September 22, 2010

I watched Moon a few months ago and thought the title sequence was really nice, but I couldn’t find out who made it, so gave up looking. But I just found out after searching for something completely different! It was designed by Simon Kilroe at Molinare. There is an interview with him here where you can also watch the full opening titles.

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CD Packaging

September 9, 2010

As my dissertation avoidance continues, I thought I’d share some nice-looking CDs that have come through our letterbox recently. This first CD is for the album Treacherous by Over the Wall. It has been designed by the London studio Wallzo.

The second is a self-titled album by Keaton Henson. He also designed the cover, and there’s a lot of other good work on his website.

Wine Innovations

August 5, 2010

I like the idea of buying a glass of wine in a supermarket. Wine Innovations have created these:

so you can now drink on the street in a much classier way. The design is called ‘The Tulip’ and are available in M&S under the name Le Froglet.

(brought to my attention by Adam Anonymous!)

Kiss My Pixel

November 12, 2009

It’s not very often I notice credit sequences  but this caught my eye when I was watching all the tv screens in the gym the other day. Just thought it was nice and clever. They were designed by Kiss My Pixel and they have a portfolio which is almost as good as their name. 

Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers(still from the credit sequences on Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers.)

I still think it’s cruel to show cookery programmes in the gym though.

Twin Atlantic

October 12, 2009

front'this card is embedded with wildflower seeds. plant it under a thin layer of soil, water regularly and start your own vivarium!'

I picked up this business card-sized bit of promotion for a band’s new album at a gig recently. It was to promote the band’s new album called ‘Vivarium’ (meaning: “an enclosed environment, as a glass container, in which plants or animals are raised under conditions that approximate their natural habitat” – thanks The card tells you a code to download a free song off of the album, and lets you know the paper has seeds in, so you can grow your own ‘vivarium’ when you’re done with it. Thought it was a nice and clever idea, and not something you expect to see when you go and see a band. I can’t find who designed it though, sorry! If you do know, leave me a comment.


September 4, 2009

New eye-hurting poster by dirtykneecaps:

I don’t really like posters that have just text on them so the posters I do for Lesson N0.1 are always a bit of a challenge (they tend to include blurbs about the bands) as I try to make it quite illustrative too. The text is a bit chaotic and squashed in, but I guess it all fits into the overall style. First poster that I’ve actually hand-painted too, so I am fairly pleased with the way it’s turned out. What do you think?