Friday, 26 November 2010

Nostalgic Quality

I was handed this on wednesday morning on my way into waterloo. All the person said was "TFL" as this was shoved my way whilst trying to battle my way through to the ticket barriers to the underground. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the envelope to find this well designed survey.

The quality of this really struck me. In the age of faster is better, cheaper is better, the survey is even printed on 160 gsm matte card. Nothing shiny, nothing pretty just a well designed survey. It is extremely similar to a underground tube map I found which was produced in the 70's. (To be posted soon)

Tangible visuals

3D. Handmade. Interactive Design. 
I was really surprised to see this in the Evening Standard the other night, I'm a big fan of all things hand made and interactive. I love its playfulness and its use of colour. 

Monday, 22 November 2010


Cash Cow

Children in Need has presented us with Pudsey's new friend aptly named "Blush". Perhaps Pudsey their main star has lost its sparkle and thus felt the need to design a female friend to appeal to all females alike. There seems to be one problem however, Blush doesn't exactly look "in Need". Pudsey has the "in Need" look down with his eye patch. So what is wrong with Blush? ...Mumps maybe?

Appologies for the rubbish picture, but I was too tired to move.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

'Tis the season to catch something deathly

Sorry for the lack of posts! I caught that flu/cough/cold bug that is going around. 

So yes anyway before becoming a hermit for a week I thought these would come in handy with that "Catch it-Bin it-Kill it" thing.

But staring at them in my cough syrup/night nurse fuelled stupor, I noticed...what the hell is this?

Granted germs go on your hands which can explain the picture of a hand. But the blue cross? with or without the caption of "spread love not germs" a hand with a blue cross does not say this to me. Who got paid for this lunacy??

Geometric Pop-up

14 pieces. 3 and a half hours. In your face flu...