Friday, 3 December 2010

New blog

I have moved my blog over to www.fivesandzeros.co.uk/blog and from the link on www.fivesandzeros.co.uk

The blog now has a much cleaner layout and runs more smoothly with formatting etc. I will aim to post more often, particularly of my own work. I hope you join the blog at its new home.

This Blogger address will no longer be in use.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Corrugated card logos

However time consuming these corrugated card logo constructions may have been, they are certainly a brilliant sight. The detail is flawless to say the least. I wish they were for sale, the striking Kellog's K bursting from the wall would make my day every time. These constructions are made by 'Cardboard artist' Mark Langan, see the rest at 1800 recycling.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Staircase storage


This clever concept for stacked storage is the creation of Danny Kuo, who describes it thus:

"The most efficient way to build is vertically. Building vertically saves space as it uses minimal ground square meters. When it comes to interior design, the same rule can be applied. By focusing on height rather than width, efficient storage designs can be created. However, high storage designs can create a new problem because the higher storage parts will be difficult to reach. My Staircase is a shelving unit that combines a bookshelf with a pullout stair system in the bottom three shelves. The shelving unit is 2.6 meters high and the top shelves are accessible by using the bottom shelves as steps for accessing the higher shelves." Staircase by Danny Kuo

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.