In this post I want to talk about the cover story behind the design of Ligature Journal Issue Nine. The issue is the third and final in a series of issues considering the theme; Design and Place. The internal design of each is completely unique. Thus the design of this cover was critical for two […]Continue reading
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Ligature Journal Issue Nine, Out Now!
Two editions ago we presented our first of a three-issue foray into Design and place. Ligature Journal issue nine brings the cycle to a close. When we began the work on the issue you have in your hand the task looked very much ‘same same but different’, articles began to come in, design started to […]Continue reading
Ligature Journal Issue Eight, Out Now!
Last issue, we embarked on what we promised to be the first of three issues of Design and Place. Well, here we are with Ligature Journal Issue Eight, the second issue in the series. Once again we have the unusual, or perhaps we might say the ‘new’ usual, format of the previous issue. We received […]Continue reading
Ligature Journal Issue Seven, Out Now!
This issue marks the beginning of something of an experiment for us. The theme is Design and Place, and it is a Mind issue—so far so normal. The experiment is that we will keep this same theme for the next two issues as well. The aim? A triumvirate of Mind, Soul and Body issues all considering Design and Place. So welcome, to Ligature Journal Issue Seven.Continue reading
Ligature Journal Issue Six, Available Now!
We welcome you to the ‘Touch’ issue of Ligature Journal. As designers, we have an interesting and varied relationship with touch, and this is certainly reflected in the diversity of responses to our theme from our contributors. Jodie Richards writes passionately of the responsibility of communication designers to be mindful of how our work reaches […]Continue reading
Ligature Journal Issue Five, Available Now!
Simplicity Designers love it. Designers hate it. Many designers don’t understand it, confusing it with simple and simplistic. Truth is simplicity in design is about managing complexity and though the end result may look simple, even obvious, at its best simplicity in design is anything but. In this our fifth issue of Ligature Journal we […]Continue reading
Ligature Journal Issue Four, Available Now!
Welcome to the fourth issue of Ligature Journal, in which we look at disruption in design. Disruption by design isn’t a neutral act – it can be a powerful tool for good or bad; a buzz-word, a meaningless cliché; a way of challenging design thinking, or a means to camouflage sloppy thinking. Disruption is taught […]Continue reading
Ligature Journal, Issue Three. Available Now!
Ligature Journal, Issue Three – By Hand has made it into the world! This specially hand crafted issue had quite a long gestation but we are exceedingly happy with the result. A visual feast and a superior read. The evolution of the human hand is an extraordinary thing. The occasional acknowledgment of our opposable thumbs […]Continue reading