Cam Trollope

Cam Trollope

We post about timesheets quite a bit around here, but here’s a slightly different take on timesheets from our friends at Floate. In his article for Dear Design Student, Ross Floate talks about the “work around the work” being the actual work. In other words, the design work that you do is only …

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If you’ve ever worked in the creative industry (and if you’re reading this blog then you probably do) get some Agency playing on your iDevice right now! It’s “a satirical …

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One for the film fans today: A really nice breakdown of shot composition in the film Drive, put together by Every Frame a Painting’s Tony Zhou. Watch some of Tony’s other …

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Tobias van Schneider, Product Design Lead at Spotify, chips in nicely with this addition to the ‘agency model is dead’ conversation.

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Maths is awesome! These Fibonacci zoetrope sculptures make beautiful life-like movements when spun under a strobe light. In their own words: These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when …

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Came across this fun post on mobile nesting dolls from Khoi Vinh’s Subtraction.com blog. They’re by illustrator, art director and maker Kyle Bean.  

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I love the detail and thought that goes into some movies. The elaborate back-stories, the time taken to research period-accurate details and get things just right. Someone once said to me …

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  Ogilvy Paris take it old school by using animated gifs for Netflix’s launch into France.

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A lovely little short film featuring Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones before the big split.

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I appreciate quality and attention to the smallest detail. I also like to see what creators in other fields are making and how they do it. Here’s four videos of …

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I watched this TED talk the other day from the designer of such famous (or infamous) typefaces as Verdana and Georgia, Matthew Carter. Well worth a watch.

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Some very funny stuff here from the folks at the quiet room: The *Santa* brandbook.

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“It’s easier to make things people want, than it is to make people want things.” Nice post from the folks over at Intercom.    

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Printed type specimen books are great, but you can’t really put the typeface through its paces. FontFont have made a great microsite for their new typeface family, ffmark.com which lets you …

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The AIGA Dallas/Fort-Worth Design: BigWeek (or for those that prefer more acronyms, AIGA: DFW D:BW) kicks off this weekend, and we’re super proud to be a gold partner. It’s a …

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It makes me smile that this sort of work still goes on. Peter Bellerby opens up his London studio to share the the little-known world of artisan globemaking.

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French artist Thomas Lamadieu creates these amazing “sky art” pictures by combining his illustrations with photographs of sky peeking through buildings.

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Need some subject specific lorem ipsum? Meet the ipsums has you covered with placeholder copy with personality. There’s Cat ipsum, Zombie ipsum and Cheese ipsum just to name a few. …

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As far as signs go, this one’s pretty cool.  

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Last week, a few of us attended a very informative evening learning from Spencer Gallagher what makes a super-profitable creative agency. Here’s a few tips we picked up on the …

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From the site: “Promoting Prosperity is a book about the art of early New Zealand advertising, before colour photography and TV changed the media landscape forever.” New Zealand has a long …

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If you’re an agency owner looking to get the inside track on how to build a £1m turnover agency, you’re invited to join The Agency Collective in London, a group of ambitious …

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Three iPhone 5's in a row

An insightful interview with Peter Belanger, the “man behind some of Apple’s most iconic product images”, on the tools and lighting he uses to get those ultra-simple Apple images we …

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This is rather lovely. londontypographica.com is mapping the typographic landscape of London. Its aim is to photographically record publicly available lettering and type throughout the capital. Developed by OPX. Very …

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Detail from the Blackpool Comedy Carpet by Gordon Young and Why Not Associates

A massive well done to all the contestants and congratulations to the winners from last nights Drum Design Awards – great to be part of it.

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Craftsman is an understatement. What a talent. The artist for the latest John Mayer album. via @Jules_Robinson

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In my day we had Cubs and Scouts. Kids today have sites like DIY. Work is shared with the DIY community and kids get patches for the Skills they earn. So …

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Super Handy: Preview all WebINK and Google Web Fonts directly inside Photoshop with Suitcase Fusion 4. via @hellografik

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We love to sponsor organisations that celebrate creativity.  And we love to help highlight the amazing work that many of our clients are doing every day. So we’re stoked to …

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MyFonts is now on Tumblr. And a nice wee inspirational resource it is too.

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Wow, some stunning brand and livery work for Fiji Airways by FutureBrand Australia (and many many others, including New Zealand’s Kris Sowersby). I think a trip to Fiji may be …

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Still from L'ECUME DES JOURS

So good: The trailer for Michel Gondry’s new film L’Écume des Jours.

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Aaaand… we’re back! Welcome to 2013 everyone. Hope you had a good break over the Christmas/New Year period. Miel from our Belgium office found this one, a ‘Taxonomy of Advertising …

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Awesome safety campaign from Melbourne Metro: Dumb ways to die!

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Some cracking winners here from this year’s Pentawards.

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Space shuttle Endeavour in the street

The last journey for the space shuttle endeavour was certainly an interesting one: through the streets of L.A!

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I’m a fan of using humor in advertising, and there’s some nice use of it here on these park benches.

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Close up of the word Amsterdam set on the window panes of a bus station roof

A lesson in not letting your builder (or Architect for that matter) typeset the words on your mega-scale bus station!

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Some beautiful work here from Nike’s brand design guru Darrin Crescenzi. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, then take a look at his poster for the Houses of …

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We’re big fans of Bill Murray here so we just had to share this video. Bill Murray wearing socks.

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What it says on the box: Offscreen is a print magazine about the human side of websites and apps. Each issue contains six interviews with the creative minds of successful …

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From the site: A first date, a new job, the birth of a child, or a tragic event. This collection is made up of moments that profoundly changed your life …

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The beautiful, quirky work of  Colombian artist, illustrator and paper sculptor Diana Beltran Herrera. Just delightful!  

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Adding to the plethora of Gotye’s Somebody that I used to Know remixes and interpretations, Gotye used youtube as his orchestra and created a remix from the various covers and parodies …

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Seen the new Air NZ logotype? It’s part of a wider overall brand refresh and realignment for New Zealand’s national carrier. Designworks engaged Kris Sowersby (he of the Darling Hotel …

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Caution, this site may cause you to spend hours and hours glued to your screen watching a lot of awesome.

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Spend any time crossing the US-Canada border near Vancouver and Seattle and you’ll come across this great piece of work from Lead Pencil Studio. Via @designtaxi. Photo by US Mission …

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Some beautiful handiwork from Erik Marinovich over at Friends of Type: Don’t worry baby. Check out Erik’s personal site  here.

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We’ve been following Christoph Niemann’s blog for some time now. He never fails to brighten up the day with his witty illustrations for The Times magazine. Case in point: You …

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