Blab #9

Blab #9

Synergy sponsored and were represented by members of the creative team, at Blab 9, held in The Deaf Institute in Manchester recently. 

Speakers Mat Heinl and Ian Anderson kept a packed forum entertained with their different presentational styles and invited us into their thinking and often amusing approach to how they work. The gulf between agencies/consultancies in terms of budgets, timescales and client buy-in is often wide, but the ‘show’ indicated that we all apply (or should do) the basic principles of the strategic/creative process to ensure we create successful and stunning work.


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Mobile FontFonts

Mobile FontFonts

“Just like webfonts, mobile fonts protect brands and help set apps apart from the crowd. Optimized by hand for the device screen, Mobile FontFonts enhance the user experience. Mobile FontFonts let designers and developers break from the mold of system fonts and give their products some personality...”

FontShop have recently released a mobile fonts pack for use in iOS apps. What this means is  greater brand consistency across mobile devices, which can only be a good thing. Hopefully it’ll take off and become available cross-platform, we’ll wait and see but in the meantime you can find out more here.


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The NASA Design Program

The NASA Design Program

Space, modernism, type, logo’s, NASA. For some designers (me) there isn’t a more exciting combination of words.

Really interesting first hand account from Design Director Richard Danne on of the switch from ‘Worm’ to ‘Meatball’. Only in America! Read the article here.


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Typography and Urban Space

Typography and Urban Space

A couple of months ago myself and Phil (Decode) were asked by MA Anthropology student Nija Dalal to take part in her ‘Typography and Urban Space’ thesis.



It was great meeting Nija, she’s from a design background and has now branched out into Anthropology but still with a healthy appreciation for design and typography. We found it a fascinating subject, thoroughly enjoyable and were glad we could help out. Good luck with your grade!



You can find out more about the thesis here and there is also a short, edited section from it here.


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