Time To Reflect

May 27th, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

A couple of weeks back retailer Waterstone’s unveiled their new brand identity on their website and throughout all their stores. The bookseller has changed its logo and created a new strap line – “Feel every word”, which both feature on waterstones.com.

Many people, agencies and sites were quick to jump in and critique the work, which is always to be expected in ‘new’ brand development. Having had a few weeks to absorb the move though I revisited the work with an open mind to have another look.

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Five Things 003

May 21st, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

It’s that time again ladies and gentlemen. Continue reading for an end of the week look at five interesting things that have caught my eye this week.

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The Design Vote?

May 6th, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

Which political party’s website wins the design vote?

Okay, so today’s the day. Whoever you vote for and for what ever reason, today’s the day we express our democratic right to vote. So do it.

Not wanting to detract from the importance of this occasion I wanted to take a moment to look at the design of the three main parties’ home pages to see which site – not party – would get my vote.

Complete impartiality, (and in alphabetical order), which party’s site would get your vote? Keep reading…

Ten Questions 002 – Yulia Brodskaya

May 5th, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

For the second installment of our Ten Questions series, we chatted to the Russian born paper illustrator Yulia Brodskaya. Her intricate, sculptural creations have gained the attention of clients such as Hermès, Cadbury, Orange, The Guardian and The New York Times amongst others. Instantly recognisable, her work brings together a combination of the things she loves; typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects.

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