Posts tagged #Books

"Top To Bottom" – A Lesson To Advertising, Publising & Messaging

This brilliant piece of storytelling has started to circle the internet in the past few weeks. It's telling story is something that we as designers, storytellers, writers and advertisers alike must pay sincere attention to. As my daughter (about 2 and half at the time of this post) grows I'm terrified of how culture, technology and messaging will be delivered. In an age were iPhones are baby sitters and truly engaging interactivity is to be expected we must take the time to make sure we get it right. Please take the time to watch the whole video.

Bravo Penguin Publishing Group, may we all hear your words.

Posted on March 17, 2010 and filed under Advertising, Design, Soapbox.

Think it's child's play?

I've been thinking of writing a children's book series for some time now. I've spent a growing amount of time in the children's area not simply for my 20-month old daughter, but also for research. I've come to find out that there's more talent not simply in storytelling but in design and theory than I'd ever anticipated. If you want to see some great work here are some initial suggestions that I bet you'd enjoy just as much as your kids:

The New School:
Skippyjon Jones
Walter The Farting Dog
It's Not A Stick/Box
Zen Shorts

And The Classics:
Where The Wild Things Are (those that know me, know that this is an extremely important book to me)
Where The Sidewalk Ends

Posted on May 26, 2009 and filed under Design.