Archive for the ‘Graphic Design’ Category
Adam Ladd is an identity designer who decided to ask his 5-year-old about different logos. She recognizes some and others she deduces the meaning of based on what she sees. Very clever. I will have to try this with some kids I know!
I have always kind of been obsessed with Legos. I have plans to create a stop motion animation video with them someday and once tried to draw one, but I didn’t get very far with that. I recently came across a cool art project with Legos that involved a lot less effort/knowledge than the aforementioned tasks. This involves lego pieces and ink, basically using the Lego pieces as stamps! There were some very cool patterns created and I can’t wait to get some ink and start playing around with what you can create!
Perhaps even the stop motion and stamping techniques can be combined?
via Designer Daily
This poster by Ork Posters of the Boston neighborhoods is pretty cool! I always get confused as to what is actually a part of Boston and what isn’t. This is helpful and interesting to look at all at the same time!
I will be starting my 2nd course in the Graphic Design Certificate program at SMFA next week; the class is Web Design. I’m really looking forward to the class!
I came across an article which talks about a new project at Adobe, code-named Muse. It is essentially Illustrator but for websites. It allows you to manipulate objects, draw boxes, etc. At first, I imagined something similar to the “Design” view in Dreamweaver. But, it appears that the program has the ability to provide animation and interactivity, which is becoming somewhat expected in the world of the web these days.
I think I’ll be downloading the Beta tonight and trying it out.
Oh my gosh, I love this business card by Boris Smus! I might just have to borrow this concept.
How many rolls of wrapping paper do you have? If you’re anything like my mom you’ve got containers full of wrapping paper. There’s one for baby showers, 3 for birthdays, and 10+ for Christmas (plus the secret “From: Santa” stash that is kept somewhere different).
But with the Word Puzzle wrapping paper you can keep one roll of wrapping paper for every occasion.
Paper Leaf has created a quick reference sheet for design elements. It’s made to be used as a poster or a desktop background. Click on the link above to see download options.
via Chart Porn
I came across this great blog while I was searching for some inspiration for a project for my graphic design class. Flyer Goodness explain that…
Flyer Goodness is a flyer design blog dedicated to highlighting disposable art — masterpieces that are thrown in the garbage, rained on, and plastered over in less than a week.
Some of my favorites are below. (The images link to the post that includes that poster.)