Tag Archives: book

friday blinks – 7/27/12

27 Jul

FRIDAYBLINKS Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs. 7/27/2012 // PMS 109 // quote by Frank Chimero

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.

Constructivism Colabo
In 1923, the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky joined forces with painter, photographer, and designer Alexander Rodchenko to start a two-man commercial design business. The rest is history. Together, they created some of the most visually-captivating and memorable ads to date. The style that they created is still influencing today’s “punch-you-in-the-face” style of advertising.
(via Steven Heller/twitter)

The Chicago Neighborhoods Project
Go Media interviewed Chicago-based designer Steve Shanabruch, the creator of this sweet project, which is to brand each Chicago neighborhood one at a time. Good stuff.
(via GoMedia/twitter/blog) (via Steve Shanabruch/twitter)

Foundry Collective’s new website
Not only is their new site extremely crisp and clean, their identity work is so damn good.
(via Luke Bott/twitter) (via Foundry Collective/twitter)

FontFont interviews Frank Chimero
A fantastic interview with Brooklyn, NY-based designer Frank Chimero, where he explains his choice of FF Quadraat for his book and website, Shape of Design, as well as his thoughts on Kickstarter-based projects, why he wrote the book, and his explanation behind using a non-traditional text typeface for the book.
(via Frank Chimero/twitter) (via FontFont/twitter)

Make your work matter
James Victore wants to give you a hard-on (through design, that is) and encourages us all to make work that is a gift to your clients and the world.
(via Chris Streger/twitter) (via James Victore/twitter)

friday blinks – 7/20/12

20 Jul

FRIDAYBLINKS A healthy creative process should be able to give a coherent rationale to a client as to why you designed what you designed. 7/20/2012 // PMS 108 // quote by Von Glitschka

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.

A Beast Every Week
Organized by Seattle, WA-based designer and illustrator Ellis Latham-Brown, this collection of beasts were created by some of the best designers and illustrators in the game. Check them out and be afraid…be very afraid.
(via Susan Locascio)

Making trash beautiful
Four dudes (Russian maybe?) paint, letter, and draw on people’s trash and they do a killer job of it.
(via Dylan Moore)

The most impatient book ever

An anthology by the best Latin American authors, printed with light- and air-sensitive inks that will completely disappear two months after it’s opened. You better not be a slow reader like me. The reasoning behind it is to get the names and stories by these up-and-coming authors out there in the public eye. It
seemed to work. They got lots of press and people wanting this first edition. The
producers of this book plan on making more of these types of books in the future.
(via Matt Griffin/twitter)

Zippo etching

etched zippos by Jon Contino
New York-based Jon Contino hand-etched some really awesome Zippo lighters over the past year. Click photo above for full size.
(via Jon Contino/twitter)

Yume Ume branding by 160over90
160over90, a Philly-based agency does a knock-up job on the branding of a Japanese kitchen based out of Gainesville, FL. Punny copy and clever illustrations.
(via 160over90/twitter)

In other news…
The chatter is all over the twitter machine…Charlotte, NC-based designer, illustrator and creative director Matt Stevens has a new website. It’s pretty great.
www.hellomattstevens.com

friday blinks – 4/20/12

20 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. Looks like I almost made an all-video post without trying. Huh…

Portland Creative Mornings with Kate Bingaman Burt

Create. Share. Repeat. Draw every day. As you can see from the video, Kate is extremely entertaining and super energetic! I’m super excited to see her speak live at WMCfest 2012!
(via Adam Garcia/twitter) (via Kate Bingaman Burt/twitter)

Good Books “Metamorphosis”

An insanely-visual trip to a rather normal book website, Good Books. Also, the Behind-the-Scenes look from concept to completion. Concept by String Theory and directed by Buck.
(via Chris Allen)

Smokeable book for Snoop

Leave it to Snoop (with help from creative agency Pereira & O’Dell) to think up this doozy. A book made of rolling paper pages, a hemp tweed cover, and a matchstick striker spine. I don’t think this one will last very long in the public library system. Posted this on 4/20 without trying. Self high five.
(via Drea Zlanabitnig/twitter)

Erik Spiekermann puts the face back in typeface

This is always teamwork. Work in teams and change the place you live in. Get in there and break things open. Graphic design CAN changes lives. I hope I’m in the right place at the right time and work with some fantastic people as Mr. Spiekermann has.
(via Erik Spiekermann/twitter)

Prima Peaches packaging
Awesome 3-color packaging, label, and set of icons for southern California grower, Prima, designed/illustrated by Patrick Macomber.
(via Patrick Macomber/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 – 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)

friday blinks – 6/24/11

24 Jun

Here is a list of sites I’ve come across throughout the week that I think are worth sharing. I call it friday blinks:

Beasts of Burton: Mikey Burton’s collection of illustrated bears awesome!
(via Mikey Burton/twitter)

Freelance Ain’t Free: Another Mikey Burton production I really want one of these shirts.
(via Mikey Burton/twitter)

Nutmegger Workshop: hand-painted signs by Peter Vogel these are absolutely beautiful.
(via Dana Tanamachi/twitter)

Matt Stevens’ Max100: The Book Project on Kickstarter you should back this!
(via Matt Stevens/twitter)

Woodtype Revival: converting rare historic wood type into digital fonts yes!
(via John Passafiume/twitter)