An Interview with Chip Kidd

February 23, 2012By David HornGraphic Design

I’m a big fan of the work of Chip Kidd – probably best known as the book cover designer for titles such as Jurassic Park, much of Brett Easton Ellis’s work, David Sedaris … etc. etc.  Anyway, there’s a good interview with him over on Smashing Magazine. If people liked everything I did just because … Read More

Angela’s Bella Flora – work in progress

July 25, 2011By David HornGraphic Design, work

I just wanted to share with you a splash of colour and joy on this dreary (in Fermanagh) Wednesday afternoon … so I’m working on an ecommerce website for a florist in Minnesota (I sketched wireframes and the lovely, talented Marian Lansky fleshed out the design … all photography from Rolf Hagberg) and it’s just … Read More

dConstruct 2011

June 22, 2011By David HornCSS, Design, Graphic Design, Web Development

It’s a great looking event – although, for me, it seems to have moved away from the direct relevance of my day to day to a more abstract view on digital product design.  That’s okay – but maybe not for me this year – there are other demands on my conference time this year! BUT … Read More

Logo design considerations

October 21, 2010By David HornDesign, Graphic Design

A nice article on how clients should prepare for having their logo redesigned … the example used in this article – for ‘Northland OB-GYN’ is a site I’m working on with Sally who wrote this piece. Can’t wait for the Northland site to go live … it looks great, and the logo is a wonderfully … Read More

More effective, useless

November 13, 2008By David HornDesign, Graphic Design

This came via Signal vs. Noise and is an excellent example of the devil being in the details: … the ‘more effective, useless’ problem reminds me of other such mis-guided domain names as therapistfinder.com, speedofart.com and powergenitalia.com

Mail Chimp logo design

September 15, 2008By David HornDesign, Graphic Design

A nice look at John Hicks’ logo redesign for mailchimp. John is the icon / logo design genius behind such things as the Firefox logo, The Escape Committee logo (my favourite of his, I think), as well as the design work for the new usability testing software suite: Silver Back App. Check out John’s work