Posted: 18 August 2011, 17:21 | In: Graphic Design

    Facebook, it’s taking over the world, organising our social lives, political campaigns and even English riots. It’s also become the de rigueur way to promote your business online.

    There’s plenty of reasons why Facebook is so popular as a marketing tool such as being able to keep in touch with your customers in real time on a platform they enjoy. So it’s no surprise that many business owners are looking for great ways to utilise it.

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    Suck UK

    17 August 2011, 16:53

    I have to share my love for Suck UK, an online gift site full of unique, quirky and unusual gifts. Some with little taste ( hand grenade Christmas baubles anyone?) others super smart ( cooking guide apron ) and plenty of retro love (with space invaders a favorite).


    Lego Transformers

    16 August 2011, 13:09

    Lego + Transformers = Joy!

    But none of the new movie daftness. Optimus Prime is a wise and regal chap, not a naff blingged up chav. Good to see massive commitment to making 80’s TV Transformers (or G1 as the ling goes) out of the king of toys (even Steiner must give is an exception from the rule?), Lego!


    3 Brothers

    15 August 2011, 12:25

    Watched most of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) the other night. I’m a bit slow on the HP front, I’ve enjoyed the films as action adventures and read the first book, if just to say ‘the book is better’ when discussing the film.


    70's Cars - the future!

    12 August 2011, 10:09

    Maybe it’s the fashion, maybe it’s the desire to reduce fuel use with aerodynamics or maybe it’s shared platforms for cost savings , but new cars do all seem to look the same.

    The relief is of course found on Flickr, and surprisingly in the style dead end of the 1970’s. Which isn’t such a dead end after all, but joyous madness going by these pictures.


    Alnwick Garden and Castle

    11 August 2011, 10:41

    A final post I think from our trip to Northumbria.

    The Alnwick Garden, first laid down in 1750 and designed by the superbly named Capability Brown has been resurrected after falling into disrepair after World War II. Now opened as a tourist attraction, the garden is full of water fountains, labyrinths, formal planting and a poison garden.


    Found Type

    10 August 2011, 08:44

    I mentioned the other week that I liked type applied directly to surfaces. Turns out Berwick-Upon-Tweed was full of it. So here are some images of type I snapped whilst I was there.



    9 August 2011, 09:02

    From justifiable protest to opportunistic greed, looting and thuggery. London August 2011. Here’s a relief from the grainy camera phone images and youtube video’s. Some photo’s and flickr sets of the rioting.


    Council Logo's but better

    8 August 2011, 11:53

    I’ll let go of this bone soon, but while I’m on council logo’s, here’s a few I like, just to pick up the mood.

    All of this does lead us to the question of does it matter if your council’s got a good logo or not? I’d rather they spend the money on something else, like emptying my bin or paying staff a bit better.


    Council Logo Tour

    5 August 2011, 12:08

    After bemoaning the quality of the new Amber Valley Logo yesterday, I took a look at neighboring council logo’s, to see what they are offering.

    So here is my tour of Derbyshire via the medium of council logo’s starting in the south…


    Amber Value

    4 August 2011, 11:27

    For fear of this turning into a travel blog, I’ll move away from Northumbrian highlights and back to a bit of design. I’ll also bring it back to something more local, and something of a disappointment.

    We live in the borough of Amber Valley. It’s a pretty place with some history (thanks to Mr Strutt and his Mills ). It was also the setting for the popular, long running but exceedingly dull ITV show Peak Practice.


    Barter Books

    3 August 2011, 11:13

    Continuing my tour of Northumberland, while it’s still fresh in my mind, is a second hand bookshop in Alnwick.

    Barter Books is a mine of second hand books from run-of-the-mill to tatty to unique and one off. Set within the now closed Alnwick train station, it’s big and very Aladdin’s cave like with old shelves crammed full of all sorts of books.


    Cragside House

    2 August 2011, 11:25

    Ok I’ll fess up, I’m a card carrying National Trust member. We’ve a number of decent places close to us that are always worth a trip to on a sunny day including Kedleston Hall Hardwick Hall and Calke Abbey.


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