Remembering Saul Bass

Posted on Apr 25, 2014
Remembering Saul Bass

On this day 18 years ago one of the all time greats of the design world died. Saul Bass was a graphic designer as famous at the time for his thick round rimmed glasses as for the trademarked style and the volume of work that he produced over a career spanning 40 years. He designed […]

Branding Santa

Posted on Dec 19, 2013
Branding Santa

It’s that time of year again. A cool wind blows in from the north bringing with it the anticipation, by his loyal followers, of a visit by the man in the red suit with the white beard to deliver their every wish. But just who is this man? And in this age where everyone must […]

A quiet inspiration

Posted on Aug 30, 2013
A quiet inspiration

How many people I wonder can remember back to a particular school lesson and acknowledge the profound effect it had on them in later years? For me it was 1980 and the start of a new school year. I was 13 and sitting day dreaming out of the window waiting for the teacher to arrive […]

They don’t make them like they used to…

Posted on Aug 16, 2013
They don’t make them like they used to…

Inspiration comes from many places and it all helps to shape the way I work, and the way I live too. For a long time I’ve felt that biggest is not always best. That the endless race for growth, productivity, profit, will in the end consume what it was you originally set out to do. […]

What ever happened to the 26?

Posted on Feb 8, 2013
What ever happened to the 26?

Here’s a feature that’s running in the January issue of Unfiltered, the magazine of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. It’s about a project based around a special collection of whiskies – 26 Malts, which all started with a spirited conversation between writers Stuart Delves and Jamie Jauncey, and designer Damian Mullan. Over the past 30 […]

D&ADdy of creative awards turns 50

Posted on Nov 11, 2011
D&ADdy of creative awards turns 50

D&AD’s famous award scheme has been running since 1962, and so to celebrate and also to encourage entries to its 50th awards, the organisation has created a kind of greatest hits video, highlighting winners from the last half century. Do any of your favourites make the list? Seeing the old press ad for the Metropolitan Police […]