Command Control Space

When you get on a bit, and further away from a University degree course, design seems to be more and more about deadlines and ‘process’ rather than free-spirited creativity. This is particularly true if you’ve settled in to a straightforward corporate design world of ‘no alarms and no suprises’… But this post is about keeping that starry eyed designer from years ago a little bit ‘satisfied’.

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The Myth of Photoshop

As designers, we probably spend an awful lot of time trying to explain what is and isn’t possible in this or that given timeframe. It’s an occupational hazard – and a by-product of the speed and response times enabled by this brave new-ish digital age. BUT there’s one huge wave of misconception that throws grit in the gears of the freelance and small studio design ecosystems…

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Blurring the logo

…or how to get a headache in advertising. One thing is bugging me when watching a large percentage of TV. It’s something that’s come from America and is something that we now pretty much accept without thinking. It’s this… Sponsorship, image rights and advertising deals are leading to the near constant BLURRING of logos and products on TV …and it makes my head hurt!

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The new site…

Big changes are a-foot for aTantalus and GAS Designs! In an effort to modernize and bring together several different sites for ‘the day job’, I’m making aTantalus.com the starting point for all the different design services that I’ve provided over the years…

…and we’ve set up GAS Designs as the actual design studio.

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