Children’s book design

Tuxedo’s Tales is a fun and informative book for children of all ages. Bringing wildlife and the countryside to life through the eyes of Tuxedo. This book will take you on a magical adventure as I tell you all about my year in the Sussex countryside. You’ll read about the new friends I meet and the adventures we have together. At the end of each chapter is a Pearl of Wisdom which will teach you good behaviour, respect and consideration, as well as a few of life’s ethics and morals.


The book includes lots of beautiful illustrations by Katie Tunn. Think of characters with kind eyes, soft coloured drawings; think of a modern day Beatrix Potter and you have Tuxedo’s Tales.
I am a real horse I do exist. I am alive and kicking enjoying my retirement being cuddled, groomed, going for leisurely rides and enjoying lots of carrots.

As Tuxedo was a rescued horse, a percentage of the profits of the book will be going to Horse Welfare so they can help other horses to have a happier life. I hope you enjoy reading the book
You can buy my book on this website here.

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Olympics graphics 2016

Rio 2016 is fast approaching – take a look at the official Olympic and Paralympic pictograms.

With any new Olympic or Paralympic Games, all creative eyes are going to be on the all-important design aspects. Logos aside, pictograms are probably one of the most essential designs for the games – adorned across leaflets, architecture, flyers, tickets, and more.

Rio 2016

Here, we get our first glimpse at the pictograms for Rio 2016 – depicting each of the 41 Olympic and 23 Paralympic sports that are set to be part of the programme. Taking 16 months to complete, the project started with designers researching each sport before creating the first strokes by hand.

The strokes were then reconstructed on a computer, fitting the contours of the letters, with the pebble shaped icons designed to symbolise the athletes’ different movements. President of Rio 2016 Carlos Nuzman concluded: “For the first time, all Olympic and Paralympic sports are individually represented.”

What do you make of these pebble shaped pictograms?

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Facebook redesigns its ‘Like’ button

Love it or hate it, we all use it – and now it looks totally different!
Check out the new design here…


It might be small, but the Facebook Like button is stared at by more people around the world than pretty much anything we can think of – it gets multiple billions of views daily across Facebook itself and the websites that use it, including this very blog. And now, for the first time, it’s been redesigned.

So go to our Facebook page and press the LIKE button.

And we’re not talking a minor tweak. The new design (above) is a fully fledged makeover, dropping the famous thumbs up of the old design (below) in favour of the ‘f’ logo and introducing solid new Helvetica lettering.


If you’ve embedded the ‘Like’ button on your own site, then don’t stress – you don’t have to do anything. You’ll be automatically upgraded as part of the new button rollout, Facebook says.


Facebook is also pairing its Like and Share buttons (see above) in the hope that website builders will include both. There’s still no word on the much-called-for ‘Dislike’ button though.

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What brand makes you feel happy?

The Guardian’s recent ‘Mood Of The Nation’ survey showed us that more than half of consumers in the UK can name a brand that makes them happy. The survey polled a nationally representative sample of 2,141 UK residents. High percentages of those surveyed outlined very clear expectations that consumers are placing on businesses, including:

• 79% believe that a company should “know and respect its customers”
• 64% “communicating a clear set of values”
• 62% demanding transparency

Also a very healthy 67% of British consumers surveyed were able to name a brand that makes them happy, names like Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Amazon and John Lewis at the top of the list. Brands like these are able to elicit feelings of wellbeing in the minds of consumers through their ability to ‘activate happiness’ – which leads to higher levels of consumer engagement, because of course; happy consumers are spending consumers.

So if you are a brand owner, the question which you may find you are asking yourself is – ‘does my brand make people happy?’.

If you have any doubt, maybe you should give Turquoise Creative a call sometime soon?
Because, after all, brands are what make us feel happy.

Source: The Guardian

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