Smashing Magazine posted a series of March-inspired wallpapers/calendars today, so I thought I’d put one together to give away here. Enjoy the lame visual pun and 84 Rock! font. I, for one, cannot wait to embrace the sweet Spring after the winter we’ve had in Pittsburgh. Everyone have a great weekend!
Yesterday, Jeff Hamada of BOOOOOOOM! posted a call to designers and artists to alter a magazine using only “traditional means.” (He urged everyone to step away from the computer and use pencils, markers, paint, etc. to create a new piece of art from a commercial layout.) Above is my contribution, constructed from a copy of Maxim magazine, a sharpie and my X-Acto. I had a blast doing this.
Filed under: Inspiration | Tags: design, design o'blog, illustration, Inspiration, interview, von glitschka
Last week, The Design O’Blog posted a “10 questions with…” interview with illustrator/designer Von Glitschka. Read the article here and check out Von’s site Vonster.com for some really inspiring illustrations, logos, icons and more. The “and more” here encompassing downloadable .pdf designer “kick me” signs (ex. I ❤ comic sans).
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: brading, collaborate, cultivate, differentiate, identity, innovate, logo, neumeier, the brand gap, validate
For anyone who’s followed this blog for it’s short but fruitful life, it’s apparent that I’m a huge proponent of Marty Neumeier’s book The Brand Gap. “Read this book before your competitors do,” urges Tom Kelley of Ideo on the book’s back cover. I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Kelley. The Brand Gap is an incredibly valuable resource to anyone involved in business at any level to better understand branding. For those who think a brand is simply a wordmark or icon, this book sheds light onto the depth with which we as designers put into identity development. For those who are “in the know” about building brands, the article succintly and clearly lays out the pertinent info that must be taken into consideration before any branding endeavor. My advice: if you haven’t read it, you are legitimately missing out. Plus, you can read it easily in a single sitting and if you take nothing else away from this read, (which I sincerely doubt you could) the layout is absolutely great.
Additionally, suplemental information to the book is available via a numerous stock of pdfs at http://www.newriders.com.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: advertisements, girls, illustration, pinup, reference, vintage, women
Why I Became an Artist from Print Magazine features a short, funny article about the art trade as well as a huge Flickr pool of vintage ads featuring illustrated women. Really great, classic stuff.
I found it via Quipsologies.
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