Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

So You Need A Typeface by Julian Hansen

April 21, 2010
An absolutely lovely (and funny!) flowchart on picking a Typeface, by Julian Hansen. It’s wryly accurate, and I’d print it out and stick it on my wall… if I had a printer!

See the original.

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BBC – BBC Internet Blog: A new global visual language for the BBC’s digital services

April 18, 2010

Lots of details on the processes involved in achieving a modern, cohesive corporate identity on the web, while leaving room to keep the look of each section fresh and interesting.

Even has bits and bobs on site display on mobiles, from iPhones to teeny, tiny Nokias like mine.

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Daring Fireball: New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Adobe’s Flash-to-iPhone Compiler

April 12, 2010

Maybe I Should Design T-Shirts For a Living

March 31, 2010

One of the proposals for Sun’s APAC user base profile updates. Yes, yes, t-shirts are nothing new. But then there’s nothing new under the sun (ahem).

What I was aiming for with this, was to make it, if not brand spanking new, then at least… uniquely not-new. 😉

And so, the personalised t-shirt gift was born. Once users fully updated their profiles, they’d get to pick a shirt from one of the designs shown here, and their names would be personalised onto the shirts themselves.

Since Sun’s target audience is a bit geeky, and if there’s any target audience I know, it’s geeks (I started poking at computers when I was 6)… I went a little bit crazy with the silliness factor of the shirts.

Sadly, there were too many logistical problems with shipping t-shirts all over APAC, so it didn’t happen.

But I still love these shirts. Especially the Shakespearean sheep. One of these days, I might just make myself one of those.

(Images used are stock.)


Save the Snowpeople Petition!

March 31, 2010

A quirkier way to present e-mail address collection requests to our client base, and hopefully get them to forward stuff along because it was cute.

An accompanying ‘petition wall’ website was planned, with names (but no email addresses) of the kind, snowman-loving petitioners being shown.

Didn’t get off the ground though. 😦 Was deemed too frivolous.

Illustration was done by yours truly, in Bill Watterson’s style (Calvin & Hobbes author). I always did love Calvin’s dysfunctional snowpeople.

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Every Month’s a Relevant Sentence – Sun APAC 2009 Calendar Mocks

March 31, 2010

Concept was simple – create a Sun Calendar using sentences that incorporated the months of the year – with the sentences each reflecting a part of Sun’s philosophy.

The calendar was to be customisable, via sticker, as an additional yippee! I’m a unique snowflake! draw factor, once users had updated their profiles with Sun.

I wrote the Month Sentences, and picked the stock visuals to match, but in order to tie them back to Sun, each calendar month also included a quotation from Sun, which inspired the sentence in the first place. Some sentences have multiple versions, because they address different topics, and others have variant quotes, which may help to make the sentence meanings clearer.

Even though this didn’t get produced due to logistical issues, it remains one of the Sun pieces I’m most proud of.