We've done some new versions of my Glacier cabinets for 2013. Based roughly on some of the ealy sketch models for the range, by rotating one the doors 90 degrees to create some new configurations of the existing sideboards and a new 4 door upright cabinet.They should be available from Gillmorespace.com later this year.
Really interesting to see them talk about how the individuality of the writer comes through in the quality of the brush work and the way each individual's signature 'ticks' come through in the lettering.... Having hand painted a 'circus style' sign for my wedding recently (no quality comparisons are being made here!) I can understand the way he describes needing to build up brush handling skills and muscle memory to create lettering quickly and efficiently.
The thing I really noticed in my novice effort was how serifed fonts seem to flow naturally from the brushwork and you begin to understand somewhat how decorative flourishes, shadowing and details
have evolved from the flow of the brush and paint. Its a lesson to us all in this age of instant digital gratification - Quality takes time....long live analogue.
I may not have won and award this year (in fact I didn't enter anything) but did get a chance to be involved in a re-design of the awards trophies in my role as product design representative. Thanks to new awards sponsors HIMACS/James Latham (www.himacsuk.co.uk) I worked with one of their licenced fabricators Derek Deaneto re-imagine the IDI 'Eye' in their solid white natural acrylic stone.
Both the section awards and Grand Prix were redesigned with the IDI logo and text incorporated. The results were unanimously well received at the ceremony held at the Sugar Club last night. Much back slapping all round.
I worked with LED / National lighting Showrooms to design their new trade showrooms and training area for contract customers and distributors of their ROBUS lighting brand. Visual below created in 3D Max and photoshop and images of completed fit-out.