Design Gods & Heroes – Adrian Frutiger

Paul Design Gods & Heroes

Design Gods & Heroes Design Gods & Heroes is my term for either past designers (Gods), or current contemporary designers (Heroes), that I draw inspiration from. Adrian Frutiger definitely fits the title of Typographic design God. Adrian Frutiger was a Swiss typeface designer who influenced the direction of type design in the second half of the 20th century. His career …

Your website contact page – is it making friends, or making enemies?

Paul A bit of info..., Business, Post Slider, Web Design

Article written by Paul Shadbolt. When talking to clients about designing their website, I quite often get… “oh, and my site must have a contact page!”, to which I respond… “sure, what communication method do you want to use, what are the hours that it will be manned, and what is the expected time period for a reply?”. Cue silence, a …

The new iMac Pro, a mere snippet at $22,439.00

Paul A bit of info...

I have been lusting after the new iMac Pro and for ‘shits and giggles’ I customised it to it’s highest specs, which produced this Frankenstein’s Monster of a 2.3GHz 18-Core Intel Xeon W processor (with Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz), 128GB of RAM and a 4TB SSD. That’s also including the standard 5K Retina display, 5120‑by‑2880 resolution screen with a …

Memorable quotes from Stephen Hawking

Paul A word or two...

In response, and with respect to the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking this week, here are some of the more memorable pearls of wisdom from one of the world’s most famous scientists:   On the reason why the universe exists: “If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would …

Seeing the world through a surreal lens.

Paul A work of art..., Visually Cool

I love the work of Erik Johansson. Eric is a photographer and photo-composite artist (using Adobe Photoshop) known for his surrealistic compositions. I love that he uses a lot of analogue processes and content to create his images which adds to the surrealism of them. He also provides amazing behind the scenes videos showing how he creates his work… often taking many hours and hundreds of Photoshop …

Waco TV Series – Intro Sequence

Paul Motion Graphics, Post Slider

Waco is an American television miniseries based on the Waco siege in 1993. The show consists of six episodes and stars Michael Shannon as FBI negotiator Gary Noesner and Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh. The series investigates the genuine facts of the tragedy right up until and chronicling the standoff told from a variety of viewpoints of those most personally …

ANZ GAYTM: Back and shinier than ever.

Paul Advertisting, Product Design

Though occasionally attracting criticism for stereotyping, the GAYTM project has been widely praised. Brands jumping on the Pride bandwagon are a familiar sight these days but five years ago, when the ANZ bank first started supporting Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, not so much. This year’s Sydney Mardi Gras on March 3 is the first since Australia’s yes vote …

A new look for Foundation Design.

Paul A word or two..., Post Slider

Hi all, just a quick post to… ‘blow my own horn’ really. Foundation Design has been providing visual communication solutions to clients for over five years now, so the time was right to clean out the cupboards and throw a fresh lick of paint around the place. The result is a brand new shiny logo. That’s it, sitting in the frame at …

How Shake Shack Made a 70-Year-Old Font Hot Again

Paul Typography

Washington DC has its first official font. All of the city’s communications will be set into Neutra, the same typeface used by the beloved hamburger chain Shake Shack. Lots of cities have adopted official typefaces for their districts or transportation systems. Some, like Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Chattanooga, Tennessee, use custom fonts. New York City’s subway system is awash in Helvetica, and London …

6 Great Contemporary Alternatives to Helvetica

Paul Post Slider, Typography

6 Great Contemporary Alternatives to Helvetica I have gathered a collection of 6 grotesque fonts that are widely used on minimal designed websites lately. Also, they are a perfect choice if you want something else than Helvetica. All of them are very contemporary, and can be applied in a broad range of contexts and media. So here is the list: …

Minimalist Swiss design in CSS

Paul Post Slider, Visually Cool, Web Design

Swiss in CSS is an animated homage to the International Typographic Style, as well as the designers that pioneered the movement. All of the posters in the collection were created and animated with CSS by Jon Yablonski, with some JavaScript help from Jordan O’Leary. http://swissincss.com/konstruktive-grafik.html