Contents : Design

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The Collectors: an experiment in tour poster design
Design

The Collectors: an experiment in tour poster design

An experiment in fast-paced tour poster design, inspired by the Soviet avant-garde. The subject was the Japanese mod-inspired band The Collectors.

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A celebration of my Nokia 8110 “Banana Phone”
Design

A celebration of my Nokia 8110 “Banana Phone”

The Nokia 8110 mobile phone is a design classic. There’s a reason why it’s called a banana phone.

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What happened to the navigation?
Design

What happened to the navigation?

When I redesigned the navigation for this site I looked long and hard at the data. It told me one thing: no one clicked on the masthead menus.

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Macbeth and a coincidence of design
Design

Macbeth and a coincidence of design

When I designed a book cover concept for Macbeth I came to the same design conclusion as Catherine Zask. Was it coincidence or subconscious inspiration?

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The way Behance displays artwork sucks
Design

The way Behance displays artwork sucks

I tried using behance, only their poor UX turned me away. If I can’t present my work in the best possible light why bother uploading it?

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland : an abstract book cover
Design

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland : an abstract book cover

Book covers are boring again. After exploring mid-century graphic design, I started designing my own. First up: the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Don’t destroy my future
Design

Don’t destroy my future

A graphic inspired by the ongoing climate emergency and my hopes for my daughters’ futures

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How to reverse engineer a spreadsheet
Design

How to reverse engineer a spreadsheet

Every business depends on a spreadsheet created years before and no one can remember how it works. This is how you unpick it without breaking anything

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Why waste time on mobile editorial design? We all know the result…
Design

Why waste time on mobile editorial design? We all know the result…

Truth is a mobile screen is small and there’s not a lot of editorial design you can do with it. Maybe you’re better off directing your budget elsewhere?

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It’s full of plastic!
Design

It’s full of plastic!

A discarded magazine cover concept has taken on a new life as an anti-plastic pollution poster.

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Commuting in London is bad. Did you know it was this bad?
Design

Commuting in London is bad. Did you know it was this bad?

After years of making the morning commute into London, I escaped. Hundreds of thousands aren’t so lucky and still brave overcrowded trains to make their way to work.

About Ross A Hall

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