Poking fun at the speculative creative ‘pitch’ process

Posted in BusinessDesign by Gary on 10 Nov, 2015

If it wasn’t so poignant it would be hilarious.

Tags | #SayNoToSpec, Zulu Alpha Kilo – Spec, Free Work, Design, Spec Design Work

Design concepts for coffee house branding

Posted in BrandingDesignTypographyWork that didn't make it by Gary on 25 Jul, 2015

Coffee brand design

Now this was a lovely design project, sadly things didn’t quite go to plan.

It is great to get your teeth into a subject or sector you haven’t touched in a while. This was no exception. The brief was clear and distinct, it required a brand style that was traditional and the typography was going to be critical,...

Tags | Coffee shop, Cafe, Barista, logo design, typography, retro logo design

Stage one concept for MoveUp logo design

Posted in BrandingDesignWork that didn't make it by Gary on 23 Jul, 2015

colourful logo designs

The University of Pittsburgh approached us and asked us to design a logo for the Department of Epidemiology’s ‘Mobility, Vitality and Lifetstyle’ campaign. These designs are the original concepts which use a vibrant colour palette.

Tags | University of Pittsburgh, colourful, logo design, slab font, hand drawn font

A must see for all [young] graphic designers

Posted in Design by Gary on 17 Mar, 2015

The days before Macs was not long ago, a time when cutting and pasting was literally just that…

Tags | Graphic design, history

Client well chuffed with his railway illustration

Posted in DesignIllustrationNewsTypography by Gary on 08 Feb, 2015

Beechings Folly, The Lake District, Illustrated Sign Artwork

What helps to get me out of bed in the morning is the variety in our work. Clients, sectors and media. When I was asked if I could help with a project that required an illustrative solution that paid homage to the artist Norman Wilkinson’s railway posters I was as keen as mustard.

Tags | Keswick, The Lake District, Bed and Breakfast, Dr Beeching, Beechings Folly, Cumberland, Railway, Illustration, British Railway Posters

Font men - A celebration of a font empire

Posted in DesignTypography by Gary on 14 Mar, 2014

A behind the scenes look at the work and processes of US font designers Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones

Tags | Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, font, designers, type design

G1 takes on the mark of quality

Posted in BusinessDesignNews by Gary on 03 Sep, 2013

Design Business Association - Logo

We are now proud members of the Design Business Association. The DBA is the UK’s trade association for the design industry…

Tags | DBA, Design Business Association, dba members, trade association, design industry, design agency, designers, graphic designers

Britain’s Energy Coast - Energy Business Opportunities Conference Branding 09

Posted in BrandingDesignWork that didn't make it by Gary on 01 May, 2013

eboc branding

On a few occasions we produce work that never gets seen or just doesn’t hit the mark, for whatever reason, we’ll let you decide if they are worth showing, or not.

Tags | One that didn't make it, EBOC, eboc, britain's energy coast, Energy Business Opportunities Conference, branding, event, cluster

Champions of design 2. Global Branding.

Posted in BrandingBusinessDesignMarketing by Gary on 14 Jan, 2013

London-based agency Jones Knowles Ritchie has complied a second annual Champions of Design.

Tags | Jones Knowles Ritchie, Champions of Design 2, FastCoDesign.com, @belindalanks, branding, design, marketing

Typographer’s glossary

Posted in DesignTypography by Gary on 13 Oct, 2012

Typography, fonts, type

Source: Playtype™, a look at the anatomy of letterform. Typographer’s Glossary. @playtype

Tags | Typography, letterform, fonts, type, words, letters, characters, typefaces, Playtype™

29 Ways to stay creative

Posted in Design by Gary on 13 Oct, 2012

Source: www.creativebits.org. @creativebitsorg

Tags | Creative, Vimeo, movie, 29 ways to stay creative

Bringing colour to life

Posted in BrandingDesignMarketingTechnology by Gary on 08 Jul, 2012

The making of the Canon PIXMA campaign. A celebration of colour.

Tags | mcgarrybowen uk, Canon, Pixma, motion design, brand, art, colour, sound, ink, inkjet, Design Is Blank,

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