…well, it is now, courtesy of Dado Queiroz and his Massey Ferguson uppercase characters. “I was commissioned by Dez Comunicação in Brazil to create an upper case alphabet for Massey Ferguson, based on the shapes of Helvetica Neue—their corporate font—and using parts of their world-renowned products, such as tractors and pulverizers, taken out of photographs […]

The saying, ‘written on the back of a stamp‘ often means either you know very little, or don’t have very much to say, on a subject. Or that you don’t have a great deal of space to exercise all the expressive qualities and messages you think you need. These self-initiated Basic Stamps by Duane Dalton […]

We’re in the process of refreshing our identity and our new card proofs just arrived… Rather pleased, it worked out well. More on the refresh as it happens.

Look at this. Argos. Wow. So, all you ‘premium’ retail aspirants, the bar just got a raise. Dalziel and Pow creates new Argos digital concept

Alongside the spread of instant signs, now add instagram signs… Cardboard Picture Frames Bring Instagram Filters Into The Analog World This rather odd initiative “Bruno Ribeiro has launched Real Life Instagram, placing physical filters in the capital city’s most photogenic places”. Ok, it’s fun, in a high-functioning-Instagrammer kind of way, but really? Isn’t the point […]

Does any city really need more signage? Judging from Walk Your City, the answer appears to be ‘yes’ and for economic, environmental and health reasons. Not a bad ideal, but I’m not convinced that the application’s idea really stands up to scrutiny. Take a look at the system here Walk [Your City] The originators claim […]

A shame it seems to clip the language of its proponents. A report on the 65th International Motor Show in Frankfurt/Main, focusing on design philosophy among manufacturers, as some attempt to separate themselves from the “sensibly plain” with more and more niche product positioning. Great commentary from Thomas Wagner at Stylepark on the various design-mantra’s […]

How hard can it be? There’s bound to be an on-line resource to show me what to do, after all, there’s now ‘Canva’ (“a tool that makes design simple for everyone”) to do your ‘graphic design’ so I’ll have time on my hands… Not sure how this one slipped through, but given the massive growth […]

In my local area, an Estate Agent (or Realtor, depending on your background) has undergone a re-badging exercise. Nothing much remarkable in that, except in my opinion, the staggeringly awful result of getting the wrong visual properties working for your products or services. Now, whenever I see their sale-boards on my local travels I grit […]

…is also about knowing when to stop. “Our last project is about simplicity and we try to find alternate simple versions for some package samples of the international brands. We think almost every product needs some review for minimal feeling.” Minimalist effect in the maximalist market ~ ANTREPO BLOG / A2591.