Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Great design

"Great design does not come from great processes, it comes from great designers"
Fred Brooks.

Re-blogged from SwissMiss.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Birthday cards

Here are two birthday cards I have designed recently for my sisters' birthdays.
You may notice they both use Helvetica bold.

The first is my favourite of the two, based on a poster designed to promote Helvetica back in the 60's, it stacks the lettering and blocks in the V shaped counters of the Y in red creating an instant interest point. I am planning to screen print this card and have it for sale on Etsy soon.

The second is a lowercase dot to dot B which is a fun and unusual idea for a card, it can be completed or left alone. (This was the inspiration for my A B C pillows).

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Notebook cover

Following my previous Notebook cover series, I have designed this cover which I am hoping to screen print and have for sale as full notebooks on Etsy in the coming months. The notebook may or may not be ring bound but the image above shows how the print will look.
It is also possible that I will print a few colour variations using ready mixed ink, so the possibilities of colour are totally random.


Just stumbled upon this beautifully minimal website ilovebook.nl who sell the simplest, yet the most charming notebooks and diaries. Each uses little or no type on the covers which are available in different materials from kraft paper to leather.
Diaries feature stunning little calendars set in Helvetica in the deepest black colour. I want them all!
The books are all handmade creations from Dutch graphic designer Marjolein Delhaas.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Dot to dot to dot

A new set of pillows available to buy on my envelop shop. Each pillow makes up either the letter a, b, or c in lowercase Helvetica Bold. Join the dots to complete the image, or leave as is for an abstract designy feel.