-degree slant, they’d referred to the original HP logo’s 13-degree slant. So I tried this on my three versions, and found that reducing the height by 80% gave each logo a very welcome compactness.
Ultimately, I thought the most effective logo overall was the third version, in its compact, 13-degree form. Dare I say slightly prefer it to what Moving Brands have come up with..?
Walk into a coffee shop in Sydney and you’ll see them sitting on the counter, often indicating a daily savings for bringing in your cup.
The KeepCup is the brainchild of sandwich shop owners Abigail and Jamie Forsyth who were compelled to create a product that reduced the amount of takeaway coffee cups their business was contributing to Australia’s landfills.
How could their shop reduce its carbon footprint while encouraging and relying on customers to change their habits, participate, and reuse? The answer came in the form of a reusable takeaway coffee cup. Today, over 800,000 cups have been sold worldwide. It is marketed as the “first barista-standard resuable cup.”
“Chester Wallace” bags, designed by illustrator Patrick Long and named after his two grandfathers, are quintessentially Portland and a must-have in our book. The stringent prototype testing began with one priority: can it carry a six pack across town on a bike? Turns out it can handle that and more. The heavy waxed cotton makes the bag strong, durable, and — of great importance in Portland’s always-wet weather — rain-repellent. Versatility comes in the form of two different strap options — one, tote style, the other, adjustable nylon messenger style — and exterior and interior pockets. You can find them at lots of Portland shops, including Canoe, Stand Up Comedy, and Lizard Lounge, as well as a few other spots around the nation. Check out more colors, dimensions, and stockists on the Chester Wallace website, and check out Patrick’s illustration work on his website.
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
THREE 36” X 48” Paintings
Love this style of drawing :)