The annual Maker Faire in Newcastle showcases whacky and new inventions.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Love the Audi A1 poster advert I've seen around. To me it's a cheeky reference to Gerd Arnts the 'inventor' of the icon. Check out Arntz's website which outlines his life. Note that he developed the ISOTYPE: the International System of Typographic Picture Education which laid the foundations of what we might now call the icon.
With new printing technology comes the ability to make large format, graphics-rich signage and IWM Duxford's new system is a fine example of this.
Below is the welcome sign which greets you at the main entry near the gift shop. This gives an instant overview without being overwhelming, I find. They've used military colours without making it feel drab. Love the air force yellow you see as a highlight colour.
Check out the detail here on one of the triangular sectioned markers which are found dotted around: The screws have been painted so as not to jump out too much. At the top of the photo below you see a photo with 'camouflaged' screw head. Neat.
Next iteration: animated/video screen information points!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Alex Bibby did a great job photographing some of my key portfolio pieces illustrating some corporate identity design, scenario illustrations, literature design.