Design Perspectives: Paul Rand Short Film

This is a great, simple animated introduction to the design thinking of Paul Rand, enjoy....

This animation was created by http://www.imaginaryforces.com/archive/alphabetical/415
"For his posthumous induction into The One Club's Hall of Fame for 2007, Imaginary Forces created a short film, combining original animation with a videotaped interview of Rand himself, that encapsulated his unique and timeless contribution to the design community."

A World of Miffy & Dick Bruna

"Each book first begins with a little idea"
I've been meaning to post a homage to one of my graphic design heroes, Dick Bruna, for some time - so here it is. There's so much material out there I thought I'd collate lots of links, quotations and illustrations on the man, Miffy and his other illustrative creations to give a fuller picture of him and his work...enjoy!!

New visual language for BBC's digital services | Work in progress

 

This work in progress article is a really good insight into the thinking behind the redesign of the BBC's digital services. I particularly like the detail into the inspiration for the grid system from vintage Penguin book cover grids, the idea of an interwoven vertical and horizontal grid system to weave the eye around the content, the more dramatic use of typography focusing on signposting and articulation and insight into their use of 4 new carousel systems. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/02/a_new_global_visual_language_f...