"Simple is good" - Jim Henson
DAVID LOFTUS WEBSITE
A recent project I was apart of at Interstate Creative Partners was to create a website for photographer extraordinaire David Loftus. I have worked with David on a few projects in my time at Interstate (mostly cookery books for Jamie Oliver), to be involved in designing his new website was fantastic to be a part of.
The brief was to design a responsive website that brings together a modular grid system and sketchbook-esque elements, all balanced with clean white space.
The site is simple to navigate and allows the viewer to appreciate David’s work without distraction. Moving more towards his trademark illustrative collage-style, a new typewriter-inspired wordmarque was designed which influences the typographic theme throughout.
I really enjoyed being a part of this project, not only for the design process but also because David’s images are so bloomin’ beautiful!
davidloftus.com (designed at Interstate Creative Partners)
GLUG AND D&AD JOIN FORCES
This week, rather excitingly, Glug and D&AD put together three very exclusive talk events during the D&AD14 professional judging week at Kensington Olympia in London and all for the very reasonable cost of 1 pence each.
The three events hosted a ‘best of Glug line-up’ - all speakers who had gone down a storm at previous Glug events. The tickets did not only include the talks but also the chance to get a behind-the-scenes peek at D&AD judging.
From the balcony of Kensington Olympia we had a birds-eye view of the world’s greatest advertising and design being judged by the expert juries below.
LOVING the latest edition of @lwlies Every page is beautiful. I am in muppet film heaven!!
MUSEUM OF BRANDS, PACKAGING AND DESIGN
Saturday geek out at the Museum of Brands, West London.
Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, The Great Exhibition memorabilia, First World War Oxo Cubes, Mars Bars, Heinz tins, 1960s washing powder boxes, a 1970s Chopper Bike, 1990s bubble bath bottles and loads more - the museum is a treasure trove of retro design and memories.
The museum starts from the 1800s all the way up to the present date. If you enjoy looking at old artefacts and seeing the progression of brand names and labels you will love this!
LONDON BY BOAT
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Really enjoyed my Sunday wandering around the beautiful National Maritime Museum with Mother & Father Bean.
So much to look at and so much sexy type going on too!! I couldn’t resist a total typographic geek out.
FUTURE CINEMA PRESENTS - ‘WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?’
Dresses on, lipstick applied and victory rolls in - Saturday night saw Toons run riot on the streets of East London.
Future Cinema’s live immersive cinema experience brought to life the world of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’. The deco interior of the Troxy Theatre was transformed into the Ink and Paint Club, where the criminal demi-monde of Toontown caused havoc and a certain Miss Jessica Rabbit made the punters swoon with her huskily sensual jazz vocals.
A fantastic evening filled with surprises, rabbits, jazz, dancing and cocktails. What more could a doll want!