Alongside her roles as a media director, events planner, editor-in-chief and all-round artist advocate, Lori Zimmer is the first of our guest curators for Paper View, our 2015 content series in partnership with SCOPE. We snatched some time in her busy schedule to discover more about her passions for paper and pulverized refrigerators, and how on earth she manages to stay sane with so much going on.
Paper. Where would we be without it? No fridge doors drowning in kids’ crayon masterpieces. No office doodles for psychologists to have a field day with. No sickly love notes exchanged between teenage crushes before hearts are so cruelly broken (we’re not bitter, honest).
Design isn’t just about making things look nice. Truly great design solves problems, communicates messages and, in many instances, changes the way people think, act and live their lives. For General Assembly’s Laura Hasting (whose claim to fame is interior-designing Kevin Spacey’s house, no less) there’s one designer whose simple creations are as important today as they were when they left her drawing board over forty years ago. Here she tells us more about her design hero, Margaret Calvert.
Picture this. You’re cruising at 60mph up the M1, breeze in your hair, Elton on max, destination: holiday. Three hours and several rounds of Rocket Man later, you arrive. The evening is warm and there’s a …Continue reading this article…
Who said fashion is serious business? London-based designer Hannah Weiland’s brand Shrimps brings fun to fashion with her collection of bold and beautiful faux fur coats and accessories. Since launching her label in 2013, her faux-tastic line has been very popular on the FROW (you know, the front row dahlings) and beyond. Well beyond. It’s no wonder really – her playful and quirky coats would give an instant mood lift to any dreary winter’s day.
Tiger Lily. Chilli Pepper. Fuchsia Rose. No, these aren’t the latest celebrity baby names (OK, some might be) – they’re actually all previous Pantone Colors of the Year.
Your brand identity is the outward visual appearance of your business. So whilst a thorough brand refresh (rethinking your tagline, your target audience, maybe even your core values) is likely to involve a good deal of structural change, updating your identity is more cosmetic. We caught up with Adam Goldberg and Monika Kehrer, Co-Founders of branding agency TRÜF, to find out what it takes to do just this.
We love speaking to experts in the MOO community and recently caught up with Brendan Stephens, the Creative Director at Zipcar, the world’s largest car sharing and car club service. He isn’t just any creative director – his work has been recognised by The Webby Awards, The Ad Club’s Hatch Awards and the Society of Publication Designers, to name just a few. Plus, his team is the genius behind Zipcar’s “I’d Tap That” campaign. We’re impressed.
Want a taste from Tokyo, a slice from New York, a morsel from London and a bite from Texas? We’re not talking about sampling foods but of savouring some amazing artistic work from Art Basel with our #CreativitySquared collection for SCOPE Miami Beach in December. We collaborated with some extraordinary creative talents so get your suitcase packed, we’re on a global visual adventure!
Thanks to one-man creative whirlwind James Victore, our Luxe Project saw out 2014 with one hell of a bang. James’ type-tastic shots of eccentricity (a collection entitled ‘Your Work is a Gift’) were a big hit at MOO HQ – and now you can grab your own bunch of bright ‘n’ bold Luxe Business Cards, MiniCards or Notecards too. You’ll be doing your bit for charity at the same time, yay! So, we know he’s an artist and author with world domination on his ‘to do’ list, but what don’t we know? We caught up with the self-confessed ‘firestarter’ to discover more about the man behind that awesome moustache.
It’s going to be hard to beat 2014! We attended a great number of events throughout Europe and got to mingle with some fabulous folks. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite events featuring MOO products used in the most creative ways that you can continue to roll out into 2015. Let’s keep this party rollin’.
Sebastian, our resident crustacean, wants to remind you of that lovely saying “sharing is caring”. He is calling you out on your shellfishness and wants you to share your #MOOcards for all to see.
Any routine can go from standard to stale pretty quickly, especially your habitual patterns at work. We’ve refreshed some of the most common daily routines so you can work that much smarter. You can thank us later!
Do you ever fall asleep with great ideas and thoughts floating around in your head only to have forgotten it all in the morning? Instead of wishing for dreamtime post-it notes (awesome idea, huh?) your next great idea could be captured by creating a vision board.
Claire Holgate is a graphic recorder and illustrator who specialises in creating visual drawings from meetings, conferences and business brainstorms. We spoke to Claire to find out how we can create a vision board to put all your plans into action.
Hello Claire! What is a vision board and why is it important?
Hi! A vision board is a collage of drawings, words and pictures that help to illustrate …Continue reading this article…
What do a former monk, an Ivy League psychologist and a media mogul have in common? They’ve all managed a stint on the TED stage without notes, embarrassing silences or even tripping over their own feet – no mean, er, feat.
Clue: it’s you guys! In the few weeks since we launched our touch-tastic Letterpress Business Cards, we’ve loved seeing how great they look with your images. You’ve really brought them to life.
In fact, you’ve done such a great job that we felt it was only fair to share a few of our favourites. Once you’ve checked out these beauties you might even be inspired to create some more!
We’re happy to report very little incidence of heat stroke, sunburn or celebrity overdose from the MOO Crew who spent a week in Miami during Art Basel. The contemporary art schmoozefest that is SCOPE Miami Beach was the perfect place to showcase the finale of our #CreativitySquared competition, which was a global call to action to create art that fit a square space. We wanted people to think inside the box, if you will.
From thousands of entries we chose one winner, the lovely Colleen McCulla, whose submission was displayed alongside the work of nine other very talented and established artists in our …Continue reading this article…
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