Category: Craftsmanship

The Art Of Japanese Sword Making

The 11th subject of our new series on craftsmanship is about traditional Japanese sword-making. Swords are weapons that have captured the imagination of millions, and are synonymous with nobility and skill. And of these weapons, Japanese katanas are celebrated for...

/ December 11, 2012

Gearóid Cahill, Master Brewer of Guinness Beer

The 10th subject of our series on craftsmanship is to do with my favorite beer – Guinness beer, a.k.a. “The Black Stuff”, which has been a staple of Irish pubs and beer enthusiasts for over two hundred years, and is...

/ December 5, 2012

Patrick Sikes and the Perfect Fountain Pen

[alert type=”info”]The 9th subject of our series on craftsmanship is about fountain pens which have been around for centuries—since the 10th century, to be exact—and while they’re not as widely used today as they had been before, they are still...

/ November 30, 2012

An Audible Legacy: Stradivari’s Unmatched Violins

[alert type=”info”]The 8th subject of our series on craftsmanship is about how few products are as synonymous with quality and excellence as the Stradivarius. This brand of violins is highly treasured by not just the music industry, but by the...

/ November 23, 2012

Beauty in Motion: Ken Okuyama

[alert type=”info”]The 7th subject of our new series on craftsmanship is about how Ken Okuyama’s design dreams first began at the 1970 Osaka car expo, when he saw an Italian concept car called the “modulo”. The designer had been inspired...

/ November 8, 2012

Edible Craftsmanship: Jiro Ono

Edible Craftsmanship: Jiro Ono and His Quest for Sushi Perfection [alert type=”info”]The sixth subject of our new series on craftsmanship hails from the Land of the Rising Sun: Japan. 85-year old sushi master Sukiyabashi Jiro takes dedication to a whole...

/ October 31, 2012

The Art Of Logo Design Video

Here is a short video of me working on a logo design and branding project for a client of ours. I wanted to talk about the passion and dedication that goes into creating every logo design and how we go...

/ September 11, 2012