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Logo design — some thoughts

Logo design — some thoughts

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Dec 16th 2012
No. of comments: 2

  Some thoughts for you PT guys in the Northern Hemisphere who have just been briefed on your first logo project: We harp on a fair bit at Shillington about the value of simplicity in design. A personal favourite catch cry is 'if it doesn't need to be there, then get rid of it!'… this sentiment is so beautifully illustrated ...

McCooper Studios Branding by The Royal STudio

McCooper Studios Branding by The Royal STudio

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Dec 11th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Porto, Portugal based studio, The Royal Studio, has uploaded some lovely branding work to behance for photographers McCooper Studios. ...

Peets Coffee & Tea redesign

Peets Coffee & Tea redesign

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging,

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Posted: Dec 4th 2012
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Really nice bit of branding and packaging redesign for Peet's Coffee & Tea, by Jee Sook Kim, a freelance designer in San Diego. Nice type treatment and rollout, particularly like the works in progress! ...

Words Over Pixels

Words Over Pixels

Category: Blogs, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Dec 3rd 2012
No. of comments: 0

Here's some typography inspiration for this lovely Tuesday morning - Words Over Pixels. Enjoy! ...

20 Brilliant Branding Material Ensembles - Design Festival

20 Brilliant Branding Material Ensembles - Design Festival

Category: Blogs, Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: John F
Posted: Nov 29th 2012
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All you Shillington students just about to graduate shortly might benefit from checking out this great selection of Branding examples. Might give you some good ideas for your portfolio. Design Festival Blog ...

Hand Made Day part 2

Hand Made Day part 2

Category: Art, Design / Print,

Posted by: Jeffrey
Posted: Nov 23rd 2012
No. of comments: 0

To follow up from last week's hand made project here are a handful of the awesome final results. Looking good and I'm sure when we revisit the brief at portfolio time these will turn into some real heavy hitting projects. ...

A bit of minimalism for your Friday

A bit of minimalism for your Friday

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 16th 2012
No. of comments: 0

It's been a good week for blog-surfing, in my travels this week I've collected a pretty random mix of things for my beloved zootool account. I thought it was especially interesting to see a lot of what I might term a pretty 'slick/minimalist' aesthetic. I love a bit of hand crafted design as much as the next person, but deep down (and as anyone who knows me would attest) I...

HandMade Day

HandMade Day

Category: Art, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Jeffrey
Posted: Nov 16th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Yesterday the students in Manchester took a break from the computer to work on a brief entirely handmade. The project encourages the students to experiment with different techniques in craft, treating the computer as just a tool to bring the final components together to create and commercially viable piece of graphic design in the form of an album or book cover, gig poster, press ...

Design by Dave

Design by Dave

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Print, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Nov 15th 2012
No. of comments: 0

We were lucky enough to have Dave Sedgwick from Design by Dave come in and visit us in the Manchester College this week. He gave the students an inspirational and comical talk which went down a storm! Thanks Dave! Check out his work here! ...

Papercut Initials

Papercut Initials

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Nov 14th 2012
No. of comments: 2

Whoa! check out these beautiful papercut initials on Etsy! ...