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Here you can view a book created 271 years before Pantone’s first colour guide in 1963. By an artist known only as A. Boogert and written in Dutch, this was a guide to mixing watercolours and is frankly pretty impressive.

Lovely inspiring little story.

 

a page from A. Boogert's book from 1692

a page from A. Boogert’s book from 1692

 

Example of extensive colour breakdown

Example of extensive colour breakdown

 

It is funny to think of the huge popularity of Pantone now and the sense of excitement a humble colour chart can bring. Little did A. Boogert know…

 

 

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The guys at work are all a-chatter about selling a parallax scroll into a client. Fun times for them if the client agrees.

So I’m posting a couple of my favourite examples.

The Kennedy example for the merit in its execution; the ‘Every last drop’ for its jovial fun.

My animation friend tells me ‘parallax is over’ but I am still admiring it.

 

Killing Kennedy

Killing Kennedy

Killing Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

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So an old pal of mine has launched a charity beer company. Thought it was a grand idea and wanted to share it.

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The Two Fingers Brewing Co is the only beer brand which gives all of it’s profits to Prostate Cancer UK.

I contacted the guys to ask if they would offer a few words about how/why they launched the brand and began their adventures in brewing…

“As seven guys who work in marketing, launching Two Fingers Brewing Co. and creating Aurelio is our way of using our skills and love of craft beer to support a cause that‘s really close to home, because several of our colleagues have been affected by prostate cancer – and we’ve learned that the chances of us getting it are shockingly high. “

“The stats are that 1 in 8 British men, rising to 1 in 4 black British men, will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point so it’s pretty much certain that one of us, or someone we care about, will get it.”
 
“Prostate cancer kills as many men as breast cancer does women, but support and awareness for it is tiny in comparison.  So we thought we should do something – and we were too lazy to run the marathon, so we launched a beer brand. “

“After all, since guys love beer so much, we figure it’s about time there was a beer that gave back – and drinking Aurelio makes joining the fight against the most common male cancer as easy and enjoyable as reaching for the bottle opener.” 

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All sounds great.

‘Aurelio’ their first product, pictured above, means Golden in Latin. All of their beers draw strong men’s names from different countries and cultures.

Go and buy a bottle from your local tesco! The first and only time I will advocate supermarket shopping.

http://twofingersbrewing.co/

 

Just seen a lovely piece of graphic design work I wanted to share.

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The brief was “Everything About One Thing”

“Gather a complete knowledge about one single thing and make that accessible for the public in the form of either a book, magazine or digital presence.”

Student Dominic Tunstall created a book about colour blindness, check it out here:

http://issuu.com/dtunstalldesign/docs/istd2/1?e=4448948/6206507

 

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