Wednesday, 20 January 2010


giving a few new headers a go. feel free to give comments and opinions.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

melbourne's new image

i've seen melbourne's new brand image a few times now and i am still so impressed with it.

"City of Melbourne asked Landor to develop a cohesive brand strategy and new identity system.
The challenge was to reflect City of Melbourne’s cool sophistication on the world stage, capture the passion of its people, and provide the city with a unified, flexible, and future-focused image.
The new identity needed to overcome political complexities, improve the cost-effectiveness of managing the brand, and unite the disparate range of entities (including the council, City of Melbourne’s destination brand, and an ever-growing portfolio of different initiatives, programs, services, events, and activities)."

it's such a dynamic symbol, yet so simple using the letter M. i love that it has been spread around the city in such a vibrant and proud way.
welldone them.

this particular quote was taken via behance network



slow down

having just popped down to london to present a concept for l'oreal's cosmetic brand shu uemura, it feels good to take a step back to reflect on the concept and ideas which we used and relating it back to our feedback. the main train of thought for the concept was based around a 'slow movemet'...something which has developed from 'slow food' being anti the whole fast food industry...we put forward our idea of introducing a slower pace to the brand shu uemura to enable consumers to reflect on the brand story, get to grips with the product range to both increase brand loyalty for the consumers and enable them to take a moment out of their busy schedules and really enjoy the luxury products available.
it feels really reassuring having seen that the next issue magazine good is called 'the slow issue'....with illustrations in hand by mark weaver..someone who i admire and whom i have featured on my blog. slow is the way forward!

check it out

Thursday, 14 January 2010

parkour motion reel

what an absolute genius. flip book stroke animation gives a whole new feel to the illustrative work. i can see advertising agencies taking this on...

via josh spear

Sunday, 10 January 2010



ysl in black and Giambattista Valli in nude showing floucny frills for s/s 2010.
i want one.


pantone's colour of the year...
"Pantone is pleased to announce PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the Color of the Year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing."

Thursday, 7 January 2010

mind design

i really like this work done by mind design for playlab. mind design have a range of amazing creative work, and this is identity work for an interesting brand in itself...playlab is "workshop space aimed to be a creative playground for stressed adults" which seems to me to be a brilliant concept...however it seems to be more of a workshop which they would attend, already doesn't sound quite as fun!
annnyway, so i really like the way all these cards conect in an illustrative-jigsaw way. colourful and childish. also love the stamp concept. might have to encorporate this for my own personal promotion.


ahoy there sailor!

I really like that this type was inspired by sailor jerry
luis vicente hernandez


milly s/s 2010...nice name

'milly', designed by michelle smith has created an unusually dark spring/summer collection for 2010. her amazing costume jewellery collection really lifts the outfits. i am not too familiar with the designer myself but i definitely think its a pretty wearable collection. very nice.







all images from

Monday, 4 January 2010

post for 2010

this is my 100th post for my blog! so in celebration, i am going to give a selction of my favourites. all set for the new decade.

first up...

boy crushhh...elliot conway
this was a tough many to chose from. elliot conway from models 1.

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girl crushhh....scarlett johannson
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from harpars bazaar uk jan '10

tip top make up...john galliano

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chalky, eerie yet glamorous. i'm a huge fan of the make up on john galliano's models for spring summer rtw 2010. 2009 i saw a lot of fab films..with the development of 3D films well on it's way with 'UP' and 'Coraline' even 3d on DVDs. other goodies included english films, 'an education' and 'away days', furry 'where the wild things are', delicious 'julia and julie' and many more as they say.
however this post is all about 2010
some i'm looking forward to are, as i've mentioned previously on my blog- tom fords 'a single man'
of course the sex and the city sequel will be a must see.
avatar is out already and is on my to-do list.
BUT the most exciting film that we look forward to for 2010 is
tim burtons' alice in wonderland. this is going to be the real treat with an unbelievable cast of...

helena bonham carter
johnny depp
anne hathaway
alan rickman
timothy spall
stephen fry
barbara windsor

and the list goes on.
check it out on

i realised i could go on for some time here with fashion designers, photographers, magazine editorials..magazine editors, music...but i won't!

so happy new year everyone!