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Random musings on just about anything

January

 

Basingstoke's brutalist architecture

31
JAN 10
If you take a walk around Basingstoke the next time your there go and discover some of the amazing modernist office blocks that are left empty and unloved.

Basingstoke's brutalist architecture

 

Barack Obama - Hope

28
JAN 10
Just over a year ago Barack Hussein Obama II was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009 so I though it would be a good time to reflect upon how he was represented graphically by one image created by Shepard Fairey.

Barack Obama - Hope

 

South Coast Design Forum

26
JAN 10
I joined the South Coast Design Forum back in December and I'm hoping it will be a useful opportunity to meet like minded designers and creatives in the local area.

South Coast Design Forum

 

William Addison Dwiggins

22
JAN 10
My desire to do what I love the most - graphic design and typography, is inspired by many and varied people. The first of those is William Addison Dwiggins (June 19, 1880 - December 25, 1956), American type designer, calligrapher, and book designer. He's credited with coining the term 'graphic designer' and effectively created the discipline that I'm so passionate about.

William Addison Dwiggins

 

Graffiti head

21
JAN 10
What happens when your paint starts to flake off the wall of your pub to reveal the red paint you decorated over? Well if you're lucky, a budding Banksy with a black permanent marker will drop in and with a deft single line, turn it in to a bit of street art. Not award winning I know, but it demonstrates a certain level of creativity.

Graffiti head

 

"PINK" found type

19
JAN 10
I found this type a while ago in the New Forest. It's a face I've used in the past, but I can't remember what it's called. I love the outline and the serif. When I find out what it is I'll use it for something.

"PINK" found type

 

Street typography

15
JAN 10
Out and about on the streets of my hometown I found this fantastic picece of street typography. I love the way the letters are monospaced for ease of use while at the same time functioning perfectly within the line of bricks.

Street typography