My Ramblings

This is a blog about design, front-end development, WordPress and other random musings by Liam Jay

I love typography but…

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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 +

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UNCHARTED 2 One Year Anniversary Logo

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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 +

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Drop Cap letter “L” – 8 Faces Competition

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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 +

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Do you look like a graphic designer?

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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 +

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Graphic Design and Country Music

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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 +

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Win Adobe CS5 Premium!

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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 +

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No Pain, No Gain!

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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 +

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iMac steampunk mod!

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Have you been playing to much Bioshock, reading to many Jules Verne novels or maybe watching anime films like Steamboy? All feature an obvious steampunk theme so you may like the iMac steampunk mod above which should cater to your fashionable hypocrisy. Old Time Computer are the makers and designers of these handcrafted oak and… Continue Reading +