Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Self Promotion
October 6, 2009

Jason Stewart, Creative.

Jason Stewart, Creative.


Ethay Olarschay – The Scholars
September 12, 2009

Ethay Olarschay August 23, 2009 by jaseisace Ethay Olarschay, pig latin for the scholars!… a band in the oxford area that I’ve been doing some promo for..

The Scholars Coat of Arms

The Scholars - Unicorn Detail

The Scholars - Unicorn Detail

Scholars Coat of Arms

The Scholars Coat of Arms, Lion Head Detail.

Illuminati Eye Detail

Illuminati Eye Detail

April 8, 2009


Massimo Vignelli,

Dulux Advert
March 27, 2008

I thought this advert is brilliantly composed, it speaks for itself, as does much audiovisual media.

it’s a nice witty narrative as it has a great use of pun, wordplay, double entendre, innuendo.

the advertising group is

they have been very clever within targeting housewives by using a soap opera style of scenario with a bit of juicy scandal, just what the modern mum likes as the trend goes…..

Pimp My Sky HD Box
January 8, 2008

When i was flying to Rome I decided to have a flick through the Ryanair magazine, I really like the look of the Sky HD article…

Basso & Brooke^: Bruno Basso and Christopher Brooke met in 2002 and established a label, they won the London’s Fashion Fringe 2004 Award have now entered a production and distribution agreement with the Aeffe Group, who represent the likes of Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Jean Paul Gaultier and Pollini brands

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Giles Deacon^: Recently won the award for british designer of the year, is also an illustrator and recently exibiting his work in the Roma, Roma, Roma gallery in New York




Gareth Pugh^


Jonathan Saunders^

A Concise History of Graphic Design by Richard Hollis, Also A Load Of Bull: an englishman’s adventures in spain by Tim Parfitt – Condé Nast
October 31, 2007

A concise history of graphic design



Russian born Mehemed Fehmy Agha directed the use of the first full-colour photo vogue used was in 1932, a trend which has been religously adherd to ever since.


Agha who was a Conde Nast art director in the 1930s who pioneered magazine design, making series of double page spreads apposed to a sequence of individual pages

Agha left Conde Nast Publications in 1943, after Nast died in 1942, and became a successful freelance consultant.

when looking at magazine design, this book gave me some inspiration for my magazine’s genre: indulgence, also giving insight to the rock ‘n’ roll juggling act of the editorial director and has enhanced my outlook on design, I think we all have something to learn from the Madrileños


October 9, 2007

Today I decided to make a rendition of a Vogue issued in June as to get a feel for the designing of a magazine [ thats me in the tucks, kinda of a bad resolution, you get the idea ]


The serif typeface used in the sub-headings is ITC American Typewriter,

Designer: Joel Kaden / Tony Stan, 1974

ITC American Typewriter™ Light belongs to the ITC American Typewriter™ Font Family which is part of the ITC Collection.

ITC American Typewriter font was designed by Joel Kaden and Tony Stan. It is an ode to the invention that shaped reading habits and the idea of legibility, the typewriter. A compromise between the rigidity of its ancestor and the expectations of the digital age, ITC American Typewriter font retains the typical typewriter alphabet forms, lending the font a hint of nostalgia

I think the VOGUE logotype uses a typeface known as Didot ( by Adrian Frutiger of Linotype ) as the foot on the vogue ‘G’ is very distinct, however the x-height seems slightly more exagerated in a quick glance of visual comparison

VOGUE Male 2

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Magazines that I like
October 8, 2007

Lucire | August 05

lucire aug 05 - Nordic

Lucire | November 05

lucire nov05

Lucire | June o6

lucire june 06

GQ | June 2005

GQ june05

GQ | October 2005

gq oct05

Pig | Issue 33

pig issue 33

Pig | Issue 36

pig 36

Pig | Issue 50

pig 50

W | November 2005

w nov05

W | October 2006

w oct06

Novum | September 2004

novum 07-04

Novum | March 2004
novum 03-04

Delicious | December 2006


Barcodes – form follows function
October 7, 2007

On the consideration of designing a frontpage for a magazine you need to accomodate a barcode, i’m thinking the reason why it cannot be put on the back page is because A: it’s less obvious to find for scanning ( which seems pathetic ) or, B: the back page has been sold for advertising purposes and therefore a barcode may interupt with the advert, whatever the reason barcodes always appear on the frontpage and look a bit unsightly

so i’m going to try and doctor a barcode to keep it in theme with my magazine so as it is not bringing down the aesthetic impact of my frontpage..i had a look and found some reasonable examples of what has been done before, feel free to add to my findings



Barcode Man