You’re getting a second post today, which is shocking, considering how terrible I’m feeling today after an evening of catching up with old friends and having WAY TOO MUCH FUN! I came across this book and thought, not only is it appropriate to how I feel, but also, surprisingly has good type design. I thought it would be nice to share it for the design component, but also…perhaps can be helpful to a few of you as we start to approach the summer. This may be one of those books worth having on your shelf. You probably thank me later. (click here to buy)
There’s no question that technology is becoming more and more a part of a creative person’s life. The biggest challenge for a print lover like me, is to figure out how to integrate the technology advancements into my work while keeping the integrity of print design. I’ve been watching this video on Adobe CS6 and have to say, if you have the time, its worth a watch. Its pretty remarkable what you’ll be able to do now and think the advancement will be able to carry over some principles of print design into the digital space.
Do you have that burning desire to make a statement? You can liberate yourself with the very truthful and frank statements of the wordboner.com t-shirts. If that doesn’t satisfy your needs, you can go onto makeyourownwordboner.com and create your own t-shirt, sweatshirt, tote bag, onesie, you name it. Pick a product, a color, one of their type treatments and your statement. If that still doesn’t do it for you, upload your own graphics and done!
I just saw this article on Designer Pad highlighting the great interior design of a small studio apartment. But my takeaway was seeing how the home integrated graphics and type creating a tactile experience within a living space. Take a look…do you see it?
I’m an advocate for print. Always have been, and always will be. That being said, I’ve spent the last 5 weeks transforming the elements of print design into the digital/mobile space. And what was the result? Food Network’s first ipad cookbook app, Food Network Cupcakes! I’m proud to say that with an amazing team, we managed to pull off an extraordinary app that does it all. Movies, pop-ups, 3-D views, animations AND over 100 recipes. Even though you won’t get the tactile experience of a printed book, you will get another experience worth trying.
House Industries have released their collection of Flour Sack Towels with graphic prints that come in black, orange or grey. You get 3 different designs in a set and can be great conversation starters when hosting for the sizzling summer that’s about to hit. What fun!