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My dear Padlock…er…Harrock

April 29th, 2016

 

 

Captain Haddock Hergé

Make yourself feel right at home, Oregon man. Don’t mind the drizzle.

 

 

My dear Padlock…er…Harrock

You’ve done good and are a well respected, much appreciated, man. Now rest your laurels. We wish you a happy birthday

 

 

Delighted - Hergé

Hergé


 


My dear Padlock…er…Harrock

 

 

Alarming general health issue

April 25th, 2016

 

 


The New Yorker Health Issue

 

 

 

 

health issue

 

 


health issue

 

 

Lake Garda

April 24th, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Garda

 

 


Lake Garda

 

 

Metamechanics

April 22nd, 2016

 


Metamechanics

Working out how the internet works

#IAMW16
Barcelona

John V Willshire
@willsh
Smithery, London

Smithery

 

 

Metamechanics
“John Willshire’s presentations are always thought provoking and fun, and his talk from IAM 2016 is no exception. ‘Metamechanics, and working out how the internet works. Or, indeed, not, because that isn’t the point’.”

 

 

 


Metamechanics

 

 

‘The New Yorker’ honors Prince with a “Purple Rain” cover

April 21st, 2016

 

 

 

 

Prince

 

 


Prince

 

 

Never complain. Never explain.

April 21st, 2016

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II at 90 Source The Guardian

Queen Elizabeth II at 90 Source: The Guardian

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 today.
At her age her Majesty is offering an amazingly steep learning curve to brands, marketers and the rest of us.

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.

Elizabeth II

 

 

The Queen at 90: Across the decadesBy Caroline Davies

 

 

 

 

This’ll look nice when its framed

April 20th, 2016

 

 

 

 

framed
Unlike Banksy’s work, which can be discovered elsewhere on urban walls and objects, web content always gets displayed within the frame of a physical device. Be it your cell phone, your tablet or your desktop monitor.

Web designers have come to accept that adding frames to their website design is a notorious redundant and silly act. Digital content by default lives on displays framed by physical devices.

 

 

Source Apple and Forrester

Looks and feels
supernormal

Source Apple

 

Looks and feels
designed

Source Forrester Research

 

Even with frames removed from site design, navigation bars, header background images and boxed elements now contribute to cluttered web design.

 

 

Should you, as a designer want to do some good, try focus on content and its context. Add white space, and match the brand’s character and behavior with a distinctive, fitting webfont. Toss aside most everything else.

 

 


framed

 

 

Triumph’s boost

April 18th, 2016

 

 

Triumph Find the one again

Hannah gets dragged along by her girlfriends

 

 


A bit of history behind the storytelling

 

 

Triumph’s boost

 

A group of mostly bearded men1 present the making of their well done work for Triumph lingerie. As for its execution best practice and truth well told as recommended by ad agency McCANN. (this is not McCANN’s work and Triumph is not on their client roster)

Beautifully executed as animation it provides the needed distance. The public of both sexes might feel badly harassed nevertheless. A possibly deserved treatment for consumers of the old world who failed to return to being mature citizens (when did citizens turn into consumers anyway?). This part of the story invites doubt.

The audience is pretty sure that Hannah wants to be taken along, but hates to get dragged along and outvoted by her girlfriends.

 


Triumph’s boost

 

 

Tamme Hanken

April 17th, 2016

 


The giant with the magic hand
does what the veterinary can’t
Straighten, adjust and bend

How can we thank’em
This 2.5 feet man by name of
Tamme Hanken?

2.5 feet tall Tamme Hanken

 

 

 


Tamme Hanken

 

 

British Pizza

April 16th, 2016

 

 


Everything is being redesigned

 

 

UK Domino's new UK pizza delivery boxes by Jones Knowles Ritchie

Domino’s new UK pizza delivery boxes by Jones Knowles Ritchie

 

Pizza Express Logo
British Pizza

 

Great Britain has classy delivery box design to show for its UK Domino’s pizza chain. View the original report here.

And it has the world’s best pizza a restaurant chain can offer with Pizza Express. Beautiful site too.

 


British Pizza

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