A Portfolio and blog for Mustafa Kurtuldu

Graphic Design

The Design Scales

It’s on info graphics, maps, signage and even those little instructional maps you get with your Kinder Surprise. Information design is everywhere but if done correctly you wouldn’t even notice it. And that’s the point as its purpose is to convey a message. But you should never be aware that it has been ‘designed’.

That’s because driving at 100 miles an hour (or 70 if you’re ‘normal’) on the motorway you need to know which lane to take in order to …

Now and then, I meet up with old school buddies, and as the night progresses, we always have one of those conversations about what we didn’t learn at Uni. Sadly, what we were taught goes out the window soon as we enter the industry.

I started to wonder that if I knew then what I know now would I be a better designer? Or would it have prevented me from developing as a creative person? We need to learn in a ‘blue sky’ thinking …

Web design and stuff


Mostly grammar fixes :)

Just read this thoughtful insight into web design which I have to say I agree with. Its to do with web design books and why we don’t feel as inspired to do a bit of web design after reading them (unlike other creative fields, photography etc.). The problem with putting websites in a book is that they are interactive things and can only be fully appreciated in their own environment.

Other fields of design aren’t …


Every couples of months I get an email with a jpeg attached asking me if I know what font is being used in the attachment. What I would then proceed to do is go through my entire font collection to see if I can find it or at the very least a close match. This process could take about an hour or so……ripping out more hair then I can afford to lose…

Not anymore 🙂

WhatTheFont is a handy utility that lets you to upload a jpeg where it scans the image …

BOMB IT - The Movie

Just saw this and thought it was amazing. Its described as “the explosive new documentary from award-winning director Jon Reiss investigating the most subversive and controversial art form currently shaping international youth culture: graffiti”.

I haven’t seen a good Graf documentary since ‘Style Wars‘. I haven’t seen a good Graf documentary since ‘Style Wars’. So if you like urban art check out the Bomb-It trailer.