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friday blinks – 1/27/12

27 Jan

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.

Behind the Scenes look at Treasure Island for iPad
Matt Cruickshank takes a look back through his process of illustrating Treasure Island for the iPad by Space Dog Books. I got the book and started checking it out with my 3 year-old son. We’ve been having a lot of fun with it. What a wonderful experience.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

Aesthetic Apparatus Kickstart a kick-ass typeface
The Minneapolis-based design/poster rock stars are at it again. This time, designing a slick, bevelled typeface, which was featured on their wildly-popular “Yes, We’re/Sorry, We’re” vinyl signs. Go on, you know you want to back this project and support the AA guys in their global graphic design domination. This project has been 100%+ backed, so you have a few more days to get a good deal on some other goodies.
(via Aesthetic Apparatus/twitter)

The Scamihorn’s Christmas Card
The super-talented illustrator and designer Aaron Scamihorn created a tasty holiday card.
(via Riley Cran/twitter)

A Hundred Monkeys Glider
Designed by Mikey Burton, letterpress printed by The Cranky Pressman. Awesome detail, and all in 2-color. Very impressive!
(via Mikey Burton/twitter)

How Pencils are Made
I love the show How It’s Made, and what an interesting process.
(via UCDA/twitter)

FREE FONT FR-FR-FRIDAY
Static by Slava Kirilenko (via Hannes Beer/twitter)
Woodshop, handmade by the generous and super-talented Nick Slater (via Nick Slater/twitter)

In other news…
I saw a great quote on twitter from Denver-based designer Scott Hill:
“Not allowing employees to claim their work, discouraging outside design work, and brow-beating is the design of old. Respect your employees.”
Amen, brother. The aforementioned scenario sounds a lot like my previous employer. Glad I (and others I worked with) moved on.

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.