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Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014
"My work has a certain discipline, a rigor, and a minimalist expression. I use a very limited choice of colors… Primarily black and red. To me, black is black and red is color. That’s it."
~Massimo Vignelli (in conversation with Debbie Millman)
To say Vignelli’s work has been an inspiration to me over the years I’ve been designing would be an understatement–here was a true master I have never failed to find inspiration in.
His love of simplicity (reflected so well in his minimalist palette) continues to fuel my own work and I can only hope to grow as confident in my own design as he was in his.
Here’s to a life that never missed the details, Massimo.Here’s to a life well designed.

Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

"My work has a certain discipline, a rigor, and a minimalist expression. I use a very limited choice of colors… Primarily black and red. To me, black is black and red is color. That’s it."

~Massimo Vignelli (in conversation with Debbie Millman)

To say Vignelli’s work has been an inspiration to me over the years I’ve been designing would be an understatement–here was a true master I have never failed to find inspiration in.

His love of simplicity (reflected so well in his minimalist palette) continues to fuel my own work and I can only hope to grow as confident in my own design as he was in his.

Here’s to a life that never missed the details, Massimo.
Here’s to a life well designed.

  • Deforest City
I posted/proposed this “new” municipal logo for my hometown of London, Ontario this morning after some recent decisions by members of council to clear some significant woodlots in favour of a new retail space…
That tweet has since garnered a lot of retweets and I figured I’d re-post the logo here in a handy formatted-for-social-media-profiles format :)
With the decision yet to be approved by full council there’s still time for citizens of the precariously named “Forest City” to ask their councillor for a more creative approach to development/job creation in our city. 
  • Deforest City
I posted/proposed this “new” municipal logo for my hometown of London, Ontario this morning after some recent decisions by members of council to clear some significant woodlots in favour of a new retail space…
That tweet has since garnered a lot of retweets and I figured I’d re-post the logo here in a handy formatted-for-social-media-profiles format :)
With the decision yet to be approved by full council there’s still time for citizens of the precariously named “Forest City” to ask their councillor for a more creative approach to development/job creation in our city. 
  • Deforest City
I posted/proposed this “new” municipal logo for my hometown of London, Ontario this morning after some recent decisions by members of council to clear some significant woodlots in favour of a new retail space…
That tweet has since garnered a lot of retweets and I figured I’d re-post the logo here in a handy formatted-for-social-media-profiles format :)
With the decision yet to be approved by full council there’s still time for citizens of the precariously named “Forest City” to ask their councillor for a more creative approach to development/job creation in our city. 

Deforest City

I posted/proposed this “new” municipal logo for my hometown of London, Ontario this morning after some recent decisions by members of council to clear some significant woodlots in favour of a new retail space…

That tweet has since garnered a lot of retweets and I figured I’d re-post the logo here in a handy formatted-for-social-media-profiles format :)

With the decision yet to be approved by full council there’s still time for citizens of the precariously named “Forest City” to ask their councillor for a more creative approach to development/job creation in our city. 

WCI Red Devils - Special Olympics Edition
Designing with tight turnarounds can be as rewarding as alternatively having all the time in the world to finesse a piece to exactly where you want it. Such was the case with the design on these shirts for a local high school’s Special Olympics Team; I had roughly an hour to churn out something that was active, iconic, and really cheap/quick to print.
In the end, I think the pressure produced a diamond and I’m looking forward to watching these shirts age and weather over time. 
Also on dribbble.

WCI Red Devils - Special Olympics Edition

Designing with tight turnarounds can be as rewarding as alternatively having all the time in the world to finesse a piece to exactly where you want it. Such was the case with the design on these shirts for a local high school’s Special Olympics Team; I had roughly an hour to churn out something that was active, iconic, and really cheap/quick to print.

In the end, I think the pressure produced a diamond and I’m looking forward to watching these shirts age and weather over time. 

Also on dribbble.

Explode Code Logo (in progress)
Working on some identity pieces for a local series of mini-conferences aimed at gathering local developers to show-off their code and learn from each other.
Would love some feedback on which direction(s) resonates the most with you if you’ve got a second or two (via twitter @jameskingsley or email jamesWDkingsley / gmail / com)!

Explode Code Logo (in progress)

Working on some identity pieces for a local series of mini-conferences aimed at gathering local developers to show-off their code and learn from each other.

Would love some feedback on which direction(s) resonates the most with you if you’ve got a second or two (via twitter @jameskingsley or email jamesWDkingsley / gmail / com)!

  • Radio Canada from Science and Sons
You gotta love this beautifully simple concept design from Toronto-based Science and Sons that features a radio with two presets only - one for CBC Radio1, the other for CBC Radio 2. 
This would be all the radio we need in our household. And if they made a version for the car too we’d be totally set.
Here’s hoping the design sees some manufacturing in the near future eh?
And by the way: here’s a handy frequency guide for the Ceeb
  • Radio Canada from Science and Sons
You gotta love this beautifully simple concept design from Toronto-based Science and Sons that features a radio with two presets only - one for CBC Radio1, the other for CBC Radio 2. 
This would be all the radio we need in our household. And if they made a version for the car too we’d be totally set.
Here’s hoping the design sees some manufacturing in the near future eh?
And by the way: here’s a handy frequency guide for the Ceeb

Radio Canada from Science and Sons

You gotta love this beautifully simple concept design from Toronto-based Science and Sons that features a radio with two presets only - one for CBC Radio1, the other for CBC Radio 2. 

This would be all the radio we need in our household. And if they made a version for the car too we’d be totally set.

Here’s hoping the design sees some manufacturing in the near future eh?

And by the way: here’s a handy frequency guide for the Ceeb

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