My mum has told me this many times, so I’ve come to accept that I was a slightly strange different child. Fact. Like the fact that I grew up on a farm means I can still recognise and name any tractor I see, but couldn’t tell if the car in front of me is a… Continue Reading +
This is a blog about design, front-end development, WordPress and other random musings by Liam Jay
I love typography but…
I’m rubbish at recognising fonts and typefaces!! Not the best thing for a graphic designer to admit, but it’s true! Sure I feel confident in choosing the correct font for every design project that I’m asked to work on, but if someone shows me a piece of typographic design and asks me what the font… Continue Reading +
UNCHARTED 2 One Year Anniversary Logo
Last week Uncharted 2 celebrated it’s first anniversary! It’s been a fantastic year for the game that has seen it pick up numerous awards throughout the entire gaming/entertainment industry. To celebrate Naughty Dog (the games creators) held a special, one-day only event. It included loads of amazing extras for the games online play modes including… Continue Reading +
Drop Cap letter “L” – 8 Faces Competition
Below is a drop cap letter “L” that I designed as an entry for a competition that was run in the first edition of the “8 faces” which is a magazine for devotees of typography . I was attempting to create it in an ornate style, in homage to the intricate marks and swirls of… Continue Reading +
Do you look like a graphic designer?
I got told that I “look like a graphic designer” recently. Now as I didn’t have a big sticker saying on me saying that my job was a graphic designer it got me thinking, do people in the design industry have some sort of template that we all fit into? I’m talking mainly about fashion… Continue Reading +
Graphic Design and Country Music
As anyone who is reading this after looking at my website should know I’m a Graphic/Web Designer (well at least that’s what the big chief at our company pays me for when I’m not mucking about on Facebook)!! What you may not know is that I recently traveled from Bristol to London to see a… Continue Reading +
Win Adobe CS5 Premium!
Over at Graphic Design Forums they are holding a damn fine competition to win a copy of the new Adobe CS5 worth £1500 along with some other awesome design related prizes!! I’ve been a member of the Design Forum for a few years now and it’s a really great place for advice and help with… Continue Reading +
No Pain, No Gain!
Recently I was on holiday with a friend in Finland (random place to go on holiday I know, but it was kinda picked out of a hat so we just went with it…and it was lovely) but I digress. On the second day of the holiday it started raining quite literally just after we left… Continue Reading +