Just a quick question, was your train delayed today? Well obviously we all know the answer to that question, it’s not a secret it’s hard being a commuter, it’s also got to be said that it is very hard to run those trains in the first place. With the joy that is the protracted winter we are having there does appear to be a minuscule break in the snow hinting of the summer yet to come.
After having a gander at the Creative Review blog I came across the lovely work of Kate Hyde a print and digital designer with a lovely illustrative style. Her “A-Z of London Street Food” caught my eye, which hit on some of the cooler food spots in London destined to “pop up” before your vary eye’s and leave you playing a constant game of hide & seek whilst tweeting your instagram ware’s, I thought it worth looking at the rest of her work.
There is nothing better than going into a restaurant and not only finding that it serves up great food but also takes pride in it’s brand. It’s defiantly an aspect I look at when making a booking, it doesn’t just need to be cool but it does need to put across the restaurants philosophy. Whether that be the simple yet striking red and black palette used by Smiths of Smithfield to compliment it’s industrious interior setting. The type as image creation for the Hawksmoor at Home cookbook which also has some amazing photography along with tasty recipes.
Microsoft is soon to release Windows 8, not very exciting I know. However the new identity for Windows 8 logo designed by Pentagram partner Paula Scher has just recently been released into the public domain and its causing quite a stir in the design world. A snippet from the Microsoft blog about the new logo is below.
Just a quick blog tonight, but I wanted to talk about an argument that I've seen doing the rounds fairly often. It goes something like "should designers learn to code? And should developers learn to design?" I'm going to touch on the first part, and in my opinion? Yes, but not to the extents that some suggest. Let's face it, we're not all going to become developers overnight.