Monday, 6 December 2010


Fonts and Films.

More coming soon(ish).

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Musclebeaver is a german design and animation duo based in munich.
They created this beautifully stylized film called 'how your money works'

Just beautifully art directed and animated.
It went on to win a Bitfilm Award this year, and to thank everyone for their votes, made this film here:

Doesn't it just make you want to be German?

Friday, 12 November 2010

New Mill website online.

My place of work, The Mill, have just launched their new website.
Go take a look and check out what I do when im not posting crap on here.


Click Here to see the visual effects reel from Gaspard Noe's new film 'Enter the Void'. I missed this at the cinemas but can't wait til it hits on DVD, a definite must see.
The effects reel is simply breathtaking, making the dark underbelly of tokyo utterly beautiful in a haunting, neon way.
Plus the Sigur ros soundtrack to the reel (avoiding the usual BBC sigur ros cliche bollocks) just adds to its dark beauty.
Watch, and be amazed.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Designers and Code

Really interesting video with Daniel Shiffman outside OFFF Paris 2010 (which I was lucky enough to have attended - and just realised I still havent blogged about...).
But yeah, interesting video stating the reasons we should all get comfortable with a bit of coding. Give it a look.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Kill your co workers

Another amazing video from a warp artist.
This is from Flying Lotus, and animated by Beeple.
THe video is really simply animated, but really nicely executed too, with great humour.

The 3d characters are available here and user can create their own videos, and submit them at​groups/​flyinglotus

Shobaleader One

Shobaleader One is the new band from Squarepusher.
Just watch the video, and be blown away.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Procedural Sketching

Just been Playing around with procedural sketching using this amazing tool here

Friday, 10 September 2010

An Ode to Chillwave.

Last weekend I visited my friends in manchester and also went to a gig by Chillwave band Neon Indian.
It was a sad affair. Chillwave has been described as the 'sound of summer 2010' and unfortunately, the summer is now over. Neon Indian looked sad, exhausted, and didnt really have the feel of summer about them any more. (not the feel of british summer, but rather the idealised version of summer that you see in 80's teen movies).
I imagine that chillwave bands suffer the same fate as wasps at the end of the summer. Or perhaps not, although i'd would be entertaining to see Alan Palomo go mental and start stinging everyone who eats jam sandwiches.
Anyway, as a homage to the dying genre of Chillwave, and my awesome summer that it seems to have sountracked, here is a video that I made on the train last week whilst coming back to London.
Enjoy the wavey chilledness of it.

The music is by Neon Indian, although feel free to replace it with your favorite track by Washed Out, Toro y Moi, Memory Tapes, etc. Its also better if you enjoy doing chillwavey things like jumping into lakes, and surfing.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Creators Project: Lumpens.

Lumpens are based in Seoul, South Korea.
They use amazing digital technologies to create great moving image pieces. I especially like their projection mapping projects.

"For us, working is like playing, and by playing, we make money. We want to keep living that way."


THIS keeps me entertained for hours.

Boolean Taxidermy

Some really interesting work HERE by the guys over at Zeitguised

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Arcade Fire's interactive music video

Click HERE

A pretty stunning technical piece of work.
Give it a go.

Friday, 27 August 2010

You need to watch this.

If you want to watch something inspirational today, watch this, it's insane!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Turning a hotel into a pixel based piece of light art... Pretty cool.

Monday, 23 August 2010

A quick update.

I successfully moved to London, however current lack of internet in my flat in greenwich means that my blog posts are still as infrequent as ever.
So i'm writing this from work. My job at the Mill is pretty amazing, I am sat by a shelf literally overflowing with D&AD awards, I get to work with some of the best creatives in the world, and within my first 2 weeks and a half i've worked on projects for Playstation, One, and the Mill themselves.

Anyway, more updates soon.

Also, here is a quick screenshot of something secret that I'm working on (if I ever finish it...).

Friday, 30 July 2010


My entry to greyscalegorilla's 5 second project, 'CMYK'.

Hello there, long time no see.

Hi. So yeah, this is my first blog post since MARCH.
Everyone seems to be blogging again now and this makes me feel pretty lazy, so here we go...

I art directed/designed the degree show for my course BA(hons) Design and Art Direction.
I have had work in Grafik Magazine and Flux Magazine.
My font 'A_B_Stochome' is to be released on a disk and featured in a book in Tokyo all about independent fonts.
I graduated with a first class honours degree from MMU. (and managed to not fall over at graduation)
I launched my website
I got offered 2 jobs in London! I am moving on saturday the 7th to the capital, and start work at The Mill on the 9th!

Soooo yeah. I'm going to update this more often now. I think.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

A_B_ Panic

A new font.
Coming soon.

Monday, 15 March 2010


My submission for the don't panic TV brief.
I decided to base my idea on the Evolution of TV hardware, how the design has evolved over time to become what it is today.

I'm quite happy with the overall design. If you like it too, please vote for it here:

(I will love you forever if you do vote...)

Friday, 5 March 2010

Monday, 1 March 2010

Live Visuals

I have recently been asked to do some live visual work for my friend - and techno producer - Audibilis.
He is going to start doing live techno sets and I will be creating the accompanying visuals live.

It has always been an area of visual communication I have been interested in, and so I have been doing a lot of research over the past week.
The first thing that really opened my eyes up to this medium was seeing 'The Great Destroyer' by Nine Inch Nails back in 2006: (1:59 onwards for the amazing visuals)

So, inspired by this, I have been researching visuals all week.
I have been playing with the software Modul8 for a few days, and it proves to be a nice VJ-ing tool (i have  also been asked to VJ at the 'Bring on the Dancing horses' degree show fundraiser, so I may use this software here...).
However, I have been craving a fuller, more creative visual experience.

I then found out about Derivatives Touch Designer. This appears to be more the kind of thing I have been looking for. However, it is currently windows only, meaning i'm going to have to install boot camp on my mac tonight :(

But, the visuals it creates are amazing. It has a procedural, visual programming environment, where pretty much anything can be synced up to music, and filtered using oscillators, midi signals, and frequency ranges (exactly the kind of geeky stuff I love.)
Some of the best examples of it being used live are by Alva Noto (electronic project of acclaimed visual artist Carsten Nicolai) He uses Touchdesigner with his live music to create amazing walls of light.

I think I could recreate something like this myself. (although, not exactly the same, I want to innovate.)
Plus, as a graphic designer, surely a sense of visual balance is a good transferable skill into live visuals?
Watch this space for more info on this project.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Some more featured work :)

My VBS.TV idents have just been featured over at
This makes me happy :D

Thursday, 18 February 2010

New t-shirt?

Possible idea for TeeTwelve.
Maybe a little too sarcastic though.

Would fit in nicely with SixPack's t-shirts though...

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Some Work for the degree show.

Right, i've banged this out in a day as a concept ident for the degree show. (obv the text will be different etc, but I made it to give a general 'look' and see how it went.) I like the melancholic music.

Degree Showreel test clip from Adam Brandon on Vimeo.

Monday, 15 February 2010


Just. Amazing.
This video blows me away every time.

Amazing Type.

Just saw this today. It is by Bank, a german graphic design agency.
It may look like some cliched neon type at first, however it is all just ONE neon light, bent in a way that it can be seen as every letter of the alphabet from different positions.
Pure genius.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

An update on my life.

Right, i've been away from this blogging thing for a while, mostly, and so i'm going try and get back into it!

Ok, so an update on my life. 
Its been quite a hectic couple of weeks.
I turned 22 a couple of weeks ago, and since then, its been go go go.

First, I have been offered a full time position at a marketing agency as a creative (an agency whom I currently freelance for.) I haven't accepted yet, i'm going to consider all my options, however its nice to know that I can get some full time work upon graduation.

Secondly, we got our marks back for the first term and I (somehow) managed to get 80% (which also happens to be the highest mark in the year group! (although I think it was undeserved, there are people who do a lot more work than I do on the course!)

Thirdly, I got an email yesterday of Vice Magazine in New York, they have somehow seen my VBS.TV idents and really love them, and so I am currently awaiting some feedback off the Vice Magazine design department in brooklyn. Exciting stuff.

Also, my work has been featured today on typography website I'm really pleased about this, especially seen as I had no idea, they just came across my work and decided to feature it.

Oh, and theres also a possible (albeit top secret) project in the pipeline with a certain Mr. Si Scott.

I think thats it for the time being. 

I will post more updates soon.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

My VBS Idents.

Below are the Idents that I created as part of a project to rebrand VBS.TV for my personal project, term 1 D&AD3.
Music by Battles.

VBS.TV Ident 1 from Adam Brandon on Vimeo.

VBS.TV Ident 2 from Adam Brandon on Vimeo.

VBS.TV Ident 3 from Adam Brandon on Vimeo.

VBS.TV Ident 4 from Adam Brandon on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Download it Now! For Free! Please!

My new (updated) font is available
  • HERE.
    It is now available for immediate download by clicking this link HERE.
    It has 2 weights, vector and hand drawn.
    Please feel free to use it.

  • Friday, 8 January 2010

    A Present in the Post (pt.3)

    Today I received a package in the post from none other than The Designers Republic.
    Enclosed was a copy of the new gatecrasher album that I helped design whilst on placement (I sourced and edited all the photos and designed the inlay booklet.)
    As a thankyou for my hard work, I also got sent a limited edition tDR Sissy Figurine, which were exclusively hand made in japan with only 300 ever made! Needless to say I am very pleased :)









    Wednesday, 6 January 2010

    Time to exit the safety pod.

    I have decided to leave my usual working methods behind for the moment.
    Below are some shots of the hand drawn version of my 'A_B_ Stochome' font. I have completed the lower case and imported it to fontlab, and have now only to complete the upper case.
    This (designing with a pen) is something very strange to me...