All entries for June 2004
June 30, 2004
This is more than another coffee table book. It takes a comprehensive look at poster design from an International perspective. The humble poster is showcased as the most accessible contemporary form of street communication. It is examined as a political tool, from the controversial to the aesthetically beautiful, as a reflection of contemporary thought, and, at its most simplistic a mix of text and image.
Since I've been workling on some posters it seemed a helpful inspiration and an excuse to buy a great book! It is well laid out and full of great colour spreads.
I got a great deal on it through an Amazon re-seller – RRP £29.95, I paid £18. Quite satisfying.
June 28, 2004
June 25, 2004
Apple is a good example of an evolving identity. With the multicoloured apple as its original logo it developed subtley to reflect changing times, and now the latest OS, Panther, features a shiny crome version.
'Its great to take an image and keep revising it and making it better'
Rob Janoff, designer of original Apple Macintosh logo (Colour Marks:Digit 76)
June 22, 2004
Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/sportacademy/hi/sa/football/newsid_3798000/3798997.stmI'm not a huge football fan but have to admit that yesterday’s game was pretty exciting. You'd have to have your head buried in the sand to not have heard of the antics of wonder boy Rooney. So for anyone who wants to really get into the spirit of things, you can download a Rooney/Beckham/Sven mask. Oh, and for those who prefer tennis there are Henman masks too!
June 21, 2004
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Speaking of names and getting them right, I do get mildly irritated if people forget that my name is a palindrome (there aren't many others who can claim this: Anna, Otto are the only others that spring to mind) and leave off the last 'h' when spelling it. I once had a christmas card addressed to 'Hanner', which was quite amusing, a mistake quickly forgiven! It’s a difficult name to shorten but close friends have been known to shorten to 'Han' or extend to ‘Hanrahan’, the former of which does come in handy when texting.
Come to think of it, that would have been a good alternative to 'Hannah’s Handbag' but that has sort of stuck so I'll have to make use of 'Palindromic ' another time.
June 18, 2004
June 17, 2004
June 16, 2004
June 15, 2004
I will be working on a bunch of marketing and publicity ideas for the 'blog' brand at Warwick over the coming weeks. (I know, I get all the fun jobs!). I am at the brainstorming, oops, mindmapping stage at the moment, generating ideas and concepts.
I am interested in coming up with a definiton for 'blog', especially since it is a relatively new term. This might (or might not be) used in any branding ideas. Heres one I have concocted from various sources (no originality claimed) and am interested in any others. It sounds a bit emotionless at the moment so if anyone is inspired….
Blog: short term for weblog, a personal journal that is frequently updated and viewable by others.