I like designers who use their creativity just for fun. When browsing Daniel Eatock‘s website, for example, it is often very difficult to distinguish which bits of his work were for clients and which he just fancied a go at, such as his alternative olympic logo. (Which incidentally seems to have had a lot more positive feedback than Wolff Olins’s actual version.)
Anyway the designer I intend to talk about is Phil Jones. Jones lives and works in the USA doing both great design for clients with this business card / promotion for a yoga class:
or this lovely poster for Save the Children, not only is it a brilliant idea but the added detail of only showing the top part of each child’s face really brings the piece together:
and for fun:
I love these, particularly the swimming instructor / plumber poster. I love the way he carries out a detail (such as the bottom of the poster being wet) just the right amount. The idea is clearly and cleverly shown but he holds back from overplaying the idea. Some of his recent personal work I like are these Urban Plant Tags:
Encouraging us to view our surroundings from a different perspective and perhaps appreciate everyday things we often overlook. I’m not sure if Jones wants us to appreciate them as “art” or just take a second look but I like what’s he’s done regardless of his motivations.