There’s something special about a hand drawn design
Every design we create starts out life being hand drawn on one of our drawing boards. Whether it's a bathroom, a piece of furniture or a new piece of marketing material, a flash of inspiration is often followed by a mad dash for a bit of paper and a pencil.
Yet even we would be the first one to admit that as yet one of our designs hasn't become as iconic as the coke bottle or as recognisable as a big brand like Volkswagen.
The VW logo is simple and instantly recognisable.
Rather than needing some fancy computer it was hand crafted during an age when a pencil was mightier than the keyboard.
While computers are great, and of course we are using them right now, there seems to be a tendency by to use them to pass basic designs off as hard work.
In my mind hand drawn designs have more heart, more effort and even seem to be that little bit more intricate. Put simply, they are harder to fake.
It takes a great amount of skill to be able to create something like this gate by hand without making a mistake.
I love the intricate detailing and the texture that pencil creates to give this piece the little bit of soul it would otherwise miss.
That doesn't mean truly great designs can't be made on computer.
I've seen some fantastic 3D images produced by some highly skilled designers over the past few years.
This 3D image just goes to show what can be created by a real computer expert like Eyelevel design.
Yet sadly with computer programs there will always be the opportunity for an amateur to turn their basic idea into a soulless design and pass themselves off as an expert.
But with pencil or pen the opportunity to mislead customers is so much smaller.
We don't just have opinions on hand drawn designs, we like all kinds of design like the iconic coke bottle and if you have time for a coffe we even have an opinion on the classic three piece suit we would love to share.