Month: August 2012

Iconic branding: Shell

For more than 100 years the word “Shell”, their Pecten emblem, and the distinctive red and yellow colours have identified the Shell brand and promoted their corporate reputation. These symbols have stood for the quality of their products and services, and represented our professionalism and values around the world. Although after a few minor changes to the logo, in essence it’s stayed the same over decades and is still one of the most recognisable logos, proven by the fact that the symbol is used on it’s own.

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Artist profile: Stuntkid

Jason Levesque, known better by the online moniker “Stuntkid”, is a self taught artist living in Norfolk, VA. His work borrows from his fascination with biology and the earth sciences. Stuntkid’s illustrations have been commissioned for use in magazines and periodicals worldwide, from playstation magazine to german latex fetish magazines.

Inspiration: Black Cloud by Carlos Amorales

BlackCloud is an installation by Mexican artist Carlos Armorales involving tens of thousands of black paper months affixed to the walls of large interior spaces. The piece was first installed at Yvon Lambert in 2007 and then in a different configuration at an old baroque church in Spain that was converted to a multi-use space called Espacio AV in 2009. Gorgeous.

App of the week: Wunderlist

This app is brilliant for organising everything in one place. Beautiful interface and customisable. Add tasks, due dates, create lists and share with others. Best of all, it’s available on for Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone as well as your web-browser. So your tasks are always synced, wherever you go. Oh yes, and it’s free!