Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Being Elmo

Every child's best friend.
I really want to watch this.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Noma Bar at Outline Editions

As a part of London Design Festival, Noma Bar produced a one man show in soho's Outline Editions. Noma Bars graphic prints are instantly eyecatching and recognisible. They often have that "second look" effect in which you see something different in his 'cut out' imagery.

Within the show was a dog shaped 'cut out' machine which allowed you to create your very own Noma Bar artwork. The price however -not so much. I know that he is a artist who is extremely popular, but a price of £65 to me (a student) is equal to one weeks shopping. I really like his work, and have fallen in love with the piece name 'erotic writing' but have no intention in parting with £65. I think that Pick Me Up 2011 had the right idea in commissioning artist to create affordable prints which were at the cost of £20.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

London Art Book Fair



On Saturday I went to the London Art Book Fair in east London. It was held in Whitechapel Gallery which seemed to be never ending (in a good way). They definetley laid the fair out in a good way which enabled you to happily amble around. I went to scout potential companies for internships, so I was able to collect alot of business cards and websites.

Interestingly, although it was a Art Book fair, there were also a few stalls of Artist Books. So rather then being about creativity, the physical item itself was creative.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Wish You Were Here



Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sweet Meat

Although I am a huge meat eater, I have a huge problem with it being raw. It's the slimy consistency that sends shivers down my spine.

These pictures however make it all look simply delightful.

Sweet Meat by German Photographer, Jasmin Schuller
Image Credits: German photographer, Jasmin Schuller

Sunday, 18 September 2011


T-Mobile is still on their A-game with their television adverts. A lot of them, people will remember. The really lovely thing is that they always end up with people smiling and that is what makes them memorable and gets people talking. I think smiling is the key. Making someone smile seems to unlock something and makes people remember. 

Unlike other TV ad campaigns which go the route of "lets make it so annoying that people hate it and talk to each other about how annoying it is".  I think having people talk negatively about a brand/company due to purposefully bad TV ads is completely the wrong way to go about it. 

T-Mobiles new ad campaign really hits home to a lot of people in which they all share a mutual hate for parking tickets. I think this was a really tricky idea as I would imagine some people might have try to hurt the 'parking warden' due to the crazy reason/timing of their 'parking ticket'. Not only that, the ordeal of these strangers yelling and getting upset and even crying would have been a lot for the actor to deal with. Although -did the smile and laughter make it all worth it?

Sneaky Bench Advertising

I always get embarressed when I sit on chairs and the material leaves marks on the back of my thighs. 

But now, an ad agency in Auckland called DDB Auckland has changed this annoying and slightly embarrassing occurrence and have created this super sneaky ad campaign. 

Quite clever really!

Image Credits: thats like whoa

Thursday, 15 September 2011

November Rain (Wind and Snow)

Reworking an old project, comparing the weather from November 2010 from 6 different cities.

Finished project up on the website soon.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


So much more than great.

I'm completely in love with these 60's packaging designs from Sainsbury's

Image credits: Creative Review

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Self Promotion 2

So I am still battling with my self promotion mail out. I am keen to push my "KO" logo as i think this is memorable enough, my full name seems to be a bit of a mouthful. I began with telling 'them' all about me, but looking at them. Its too busy, too full. It's almost everything but the kitchen sink. I'm beggining to prefer the design sans silhouette.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Green Tomato Chutney

After a week of staring at my laptop, I decided to give myself a rest in the culinary world. Due to bad weather, my tomato plants have blight, so had to do something with the unripe ones. I followed a recipe i found online and I have to say, I'm quite pleased as to how they turned out! They'll be ready just in time for Christmas.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Learning German

I'm planning to hit Germany in spring of 2012, so at the moment I'm trying to brush up on my GCSE German. I have a good base, I just need to work on grammar and the more complicated bits! BBC Bitesize is a massive help, it gives me practice that I don't need to pay for in the way of books and I can practice my sentances without feeling extremely silly.

I really love the interactive infographics BBC Bitesize has adopted to teach German. I'm sure they use it for other parts of their revising repertoire as well, but it certainly wasn't this fun when I was doing my GSCE's.


Let us take a moment of silence to remember the fallen

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Paper Wigs

Not your regular A4.

I am really amazed and in awe with how Salk and Flurry have created these super cool headpieces. A new answer to receding hairline? Possibly not. A new fashion fun piece? Possibly yes.

I love how playful they are, as well as almost sculpture like. I only wish my hair could be manipulated and behave in such a way.

Please note I have not created these pieces, nor do I claim to.
Image Credits: amy flurry, nikki salk, trendland.net

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Goodbye Summer

Today It has rained what felt like would result in the need for an ark. It really feels like it's the end of summer. Summer BBQ's are a long gone memory. But It is meant to be sunny from tomorrow.

On this brighter note, these wonderful posters from The Partners advertising for their summer BBQ makes me yearn for some more sun so I can get grilling again. 

Dear Mr/s Sun, Please put your hat on

Unfortunetly, an Apple Mac computer was hurt in the making of these posters

Monday, 5 September 2011

Self Promotion

So, September is nearly here and all preparations to begin apply for more internships are coming. To break the ice, I plan to send a self promotion item to each place I want to have an internship. My self promotion will be an Infographic poster with things about me. My personality, and things I like. 

I plan to include my website so they can look at my work. I hope to screen print the poster, giving it a loving hand made feel.

Watch this space.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Muse (code name)

After finally creating my website I entered the 'code-less world' I was lucky enough to find a provider who did all the complicated parts for me. Now adobe has created one of their own which has every emphasis on staying away from the code, this impresses me very much.

I'm very much an adobe fan, as I'm sure other designers are. Adobe's beta version is impressive and strangely easy. I'm very excited for the full version to come out, It's definitely something I'll be looking to add to my adobe programs. 

See what exactly you can do using muse here.

Andrew Lancaster's Taxidermy Creations

Most of the time I generally ignore what comes up on my yahoo, but I simply couldn't ignore it. Some people call him 'weird' but I think his creations are pretty cool. Okay things like this was done in the victorian times, but it's nice to see it has a sort of a come back. The imagination of this guy is great! 

Please note, all his creations were made from animals that have killed by cars. He does not hunt and kill these animals.

If you would like to see more of his work, Andrew has a Facebook Fan Page. Search "Andrew Lancaster's Taxidermy Creations"

Image credits: Photo's taken from Andrew Lancaster's Facebook. I do not claim that I have taken these images or made these creations.