• A very British response to the London Riots

    Posted August 26, 2011 By in Vivid Blog With | 3 Comments A very British response to the London Riots

    Even amongst the anarchy of the London Riots and with the threat of extreme vandalism surrounding the community, this retailer has used intelligence and humour to communicate that they are still open for business today. We applaud them. 

    Snappy Snaps, Chiswick, London Riots


  • If Pantone were a building…

    Posted By in Vivid Blog With | No Comments If Pantone were a building…

    … it might look something like this!

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    Photography and props by Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbens.

  • No animals were harmed in the production of this blog post!

    Posted By in Vivid Blog With | No Comments No animals were harmed in the production of this blog post!

    An interesting approach from Lifebuoy; a brand of soap containing phenol, originally marketed by Lever Brothers in England, since 1895. Below are images from their recent advertising campaign – encouraging you to wash and consider what you have been touching.

    Slice of toast coming up….

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  • Artwork from waste

    Posted By in Vivid Blog With | No Comments Artwork from waste

    Illustrator Kyle Bean has created an unusual series of portraits by setting down his pencil and instead using his pencil shavings to create images. Collecting the discarded remnants of a coloured pencil, Bean skillfully arranges the debris to reflect variations of tone, and even specific facial details, in these amazing and very life-like portraits.

    Created for Wallpaper’s ‘Handmade issue’, these fun portraits are depictions of the contributors to the edition, and portray their subtle impressions with just a few precisely placed layers of pencil shavings. Each textured portrait is formed using a different pencil crayon, where amazingly one single color creates an effect with significant depth.

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  • Siete Pecados – Packaging

    Posted August 12, 2011 By in Vivid Blog With | No Comments Siete Pecados – Packaging

    “A Series of wines inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins. The design of the bottles reflect each one of the sins visually. Fall into temptation.”

    Designed by Sidecar | Country: Spain








  • Writing without words

    Posted August 2, 2011 By in Vivid Blog With | No Comments Writing without words

    Stefanie Posavec’s maps capture something above and beyond that of the others. Rather than mapping physical geography, her maps capture regularities and patterns within a literary space. The pieces featured in On the Map focused on Kerouac’s On the Road. The maps visually represent the rhythm and structure of Kerouac’s literary space, creating works that are not only gorgeous from the point of view of graphic design, but also exhibit scientific rigor and precision in their formulation: meticulous scouring the surface of the text, highlighting and noting sentence length, prosody and themes, Posavec’s approach to the text is not unlike that of a surveyor. And similarly, the act is near reverential in its approach and the results are stunning graphical displays of the nature of the subject.