visual note taking

Is a picture really worth a thousand words?

As part of my Masters in Strategic Design Management we talk a lot about the importance of visual note taking. It’s true a picture is worth a thousand words and as a web designer I know this yet when in meetings or lectures I write notes as listed points. When explaining an idea for a website I more often than not use words to help a person visualise this rather than sketching out what I mean. Despite being a designer visual note taking is not a part of my daily life.

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Judging a book by its cover

This year has seen some fantastic pieces of graphic design gracing the covers of many books, here are my top 5 picks Continue reading

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Little Print Shop of Horrors returns

Fabulous news for all horror lovers, Creative Spark is back with its Little Print Shop of Horrors just in time for for Halloween. Continue reading

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The original Mad Men returns to New York

An exhibition to celebrate acclaimed illustrator McCauley ‘Mac’ Conner’s work has opened at the Museum of the City of New York. His iconic style helped to define American advertising from the late 1940s right through to the early 1960s, capturing the culture of the time in his hand painted illustrations for campaigns and magazines. Continue reading

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Festival of love shows a love of design

Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan have shown that love conquers all through the use of bold typographic, bright colours and striking graphics.

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The Temple stands proud like a peacock with its giant Martin Luther King quote, expressing the power of love to the world

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Creators of the Temple of Agape on London’s Southbank have taken inspiration from Asia with their vibrant use of colour and large hand-painted signs to create a real celebration of love.

The Primal Kitchen graphics

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The Primal kitchen have gone back to basics, caveman basics, with their new food range based of early man’s diet. To compliment this high protein food Midday have created a brand identity and packaging that reflect the style and graphics of the time. Continue reading

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Packets of Pop Art

Artist Ben Frost has created bold and bright pieces of pop art on everyday packaging from McDonald’s wrappers to scrabble boards producing and unusual piece of consumer artwork.

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The Sydney artist is known for his controversial pieces that use juxtapositions to make us think about our media obsessed world and the impact advertising has on us.

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His upcoming show on 2nd August, at the No Walls gallery in Brighton, showcases his latest work which will surely be a treat for all pop art lovers’ eyes.