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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)

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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 – 4/13/12

13 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.

100+ Pictograms
Designer Daniel Bruce has crafted some really slick-looking pictograms for free download/use. Thanks man! Great stuff.
(via Nate Navasca/twitter)

Brian Cummings website
Designer and illustrator Keenan Cummings created a website for his dad, who is a very talented voice actor. I followed the faces as Keenan created them on dribbble (1, 2, 3), and the end result is really awesome. I love how each one of the faces ties into a specific type of voice. Oh, and check out the little flying Brian Cummings twitter bird. Nice touch!
(via Keenan Cummings/dribbble)

Mercedes makes an “invisible” car

(via Mike Metz/twitter)

Edgar Pin-up calendar
No, it’s not what you’re thinking. No scantily-clad ladies here. Just old fashioned-looking photos pared with a magical grid of dates below. WOW.
(via Under Consideration/twitter)

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2012 Sneak Peek
Jeff Finley, founder of WMC Fest, leaks the the speakers and most of the featured designers for this year’s Fest-tivities. It looks like a solid line-up. I really hope I can make it out this year.
(via Jeff Finley/twitter)

In other news…
Austin, TX-based type wizard Simon Walker launched his new site recently. Check it out. It’s totally bad ass.
(via Simon Walker/twitter)

I have decided to switch up the look of friday blinks. I’m going to go through the Pantone book, starting with PMS 100, and include quotes, along with the date and PMS number. Hope you like it.

friday blinks – 3/2/12

2 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.

Jumpman HTML5 site
WOAH! Super slick.
(via Chris Streger/twitter)

Triforce Tribute
Design + crafts + everything Zelda. I never played the game (ZELDA NERDS REVOLT!), but can get behind some serious geekery for the game. This show is sure to be very successful.
(via David Sizemore/twitter)

Jeff Rogers makes a font baby
Beautiful two-ply, hand-made font by NYC-based designer/illustrator Jeff Rogers.
(via Ryan Feerer/twitter)

Annual report powered by the sun
Austria Solar commissioned the first annual report powered by the sun. Its content remains invisible until sunlight falls on its pages. Design work by serviceplan campaign. This is really cool.
(via David Sizemore/twitter)

Weapons Declassified: Jeff Finley
Weapons of Mass Creation Fest founder Jeff Finley gets featured, and talks about how WMC Fest came to be and the concept behind it. Pissed I won’t be able to make it up to Cleveland this year for WMC Fest. Next time, Gadget…
(via Jeff Finley/twitter)

friday blinks – 1/13/12

13 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.

Hero, a drawing made from 3.2 million dots
WOAH! I wonder how he kept a count of the number of dots?
(via Simon Walker/twitter)

Loads.in
A cool, super sleek site that will tell you the load time of each one of your pages on your website.
(via Adam Senatori/twitter)

Nerd Boyfriend
It’s like Svpply for people who want to look like other people. Perfect for that obscure Halloween costume you’ve been searching for. Example: John Candy as Del Griffith (Planes, Trains and Automobiles)
(via Mikey Burton/twitter)

Illustrated Etymology
Word nerds and design/illustration nerds unite! I shared this with our resident Managing Editor and she blew a gasket.
(via Adam Garcia/twitter)

Fauxgo
A collection of symbols or other small designs created to represent a fictional company or organization that exists only on film, curated by Tymn Armstrong. Awesome idea and follow-through.
(via Tymn Armstrong/twitter)

In other news…
A great friend and mentor is leaving her current job for an amazing opportunity in Kentucky. I just wanted to do a public “thank you” here to her for all of her hard work and help she’s given me and our entire department. Katie Gehrt, you will be missed. Continue kicking ass.

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.

friday blinks – 10/7/11

7 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.

Ribbon Specimen Book
Little interview with Ribbon designer Dan Gneiding, and a sneak peek at the Ribbon book. Nicely done. I may just have to get this.
(via Lost Type Co-op/twitter)

Fonts in Use
Simple, cool, great resource, and inspiring.
(via Jessica Hische/twitter)

Cleanwash Letterpress video
Short bio about a one-lady letterpress shop in Philly.
(via French Paper Company/twitter)

Realm Charter School website by MINE
Nice and clean site. Simple color palette.
(via FourDesign/twitter)

The making of Designspiration
Behind the design of Designspiration. A basic idea turned into an awesome site.
(via Brandon Rike/twitter)

Brandon Oxendine

11 May

Brandon Oxendine is a Charleston, SC-based graphic designer, illustrator, front-end developer, and type enthusiast. He currently works at Fuzzco in Charleston, South Carolina, creating mostly websites for their clients, but weaves his love of type and illustration into those sites. Brandon’s style is incredibly clean; whether it’s a custom type treatment, illustration, or logo. Clean cut is the way this dude rolls, except for his ever-changing facial hair. Sounds like a guy after my own heart.

Brandon also had a side-project of sorts last year. He called it “A Word A Day,”  and drew a new word almost every day. He used this project to push himself and explore his capabilities and boundaries and finished out the year with 144 solid, custom lettering explorations. I’m curious where the words came from that he used for this project? Brandon?

Great stuff, man. Thanks for the inspiration!

(via Daniel Blackman/twitter)

Wesley Stuckey

16 Mar

Wesley Stuckey is a graphic designer and printmaker on his way to earn his MFA from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). Wesley previously earned his BFA in both fine art printmaking and graphic design from Mississippi State University. He uses a lot of illustration in his work, which gives each of the pieces tons of character and a wonderfully personal feel. On the contrary, some of his other work is as crisp and clean as they come; the Milk & Honey Market website, for example. Good stuff.

(via HOW Design)