Alfons Mucha exhibition – celebrity endorsement

Posted on Jun 30, 2013
Alfons Mucha exhibition – celebrity endorsement

Something I didn’t know… On a recent trip to the Alfons Mucha exhibition in Prague, I learnt that Mucha was one of the first artists to use celebrities for product endorsements in advertising. Capitalizing on the notoriety of his  distinctive Art Nouveau style, Mucha enrolled Sarah Bernhardt; a famous actress at the time to sit […]

Definitely. Maybe. My stuff. Clever clothes shop hanging system.

Posted on Jun 24, 2013

On a recent shopping trip, I noticed a very clever hanging system in the changing rooms. There were 3 hooks, where the shopper could categories their items into “definitely”, “maybe”, “my stuff”. There was no hook for “no”. But I guess that wouldn’t fit with the goal of selling you more clothes. Why’s it clever? […]

Youtube advertisers, you’ve got 5 seconds of my time. Make better use of it.

Posted on Jun 24, 2013

I listen to a lot of music on Youtube, and it seems like I am forced to listen to an advert every second song. Irritating as it is, very very occasionally, it will be something I’m interested in. Fortunately, Youtube allow you to skip the advert after 5 seconds. However, very few advertisers are using […]

Cookie message in emails.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013

Today for the first time, I saw a cookie message in an email. They’ve been around on the web for a while, and maybe they’ve been in emails before but I hadn’t notices them, but I received an email from Barclays today that prominently displayed it. “If you enable images or click on a link, […]

Camberwell degree show 2013

Posted on Jun 19, 2013

Below are some of my favourite pieces from the 2013 Camberwell College of Art degree show 2013. Rene Ramirez Visit Rene Ramirez’s site Chenxi Wan Helli Bray Michael G Maris Tendai Msimang Amber Anderson

Inspiration – week 25

Posted on Jun 17, 2013

Jimmy eat world cover art Tube poster art Beautifully executed posters on the tube.

Email newsletters design bad practice – Asda

Posted on Jun 11, 2013

I received an email today from Asda, and it contained just one large image.   Although this might look find on a desktop computer, with stable internet connection, for someone on the move this is a real barrier to consuming the information. If the email contained text then the user would be able to consume […]

Inspiration – week 24

Posted on Jun 10, 2013

Minted.com Minted is a global community of independent graphic designers and an online store that prints and sells the best of their designs in the form of paper goods. Minted holds bi-weekly design challenges that are open to artists and designers. More than 2,000 independent artists participate in the challenges. Visitors to the website vote […]

Validating responses

Posted on Jun 10, 2013

Much is said about the importance of the recoverability of errors online, and how frustrating it is for the user if they are not able to simply backtrack a step or two without losing all their data. However little is done on too many sites to make an error recovery as painfree as possible for […]

Art Car boot fair – Brick Lane

Posted on Jun 9, 2013

I acquired myself a nice bit of art from the art carboot fair on brick lane, a once a year project where famous artists are invited to sell limited-edition pieces for prices between £5-500. There was even a boot selling Gavin Turk pieces at £100 a pop of “van air” captured in red balloons. Well […]