Monthly Archives: August 2009

Blind Faith

Blind Faith

Continuing on the theme of dystopian societies is Ben Elton’s novel, Blind Faith. The basic premise is a future where the current internet culture (as stereotyped by inarticulate American teenagers), combined with charismatic evangelism and new-age faith, has led to a society where every moment […]

The ambigrammified logo

Ambigram

Visiting a friend’s company inspired me to try and create an ambigram of their logo.  Not as nice as the logo itself, but still rather cool, I think.  

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand’s epic novel Atlas Shrugged is one I’ve wanted to read for many years (it has, to my shame, been lying on my bookshelf for at least 4 years), and I am so glad that I finally did. It is an amazingly complex, dense […]

HK 2009

Poker face

The announcement of the new HK (House Committee) in my residence reminded me of this image that I did for the (almost retired) current HK.  This is probably the best photoshopping work I’ve done, and I really like the polished, movie-poster atmosphere the photo has. […]

Periandros-van-Korinthe

Periandros van Korinthe

Periandros van Korinthe is ‘n boek wat ek al baie van gehoor het.  Dit is een van die voorgeskrewe tekste vir Afrikaans in Matriek, maar nie een wat ek toe behandel het nie (ons het Die Keiser gedoen). Gevolglik het die meerderheid van die mense […]

FireID

Display boards

  I designed some display boards for a clothing factory (Farbe) for whom I often design shirts, hoodies and so forth.  It was quite enjoyable to try and create layouts that were pleasing, true to the character of the specific client (there were three boards […]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

  This short novel, which served as the inspiration for the successful Bladerunner movie, is one I’ve heard a lot about. When I saw it on special in London, and with the prospect of a long flight home ahead of me, I finally purchased and […]

The Girl with Glass Feet

The Girl with Glass Feet

Popular wisdom would have us believe that one should never judge a book by its cover, but this jewel of a novel is, I think, a clear exception to that rule. I was immediately entranced by its beautiful cover, along with the silver on the […]

Entrepreneurship Poster

Entrepreneurship Poster

A few weeks ago I was asked to design a poster / logo for some lectures on entrepreneurship that a friend of mine was organising.  Given the context (an engineering lab with a focus on web technology and innovation), I felt it appropriate to reference […]