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orangegodd http://www.craftyfish.com/blog Design in the real world Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:53:28 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Antique Monograms. http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/04/02/antique-monograms-2/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/04/02/antique-monograms-2/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:15:25 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1537 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
Recently been admiring a book on Antique Monograms. Seeking inspiration for a branding project and these beautiful forms bewitched me. I also quite like the  juxtaposition here. There’s definitely an Art Nouveau moving into Deco and then a bit of Bauhaus (mid-top right) thing going on. I’m actually not sure it was a ‘book’ I was ‘admiring’. I [...]]]>
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Recently been admiring a book on Antique Monograms.

Seeking inspiration for a branding project and these beautiful forms bewitched me. I also quite like the  juxtaposition here.
There’s definitely an Art Nouveau moving into Deco and then a bit of Bauhaus (mid-top right) thing going on.

I’m actually not sure it was a ‘book’ I was ‘admiring’. I think it was scavenged off the interweb. Its a notion a little less romantic!
And it’s not really Monograms either is it?  Double Letter Monograms do exist though. If that’s not an enormous oxymoron.

Again.

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Pulp. Part 2 (Non-fiction) http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/03/24/pulp-part-2-non-fiction/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/03/24/pulp-part-2-non-fiction/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:50:32 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1498 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
Been doing some branding for Paris eCigarette retailer Sunny Smoker. This is a part of the product lanch for their new brand- PULP Liquid There’s a great story behind how this job evolved. After having my interest piqued by the Company’s logo which was splashed on the window of their swanky Etienne Marcel store, I ventured inside. Searching [...]]]>
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Been doing some branding for Paris eCigarette retailer Sunny Smoker.

This is a part of the product lanch for their new brand- PULP Liquid

There’s a great story behind how this job evolved.

After having my interest piqued by the Company’s logo which was splashed on the window of their swanky Etienne Marcel store, I ventured inside. Searching for an alternative to Drum Blonde for wifelette @JulietteCream, I then became engaged in a discussion with the boss on the relative merits of ‘Lobster’ font. He was a fan. I wasn’t.

Perhaps that’s because of its ubiquity wherever you look. Perhaps because its Google Font’. Perhaps because it’s the new Serpentine Sans, ie the typeface that was the standard ‘go-to’ wacky font on PC’s. Perhaps something else. The logo that drew me in was based on Lobster. Funny that. I think I was interested to see what else they had decided to use it for.

Anyway, he offered me a job to develop a brand style for a new range of E-cig liquids.

This is something I devolped for them.
#Li

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Pulp. Part 1 (Fiction) http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/03/14/pulp-fiction/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/03/14/pulp-fiction/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:35:21 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1488 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
This looks good. An exhibition running from today until Sunday about the art of Pulp fiction/trash novels. La bande dessinée au croisement des arts. Or ‘ where comics and art intersect’ Shame its out of town and by that I mean a little way out of town. 17km East to be exact in a place called [...]]]>
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pulp_1of2_lrg1This looks good. An exhibition running from today until Sunday about the art of Pulp fiction/trash novels.
La bande dessinée au croisement des arts. Or ‘ where comics and art intersect’ Shame its out of town and by that I mean a little way out of town. 17km East to be exact in a place called La Ferme du Buisson. But it’s relatively easy to get to (Via RER ligne A)  if you are a graphic novel die-hard.
Me? I think i’ll be going to the Gaite Lyrique to watch a little film about obsessive collecting of jungle pirate radio tapes from the 90’s ;-)

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Amazing India http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/02/26/amazing-india/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/02/26/amazing-india/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:58:34 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1470 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
‘Macho Male Innerwear’. Now if that isn’t an oxymoron of the highest order I don’t know what is… A fine example of the way with words that one will find while travelling around India. A country so chock full of visual richness that it’s quite fatiguing deciding what photographs not to take! This is one from [...]]]>
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‘Macho Male Innerwear’. Now if that isn’t an oxymoron of the highest order I don’t know what is…

A fine example of the way with words that one will find while travelling around India. A country so chock full of visual richness that it’s quite fatiguing deciding what photographs not to take! This is one from a set of 177 (out of 2,600) that I just posted on Flickr. It’s a documentary of 4 weeks travelling through Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maya Pradesh.

Find them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangegodd

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Bruce Lee http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/01/31/bruce-lee/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2014/01/31/bruce-lee/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:53:05 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1447 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
Recently discovered the work of Bernard Pras while hanging out in the Mediathèque in Vincennes… like one does. He makes some nice 3D sculptures. This one is called Bruce Lee (2006) He makes use of various plastic toys of far eastern extraction; Japanes lanterns, Converse boots, Lotus flower candles, plastic dolls and a plastic bucket and [...]]]>
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bruce-lee_lrg2Recently discovered the work of Bernard Pras while hanging out in the Mediathèque in Vincennes… like one does. He makes some nice 3D sculptures. This one is called Bruce Lee (2006)

He makes use of various plastic toys of far eastern extraction; Japanes lanterns, Converse boots, Lotus flower candles, plastic dolls and a plastic bucket and spade to name but a few to produce a ’sculpture’ rich in detail. The play on perspective here is key to the effect. Each item is expertly placed to produce this 3D illusion.

He makes other ones too that are equally amazing. He has a site Bernardpras.fr but it doesn’t really do his work justice. The Jack Nicholson one from the Shining is particularly spectacular- if, unlike on his website- you view it from the correct perspective.

The show ‘Oeuvres de Bernard PRAS’ is on in Vincennes Bibliothèque / Mediathèque. Check it out while you can.

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Venus in Furs http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/11/30/venus-in-furs/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/11/30/venus-in-furs/#comments Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:00:05 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1439 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
I love this poster for Roman Polanski’s most recent film- La venus a la fourrure (Venus in Furs). It’s a beautiful piece of graphic design and reminiscent of some of Saul Bass’s classic efforts- West Side Story, The Shining, The man with the golden arm etc etc. A great example of what you can do [...]]]>
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I love this poster for Roman Polanski’s most recent film- La venus a la fourrure (Venus in Furs). It’s a beautiful piece of graphic design and reminiscent of some of Saul Bass’s classic efforts- West Side Story, The Shining, The man with the golden arm etc etc. A great example of what you can do with a restricted colour palette. One immediately gets a feeling about what this film has in store without giving anything away. Watch out for a woman with stilettos. She’s gonna get kinda mad.

It’s all about female dominance with undertones of S&M. Based on the 19th century penned book by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (From whence the term Sado-machocism originates).
With content  like that and a man like Polanski at the helm you would think that the film would be great. Alas, I think the poster is the best thing about the film. (So I have heard)

venusinfurs_lrg

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Au Revoir Motion Boutique http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/09/27/au-revoir-motion-boutique/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/09/27/au-revoir-motion-boutique/#comments Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:52:11 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1429 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
Goodbye Motion Boutique. It was very nice meeting you and sharing the office for the last 3 years. I think your product Newton is amazing. Wish I was more into After Effects to take benefit of it, but its probably better if I leave that to the masters of the animation art. Bon courage pour l’avenir [...]]]>
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Goodbye Motion Boutique. It was very nice meeting you and sharing the office for the last 3 years. I think your product Newton is amazing. Wish I was more into After Effects to take benefit of it, but its probably better if I leave that to the masters of the animation art.
Bon courage pour l’avenir et bon continuation avec les numériques sur le rue celebre d’Aubervilliers. Rencontrons pour un bier ou trois bientôt? A la prochain…

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Word association http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/09/23/word-association/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/09/23/word-association/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:50:13 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1418 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
Call me anal if you like but I would have thought it not too big a deal to check what the name you have chosen to market kids’ confectionary means in other languages. I’m not advocating that everything should be focused on the English language but it’s not exactly a minority sport is it? If [...]]]>
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Call me anal if you like but I would have thought it not too big a deal to check what the name you have chosen to market kids’ confectionary means in other languages. I’m not advocating that everything should be focused on the English language but it’s not exactly a minority sport is it? If I was a french kid and i found out that my parents had been feeding me these I would have been psychologically damaged for the rest of my life! In addition- check out those E numbers: Sunset Yellow AND Tartrazine. Bouncy, over-active ADD children too. Cool.

Wordreference.com gives the translation as;

runt /rʌnt/n

  1. the smallest and weakest young animal in a litter, esp the smallest piglet in a litter
  2. derogatory an undersized or inferior person
  3. a large pigeon, originally bred for eating

I rest my case. That’s all i’m saying.runts_lrg

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Downtown Showdown http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/08/29/downtown-showdown/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/08/29/downtown-showdown/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:26:15 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1410 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
Really good to see illustration making a comeback in ads . This is a beautifully executed vector piece for the Vans Skate-off Showdown thingy in Paris this coming weekend- Aug 31st.It’s full of beautiful little details and has a beautiful colour palette. The only thing that perturbs me a tiny bit is that the [...]]]>
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skate_lrg Really good to see illustration making a comeback in ads . This is a beautifully executed vector piece for the Vans Skate-off Showdown thingy in Paris this coming weekend- Aug 31st.It’s full of beautiful little details and has a beautiful colour palette. The only thing that perturbs me a tiny bit is that the Tour d’Eiffel isn’t executed in the same style. I would have simplified it so it blended in a little better. But maybe that’s the point! “

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Op Art Loveliness http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/08/20/op-art-loveliness/ http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/2013/08/20/op-art-loveliness/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:42:51 +0000 admin http://www.craftyfish.com/blog/?p=1394 Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GA_Filter::the_content() should not be called statically in /data03/healtha6/public_html/blog/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166
Reminiscent of Bridget Reilly at her  best, these marvellous examples of Op Art ads for the new season at the Théâtre de La Ville have been popping up around the Paris Metro recently. One would have thought it impossible to miss these dazzling renditions of the oeuvre while navigating the rabbit warren of the subterranean city. [...]]]>
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theatre_lrg2Reminiscent of Bridget Reilly at her  best, these marvellous examples of Op Art ads for the new season at the Théâtre de La Ville have been popping up around the Paris Metro recently.

One would have thought it impossible to miss these dazzling renditions of the oeuvre while navigating the rabbit warren of the subterranean city. However, it seems that Parisians are in too much of  a hurry or just way too cool to admit to being intrigued by anything so frivolous.  In order to fully experience the moment one has to dawdle. No one dawdles down there… allez allez allez. Try it out. Give it a go. Ignore the strange looks you will attract. They are missing out. You are going on journey. Marvellous.

See a a pdf version of the artwork for the full effect here. Prepare to be sucked in. #Li

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