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friday blinks – 2/17/12

17 Feb

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.

The Pauses “A Cautionary Tale” CD packaging
Album made to look like a beat up Golden Book and a cd that looks like a vinyl record, featuring design & artwork by Travis Lampe. Really cool looking piece. I had to look them up and listen to a few tracks. Pretty good stuff.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

Inconceivible wine package design
The Princess Bride Custom Wine Packaging System for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema highlights this hilarious movie with awesome illustrations, type, and a wonderful 3-color design. The overlapping heads to form the chalice is fantastic.
(via Mike Metz/twitter)

Buddy League documentary
The trailer gave me chills. What a great story and idea. Type by Jeff Rogers.
(via Jeff Rogers/twitter)

Explosions in the Sky poster process
Another amazing “making of” video from DKNG for their Explosions In The Sky gig poster.
(via Mathew Shamloo/twitter)

New Theatre’s new look
Created by the Sydney office of Interbrand, this fresh look on an 80 year-old theater is incredible. From the mark down to the signage, buttons, stencil, clothing, bags, and tickets. Ughhhh, those tickets. So good.
(via David Sizemore/twitter)

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friday blinks – 12/9/11

9 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.

Meme-ification of Art Directors
This made me laugh. The truth hurts sometimes.
(via The Creative Finder/twitter)

Mysterious paper sculptures
Found in and around UK libraries, these intricate book sculptures are really amazing. Maybe Banksy has decided to start supporting libraries.
(via David Sizemore/twitter)

Dan Cassaro’s Ace Hotel contribution
Designer Dan Cassaro completes an awesome piece for Ace Hotel, and does it with loads of fun, style, and dance parties.
(via Dan Cassaro/twitter)

NEXT: The future of T-shirt graphics
This really makes me want to get back intto T-shirt design. Like, a lot.
(via Brandon Rike/twitter)

To Resolve Project
NYC-based designer Chris Streger is starting his 2012 New Year’s resolution design project. This year, he has invited the general public to create designs towards the cause. I heard Chris is going to put in at least one submission. Excited to see how this turns out! I might have to do a few of these, too.
(via Chris Streger/twitter)

In other news…
Hot or Not Snowmen from Target (via Kym Davis/twitter)

Also, I liked this quote:
“Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion.” — Bill Baxley, 2003
(via Tim Driscoll/twitter)

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)

Dana Tanamachi

20 May

Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer, custom chalk letterer and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. According to her website, she enjoys crafting, reading, walking, and listening to Country music from the 1990s. Based on that, I picture Dana bobbing her head, listening to Achy Breaky Heart on her yellow Sony Walkman while chalk dust flies all over the place.

She got her start in NYC working at SpotCo designing posters for Broadway shows, but now works at Louise Fili, with previously featured designer, John Passafiume.

Her preferred medium is chalk, which is so bad ass. It would be my favorite too, if my illustration and hand-made typography was as good as her’s. I understand that chalk is meant to be temporary, but I was wondering if anyone who wanted a more permanent sign has sealed over her work so it wouldn’t get smudged/ruined? I know I would if I were them.

Beautiful work, Dana!

(via John Passafiume/twitter)

Simon Walker

11 Apr

Simon Walker is an Austin, TX-based graphic designer, illustrator, typographer, and general practitioner of badassery (it’s a word, trust me). He’s been working with GSD&M since 2002, but does tons of fantastic freelance work as well. Simon recently wrote an article for Method & Craft where he shares his techniques of making sweet hand-designed type and how he makes new type look old and worn. In the article, he says he’ll share his go-to textures with you if you shoot him an email. Sure enough, he came through on his promise after I sent him a message. Not that I doubted his word, but that was a really nice thing to do. It makes me smile and proud to be a part of this great design community.

As you can see (from the above samples), Simon’s designs look great in shades of gray and brown. He also can choose some really sweet color combos, too, as you can see on his dribbble and flickr pages.

High five to a super nice, super furry guy. Keep it up, Simon!