Blog archives: May 2016

The Cup that Colour Maps

The Cup that Colour Maps

We just got a masterclass in using colour, and the lesson came from a tea cup. Getting colour right is tough. You have to use it in the right place in the right way, with the right neighbours. You have to know your audience and your craft. When it comes to colour, you have to know when and how to play it out and when and where to keep the volume low. 

Enter POP stoneware by Sagaform. This is crockery with serious colour attitude and its...

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Posted on: 26/05/2016   Categories: Just for Fun, Announcements, Branding

Representing London

Representing London

Beck’s London tube map is rightly held up as a pinnacle of graphic design. It is a benchmark for map-making, perfectly bridging a demand for clarity with a bold and arresting aesthetic. For this reason, Beck’s map has defined part of what we think of as ‘London’ from the moment of its release onto the walls of London’s stations to the present day. 

As with all great works, once they have been assimilated into...

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Posted on: 24/05/2016   Categories: Just for Fun

Debating Data

Debating Data

There is currently an information war being played out at light speed through the cables and wireless systems that inhabit our world. It is a fight for data, or rather, a fight for data ownership and its associated uses.

Every year individuals and organisations are waking up to the potential uses of data to inform and direct research projects. Raw data is extremely powerful. We need look no further than Google and its vast range of free services...

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Posted on: 16/05/2016   Categories: Just for Fun, UX, Business

Inspiring Next Generation Coders

Inspiring Next Generation Coders

Legendary is the story of the child who spends more time playing with the box their present arrives in than the expensive and thoughtful gift inside. This familiar scene, played out in books, films and in homes at Christmas around the country is often recounted with a wry smile, a nod to the creativity and openness with which children view the world. So it is with great excitement that we await further examples of ingenuity and imagination that are likely to emerge from the BBC’s...

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Posted on: 05/05/2016   Categories: Web Design

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