Category: Design

  • Ira Glass

    I’ve posted this a few times but really liked the typography on this one.

  • Inventing on Principle Amazing talk from Bret Victor on inventing on principle. Well worth the watch if you have the spare hour.

  • How Logos are really made

    Oh dear! He shouldn’t give away secrets like these!

  • Fundamentals of Design

    Great little video explaining the fundamentals of graphic design.

  • Redesign of my portfolio website

    It’s been a long time coming but I finally feel that I need to redesign my website. My current website was built 3 years ago while I was still at tafe and learning about website design and development. There are many reasons for a redesign, a few I have considered in the last few months:…

  • Lie back and think of England……literally

    They’ve been called tastless, tacky and just down right horrible. Say what you want about the royal wedding condoms you can’t beat a good piece of copy writing. Gems like: “Lie back and think of England” “Combining the strength of a Prince with the yielding sensitivity of a Princess-to-be, Crown Jewels condoms promise a royal…

  • Triangle Manifesto

    Conceptual devices came up with an interesting design manifesto. I happen to agree with most points the manifesto makes. 00_ Design should not be based on formal principles – but always on an idea of society. 01_ Designed forms represent possible social orders and a lot of their contradictions. 02_ Design is everything. Anything could…

  • Industrial Design Animation from the 1970’s

    A few weeks ago I found this cartoon from the 1970’s explaining design to the public. The film explains the importance of design and how it improves everyday life. It also explains the pitfalls of bad and impractical design. It’s interesting for me, that the ideas behind design haven’t changed that much since the 1970’s.…

  • Archetypes

    As a web designer, I constantly ask myself will I break the archetype or not? Is there a need for something new? Despite what the above clip is saying there is some comfort in staying within the archetype. What is an Archetype? Although I say the word archetype what does it actually mean? Archetypes are…

  • How to win over an audience

    Orson Wells on how to win an audience. Although most people will think this has nothing to do with design, I believe otherwise. Just like an actor we are trying to win over an audience with words, content and images. Designers just do it in a different way. I can similarities in this video and…