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Welcome to my blog. Instruct is the design agency of graphic designer John Owens, based in Central Manchester.

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All About Audiences

Work Posted on Thu, February 18, 2010 23:41:13

New brand designed at Hemisphere for All About Audiences (formally Arts About Manchester). Brand includes stationary, website, promotional material and exhibition stands, more work to follow soon but nice to be featured on The Drum:

The Drum

A new global visual language

Like Posted on Thu, February 18, 2010 18:46:47

This has done the social media/blog rounds over the last few days but thought worth posting up here. I’ve always admired the BBC for it’s digital output and over the last few years I think they have really upped the ante with the way they deliver information.

Having iPlayer on my Wii is all well and good but making sure the user experience is intelligently designed is paramount and this new update by the BBC shows lots of promise.

Working with Neville Brody’s Research Studios they are developing ‘A new global visual language’ which sounds a bit pomp but then looking at how transparent the BBC are being and the initial visuals it looks like they are onto a winner:

BBC article