21 Dec 2013

Django Django - WOR

Loved the video when I first saw it, now I can’t stop listening to the album on Spotify!

Django Django - WOR from Jim Demuth on Vimeo.

Django Django on Spotify


21 Dec 2013

Canaro font

I recently bought the rather beautiful typeface Canaro by Rene Bieder for a bargain $50 over at

James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface
James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface
James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface
James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface
James Mattison - Graphic Designer - Canaro typeface

Conceived as an exploration of geometrical typedesigns of the early 20th century, Canaro developed into a font of that period with a modern streak. The lack of spurs provide a unique but unobtrusive appearance and support the contemporary character. In addition, the open shapes in combination with a tall x-height, create legibility in small text sizes. Typographic features like alternative lettershapes, ligatures, oldstyle numbers, arrows, fractions, special characters and many more, round up the whole family. Canaro is available in nine weights plus matching italics. Ranging from sharp and elegant thinner cuts to sporty and athletic heavy weights.

Get a copy for yourself over at


25 Apr 2012

Get Inspired

As a graphic designer, I’m constantly on the look out for new inspiration. You can see a lot of what’s inspired me on this site as well as on my Tumblr page and I’m always looking for new ideas and creative solutions. If you’re searching for inspiration here are a couple of ideas.

With this in mind, here are a few ways I find inspiration and a few tips on how to find your own inspiration.

I’ve recently gotten into the popular sharing site (and iPhone app) Pinterest in a big way. Pinterest has quickly become one of the most popular places for people to search for the things which inspire them, and to collect them all together in one place. For me, its usually ideas for my home and small garden but you can browse almost anything, all while checking your emails or playing online games at When you find something online that you want to save for later, or share with your friends, family and the wider online community you can easily add this to one of your Pinterest boards which help you categorise your thoughts and inspirations. Pinterest is a really easy and effective way of collecting and sharing your inspiration.

That’s not to say that you shouldn’t continue to be inspired by the world around you. Take a camera with you wherever you go to capture inspiring scenes on film - you never know when you might stumble across something that you want to remember. Don’t forget to be alert when flicking through magazines or relaxing with a film - these things can often prove to be great sources of inspiration too.

Lastly, don’t rush it. If you don’t immediately feel inspired, relax and give it time. You never know what might spark your creative instinct, and sometimes a little patience can be required.


13 Feb 2012

Apache by oneedo

Since looking into After Effects and 3D rendering software like Blender a bit recently I’ve come to realise what a massive achievement a video like this is.

Check out the ‘making of’ video here

Music video for the band Danger Beach on Dream Damage Records.
Directed by Ned Wenlock.
Character animation by Rodney Selby.


18 Apr 2011

Japanese Gravity Marimba Plays Bach In An Ancient Forest

This is beautiful! Watch and listen…

in a tranquil forest, a single wooden ball rolls down a stepped wooden ramp, continuously, for two minutes. At each step, it falls and strikes a wooden bar tuned to play a single note of the 10th movement of Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147, commonly known by its English title, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.

For me this is even better than Honda’s famous ‘The Cog’ advertisement

Via Make: Online