Archive | August, 2011

friday blinks – 8/26/11

26 Aug

Here is a list of sites we’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that we think are worth sharing. We call it friday blinks.

Adam Garcia’s sketch blog
Sooooooo good.
(via Jeff Rogers/twitter)

The Noun Project
Very cool icon collection that is a great, free (as far as I can tell) resource for many types of icons.
(via Melanie Flagg)

Inker Linker
Fantastic list of printers (letterpress, offset, digital, screen printers) in various locations with short write-ups about each vendor. An awesome resource that I’m sure will keep growing.
(via Jessica Hische/twitter)

Legacy of Defeat
Decent selection of bad ass typefaces (free and inexpensive)
(via Dylan Moore)

Romania Ephemera
Colorful, great illustrations, and fantastic style. I love old stuff.
(via Steven Heller/twitter)

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friday blinks – 8/18/11

19 Aug

Here is a list of sites we’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that we think are worth sharing. We call it friday blinks.

Make Your Franklin
Some I could see in circulation, others, well…not so much.
(via Chris Streger/twitter)

Javier Garcia’s new business cards
Lovely colors, awesome blind emboss.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

The City Scout
Recommendations from designers for people who most likely don’t live in those cities. This is an awesome idea from the lovely ladies of Studio Sweet Studio.
(via Tuesday Bassen/twitter)

Dyslexie typeface
StudioStudio team from the Netherlands developing a typeface specifically for people with dyslexia.
(via Scott Rainy/twitter)

Off Book: Type
Short but very nice PBS Arts video on type.
(via Evan Stremke/twitter)

In other news…

I was able to trick a few of my friends to helping me out with the writing and wrangling of designblinks. The first one to come forward and put her time in is Melanie Flagg. She is a super-talented designer who will be graduating from Virginia Tech’s Visual Communications Design program in December. I’m very excited to have her aboard and look forward to better-smelling (and probably better-written, too) blog posts. Be on the look out for updated content on the about page or we may do a full post about it.

The Heads of State

18 Aug

The Heads of State, the bearded duo, Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers, based out of Philadelphia are design and illustrator heroes who bridge the gap between vintage and modern.  Their work is ironic, clever, witty, and both conceptually and visually spot on.  Their love for vintage typography, history, and culture (typographic beauts like their Great Gatsby business card poster,  city posters; and Civil War reconstruction prints, to name a few) adds a layer of richness to their work.  Their client and award list continues to lengthen and their studio space adds to their overall cool factor (a hanging grid of clipboards makes even the least desirable project do-able).  Their work is primarily print based and heavily inspired by the printmaking process.  While they don’t get their hands as dirty anymore with the actual printing, they have used a lot of talented printers who help deliver some spectacular work.  It is great that in our digital world they still make their own as nearly exclusive print designers and have places like The New York Times asking them personally to do work.

Adam Senatori

16 Aug

Adam Senatori is a vintage-obsessed designer, illustrator, and photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin. He trys to emulate the processes and craftsmanship of the designers and artists from yesteryear into his work, as you can tell. Adam’s work looks like it could have been done in the 1950s.

He’s been working as a one-man design team he calls Adam Senatori Creative since 2004. According to all of the photos of himself, he never smiles. Not even if you tickle him. Adam may be a design/photographer robot who requires a wheel of cheese 3 times a day. Even if he does smile and not consume that much cheese, he has an amazing eye for detail and is able to capture the old and worn look with a new twist.

Check Adam’s illustrations out on dribbble or his photographs on flickr. Great stuff, Adam!

(via Erica Mason/twitter)

friday blinks – 8/12/11

12 Aug

Here is a list of sites I’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that I think are worth sharing. I call it friday blinks. I apologize for the lack of content lately. The past couple of weeks have been very busy prepping for our baby girl’s arrival. Little Kathryn Mae is here! Everyone is doing well, thanks for asking.

Men’s Bathroom and Women’s Bathroom at the ADC Gallery
Fantastic look into two of the most creative bathrooms…ever? I have to say, I like the ladies room better. Seems more conceptual.
(via Mikey Burton/twitter)

Unurth
Gigantic street art from around the world.
(via Chank Diesel/twitter)

The Big Caption
Holy shit this is awesome.
(via Evan Stremke/twitter)

Create the Map: Interview with Mig Reyes
Very inspirational interview with the great thinker.
(via Jeff Finley/twitter)

Grayspace Poster Gallery
Awesome collection of vintage movie posters with fantastic typography.
(via Rob Clarke/twitter)