Submit your designs for the top banner by the 1st Feb. Email me your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org - dimensions 650x85 pixels.
The winning banner will have the top spot for a whole month and a post dedicated to them and their design work.
No brand guidelines, just has to say (in some form) That's Nice Design...
Friday, 29 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
A couple of years ago I went to watch Terminator 3 with a friend in the special effects business. We sat and watched the credits waiting for the VFX companies to see if there was anyone we knew who worked on it. As we did this everyone else was leaving, and my friend thought it was very rude people didn't wait to read who put their hearts and souls into making this film. However, as soon as the VFX credits finished and moved onto the caterers she was up like a shot and wanted to go home..! At which point I said 'come on, I want to see who did the catering!'
This point aside I think the art of the credit sequence is a pretty cool way of making people stay and read the major players, if only they could carry it on for the whole sequence of 100's of names! After watching Sherlock Holmes at the weekend it was quite heart warming to see people stay in the cinema to watch the credits, and what beautifully crafted credits they were too...
Take a look at this interview with Danny Yount of Prologue Films on the Art of the Title website - very interesting to see the other boards and the process they went through.
Smashing Magazine have a very useful artcile for all you web designers out there - the 35 most attractive online stores. A wide variety of looks and styles including whatisblik.com, where we are just about to buy a funky decal for our living room.
Friday, 22 January 2010
Ever since my good friend David Earls designed a typeface based on my handwriting I've always had a love for handwriting fonts. So when I was asked today to find a particular font (you know the scenerio - here's an image, what's that font?) I looked through all the handwriting fonts on myfonts.com and in the process made a note of my favourites. I know I know, they aren't all strictly handwriting fonts...
You can view the album here:
Thursday, 21 January 2010
I love this, very original... I'll give it 3 months before we see this on a commercial...