We are often approached by clients who are after a logo. They have a great business plan, are offering an awesome product or service and just need a unifying symbol that represents it beautifully. But how much should they expect to pay?
Whether you care about it or not, unless you are a tardigrade in space, you will know that it is nearly Christmas. We enjoy sorting out our studio Christmas card and this year we thought what would be better than a lovely little D-man decoration hanging from his very own tree? The only criteria when it comes to the card are that it should involve our logo and it should make us smile, so without further ado:
KK Outlet bought one of the ‘FUCK YOU AND YOUR COMPANY’ rewards from Mr Bingo‘s – over-funded and now in-production – Hate Mail Kickstarter project. They made it a free public event so I took my sister, even though she doesn’t think his drawings are very funny.
designjunction 2015 is a trade show with a difference. It showcases the best in contemporary design, nestled in the nooks and crannies of the old Central St Martins school building instead of a gigantic, soulless arena.
I saw Stories in the Stars in my local Waterstones and knew without even opening it that I was going to buy it. And without checking Amazon first. Published in October 2014, it was written by Susanna Hislop, illustrated by Hannah Waldron, and designed by Will Webb. I’m not sure which was more enticing – the canvas cover or the fact it’s about astronomy which, if you didn’t already know, is one of our favourite subjects.
We’d been excitedly awaiting the new edition of The Print Handbook for months and when the envelope arrived including a Maoam it was probably the best piece of post we’d received in our short existence.
We love looking at a decent bit of space (see Don’t Look at the Sun, our guide to backyard astronomy) – Andy is a member of Bath Astronomers, and I got my Stargazer badge at Brownies when I was about eight. My Brownie leader had only given out one before; to her daughter, whom she forced to do it because she loved stargazing so much herself. I felt pretty special, and I got to stay up late.
We arrived at Berlin Schönefeld airport around lunchtime on Tuesday 14th October. It’s not the most inspiring of places, not many airports are, but it seems a bit sort of half-finished. Anyway, I half-remembered that Spiekermann was responsible for the signage and so I took a photo and tweeted something smug:
There’s been a load of news coverage this week for the upcoming Tracey Emin show at White Cube. The show, entitled “The Last Great Adventure is You” features a selection of self-portraits of the artist in various media.
One of the first conversations I can remember having with Andy was about musicians we would give anything to see live. We agreed the impossible; Joni Mitchell, semi-retired; and Kate Bush, whose last tour was 35 years ago.