Monday, 15 November 2010

Oh when such clever advertising exists, you can't help but to smile:

Steaming Coffee Manhole Cover

Oh, this is the work of genius. Why waste the precious steam coming from the manhole covers when you can make a perfect coffee ad out of it.
-- Coloribus 

"Benjamin Moore Paints" Billboard

If you work with Pantone, you'll appreciate these billboards for Benjamin Moore Paints

Mirrors as Billboards

A billboard for HSBC uses mirror to put viewers in the driver's seat. There's one more for Playboy on Coloribus where this billboard came from.  

Government Ads on Traffic Light Buttons

Don't know if they are real, but Adpunch says these are "government sponsored guerrilla advertising campaign undertaken in London to garner public support on government policies in the U.K." Would love it if they were real. 

Transit Ad for IWC Watches

Ah, how nice. Try these watches on for size while riding subway to work (or, more likely, a shuttle to your executive jet). Here's a similar idea done in print.
-- frederik samuel 

There are so many hours I could spend posting these, so I hasten you to peruse this site:

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister has to be one of my favourite graphic designers, his work is really expressive and quirky.

Recently I did a presentation on Using Semiotics in Graphic Design for uni, and came across a really interesting and funny podcast of a speech where Sagmeister talks about happiness in design.

Here he makes a great point on a theory on abstraction while talking about an Yves Klein Blue field painting all in the context of design that's made him happy. His observation is that, 'if you abstract an image you merely open as much room for the unrepresentable, and therefore are able to involve the viewer more'. 

Less information brings more involvement and engagement.

He also  talked about other artists and work that really made him smile & happy and one of them was a New York graphic designer named True.

True with his art work based on signage was the main artist i focused the presentation on, wish I could have seen them displayed it's some great guerrilla art. :)


Sunday, 14 November 2010


Shepards Bush Empire #Londonlove

So I traveled down to London last Friday (5th) to visit my surrey living sister and to go see Rodrigo Y Gabriela (Mexican Guitar duo) in concert in Shepherds Bush.
Got there about 4ish for some 'lunch' ha - found this huge mall called the Westfield... Well it was pretty hard to miss. Didn't go shopping but did find this Mexican Restaurant: Wahaca (Tomasina Meir's restaurant - Masterchef) its had such a vibe; hot hot food and tasty tasty Tequila!

The gig itself was electric - I had seen the duo before in Bristol, but it was my sisters first time in seeing them and it just blew us away. The gig was really intimate and the crowd just made it - going to post some amazingly crap photos, but definitely give RodYGab a chance and have a listen to their music.

oo and I got myself a t-shirt :)


So I wanted to start a blog, but I'm not a big fan of most of the templates and blogging sites out there... I'm so picky.
So i decided to build a website and christened it 'Picturetheory'  -  (the one theory I have seemed to have memorised from school time philosophy) - with all the intention of at least updating it every month... ha. it still lays bare now :' )

So that wasn't my best idea... I've always thought you had to be a diary writing type of person to keep up a blog - which I am most definitely not, however I am going to break from my personal mold and instead start where all great 'bloggists' start - on Blogger.

:Here I Go... Don't Hold Your Breath.... And Watch This Space: