Monday, 22 November 2010

S.I.A Gallery

Examples of the way finding sign system to be employed at the Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery.
A few months ago I was asked to design a sign system that would attract new visitors to the gallery as well as helping them navigate it, due to it being rather complicatedly laid out.

The system utilises large colourful arrows alongside black Gotham Bold type. All signs will be applied in vinyl as the gallery only has a small budget and will flow smoothly throughout the building.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Ralph Caplan interview with Debbie Millman

Former editor in chief of i.D. magazine Ralph Caplan speaks to Debbie Millman about being kicked out of high school, working for Industrial Design and the difference between making things right as a designer as opposed to making things nice.

Listen to the podcast interview at Design Observer.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Triangular design manifesto

This manifesto by Conceptual Devices is beautifully witty.

00_ Design should not be based on formal principles – but always on an idea of society.
01_ Designed forms represent possible social orders and a lot of their contradictions.
02_ Design is everything. Anything could be designed. Everyone is a designer.
03_ Design allows social innovations. Often it is not made by designers.
04_ Design has not scale. It could be small and have great impact.
05_ Design is not an innocent practice. Designers are wicked.
06_ Design should engage people and interact with them.
07_ Design is an interdisciplinary applied science.
08_ Design produces visual consciousness.
09_ Design is a triangular manifesto.
10_ Design makes you smile.
11_ This is the top.
12_ Enjoy!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Typographic wallet

This is a wallet I have made aimed at typographic minded people. It is made completely of duct tape and is part of a quick Entrepreneur project as part of my final year at Sheffield Hallam University.
The wallet is for sale at Etsy for $8 here. They are made to order and can contain any lettering you like, but only a maximum of 2 letters (one for each side) in any colour.
The wallets are extremely durable and contain 4 credit card slots, one clear I.D. slot, 2 sections for notes and 2 hidden pockets for loose change. Although these types of wallets are available quite widely, mine are custom made and aimed specifically at designers. Soon to come in white as well.