Archive for Blast From The Past

Nov
27

Code of Conduct

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Holding-Card

The GoTo department of TfGM required some kind of handout they could give to children and teenagers using Altrincham Interchange that would hopefully discourage them from participating in anti-social behaviour. Anything resembling an official TfGM document would probably be ignored and end up on the floor so we decided to do something slightly funkier and more eye-catching.

Code-of-Conduct-Card

Nov
27

Data Protection Guidelines

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Cover

An internal communications document that was given to all employees of TfGM tasked with handling members of the public’s personal details. The document outlined how such data should be managed and protected. The aim was to produce a document that stressed the importance of protecting sensitive data while not appearing too oppressive.

GMPTE-Data-Protection

Nov
27

Commuter Bookmarks

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In 2009, I started working freelance for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) – or Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) – as it was known then. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on many diverse design briefs, including the Metrolink expansion, Better by Cycle, Cycle Hubs, Drive Safe and many more.

Over the next few days, I’ll be posting a selection of some of my design work for TfGM, starting off with some bookmarks I designed in 2009 that were handed out to commuters.

Bookmarks-1

Checklist of the top 25 books from the BBC’s ‘The Big Read’

Bookmarks-4

Railway stations on the Greater Manchester network replaced with the top 50 books from the BBC’s ‘The Big Read’ 

Bookmarks-2

Bright and vibrant bookmark aimed at young public transport users.

Mar
15

Respect the Rotring

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I was first introduced to Rotring technical drawing equipment back in 1989 when I first attended Rochdale College of Art & Design. As part of the foundation course I was enrolled on, we did a six-week crash course on Graphic Design. Bear in mind that in 1989, not many colleges/universities had embraced the Apple Mac yet. The most expensive piece of kit a design student owned in those days was a set of Rotring Isograph technical drawing pens and a tin of Spray Mount. I’m sure for today’s student, it’ a Macbook Pro.

I loved my Isograph pens. As a designer that favoured illustration and marker visuals, my .25mm was my weapon of choice. Nowadays, I favour Faber-Castell PITT pens for doodling but I’m still using my 20+ year old Rotring 500 Rollerball, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencils.

Rotring Rollerball

Rotring 0.5mm Mechanical Pencil

Rotring Leather Pen Case

And a real blast from the past – the Rotring Technical Pen cleaning tub. Fill it with nibs, water and cleaning solution and leave it over night to get those nibs clean.

 

Sep
09

Think Local

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A graphic I created for the September 2011 issue of MarketingDotCom magazine. Created using BryceIllustrator and Photoshop.

Sep
09

Small Business Superhero

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A graphic I created for the September 2011 issue of MarketingDotCom magazine. Created using Photoshop.

Sep
08

WordPress .com vs .org

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A graphic I created for the August 2011 issue of MarketingDotCom magazine. Created using Photoshop.

Sep
08

Planet Gaga

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A graphic I created for the August 2011 issue of MarketingDotCom magazine. Created using Photoshop.