Friday 10 December 2010

The art of snow sculpture

Snow sculpture
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What with all this snow around the UK we thought we would showcase some excellent examples of snow sculpture that we found on flickr.

National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010

The National Geographic has been world largest non-profitable scientific organisation that inspired millions of people to pay closer attention to their environment. It has been serving and bringing awareness about natural photographs. Last month, NGM lunched a contest with the categories of “people”, “Nature”, and “Places”, which awards the winner of $10000. The award winning picture will be published in NatGeo magazine. Some truly amazing pictures here

Thursday 9 December 2010

A desolate dwelling - desktop wallpaper

FREE dark wallpaper from Bump Creative.

Click to view hi res version

Tuesday 7 December 2010

New Arjowiggins Conqueror fonts

Arjowiggins Creative Papers has partnered with Jean Francois Porchez from Typofonderie to launch five typefaces for its Conqueror range of a premium paper. The typefaces designed by Porchez include AW Conqueror Sans, AW Conqueror Didot, AW Conqueror Inline, AW Conqueror Slab and AW Conqueror Carved, and mark the rejuvenation of the Conqueror brand.

These fonts can be downloaded for free from here

Hmmm, what to have for lunch...

Source: I Love Typography

Gorillaz & Internet Explorer 9

Illustration by Araiko
Microsoft is running a competition with Gorillaz to celebrate the Beta launch of the Windows Internet Explorer 9 browser. Entrants are being invited to design a new character, known simply as “The Evangelist”.
The winning entry will be redrawn by Gorillaz’ Jamie Hewlett, and the final creation will be revealed on 6th January 2011, on The winner will be credited on the competition page and will receive a Gorillaz gift pack including a signed, framed print of Jamie Hewlett’s final design of “The Evangelist”. 

See more here

Monday 6 December 2010

The coolest toy box design! ever!

This could possibly be the coolest kids toy box ever made!
The Ogle Wooden Toy Box can be purchased from here

Just my type - book extract

Just My Type is a book of stories about fonts. Written by Simon Garfield it examines how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. It explains why we are still influenced by type choices made more than 500 years ago, and why the T in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters. It profiles the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, as well as people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook. Below is an extract from 'Just My Type'

Tuesday 23 November 2010

WORK - Bourne IFA

After impressing the MD of Bourne IFA playing football for his 6-a-side team he then had no option but to give the design of the new finance company brand identity to Bump Creative as he wanted the same outstanding professional performance.

Friday 19 November 2010

WORK - The Kilimanjaro Challenge

In February 2011 Rachel and Andy Booth will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
They approached Bump Creative asking us to create a website and a range of promotional material in order to help raise the funds.

Thursday 7 October 2010

Logo Quiz - test your brand awareness

Test your observation skills with our logo quiz.
Below are logos that you see every day, but just how well do you know your brands?

Monday 4 October 2010

Bump Creative working with Hackwood Art Festival 2011

Bump Creative are pleased to announce that we will be working with the Hackwood Art Festival 2011.

Set in the stunning surroundings of Hackwood Farm, Amanda Aldous (Festival Director) has been running the Hackwood Art Festival since 2005.  It is a unique experience for both artists and art lovers. The aim of the Festival is to bring greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art to everyone.  Bump Creative have been commissioned to design a variety of items to help aid the promotion/execution of the 2011 festival. 

You will find more information on the Hackwood Art Festival 2011 here.

Thursday 23 September 2010

Bump Creative is on Facebook

We are finally moving with the times... Bump Creative is now on Facebook!!

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Either drop us a message or join our group and we'll keep you posted of any exciting news.

Thursday 2 September 2010

writing your creative brief

A design brief is something that is vital to any design project as it will provide us with all the information needed to exceed your expectations. The design brief allows you (the client) to focus on exactly what you want to achieve before any work starts on the project. We can’t stress enough how important a good design brief is, it will ensure that you get a high quality design that meets your needs.

Tuesday 31 August 2010

design jargon explained

Just like many other industries, graphic design comes with it's own unique jargon. You will often find it used in quotes and everyday conversations with your designer. To help you become familiar with the terminology we have put together a list that defines and explains the most commonly used 'design jargon'.