A few months ago I posted a quote I found from the great Ira Glass of “This American Life.” If you saw it, you recall it because many of you responded saying it was incredibly helpful and inspiring. If you missed it, well…you’re in luck because now, here’s an type illustrated version of it. Here it is round 2.
As a graphic designer, we’re always working within certain restrictions. Usually, it comes in the form of a “brief.” Oh…the brief! Here, Marian Bantjes creates a new category of how to think of design, illustration, and typography. I thought many of you would get a lot out of this. Would love to hear your thoughts. (cick to play)
Keith Yamashita talks in fairly great detail about what elements create GREATNESS. At first, I thought this was another cliché “empower yourself”, “lean in”, “you can do it” talks. But halfway through, Yamashita takes a turn and realized this is a creative shop trying to make social change within the confinements of the world of advertising, marketing, branding, and design. For many of you, you know what a challenge this is. Watch the video and let me know if you learned something unexpected. I sure did. (Thanks Willette for the video!)
Saw this project done by Swiss photographer Ramses Scheweizer and thought all of you food and design lovers out there would appreciate it. Not only is it clever actually, but also informational! Using letters after the numbers with H, N, C & G, Scheweizer indicates if its plain chocolate, has nuts, honey or grapes. Yum!!! (via the designer pad)
I just had a wonderful long weekend spending dinners, brunches and drinks with creative, though provoking and introspective people in all industries. My soul and mind feel fed and wanted to highlight this video shared by my fabulous friend, Jasmine Takanikos. Thanks!
There’s no question that deep down we feel that taking a sabbatical of some nature can probably help rejuvenate, re-inspire, and well…just give us the basic will to live. Being a creative, I find that its even more important to learn to know when to take a break so that your work doesn’t suffer, your clients don’t suffer and ultimately, the world doesn’t suffer! Watching this video of Sagmeister, it became clear to me…its time to start thinking about taking a break and muster up some new creative juices! Enjoy~
There’s nothing more pleasant than to see a new company launch taking pride in what they sell and the visual design of how to sell it. Founded by this Brooklyn based duo Stevenson Aung and Angélique Chmielewski, Nalata/Nalata is a sweet and smart online shop that’s easy to navigate with a nicely edited list of items tailored for the best buying experience. Nice job guys~
Whoever said you shouldn’t play with your food clearly didn’t know what food had to offer. Spain based designer Aranxa Esteve and Lucía Rallo have conjured up a playful idea of creating typographic colored jello to promote their studio. Be inspired and try giving it a go this weekend! (via design milk)