The Future Was Awesome!

I just stumbled across these gorgeous illustrations of the year 2000 as drawn in 1910, by way of Paleo-Future. The National Library of France credits these to Villemard, and though they seem laughable at first, when you think about it they’re not far off the mark if you replace the clothing, architecture and technologies with…

I’m a business card in a database driven world

I don’t have a business card. I am a graphic designer, and I’ve created hundreds of business cards for people (given, I’ve worked for two large companies…!). Our small marketing company has three people in it, but in the next few weeks it will double in size. Which of course, means I have to get…

Bad logos and great quotes

I didn’t know KFC also built homes… What were they thinking?! To cheer you up… From Adverbatims This is dedicated to all the graphic designers in the world, and anyone else who ever has to do anything fabulous on a tight budget.

The Fad of Flourishes – Naff or Not?

Honestly, it feels like flourishes are everywhere. As someone who has doodled throughout her life, during classes at high school and university and later whiling away time in meetings in “proper adult life”, I feel a little sold out. But to tell the truth I also feel a little vindicated. I remember I first started…

I’m about to betray myself…

I am a really daggy font nerd. I was browsing through a bridal accessories brochure today, and I came across the most amazing typeface. After doing a little bit of digging, it was identified as Affair, by Umbrella Type. It looks like it could have been based on Snell Roundhand, but it has much more…