Directors are the architects of cinema

Paul Pop culture, Post Slider

Nice site exploring the idea that directors are the architects of cinema, with unique house designs for famous directors from Fellini to Hitchcock. Tim Burton’s house is angled and geometric, and rises up on trees to reveal a gothic fence and more underneath. David Lynch’s house uses lighting to create a surrealistic atmosphere. Stanley Kubrick’s house is a cross between a …

Students from 2014 have made it to the Best Awards final

Paul A bit of info...

Yahoo… three of our third year Unitec students from 2014 have made it to the Best Awards final. Well done to Camille, Sapphire & Angelo… so proud and happy for you. Big thanks to Kim Meek and Penny Thomson of Team PPK.   Angelo Aperocho.   Sapphire Lukupa     Camille Perrett

Response to an Inquiry for $500 Website

Paul A word or two...

I didn’t write this, but I wish I had. Good reasoning from Joel Barker @ medium.com I would love to recommend someone to you to make a site for $500, but your budget is not going to produce anything satisfying to you. I am sorry. I really believe that the small actor should be able to make use of the web and …

What F1 Cars Would Look Like if F1 Got Its Act Together

Paul Tech, Visually Cool

To envision F1’s future, a designer conjured up three concept cars. Not only are they excitingly different, they’re gorgeous. “THERE ONCE WAS a time when the racing world was ruled by savage beasts. They were captured just before the snowy season, when noble brave men had one winter to tame this creature. After months of championship battle, a handful of the …

Brand.uber.com – Taking brand guidelines to a higher level.

Paul Advertisting

“I’ve died and gone to Brand Guideline Design heaven…” Taking brand guidelines to a higher level Uber’s animated, interactive Brand Guidelines site is a great example of how to make a standard brand guide way more fun and interesting than the norm. The guide is fairly simple, but uniquely conveys the brand’s values and attributes, along with the standard artwork. …

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

Paul Film, Pop culture, Visually Cool

Wow! I so want to see the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition that is currently touring the world at the moment. The exhibition presents the complete oeuvre of the director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999). It includes large-screen projection of significant scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s films. Documentary audio and video material also illustrates the backgrounds of the film productions. Quotes from the director guide …

The Typeface That Sparked a 100-Year Mystery

Paul Typography

Originally posted Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan on Gizmodo.com No one seemed to notice him: A dark figure who often came to stand at the edge of London’s Hammersmith Bridge on nights in 1916. No one seemed to notice, either, that during his visits he was dropping something into the River Thames. Something heavy. Over the course of more than a hundred illicit …

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer.

Paul A bit of info..., Design, Product Design, Tech

WHAT’S LIFE REALLY LIKE DESIGNING FOR APPLE? AN ALUM SHARES WHAT HE LEARNED DURING HIS SEVEN YEARS IN CUPERTINO. Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s own employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design studios. So we’re left piecing together interviews, or outright speculating about how Apple does it and what …

The Typographical Art of Profanity

Paul Typography

Expletives and Art seem to make the perfect pair. A simple word can invoke an emotional response or set a specific tone, which makes it a powerful tool for designers and artists to convey their message. In this post I feature  thirty examples of profanity filled typography designs which will either entertain or offend. Either way, they’re probably not safe for work …

Capturing New Zealand’s Identity

Paul Design, Illustration

Fish and chips, flitting fantails, melting Jelly Tips; these are some of our favourite things that make up a Kiwi summer. NZ illustrator Belinda Ellis captures these well-loved Kiwi symbols and more in her latest book Iconz, which takes a look at New Zealand’s popular culture and history. Ellis’ 64 illustrations pay homage to our culture, while narration by writer Richard Wolfe fleshes out the history of each …

Rebranding the YMCA

Paul Design

Originally posted by Rachael Steven, 17 November 2014, No longer catering exclusively to the young, male, or Christian, the YMCA unsurprisingly faced problems in communicating what it stood for.ArthurSteenHorneAdamson has developed a new brand identity which aims to better reflect the breadth of the charity’s work in England – we spoke to ASHA’s Marksteen Adamson about the project… Founded 170 years …