Feels like midweek sneaked up on me.
Beautiful Visual Identity by Matjaz Cuk
Currently working on some branding ideas. LOGO SURFING.
Let me tell you. The best way to learn is to review how great designers produce their work THEN make your own with their tricks, tips, and methods. Doing the research on what is out there helps you learn about the current trends so designs do not become boring through use. click image for download site/or download will start automatically (all have been tested)
AW Conqueror (OTF) is a beautifully design font that is legible, clean, and comes in a wide variety of typefaces. Check out their sustainable design standards and beautiful site.
Icon (taken from designmoo)
until next week! happy designing!
It’s Wednesday! For those who are pessimists…. your week is half empty. Optimists, half filled!
Since it’s midweek, I think I’m going to post three groups of things I enjoy. Visually, of couse.
G1 // Photography
How beautiful black and white photography is. The focus is no longer on the color but on the contents of the image. Actually I take it back, I find myself filling the color in as I’m sensing the mood and environment of the image. Rodney Smith, your photography is suave. PLEASE PLEASE take time to check out his portfolio. You’ll be blown away.
Jim Denevan has sense of things. His ability to imagine an ariel view and transfer it to earth, sand, food, etc. is intriguing and mind boggling. I’d love to stumble upon some of his work…
Koning was created in a foreign language. I’d try to explain this awesomeness but I think I’d rather stare and let it interpret itself.
Yapppppppppy by Omar Alza abi. Reminds me of my hamster…May she RIP.
I love when an artist steers away from the traditional canvas. Beautiful things happen.
G2 // Industrial design (or just clever inventions)
Do they make this in adult size? The Construction Quilt, is the all in one for children. Blanket, toy, fort, hideout, toy, did I mention very cool?!
Been studying too hard? Couldn’t fork out the time to brush your teeth? Fear not! EDIBLE PEN can save your breath… hm…questionable but extra extra fun.
Moonjelly light fixtures is the epitome of sophistication, elegance, serenity, and gentle tones all mixed into a light fixture. Let me have it or teach me the DIY way please!
G3 // Architecture
Igloo resort in Switzerland.
Lastly, a few words of inspiration from Steve Jobs as he unveils the “Think Different” campaign.
YouWorkForThem is probably one of the most innovative and fast moving design companies out there. They’re style is modern with a very distinguished uniqueness. Check out there site, it speaks for itself.
It’s an online based magazine that features an outrageously wide range of design information, tutorials, education, and much more. Smashing Magazine
Know your programs for design. This site teaches you tricks and tips for Adobe Photoshop with high quality tutorials. PSDTUTS+ also offers a membership program where you can use the original works of the authors for the tutorial.
Vectips is the knowledge base for Adobe Illustrator tips, tricks, and tutorials.
Once in a while you stumble upon a blog that features not only compelling high quality print design, it also features web, architecture, branding, identity, and the list goes on and on. Notcot takes the liberty of showing off only what they feel is the best.
THE GRID SYSTEM
The ultimate resource in grid systems.
“The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art thatrequires practice.” Josef Müller-Brockmann
I love design communities that feature great artists & downloads to some of their pieces so the rest of us can learn. This keeps the design constantly expanding and changing. Designmoo does this in such a way where the community is exclusive yet welcoming to new designers.
FREE FONTS. Enough said. fontex
More to come next week :]
Thumbnail inspirations seem to be the main focus of many creative web communities. Sites like dribbble, Forrst, and designmoo feature extremely high quality work in progress pieces by current designers out there. Projects range from identity, illustrations, web, applications, to icons, buttons, and just beautiful art. Below are a few I have collected for this week.
Until next week, enjoy!
Something funny for a not so sunny day.
Aled Lewis // Toy Stories is a hilarious series about inanimate toys. It’s part of his Make Something Cool Everyday project. Awesomely clever!
not JUST a video
DEB ROY : a birth of a word TED video is fascinating and mind boggling. What were my first words??
what more can you ask for? a desktop stand that holds all of your gadgets… & doesn’t look cheesy. Unfortunately, this is only a project done by a 19-year old art student from Art Center College of Design in L.A. His project, polyply was a brilliant idea to organize the mess these endless apple gadgets seem to be causing on people’s desk. He calls it his “quick 2 week long project,” okay, I say, “come organize my office. Thanks :)”
a piece from my memory
circa 2010 // rainy winter calls for some driving through double rainbows.