Favourite labels and packaging

Labels and Packaging have always been one of the most visible forms of design. Just think about going into a supermarket and being inundated by the flood of visual branding that you can see. Everything is branded on one bad form or another. Most are bad and can make you disregard a great tasting product,…

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Internet work

I have been an online producer for many years working with large and small companies. Work for large organisations normally has all the smarts in the background. You only get to see the pretty stuff. This is the small stuff, that mostly I work on myself.

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Boxee TV: Reference design on steroids

The story was featured in Fast Company and the design is an absolute delight. What interested me was that the designers themselves, Astro Studios, referred to a requirement in their client brief that asked for “reference design on steroids”. Basically, do something that stands out. In effect, when you have a piece of software that…

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7 habits of highly successful websites #1 My god is this thing breathing?

In December 2005, the highly regarded science magazine Nature decided to test the two most authoritative sources of knowledge both offline and online. In the offline corner was Encyclopaedia Britannica. In the online corner was the newcomer Wikipedia. Nature asked a list of experts to review and report on 50 articles in each Encyclopaedia. The…

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