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friday blinks – 8/17/12

17 Aug

FRIDAYBLINKS The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life. 8/17/2012 // PMS 112 // quote by Jessica Hische

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.

Cardboard Bicycle

Israeli Inventor Izhar Gafni challenges himself to create a complete, fully-functioning bicycle almost completely out of cardboard.
(via Timbuktu Magazine/twitter)

Jack Hughes’ scotch sipping, cigarette smoking illustrations
Lodon-based illustrator and designer Jack Hughes draws with a TON of style and grace. The subtle colors, shading, and beautiful textures make these illustrations even more alluring. Wonderful work, Jack.
(via It’s Nice That/twitter) (via Jack Hughes/twitter)

RJD2 AMA on Reddit
RJD2 is one of my all-time favorite DJs/producers/beat makers and although his career is based in the music industry, the create process is something that is essential in producing his music. The creative process is so different for some many people and you can find inspiration in just about anything and music is definitely a go-to source of inspiration for me. My friend Chris described AMAs as “celebrities, cool people, people with crazy jobs, people who have been through interesting circumstances come in and basically answer questions asked by the community.” The quote below was taken from RJD2’s AMA (link above):

“creative process often starts w/ sheer boredom, and resources. no planning. just doing. do do do. then throw away 90% of what you did. then do more. repeat process. then, you either have a good song or piece of shit. trash POS. release good song. easy as that.”

I realize this isn’t a music blog, but quotes like the one above is why I love RJD2’s style, music, and take on his work.
(via Chris Gustin)

20 Best iPhone apps for designers
The folks over at Creative Bloq have compiled a list of 20 sweet iPhone apps for designers, from time-management and typeface-finding to color palette collecting and simple and stout checklists.
(via Creative Bloq/twitter)

Dr. Seuss’ early advertising work
Interesting how Dr. Seuss’ style transfers pretty seamlessly into advertising.
(via Design Taxi/twitter)

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friday blinks – 5/11/12

11 May

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.

Poster series designed in the spirit of public radio
Minneapolis, MN-based illustrator/designer Ross Bruggink illustrated a series of posters based on his four favorite NPR radio shows. Ross has been so kind as to provide said illustrations as high-res, downloadable jpgs. Download. Print. Share. Thanks Ross!
(via Ross Bruggink/twitter)

Aaron Draplin talks with some Young Creative Brits

The Young Creative Council sits down (via Skype) with Mr. DDC himself, Aaron Draplin. Go to art school if you can, work late, and make cool shit. Wise words from a honest, wise man.
(via Aaron Draplin/twitter) (via Young Creative Council/twitter)

NYC in (stop)motion

This amazing look at New York City highlights the fact that this city never sleeps, utilizing crazy stop-motion techniques. Photos/video by Rochester, NY-based Josh Owens.
(via Matt Knisely/twitter) (Josh Owens/twitter)

Fail Better

Very neat, hand-cut paper look illustration video showing how to keeping your nose on the grind stone…again and again and again.
(via Greg Fisk/twitter)

Ferocious Quarterly, Issue 3

Team Ferocious and friends have done it again. No.3: “Be Prepared.” The survival issue is on the presses and looks to be available next Wednesday (5/16) through their website and in stores in June. From the preview, it looks amazing.
(via Ferocious Quarterly/twitter) (via Nate Utesch/twitter)

In other news…
I discovered some designers via twitter this week, two of which just launched new sites. Their collective work is really great. Check them out and follow them on their respective channels.

Chris Rushing: New York City-based designer and illustrator
(via Patrick Macomber/twitter)(via Chris Rushing/twitter)

Brent Couchman: San Francisco, CA-based designer and illustrator
(via Evan Stremke/twitter) (via Brent Couchman/twitter)

friday blinks – 4/27/12

27 Apr

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.

Stay Up Late
Michael Bierut, Partner of Pentagram Design New York explains how staying up late allowed him to get a competitive edge, grow, get better, get faster, and ultimately propel his career by working a self-motivated second shift. I’ve been trying to do this lately and I seem to have more creative energy throughout the day.
(via Gabby Valdespino/twitter)

Process of an 11-color screen print
Registration craziness.
(via Jay Schaul/twitter) (via Adam Garcia/twitter)

I am Big Bird
If you or anyone else you know has ever watched Sesame Street, please watch or share this. I was never a big Big Bird fan…I always thought he was a giant, whiny bird with constant nasal congestion. But watching this gave me chills.
(via Jerry Hsiao/twitter)

Gradients…
Samuel L. Jackson explains.
(via Chris Allen)

Parra gets weird
Dutch artist Parra kills it with a huge mural, titled “Weirded Out” in the SFMOMA. Love this guy’s style. Big, bold, simple…oh and boobs.
(via Secret Castle/blog/twitter) (via Parra/twitter)

3/23/12 – friday blinks

23 Mar

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. And with the e-wizardry available to me, I have made it look like I didn’t forget to post this on Friday. Tricky, eh?

One Minute With Jeff Rogers
Great little interview with NYC-based illustrator and designer Jeff Rogers.
(via Jeff Rogers/twitter)

Project Re:Brief
Google introduces an amazing idea to re-envision four of the most iconic advertising campaigns with the help of their original creators, to develop a new way to experience the brand and campaign through the web.
(via Riley Cran/twitter)

Illustrated Longshot Magazine recap
Longshot Magazine’s second edition, “The Debt issue” was created in 48 hours by a team of thousands of writers, editors, artists, photographers, programmers, videographers, and other creatives. A majority of the work was done in the Gawker Media offices in NYC, but some was done remotely in Portland. This is a view of how it all went down, through illustrations and tweets.
(via Kern and Burn/twitter)

The People’s Pennant
Celebrate the everyday achievement with a hand-made in the U.S.A. limited edition felt pennant! Cool idea brought to you by Jessica Heltzel and Tim Hoover (of Kern and Burn book fame), and great identity work from Eric R. Mortensen.
(via Eric R. Mortensen/twitter)

Courage, Faith, and Cocktails
James Victore has dreamed up a doozie this time. Five full days, James Victore and 5 of today’s top creatives, and eight guests. All of these wonderful things come together for a dinner series, full of work, thinking, and discussion.
(via James Victore/twitter)

 

friday blinks – 12/16/11

16 Dec

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.

Indian Motorcycle Brand Campaign Concept
Minneapolis-based creative studio Soulseven, a.k.a. Sam Soulek and his team (Nick Brue, Anthony Cappetta, illustrator Curtis Jinkins, and photographers Dustin A. Beatty and Falcon Motorcycles) created a proposed piece for Indian Motorcycles that is totally bad ass. Love the arrow head mark the best.
(via Chris Streger/twitter)

The Boxcar Press Holiday Gift Guide: 22 Gifts for a Letterpress Printer
Awesome collection of letterpress-related gifts for the letterpress lover in your life. *hint hint, wife!
(via Studio On Fire/twitter)

Dirty Bandits 2012 Calendar of Silly Holidays
Year of awesomely-illustrated silly holiday calendar, beautifully printed in 2 color. Love the illustration style.
(via GoMedia/twitter)

Startup Day slides
Very nice presentation slides designed by Lauren Jong, featuring a lot of Lost Type’s typefaces.
(via Lost Type Co-op/twitter)

This Is How You Advertise For An Art School
So great. Wish more design programs would do more creative advertising like this.
(via Erica Mason/twitter)

In other news…
I finally updated my personal design portfolio site. It’s up and running, so check it out: brianyohndesign.com

I also participated in our local Help Portrait event this past weekend. It was extremely humbling and touching how much a photo meant to some people. One of the photos that was taken at our event has been featured on the Help Portrait site, as well as on CNN. The Help Portrait Roanoke team were so selfless and caring for others. It was great to connect with them, as well as the people who were getting their photos taken. It’s truly a great cause and if you weren’t able to do it this year, I highly recommend tracking down a local group to help out with for next year.

Michael Jeter

27 May

Michael Jeter is a full-bearded San Francisco, CA-based graphic designer, illustrator, animator, and art director currently working for I Shot Him. He is also the co-creator and curator of the Black Harbor, an “online art and design magazine featuring prominent young designers, illustrators, photographers, film-makers, and dreamers.” I’d say that’s an understatement. The work they feature is super top-notch and very impressive, sometimes showing process, others just straight-up bad ass illustration work.

Michael’s work definitely fits in the same “super bad ass illustration” category. Technical, detailed, sometimes dark and creepy, and others which have a vintage feel with tons of texture. His Sexy, Sex, Sex posters that were featured in O.K. Periodical’s body issue are truly hilarious and awesome.

Fantastic stuff, Michael!

(via Evan Stremke/twitter)

Chris Streger

2 May

Chris Streger is a New York City-based graphic designer, illustrator, and art director who’s super clean style has allowed him to design for Kraft, Nike Golf, Burger King, and Domino’s Pizza. He spends his weekdays working at the legendary Saatchi & Saatchi, NY, designing, concepting, and generally holding-it-down for Toyota. Chris previously worked for heavy-hitters, Crispin Porter + Bogusky. I guess you could say that Chris is pretty damn good.

He also started something called “To Resolve Project.” It was an idea that sprouted from a conversation with his girlfriend, then turned into an open invitation to designers and illustrators everywhere to create an iPhone wallpaper based on their new year’s resolution. He figured since most of us look at our phones (iPhones or not) everyday, why not have it remind you of your (or someone else’s) resolution? Nice idea. Check them out on Chris’ blog.

Another cool thing that Chris has done (and where I stumbled across him and his work) was he illustrated designer and illustrator Jon Ashcroft‘s tweet one day. Here’s the link to dribbble. Awesome stuff.

(via Jon Ashcroft)

Rob Clarke

5 Apr

Rob Clarke is a London-based typographer who has quite an impressive list of clients. BBC, Saatchi & Saatchi, and a bunch of other UK-based agencies and companies. His simple additions, revisions, and tweeks make it seem like the type was supposed to be that way in the first place. He also advertises his logotype creation, typographic development and refinement, and custom design fonts. Very sharp.

More of Rob’s work on Dribbble. Love the process sketches included on some of those.

Nancy McCabe

24 Mar

Nancy McCabe is a Minneapolis-based graphic designer, art director, and photographer. Her work is sometimes super clean with great typography and other times showcases her painting abilities. The stand-out piece for me is her Typographic World map. The blind embossed latitude and longitude lines is absolutely brilliant. The maps were available in limited edition as black-and-white prints ($150) and watercolors ($175), but I believe they are sold out. Down low, too slow.

(via Cranky Pressman)