Author Archives: Lee @ Designed By Good People

WHEN HIGH STREETS HAD PRIDE IN APPEARANCE

Once upon a time shops would look proud of themselves. Shop owners would stand outside of their shop with a look of pride on their faces. Goods would be beautifully displayed. Sign writers, sign makers and glass cutters (these were generally from the area, all had their own styles and would help give an area its own visual identity) would make the most humble of businesses beautiful.

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The Outer London Fund

As you may have guessed, we have been busy. Too busy to update our blog, finish our logo and identity and get our web site up and running. This is because we have been involved with Design for London, the GLA and the Outer London Fund. Alongside this and work for our other clients, we also became parents for the first time!
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THE POWER OF INFLUENCE

This video is from US Hypnotist John Pullum. We think it’s rather good. Have a look, do what he says. It’s fun (and it’s Friday). Continue reading

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WISE WORDS FROM A MAN NAMED ALBERT

We love Albert Einstein.

Not because he discovered some numbers and formulas, but because of how he thought and how he expressed himself. He dealt in serious subjects and yet he often expressed himself in a less than serious way. Einstein was a lovable, human, intelligent brand. We love how he thought.

Here are some wise words from a man named Albert:
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SAVE THE SHOES

Lovely Talk. It’s only a couple of minutes.
“It’s not every day that you get a change to save someones life, but you do get the chance to affect one.”

“Save the shoes.”

If this leaves you baffled, then enrich your life with the few minutes it takes to watch the video below.
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REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES, REAL ART

This is a TED talk by inspirational French Street artist JR.

We wont say too much as the actual talk is below and it’s well worth watching. It shows how art (or design, call it what you will, it’s just a name) can be engaging and bring about a change in the way things are perceived. If you need more persuasion to watch the film, look at these images. Please feel free to comment at the end.

"NOW GOD CAN SEEM ME": VINYL ROOFS (TO KEEP OUT THE RAIN!) PRINTED IN THE SLUMS OF KIBERA


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