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Hey Studio

Monday, July 30th, 2012

I love the work of Hey a Barcelona based design studio.  Really great bold graphics and use of colour.

Hey Studio - Film Commission Chile

Hey Studio - Barcelona

Hey Studio Ritmo

AI Records

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

I just love these crazy brightly coloured patterned vinyl records from AI.  The images below are from the anniversary special album When I Was Ten available to buy from Bleep. Beautiful.

AI Records


Sunday, March 14th, 2010

I first saw the work of karlssonwilker several years ago and was especially taken aback with their orb identity for MTV. Unfortunately I forgot to bookmark it at the time and never managed to find the project again although the memory resonated with me and was one of the inspirations behind the logo I created for Nitro Digital. I restumbled across the project today and am pleased to be able to share it with you. Enjoy.

karlssonwilker MTV orb identity


Saturday, January 9th, 2010

It’s a new year and several designers whose work I love and follow are celebrating by producing a beautiful calendar for us.  Here are my favourites.

This Studio 2010 Calendar

By This Studio

Aisle One 2010 calendar

By Antonio Carusone

Research Studios 2010 Calendar, August page

August page by Research Studios

What is a Designer?

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I go through phases of reading lots of theory and then nothing at all, right now I feel like I’m embarking on the start of a new reading phase.  I’ve just started reading Design as Art by Bruno Munari and am really enjoying it.  This quote starts the chapter, and is a response to the question, What is a Designer?

“He is a planner with an aesthetic sense.”

This really amused and interested me.  For years I have deliberated over the question of whether I am an artist or a designer or both, eventually coming to the conclusion that it probably doesn’t matter.  But this quote seems to sum me up perfectly, I love order, organising and making things just so and I love to do this logically, functionally and aesthetically.  I wonder if other designers see their work in this way too?