After several years of treading water, The Bay Street Bull is about to have a come back in a big way. Launched in 2004 and once a popular magazine, the Bull has lost its way a little bit in recent years but in collaboration with Derooted partner The Rathnelly Group, it will ride again.
In today’s world things move so fast; technology is constantly changing and you can never seem to be fully on top of what is happening. For a lot of people these fast paced changes are a huge issue. In the past, technological advancements such as the automobile, television and jet air, led to swift transformations in society then settled down to a manageable pace of change. However, with the development of digital and online technology, society seems to be moving at lightening speed, ever changing and never settling. This can be very unnerving to a number of people who are not accustomed to this technology or consistently involved with it. For these individuals, it may seem like society is moving too quickly for them to catch up. This is where the tech savvy masters of Mobile Genius have taken it upon themselves to provide a solution and a helping hand for these individuals in a time when things just don’t seem to take a break.
As my mother-in-law knows all too well, I really like old things. Vintage illustrations and package design hold a very special place in my heart. While shopping for pens at Midoco in the Annex I was drawn to the bright packaging for Ridley’s house of novelties toys which just popped off the shelf. Ridley’s has a line of about 20 classic toys, games and magic tricks, all with amazing packaging. The simple illustrations jump at you from their bright, lively backgrounds, bordered with old newspaper and screen printing textures. The typography is clean and bang on for the look and feel, making it an all around 10 in the school of k.i.s.s. (keep it simple stupid).