Graphic Standards: You Can’t Stop The Classics

Graphic Standards: You Can’t Stop The Classics

How the old graphic standards are making a comeback Sometimes, the greatest designs are the simplest yet most effective. This is especially true with the Design Research Unit’s graphics for British Rail in 1966. Most of their design language is still in use, though...
HSBC Plans to Redesign Its Bank Cards

HSBC Plans to Redesign Its Bank Cards

New unified design proposed for HSBC’s bank cards across its 30 countries HSBC could be onto something with their latest announcement. The multinational retail banking giant are going to redesign their bank cards. Across the thirty countries it serves, the Hong...
Typography: Stuck for Suitable Typefaces?

Typography: Stuck for Suitable Typefaces?

How to choose suitable typography for web and print based projects It takes a bit of nous to choose a different typeface to the first one you see. By default, we set our standard body text to Times New Roman, Calibri or (gulp!) Comic Sans MS. After a bit of soul...
Greenery: Pantone’s Colour for 2017

Greenery: Pantone’s Colour for 2017

“Refreshing and revitalising shade” of Greenery set to bring “restoration, revitalisation and hope” in the New Year Hasn’t 2016 been a turbulent old year? How many musicians have we lost? Not to mention the political earthquakes on both side of the Atlantic...