Rush Hour Lights

Rush Hour Light © Carl Milner MilnersBlogAs part of the ‘A Word A Week Photograph Challenge‘ themed ‘Light’ I took these photographs of the evening Rush Hour under a thin vial of fog.

Tusken City Raiders

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I really love this sweet collection of Star Wars ‘Sports’ logos created in the style of American ‘NFL’ Football Teams, they really are great ‘geeky’ T-Shirt material, all of which are beautifully executed and crafted by David Creighton-Pester.


If they were real football teams who would you root for? 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Delicate ©Carl Milner MilnersBlog
The winter frost and freezing fog proved an opportunity too good to miss yesterday, so armed with ‘trusty the camera’ it provided me with a brief moment in time capture some images which are so fitting for this weeksWeekly Photo Challenge theme of Delicate. I witnessed beautiful  intricate spiders webs in the frost and winter grasses in suspended animation, it was a perfect lunchtime walk.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Wordpress Weekly Photo Change Changing Seasons ©Carl Milner MilnersBlog 06I’d originally planned on doing 4 individual galleries using the brilliant new WordPress Media Manager for this week’s Photo Challenge to represent the changing seasons of winter, spring summer & autumn showing all floras in my own garden, as I’ve taken quite a few images over the last 12 months…so the choice was endless. Sorry to say, but, this idea was quickly dropped as the drive to work yesterday offered me a true fragment in time to capture the beauty of a changing season in my home County of Yorkshire with a stunning winter sunrise over a freshly ploughed farmer’s field and a flock of birds preparing for migration on what was a very chilly and frosty December morning.

The 12th Second of Christmas

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This year ‘2012’ provides us with a truly unique moment in time on the 12th minute after 12 O’Clock & 12 Seconds, on the 12th Day of the 12th Month, 2012… Epic!.

But it got me thinking…how do we capture that moment… this precise second.

I came up with the idea to use my graphic design skills to create a typographical christmas wreath to symbolise this moment, although ‘thankfully’ through the design process it developed into a more fitting and festive ‘Christmas Tree’ thanks to observations from others.

The next stage was choosing the perfect typeface to build this yuletide moment in time, but I have to say… this was the easy part, as the typography company Aerotype had sent me a Promo PDF of their latest ‘Tattoo’ typeface Keepsake that had the most beautiful Glyphs, which can add so much character to any piece of typography. Although beautiful as it was, I couldn’t afford to buy this gorgeous font for my simple task at hand, luckily I managed to extract from their PDF what I needed to create my christmas typo tree (sorry Aerotype, no copyright infringement intended)… all in the name of Art.

Below is a ‘Tiled Gallery’ of my initial sketch ideas and all the ‘design-development’ concepts which lead to the final piece… but lets not forget this all stemmed from that 12th Minute after 12 O’Clock & 12 Seconds, on the 12th Day of the 12th Month 2012
a true festive fragment in time

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