Show sidebar

Bleugh Britain

Categories: Extra-curricular, Silly


 

Recent rumours surrounding the bizarre possibility of the government running a negative ad campaign (to dissuade potential immigrants settling here) prompted The Guardian to request possible poster ideas …

And this (not especially pretty) one I cobbled together over lunch made it onto their homepage, as well as the gallery of submissions.

Season’s Greetings 2012

Categories: Silly

There're few better ways to feel festive than listening to some Christmas tunes and, like a box of Roses or Quality Street, there's something for everyone; whatever your taste. (My preference being for old crooners warbling the classics rather than whatever X-Factor have released just in time for the Christmas charts – Bah! Humbug!)

So, to celebrate the important role music plays during the festive period, Supercool's 2012 card is based on a lovely, heartwarming seasonal ditty with possibly the most boring title ever The Christmas Song, written by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells, but made famous by Nat King Cole; "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, yuletide carols being sung by a choir" – you know the badger.

And purely for your festive pleasure, in the spirit of bringing joy (and a seasonal smirk) …

Everybody knows cards from a design studio
Should help to make the season bright.
Though seeing us dressed as elf-like eskimos
Could make it hard to sleep tonight …

And so we offer you this simple phrase 
From all at Supercool HQ:
Although it’s been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas to you.

Warmest winter wishes.

Feeling a bit green

Categories: Silly, Useful/interesting

It's that time of year when Pantone reveal their 'Color [sic] of the Year', and in 2013 we should be looking out for up-and-coming hue PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, apparently.

Why? Because, according to Pantone's website, the "vivid, verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being … by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony."

I'm not that convinced by the whole thing really, but perhaps there is something useful about it, in that it helps folks to stop and think about colours and colour trends; which is a pretty fundamental part of what we deal with as designers.

So, get ready to witness rails of clothing resembling forests, and a glut of references to The Wizard of Oz's Emerald City in the coming year.

Four strings; for the win

Categories: Extra-curricular, Our work, Silly

The Moselele logo, featuring a ukulele for an 'O'.

A fun little side project, I've recently put together a logo for Moselele – renowned as the second-best ukulele group in all of Moseley (and Billesley). Apparently.

I think I may have found some kind of niche market as this is the second ukulele group I've designed for: see also HUG.

Moselele's new look has plenty of options for playing around with copywriting, which I think has gone down well with the Moseleleians who've already invented a load of new tagline-type things.

They've also been busy applying the new logo to all manner of merchandise in their online shop; I don't think I've ever designed something that's appeared on a lanyard, an iPad sleeve, and a hi-viz vest before, so that's quite something.

(A selection of more serious items such as t-shirts and badges also available.)