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friday blinks – 8/10/12

10 Aug

FRIDAYBLINKS The function of design is letting design function. 8/10/2012 // PMS 111 // quote by Micha Commeren

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.

Mars Wallpapers
Tymn Armstrong, an earthling designer, made some desktop wallpapers from the high-res panoramic photos that NASA released earlier this week, which were taken by their newly-landed rover, Curiosity. Thanks dude!
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

Loyola community service site
Designed by Philadelphia-based designer Justin LaFontaine for the Philly-based 160over90 ad agency for Loyola University Maryland. Slick stuff.
(via 160over90/twitter) (via Justin LaFontaine/twitter)

Geometry Daily
No homework needed, just simple geometric shapes, every day.
(via Nate Navasca/twitter)

Jeff Rogers interview with The Great Discontent
The Great Discontent completes another great interview; this time with NYC-based designer, letterer, and maker Jeff Rogers. I felt a warmth run over me (no I didn’t pee myself) after reading his interview. He’s obviously proven that hard work and wanting to continually do better will get you around. Awesome body of work and wonderful advice, Mr. Frogers. Thank you.
(via Jeff Rogers/twitter)

Water Light Graffiti

Created and by the team at the French-based agency Digitalarti at the ArtLab studio. The ‘Water Light Graffiti’ surface is made out of thousands of LEDs illuminated by the contact of water. You can use anything from a paintbrush, a squirt gun, your fingers or anything else that is damp to make the lights light up. Sweet idea.
(via Creative Bloq/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 – 10/28/11

28 Oct

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.

Pharmacy M by Caan Architecten
Awesome Belgian pharmacy design. So clean.
(via Matt Stevens/twitter)

Lessons Learned from Two Years of Tees
“Make shit great.” Rule to live by, folks.
(via Mig Reyes/twitter)

Eli, no! book by Katie Kirk
Really nicely-illustrated kids book by Katie Kirk.
(via Riley Cran/twitter)

Halloween Prints by Methane
Super sweet and detailed posters by the folks at Methane Studios.
(via Grain Edit/twitter)

Skin Disease Canvas
Creepy, but neat.
(via Eric Shalley/twitter)

Vicki Young

12 Apr

Vicki Young, a multidisciplinary designer living and working in London, gives her top ten tips for starting your own business. I’d say this is good advice for anyone in the design field. I especially like #9 and #10. There is “no place for negativity” and “anything is possible.”

Vicki also has some nice work, proven by her 2010 Baby Pencil, a D&AD student award. Check it out.

(via D&AD)

Mig Reyes

8 Apr

Mig Reyes is a Chicago, IL-based interactive designer, graphic designer, illustrator, instructor, writer, advice-sharer, cookie-eater, and the list goes on and on. It’s safe to say, Mig has a well-balanced, design-centered head on his shoulders. Not only does he work for one of the coolest companies out there (Threadless), he also is all about sharing. He started Humble Pied, a website featuring practicing design professionals sharing their words of wisdom to anyone who will listen, but mostly aimed toward creative types. Being able to see and hear well-known designers/thinkers contribute personal advice makes it feel like I’m sitting down for a chat with them. What a fantastic concept! I’m definitely adding this site to my “I suck at design and am a pointless person with giant ears and an ugly face” inspiration bookmark folder.

I’m extremely excited to hear Mig speak at Ad2 Roanoke’s Student Portfolio Review tomorrow. Maybe I’ll even touch his hand with my hand and we’ll move them in an up-and-down motion.

See more of Mig’s work at dribbble and flickr.