23 November 2011

Fighting the backlash – what went wrong for Moleskine?

I found the recent backlash against Moleskine’s logo design competition really interesting. In case you missed it, along with “designboom”, Moleskine created a competition for aspiring designers to create the logo for their blog “Moleskinerie”. A shortlist of 100 designs will be chosen by a jury and published, with the final winner announced in December, receiving €5,000 and seeing their …

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15 September 2010

Meet the new Twitter – same service, whole new style

Unless you got a particularly long lie-in this morning, you’ll no doubt have seen the buzz currently going around about the brand new Twitter interface – announced last night by the Twitter team. Launched with a very jazzy-looking (but ultimately fairly un-revolutionary) video and an explantory page at http://twitter.com/newtwitter, the new interface has gone a long way to answering Twitter’s …

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1 March 2010

The wonderous (and sometimes forgotten) world of white space

For this post the examples are focussed on web design however the points remain true with many other forms of design. For those unfamiliar with the term white space, here is what Wikipedia have to say about it: “White space or whitespace refers to the blank (white) area between written characters or graphic regions.” – Wikipedia This is a fundamental aspect …

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24 November 2009

Inspiration – How do you get yours?

Whenever a great idea for design pops into your head, the chances are you’ve been inspired by something you have seen or heard. This is how design trends are formed – an imitation with a twist, taking the best elements of design A, a dash of design B and adding in your own creative mix. What gives us inspiration? This …

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