Category Archives: design

Oscars stuffup caused by bad typography?

 A client of mine sent me a link this week to an article written by Benjamin Bannister. The picture above is from that article and there’s a link to the full article at the end of this post, but the gist … Continue reading

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HEADLINES — UPPER CASE or not? Full stops or not?

A good headline is not just about the words in it, but how it appears to the reader. So, should a headline be in upper case or not? Should it have a full stop or not? What are the rules? Which is best? Continue reading

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The Sunshine Store brings art to the Adelaide hills

The Adelaide Hills just got a bit sunnier, with the opening of The Sunshine Store at Verdun. 35 artists have banded together to form a collective. Creating unique and quirky pieces of art, cards, jewellery clothing and much more. Continue reading

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Who says tyre ads have to be boring?

This ad is not new and maybe it’s only showing online but I think this ad for Bridgestone Tyres is a real work of art. It has probably won some awards and I think it should work its butt off … Continue reading

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Vehicle signage is tricky

I love good vehicle signage and if you’ve read my eBook, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the back of a vehicle because that’s what you’re stuck behind in traffic. However, I have no idea what this van driver’s business … Continue reading

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A laundromat café?

        What a great idea! Our cruise ship had docked at Hobart and my friend Leah and I were wandering around the artsy Salamanca precinct. We thought it was high time for a coffee and a break … Continue reading

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Podcast series – Web, words, branding and design

My graphic designer mate, Shane Gill of KIK and I have been collaborating and we’ve come up with a series of 8 podcasts all about Web, words, branding and design. Basically, it’s Shane and me discussing and sometimes disagreeing about … Continue reading

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Clever ads for OtterBox

Two very different ads for the same company, for two very different target audiences. Those who want design and practicality, and those who just want practicality. The first ad is for style, style, style. Cleverly, they’ve shot the ad so … Continue reading

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Good graphics help sell

Contrary to popular belief, graphic design is not just about making things look pretty, it’s about adding to the message in a meaningful way. Here is a very simple but really good example of how graphics can help sell a … Continue reading

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Wanky TV commercials that nobody gets

There seem to be a few ads around lately that are so out-there, nobody has a clue what’s going on. Self-indulgent, arty ads that I think don’t work. Like the new ad for Adelaide. Maybe it’s a case of The … Continue reading

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