Science Fiction, Graphic Design, Brick-built Models

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Collaborative Space Base

Collaborative Space Base

This large space base was built over five months by Jason Briscoe, Gary Davis, Tim Goddard, Andrew Hamilton, Rhys Knight, Peter Reid and me. Each side is over a metre long. The base was first displayed in July 2017 at Bricktastic in Manchester. It then travelled to Brick Live in London later in the summer and Jason drove it to the Skaerbaek fan weekend in September. It will be at the Great Western Brick Show in Swindon from 7-8th October.

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Neo FX Star Patroller

Neo FX Star Patroller

On my return to building creations with Lego bricks, I focused on modern day scenes such as harbours with ships and container cranes. These were some of things I’d wanted to build when I was a kid but never got round to. However, my childhood passion was building spaceships and imaginary bases on distant planets. This is the story of my first proper foray back into outer space, completed just over a year ago in June 2015.

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Typeface design inspired by 1989 LEGO Space Police

Space Police typeface design inspired by the logo found on LEGO sets

Here is a typeface inspired by the Police logo found in the original 1989 LEGO Space Police sets. The theme featured spacecraft and rovers in a blue and black livery with translucent red glass. Its logo was the word ‘Police’ in a futuristic stencil typeface with dark red oblong shapes above and below it, inside a thin white border, re-created here in the top-left corner.

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Welcome

Welcome to the HairyHighlandCow Blog. There will be posts on various topics, including but not limited to graphics, typefaces, software and user interface design. There will also be science fiction and spaceships made from LEGO!

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