Graphic Designer Aaron Kitney Tells Us About His Creative Collaboration with Traditional London pub, Maddigan’s Freehouse
Aaron Kitney is a print and web designer who has recently worked on an exciting new project with traditional London pub, Maddigan’s Freehouse. Based in the multi-cultural hub of Hackney, Maddigan’s have a loyal local fanbase but wanted to modernize their establishment, thus attracting additional clientele. In order to achieve this Kitney used dramatic, gothic elements whilst still maintaining key original features such as the chalkboard famously associated with most British pubs. Maddigan’s brand identity Image courtesy of Aaron... CONTINUE READING
The Cool Hunter has described the recent unannounced disablement of their fan page as “a huge issue and potentially fatal to businesses”. As explained by The Cool Hunter, due to this loss that occurred without warning, both valuable content and 788,000 design fans have vanished. These are resources that undoubtedly take time to build up, making it a significant and problematic situation for the creative industry. The Cool Hunter was set up by Bill Tikos in 2004. A company... CONTINUE READING
On October 2nd, 2012, 20 would-be web designers took part in the first ever Design-A-Wix-A-Thon. The group of aspiring creatives gathered together at the New York City Wix Lounge and were given the task of building a Wix website in one hour. Judged by a panel of design experts, participants were offered prospective prize money of $500 for the overall winner, with additional winners to be selected from two other categories. Wix is a company that allows users to... CONTINUE READING
Coca-Cola has joined forces with design platform Blank You Very Much in order to launch an exciting competition which is exclusive to the U.S. Entrants are invited to re-invent the brand’s famous logo with the winner’s creation being incorporated into a limited edition t-shirt. In addition, prize money of $5,000 will be awarded. Although designers must adhere to some strict guidelines, this event offers Coca-Cola fans the opportunity to put their own stamp on a global name. Rules include:... CONTINUE READING
Design team AC Creative Studio have recently produced spectacular new bar menu books for Picasso Cafe, Oklahoma City. Encompassing Picasso Cafe’s motto that “great food is an art” these individually hand-painted and hand-bound creations exude vibrance. Found in the centre of Oklahoma City’s Arts district, Picasso Cafe dates back to the 1920s. Referring to their establishment as an “artist haven”, it is a place where atmosphere and aesthetics are inextricably linked. This is a notion reflected in the bar... CONTINUE READING
Our friends over at Vitamin T have created a fantastic tool designed to give users a “career boost”, by aligning LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ with their MyAquent profiles. Inspired by the growing relationship between social media sites and hiring managers, Vitamin T have utilized this connection in the form of “Social Update”. Existing MyAquent profiles consist of online portfolios that allow individuals to exhibit their work to potential employers as well as showcasing relevant skills, experience and education. Social... CONTINUE READING
Penguin have stylishly re-worked their classic books in 2012 to celebrate sixty five years in the business. The leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, Penguin have used innovative designs to enhance the aesthetic of well-loved books such as Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. In addition, readers can now access Penguin Enriched eBook Classics, reaching the series in all formats. Celebrating traditional yet contemporary, Penguin have focused on a selection of Enhanced and Amplified... CONTINUE READING
Regina Lee Blaszczyk to Lead an Event at the Smithsonian Today, Tuesday 25th September About New Book “The Color Revolution”
The relationship between color, fashion and commerce has developed significantly over the past century. In her new book “The Color Revolution”, award-winning historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk explains this, highlighting the psychology and processes involved between color and consumer culture. Published last month, “The Color Revolution” focuses on the innovation that occurred between 1850 and 1970, an era that saw the emergence of ‘color stylists’ or ‘color forecasters’. To mark her recent book release, Blaszczyk is to lead a conversation... CONTINUE READING
Christopher Bonanos, a senior editor of New York magazine, has written a book to be released on September 29th 2012, charting the dramatic tale of the Polaroid camera. “Instant: The Story of Polaroid” uncovers the history behind this iconic brand, discussing everything from its rise in popularity and pop-culture status to its later decline into bankruptcy. Created by Edwin Land in 1937, Polaroid was initially developed from a garage workshop. The company flourished and its first instant camera was... CONTINUE READING
Packaging design company Stranger & Stranger have created a commemorative Jack Daniel’s bottle to mark the 120 year anniversary of the White Rabbit Saloon, a watering-hole set up by the man himself in his hometown of Lynchburg, Tennessee. As covered by our friends over at Lovely Package, ‘this bottle celebrates the great man’s bar’. Stranger & Stranger is a packaging design and branding company that creates over 100 drinks brands globally each year, making them the perfect choice to... CONTINUE READING
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