Dowling Duncan: Kodak

Dowling Duncan have refreshed the iconic Kodak brand.

‘This project shows conceptual exploration with Kodak Design Strategy and Branding looking at the recreation of the classic ‘K’ Brand trademark. This would be used specifically on new product and service concepts in development at Kodak aimed at reinvigorating this classic American brand. While thoroughly modern, the concepts and logo would leverage the brand’s 130 year old heritage.’

Via Collate.

Build: Chris Allen

Here is a tasty new piece of work by the ever excellent Build.

An identity for producer/mixer/all round über-music talent Chris Allen. Chris commissioned Build to give him an identity and voice. A big part of the brief was to up his profile on the web, somewhere he could archive his vast catalogue of music projects. Special considerations were given to iPad/iPhone formatting, and optimisation of audio and video. Build the designed an iconic monographic marque based on sound-waves which was then applied to all communication including a simple business card.




The Lost Thing

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Last night I had the absolute pleasure of watching the wonderful, Oscar winning animated short, The Lost Thing. Combining a charmingly simple story that will be loved by children, with some of the most beautifully styled animation I have ever seen, that will be admired by grow-ups, it is well worth a watch, if you haven’t already.


A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. Realising it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but is met with indifference from everyone else, who barely notice it’s presence, each unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to their day to day lives. For reasons he does not explain, the boy empathises with the creature, and sets out to find a ‘place’ for it.

About The Film

“The Lost Thing” is a 15 minute animated short film based on the highly acclaimed picture book by multi-award winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan. A modern fable with a unique aesthetic, the story is at once idiosyncratic and universal in its appeal to all ages. The film marks the directoral debut of both Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan.