Nascent Ideas


I now have a tumblr page, I’m probably going to be posting a lot of the stuff I used to post on this blog on there instead and keep the blog as a process/portfolio blog.



Dune Covers Part 2
April 30, 2008, 3:18 pm
Filed under: Books, Design, ecology, Illustration, Pop Culture, Typography

Some “final” versions of the Dune covers I posted a couple of weeks ago, these form part of my degree show and were a self initiated project because I love the books so much. Click each to see a larger version.

Dune Covers
April 17, 2008, 7:40 pm
Filed under: Books, Design, ecology, Illustration, Pop Culture

Some work in progress now of some cover designs for the Dune series of books by Frank Herbert. Personally I think they get less successful as they go but opinions are welcome. Click for a bigger version.

Swiss Miss

I love finding a “new” blog, reading through the archives is as fun as reading through the back issues fo a favourite magazine. Swiss Miss is updated extremely often with really great content, I suggest you check it out! LINK

Solar Farms
August 13, 2007, 7:30 pm
Filed under: Design, ecology, Inspiration, news, Pop Culture

Just watching the news and there was talk of solar farms in Africa. I’d heard of them before and had wondered why they hadn’t been mooted as a solution to not only the world energy crisis but also Africas poverty crisis. Seems they had. Below is an excerpt from an old Guardian article (link) that discusses the technology but you can also find a selection of sites talking more about the poverty side of it.

How Am I Doing?
August 8, 2007, 1:10 pm
Filed under: Art, Books, Design, ecology, Fashion, Film, Illustration, Inspiration, Magazines, Music, Pop Culture, Toys, Video

Well, it’s been over a month of blogging now and I’m itching to know what everyone thinks of the site. Any comments are welcome!

Lego My Eggo
August 8, 2007, 12:52 pm
Filed under: Art, ecology, Inspiration, Pop Culture, Toys

In the Netherlands a 2.5 metre tall Lego man has washed up on a beach. I saw this on the news briefly yesterday and a quick search brought up a blog post about it. Click the image below to read more.