Poor design

Reading Time: 1 minute The Stereophonics are not a band I particularly like. What I really dislike however is the art for their new release, an unholy mish-mash of Paul Smith=like candy strips and Designers Republic-type distressed typography with kerning settings developed by a blind man. Apologies for the poor quality of the picture I took it with the … Read morePoor design

Slicing the cake

Reading Time: 1 minute Why Apple makes a little money on a PC. Much electronics are based on open designs often developed by the likes of Quanta, Flextronics or one of their competitors. That laptop with Dell on the front, or a Motorola cell phone, do you honestly think that Dell or Motorola designed it? No they didn’t, many … Read moreSlicing the cake

Richard Dimbleby Lecture

Reading Time: 1 minute The annual Richard Dimbleby lecture is one my favourite BBC institutions. James Dyson, this years speaker took a leaf from Will Hutton’s The State We’re In, lamenting the distruction of the ecology that supported the manufacturing industry in the UK – such as sub contractors in metal working and coatings that helped him invent the … Read moreRichard Dimbleby Lecture

Incomplete but great

Reading Time: 1 minute In the world of product design, the design consultancies get an undue amount of space on page. A Japanese website seeks to rectify this by highlighting the designs done by anonymous inhouse engineers who also looked after the product design durning the golden age of Japanese consumer goods from the 1960s through to the mid … Read moreIncomplete but great

Good Design

Reading Time: 1 minute When I got my copy of Real Business magazine there was a cleverly designed piece of collateral that caught my eye promoting London Innovation. Based on the theme of gaining a competitive edge, the design motif boasted the top half of ‘Competitive edge’ on the edge of the paper, causing you to open it up … Read moreGood Design