Reading Simon Garfield’s Just My Type, this made me cry:
“Twenty years ago, no one
had the slightest idea what a
type designer was.
If they had miraculously heard
of it, they would say things like,
“Branding” is sticking your logo and colors on all your products and ads.
We’ll just come up with a new name for all the other stuff (like reputation, relationships, culture, authenticity, uniqueness, depth, focus and vision).
Here’s a another collection of beautiful things we spotted at the Unique LA Show. Everything but General Scooter “Foxy” McGee (bottom photo) was something we bought, either at Unique LA or the Renegade Craft Fair (last summer). The General, I’m still pondering: It’s pricey, but just […]
I’ve started a new personal project on Posterous, compiling my photos of (mostly) commercial art that flies in the face of multinational polish, and speaks with poise in the language of its own place. I’ve got a nagging feeling I started this elsewhere some time ago, but […]
Design is all about the tools—the technology. And design has got absolutely nothing to do with the tools.
Just like ink pens and sign brushes, the mastery-required-or-we-won’t-hire-you tools you’re working with today will be replaced.
What is much more important is developing your design character
How important is function to you? What is […]
The challenge here was to capture the essence of each country (inspired by their national seals), and keep it fun! This series of stickers is for a gourmet cookie company. They’ll go inside the box, attached to the cookie packages, and will represent some of the recipe sources, like Belgian chocolate, Madagascar […]
“Designing for publications is like dressing for a visit; Designing for textiles is like getting ready to move in.” —Me
These are the issues I am aware of now, at this stage in my exploration of textile and surface design:
Mature my personal, authentic vocabulary of motifs.
These are symbols (with all their archetypal […]
Can you believe these crazy flowers? I have never seen morning glories so huge or perfect.
As I approached them from the parking lot, I thought the folks at the Laguna Beach Koffee Klatch (yelp link) had put up a wild, cut-out sculpture!
It was a great… well, yes—glorious—start to a […]
Anders Toxboe has put together a beautifully organized thinking place for web designers and user interface designers. Go there to reference screenshots, design patterns and practical articles. Better yet, join the community and upload your personal favorite user interface screenshots.
Very similar to this site […]
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