Posted: 1 July 2011, 16:46 | In: Technology
It’s a question that’s been asked for a good few years now, with the increasing accessibility and availability of technological solutions to consume media that traditionally would be provided by newspapers, magazines and books, how long does print have to live?
Over the last couple of weeks a number of news stories have moved the debate on a step, including the latest edition being the final one in print for industry magazine Design Week. Almost 25 years after it’s first edition the publication is going web only. There is naturally a lot of talk on the web about what it means for the UK design industry, of which DW has been a large part of for quarter of a decade.
28 June 2011, 15:49
Belper doesn’t often get the opportunity to see any architecture action, it’s got plenty of fine industrial age buildings, the iconic North and East Mills and numerous 70’s, 80’s and 90’s facsimile housing estates.
So a new design for the Swiss Tea Rooms in the river gardens is quite a story.
27 June 2011, 16:52
We chose the summers hottest day to visit Crich Tramway Village on Sunday. Much excitement from Ella about travelling on the trams (and a bit from me too). As an added bonus they had a 1950’s special on so alongside the trams were some classic British and American cars and bikes, plus lots of music.
24 June 2011, 17:25
“Create a logo for a World Heritage site which is spread across a number of locations and towns. It needs to represent industrial heritage, and architectural firsts whilst remaining relevant to 21 Century visitors.”
It’s a tricky brief there is no doubt, but that’s what you employ a designer for.
23 June 2011, 15:17
I’m a sucker for writing applied directly to walls, painted or transferred or whatever, I’ll almost always take a snap of it, perhaps I’ll put a collection together at some point.
Now there’s almost always the opportunity to see some writing on walls in art galleries. The exhibition at the Quad didn’t disappoint with plenty of transferred writing applied to the green walls, and it looked pretty great to my eye, most, most satisfying.
22 June 2011, 17:43
I was in Derby this morning and to make things equal with my trip to Nottingham last week, I visited QUAD (Derby’s contemporary arts venue, cinema and bar). You know the one, it’s all pointy angles and curiously wonky pillars, by the Assembly Rooms.
21 June 2011, 10:47
East Midlands School of Motoring,(EMSOM) a well established Derby driving school.
Owner Dave and colleague Geoff were looking for a presence on the web to direct potential students to but also a modern looking first impression for internet users.
The brief was small, to design a 1 page site, but the client was open to suggestion on how it would look, having no existing brand identity to work with.
20 June 2011, 12:33
Spotted this batterd van in Nottingham the other day and thought that some chap had a genius idea getting aboutthisvan.co.uk plastered over the side. The van was pretty rusty and had a fine gaffa tape fixing job above the cab.
16 June 2011, 12:28
Branding new business Milk & Honey, headed up by the multi talented Adrian Moore.
Adrian, being creative by nature wanted a strong and clear brand for his new initiative Milk & Honey. The company would encompass a number of enterprises including Music Tuition, Artist Management, Music Production, Video Editing, Session Musician and Event Organisation.
15 June 2011, 22:12
Took a detour whilst in the city to visit Nottingham Contemporary this afternoon. I’m not the worlds biggest fan of contemporary art, but I like the gallery (the lace effect on the metal work outside is excellent, and reflects the lace making history of the area). Inside has a great atmosphere (excluding the invigilators. with achingly stylish haircuts and skinny jeans).
14 June 2011, 10:00
Among the 1001 thing’s on the list of things to do when starting the business, a few have sneaked (snook?) up on me.
Exactly what tone should I set when corresponding with clients? I’m particularly thinking about in email correspondence. I’m sure I have a phone voice…
13 June 2011, 14:04
To celebrate the launch of Kieran Harrod Design and Marketing, get 25% off Graphic Design & Marketing.
As long as the project is agreed on before 5pm on the 24th if June, I’ll just knock a straight 25% off the bill for my services. It’s as simple and straighforward as that, with just a couple of terms and conditions.
9 June 2011, 17:28
Hello and a warm welcome to the blog of Kieran Harrod Design & Marketing.
You’ll notice the blog is still in ‘beta’ mode as I get to grips with the bog platform (textpattern as you asked.)
Over the coming weeks the look should evolve and get a little tidier and in line with the rest of the site.
Kieran did a terrific job with the Henmore Health branding and the solution expertly met the brief we provided. It was great to work with a professional brand designer who offered significant value for money and someone we would be happy to recommend.
Kieran understood the importance of embedding local culture in a brand that enjoys its heritage but is strong enough to venture anywhere. We are proud of Henmore Health, proud of the brand and proud to serve the people of Ashbourne where it was born. Few I think can capture this in graphic design the way Kieran has. Thank you.
Danny Smart - Henmore Health
A logo could cost anywhere from nothing to a six-figure sum and over!
You’re not here to be given a huge ballpark figure, so, along with an idea to be more succinct and direct, logo design starts from £500.
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