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Notes from Bangkok: the enduring power of print in Asia

Having just returned from the WAN-IFRA Asian Media Awards, which took place in Bangkok at the end of May, I wanted to share a couple of thoughts. First off, the event itself was well worth the long journey and a big thank you is in order for all organisers and participants. It was tru
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Starting 2014 with a flying visit to Augsburg

On a recent trip to Europe, I took the opportunity to drop by Michael Stoll’s office at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Michael kindly showed me around his workplace, a laboratory and library of visual communications. This man’s collection of vintage graphics i
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More thoughts on a visual lingua franca – It’s not like nobody tried…

Do you read me? Up until relatively recently, words ruled public discourse in the form of writing and speech. The appearance of television and digital media changed this. In some areas, especially popular culture and news, the relationship between words and images even flipped, making
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Happy autumn, everyone: infographics events in Cleveland, India and Beirut

Things we look forward to this fall: The annual workshop held by the Society of News Design kicks off in Cleveland, United States, in just two days! Apart from the general meeting of SND officers and board members, the workshop also includes free sessions for students, an iPad design
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Fine art, motion graphics and cross media: how we did London 2012

Here we are with the finished print component of our Olympics project, fresh from the printer’s. Like last time, we made a 52-page, standard size print supplement, which came out on the opening day of the Games. But this time we added a few different elements to the mix.  Click
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And now…

… for something slightly different. Yes, it’s been a while since the last post, but, finally, the time has come. Not just for the next blog post, but for a slight change of direction: as of now, this is no longer ‘just’ a portfolio site. From now on, my team and I (aka the
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