Tag Archives: sketch

friday blinks – 6/1/12

1 Jun

FRIDAYBLINKS We adore chaos because we love to produce order. 6/1/2012 // PMS 106 // quote by M.C. ESCHER

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.

For startups (or anyone, really), this is how design works
Great overview of what roll design plays in business, and how important it is to successful.
(via Candice Chu/twitter) (via Wells Riley/twitter)

Make a better creative brief
Keep it simple, keep it flexible and include strategy, rules, and dates.
(via Division of Labor/twitter)

Octo sketch process by Brandon Rike

Awesome process hand-drawing to vector illustration by designer/illustrator Brandon Rike.
(via Brandon Rike/twitter)

Advice for designers getting ready to start a studio
Some wonderful tips for anyone wanting to open their own design studio, or even how to run a studio.
(via Alonzo Felix/twitter) (via Rob Giampietro/twitter)

The Great Discontent interviews Dana Tanamachi
“Sometimes your limitations can be a launching pad into an unexpected story.” A wonderful quote and an absolutely fantastic interview with the extremely talented chalk artist/designer Dana Tanamachi. Do yourself a favor. Sit down, take a nice, long break, and read this interview if you haven’t already. Dana has some really good insite. She mentions speaking at some universities…wondering if she would travel to southwest VA to speak to the VCD students at Virginia Tech? Let me know if you’re interested, Dana!
(via The Great Discontent/twitter) (via Dana Tanamachi/twitter)

friday blinks – 8/26/11

26 Aug

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.

Adam Garcia’s sketch blog
Sooooooo good.
(via Jeff Rogers/twitter)

The Noun Project
Very cool icon collection that is a great, free (as far as I can tell) resource for many types of icons.
(via Melanie Flagg)

Inker Linker
Fantastic list of printers (letterpress, offset, digital, screen printers) in various locations with short write-ups about each vendor. An awesome resource that I’m sure will keep growing.
(via Jessica Hische/twitter)

Legacy of Defeat
Decent selection of bad ass typefaces (free and inexpensive)
(via Dylan Moore)

Romania Ephemera
Colorful, great illustrations, and fantastic style. I love old stuff.
(via Steven Heller/twitter)

Jillian Tamaki

22 Apr

 Jillian Tamaki is a Brooklyn, NY-based illustrator and comics artist, who also teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Her style is a wonderful mixture of traditional and modern touches that is a pleasure to look at.

Jillian posted a fantastic project for Penguin Books about a month ago on her blog. These three hand-embroidered book covers took her two months to complete and are extremely detailed and truly beautiful. The final printed covers will be sculptural-embossed, a production value that will emphasize the stitches, and have full wraparound images with french flaps. They will be available for sale in October, 2011.

See more of Jillian’s wonderful work on her sketchblog or read her webcomic, SuperMutant Magic Academy.

Extraordinary stuff, Jillian!

(via Ariel Clark)