BBC Asian Network Identity
This is KentLyons’ work on the ident for the BBC Asian network… a simple idea executed really well. The colours look incredible. I like it a lot.
"Combining the key elements of summer, music and British Asian culture, the campaign concept centres around vibrantly coloured powders and spices exploding to life on a pounding bass speaker.
KentLyons created the logo, bespoke typeface, photography and video – which will feature across outdoor and social media, with activity concentrated in London and Manchester.
It was important to keep the campaign fun and appeal to all ages. The logo incorporates motifs inspired by decorative floral pattern work and painterly typography from Indian street art.”
More on KentLyons website.
What is it?
"Hello Lamp Post is an experimental, city-wide platform for play”
What is it?
To talk to an object, send a text message to 0117 325 9898 with a message in the format “
Hello OBJECTTYPE #OBJECTCODE”. For example: “
Hello lamppost #325" or "
Hello post box #BS2032”, and the conversation begins.
Strike a pose
Via the dieline… “Kokeshi Match started as a product of pure creativity. In 1994, as a part of a group exhibition, Kumi Hirasaka drew faces of KOKESHI (traditional Japanese wooden dolls) on each match by hand. In 2000, Kokeshi Matches are mass produced and later expanded into various designs such as chicks, piggies, cats and cranes.” Kokeshi website here.
Make your own kids fancy dress ideas from the wonderful Wee Society
I stumbled across this blog post with 4 downloadable make your own fancy dress guides for Halloween. I’m a big fan of all things Wee Society and this is no exception. A lovely idea, well executed and totally free for parents to download and make with their little ones.
Happy Birthday to the Barcode - 40 this year
Interesting article in Design Week on the history of the barcode: http://tinyurl.com/bpn99ld
"The first barcode was invented by N.Joseph Woodland after he dropped out of engineering grad school in the late 1940s. Sitting in a deckchair in Miami beach, inspired by Morse code, which he had learned in Boy Scouts, he drew four lines in a circle in the sand. Patented in 1952 Woodland’s barcode was circular so that a checkout clerk could scan it from any direction, however, it depended on vast scanning equipment which was too expensive to be manufactured at the time. Woodland and his business partner Bernard Silver eventually sold their patent for $15 000 (£10 000 - all that they were paid for the invention), though Woodland moved to IBM and worked with George R Laurer on its UPC model, the striped barcode used today."