Category Archives: Resources

Is it you we’re looking for…

DETAIL is looking for an enthusiastic, insightful and highly creative visual communications designer with a real passion for print, digital and brand design to add to our team. You should have at least 3 years experience, can direct projects, work … Continue reading

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Isotype / Statistics / Activism

Gerd Arntz (1900—1988) was a socially inspired and politically committed artist. While working with Otto Neurath, a social scientist, he developed what became known as ‘ISOTYPE — International System Of TYpographic Picture Education. During his career, Arntz designed around 4000 … Continue reading

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The skills of Mr. Zapf

Best known for his typeface design including Palatino, Optima and Zapfino, Hermann Zapf was also a self taught calligrapher. This beautiful film about the purpose and techniques of calligraphy was produced in 1967 during a visit to Hallmark Cards. Refreshing … Continue reading

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Half Full

Our good friends at the Irish Times asked us to think about ideas for Christmas gifts that might cost very little and be more thoughtful than most… the ‘Half Full’ planner kit was born. The gift, personalised by the giver, is … Continue reading

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Post-It

Its fair to say we have had a mild obsession with post-its for a little while now… So when we got the call from the Irish Times about good value, fun Christmas things we thought they would make some damn … Continue reading

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WTF is Social Media NOW

For the last three years the good people at espresso have produced an overview of the state of  social media. As ever its a mind-boggling set of facts and figures. Five hundred billion minutes per month spent on Facebook… Twenty … Continue reading

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