Archive for July, 2008

Heinz Baked Beans – Why Change Perfect Graphic Design?

Friday, July 25th, 2008

I’m in shock! Heinz baked beans are having a make over – and the results are not pretty, or at all necessary!

This, as if you didn’t know, is what the Heinz baked beans can looks like.

Classic Heinz Baked Beans

and this is what is planned for its future!

New Style Heinz Baked Beans

Why oh why! 

The old branding for Heinz baked beans was so good that it became part of our national heritage – what more could a brand want? Changing it to Heinz Beanz – I just can’t believe it. And why substitute the ‘s’ of beans for a ‘z’!

I’m off to the shops to buy as many tins of beans with the old logo as I can. Then I will be able to say to future generations that I did not stand idly by as part of our design history was so thoughtlessly destroyed.

Please don’t even think about changing Lyons Golden Syrup or Marmite! 


Lasers, No Cameras

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Watch this video, if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a treat.

There are no cameras used to make this video. The action is scanned with a laser, and the collected data is used to make what you see above.

I think the result is beautiful.

I especially love the street scenes, the subtle rainbow colours as pinpoints of light on black. Watch as this creative video seeps into our visual advertising culture – it won’t take long!

Anything Else Creative

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

I’ve just created a new category called ‘Anything Else Creative’. I did this because the whole business of logo and graphic design relies on a drip feed from the rest of the arts and the world around us. In this new category I can share some of this drip feed of inspiration.

Hope you like it!

Google Favicon Update

Monday, July 14th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the contest to find a new ‘Favicon’ (the small icon in the web address bar of your browser) for Google. Well there’s no news yet of any change, but I found this image on their website of some of the ideas that they have generated.


I quite like the multi coloured big ‘G’s on the fourth line down, but I have a feeling that they may stick with what they already have. They’ve been using it for a while now, and it must be getting some subliminal brand recognition at least, and it would be a shame to squander that just for the sake of it.

Read Google’s original article here.