2.29.2012

Frank Chimero's New Site

Frank Chimero recently redesigned his website. Rather than a standard portfolio/blog, he created a site that feels like a stream of consciousness of everything he's thinking about creatively. The site is really enjoyable to navigate and experience unfolding. This is saying something. There are very few sites I've experienced that are truly pleasurable to use and not just to look at.

2.24.2012

It's in the details #5

Type like this makes me think about Dieter Rams and his principles of design. Specifically, "Good design is as little design as possible." The choice to pull the top of the "k" up to separate "cup" and "rice" is inexplicable. It adds visual clutter and doesn't add to the meaning of the text at all. I understand the temptation one faces as a designer to get in there and tweak something just to leave a mark, but it takes a lot more courage just to set some nicely kerned type and leave it.

2.23.2012

Timothy Goodman's Valentine Tweet Marathon

Timothy Goodman spent February 14th drawing a Valentine for each of his 1150 twitter followers. You can view them all on Valentine Tweet Marathon. I love side projects like this.

2.22.2012

Kelli Anderson - Disruptive Wonder for a Change

If you've been working as a designer for the last couple of years it's almost certain you've stumbled across one of Kelli Anderson's brilliant projects. She discusses a few of them in this talk. You're missing out if you don't give this a view.