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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 – 2/24/12

24 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.

Sexy new Kama Sutra book cover
Process post by French designer Malika Favre for the new Penguin Deluxe edition of the Kama Sutra. Some incredible iterations in there.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

Child’s Own Studio
Started by a mom who created a plush character based on her 4 year-old son’s drawing. Then, opened it up to everyone and made it a business. What an amazing idea. I think my 3 year-old son Benji would have some interesting characters to pal around with.
(via Matt Braun/twitter)

Pairing Lost Type with New York Neighborhoods
Really cool idea to use only typefaces from Lost Type Co-op along with Hipstamatic photos of some of New York’s neighborhoods.
(via Lost Type Co-op/twitter)

Muxel
An ever-changing analog collage network, based on the idea of Mixel, started by designer/illustrator Keenan Cummings. Seriously thinking about doing this. Such a cool, interactive way to connect to people without technology.
(via Keenan Cummings/dribbble)

Be nice, Be happy, and smile more
Designer/illustrator Timba Smits tells his sad and heartwarming story of the past 5 months of his life. Crazy…
(via Richie Stewart/twitter) (via Timba Smits/twitter)

Free Font Friday
Intro, A clean and bold typeface, inline and filled, from Font Fabric
(via Hannes Beer/twitter)