BC Trees asked Blackspike to come up with a custom built Wordpress theme to include BC Trees’ new branding and to be fully responsive from mobile to tablet to laptop to desktop.
Archive for the ‘Graphics’ Category
We recently rebranded a London based company, and supplied them with a series of logo concepts. These are some of the rejected ideas that we are too fond of to hide away! Made entirely in Blender 3D.
Visit windows-phone-agenda.com We created a new site and icon for our friends at interact-sw.co.uk – they built a handy calendar app for the upcoming 8.1 release. We first designed the logo, making it really crisp and to be as ‘system default’ looking as possible. By designing the logo in Illustrator and using the vectors embedded […]
Blackspike Design has been accepting bitcoin since 2012, either as tips for miscellaneous tech help or code samples in our tutorials, our first bitcoin tip was when 1BTC = 10GBP The great thing about accepting bitcoins is that it removes the transaction fees when paying internationally across currencies and it is much quicker to deposit. […]
We created a promotional flyer for our local radio station – Summit Radio – for a ski jump competition.
One of our favourite logos that we’ve designed, an industrial feel for a digital company
These are a load of working and submitted logos for a client, whose name subsequently changed, leaving these in limbo! We are putting them here for posterity and getting on with some new ideas…
Fun logo design job for The Messenger, Chamonix’s nightlife guide, with only one stipulation — it must be a pigeon We drew a pigeon in Illustrator and used a sine wave for the wings They look great on skis and boards!
Halloween Poster designs
Using the wallpaper we created last week, and the fantastic moo.com ‘printfinity’ (a service that allows you to have up to 50 unique card backs), we knocked up some dope new business cards.
Also, we made lock screen backgrounds for our iOS devices, with contact details added in case we misplace them.
Low poly 3D tree made in blender and Illustrator vector shape wallpapers
Found this lurking in dropbox, a quick and simple model of a tree character. Free .blend model file attached, under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons license.
We designed and built the front end of this Silverlight airport booking system
An advanced Wordpress site using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Wordpress, designed & built from scratch.
We’ve had a quick play with the improved particle system in Blender 2.5, and we’ve found it much better with the new UI. Your browser does not support the video tag. You should update your browser for crying out loud. Try Google Chrome or FireFox. It’s 3 light meshes applied to one plane emitter with […]
More practising of materials and textures, a simple robot model with a skin taken from a fighterjet fuselage. All made in Blender. bot in situ Free .blend model file attached, under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons license.
Andrew price (@andrewpprice), who runs the excellent Blender tutorial site, BlenderGuru.com has released a new modelling tutorial, creating a kitchen and appliances from scratch. The tutorials are always very well produced and part one is 45 minutes long. we picked up some great tips and it was really useful to see how the real Blender […]
Continuing with character development with Blender 3D, we’ve seen two amazing portfolios this week, and we thought we’d learn from them by trying to duplicate their work. Still a long way to go before we’re at their standard! First up is the fantastic teodoru badiu (twitter: @teodoru) – we saw this image in particular and […]
It’s been a long time since we tried to rig a character in Blender, so we thought we’d give it another go. Rigging involves creating a skeleton of armatures (bones) and attaching them to a mesh, so you can animate or pose the object in a fluid way. Your browser does not support the video […]
This is a test of Blender 2.5’s Composition Nodes, to see how they differ from the 2.49a release. We saw the incredible music video ‘Particle Garden‘ by David Tilman that he created in Blender, and gave away the source files. Taking a peak through those, he uses a mesh with dupliverts to map the spheres, […]
Since the sad news of the end of Technics 1210’s, we thought we’d upload a model we made of one when we started learning blender. The materials are rubbish but the arm model was pretty cool :) .blend attached
A website for our friends at Wildfire bookings, a hip hop PR agency in Bristol. The supplied photos were awful, so collage was the way to go, and pretty successfully to we reckon.
At Conchango, some bright spark [edit – the bright spark was Howard van Rooijen] came up with the idea of making ‘Surface Planning Poker for Scrum for Team System’ – an Agile/Scrum planning ‘game’ on our Microsoft Surface so that spring planning would be less of a chore. Stuart Harris programmed it and we designed […]
Early last year we entered a redesign contest to win a free trip to Mix in Vegas. You had to take their HTML page and without touching it, totally redesigning it using CSS and images only. We really enjoyed the challenge, both designing and building it, and were happy with the final result. The judges […]
Before Conchango was bought out by EMC, we were asked to create a beta labs site for all our test projects. This never came to be but we were always fond of the design, so here it is saved for posterity. It was also the first time we’d dabbled in real 3D using 3Ds Max, […]
BlowersWorld.com is a site originally thought up by DJ Pete Kraymon, to document the phenomena that is ‘doing a blower’. The strapline explains it best: “From this point on expect vast improvements in quality of life. All you need is a camera and a loose set of cheeks. The enjoyment will come naturally.” Anyway, we […]
One of our rare forays back to our print design days (we were print designers for several years in the mid-late 90’s), our friend DJ Cheeba asked us to design a poster for their Christmas party on The Apple, a Bristol floating cider boat. The tasteless and fun theme was ‘Dress as a celebrity you […]
Made with Blender 3D
This was a fun flash game we knocked up in about 2001 for a conference. It’s awfully noisy and was quite attention seeking, but a good learning experience all round. The idea is to click as many ‘goobers’ as you can to rack up a high score – ostensibly to amuse attendees, but really to […]
Windows 7 released with new desktop gadgets, we designed and created a computer management widget in 3D and HTML/JS
Happy Valentines Day
A simple animation of one of the talented artist Jo Conlon’s great characters we brought to life with flash