“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle! If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” – Lewis Carroll
+ I never limit myself to only typography, web, or print design, I like to step outside the box in to interior design, fashion design, filmography, or even just nature for inspiration.
As designers we HAVE to, absolutely HAVE to keep our skills up to date and fresh. Always be on the look out for new trends and styles that have been way overused.
+ sharing some fun things I stumbled upon because sharing is caring.
Skill Share – “flip the notion of traditional education on its head and democratize learning.”
Method & Craft – this site has taught me so much so much…
WhatFont – quick, easy, and smart way to figure out the web fonts you love on other’s websites. GET ON IT!
FontFont– Redesign and very interesting. I’m still exploring the site.
Today is the reason why I love California. After mildly punishing us for about 12 days of stormy rain. We’re rewarded with this gorgeous, non deserving, sunny weather. I love California.
isayx3 – flickr
BLK Book // Hugo & Cat, a UK agency, designed this as a Christmas Gift for their clients. Clever, sweet, and beautifully designed.
Animal portraits by Morten Koldby
Kid Grandios – great use of texture, blending, and subject for this project… 100 projects.
Todd McLellan – only when you look at the enlarged image can you see the meticulous break down of each product.
I can’t believe it’s Friday already. This week has been rather exhausting but like last Friday, I’ve filled this post with a bunch of free downloads.
GuideGuide Guides to creating guides
Manuel López Muñiz
subtle grunge brush set
Replacement IOS Icons
Retro Flip Clock
App Store Icon
Feels like midweek sneaked up on me.
Beautiful Visual Identity by Matjaz Cuk
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 :]