March 17, 2018 - No Comments!

Popular old design magazines, are they still of some use?

I was recently having a clear out and came across a few boxes of old design magazines from 2001 - 2005.

A quick skim through copies of Creative Review, Computer Arts and Design Week will tell you a lot about the trends and big moments of past decade.

Considering how digital our world has become, and the advances each year obviously this makes all of the tutorials and content around the world wide web out of date. But we still use traditional printing techniques and these magazines are full of great tips and testing the boundaries of printing.

Popular old design magazines, are they still of some use?

Printing techniques such as the benefits of HoloPRISM® Holographic Paper. Metallized papers and holographic papers used to visually enhance the March 2002 issue of creative reviews cover.

Popular old design magazines, are they still of some use?

I've Found lots of little gem articles, including some on my favourite brands like United Colors of Benetton work on make food the issue, this reminds me of my days through University with Oliviero Toscani's being one of the designers I looked up too.

Popular old design magazines, are they still of some use?

Although design is always evolving, and not everything is relevant in these old magazines, I believe its worth looking through these past issues and I will be enjoying the next few months as I do.

 

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December 15, 2017 - No Comments!

Food Photography for Circle Cafe Bar

Circle Cafe Bar is a relaxed venue where you can eat, drink and work. My task was to create a fresh identity that could work within each area from restaurant to cocktail bar. Circle cafe bar is located in a 18th century glass covered Lowther Arcade, which is sited in the historic old courts area of Carlisle's city centre, it is the perfect place for the Circle Café Bar to evolve into what it has become today.

These are a few of the images I have taken to use as assets for the branding designs.