A fantastic collection of old photos on BuzzFeed.
Since designing the Colchester Military Tournament Souvenir Programme I have noticed these signs everywhere. I assume these signs are courtesy of Hestons, the estate agents who are a sponsor of the event. It feels weird seeing these, as it makes me aware that my design will be seen on a large scale. Its a great feeling. P.s. I had nothing to with the design of this sign. *ahem* it looks ‘lovely’ though.
This book caught my eye during lunch today. There is a small collection in our breakout room, and this one may just be my next read. I liked the minimalist cover and intriguing image. My intrigue grew when I turned it over and noticed the collection of titles by the same author. I questioned the designs. What I thought was interesting, I suddenly thought may be lazy, seeing how the same image was manipulated differently across the whole collection of front covers. I found no trace of designer ‘Jones Thompson’ on Google, and was surprised at the great condition of a 44 year old book. For personal reasons, it was also nice to see that the only two prices were Canada & UK. YEAH! My Canadian affection is not dwindling just yet.
Three cards I have received from my beautiful Canadian friend over the last couple of months. She certainly has an appreciation for simple illustration, lots of white space, and a cute message. I guess I never really noticed her eye for design before. Not until one of these cards was nestled amongst the usual array of terrible Birthday cards.