I like Blissful Case‘s selection of affordable iPhone cases! Simple yet unique looks, and at under $20 a pop, you can change them to fit your mood of the day, right?
I should get an iPhone one day… I’m living in the stone age, with my pink flip phone! haha! ;)
When the vintage and current looks collide, it can make for some flashy yet understated works of art. Like these, from Natalie Nicklin hailing from the UK.
Some fonts are just not an obvious choice in pretty much all situations. As statements tho, they can indeed be perfect.
Sky is the limit and you know it.
Adamas is a free font (personal and commercial) by Colorblind, and you can get it here.
Image by Mikael Floysand.
Weirdly enough, I’ve been missing graphic design a little these past fest weeks. I say “weirdly” because when I stopped doing it in 2008, I never looked back, and never regretted the decision, not even one second. And I still don’t.
But, there is some precise things I do miss about it, and one of them is layout design. The other thing is typography. I used to do a lot of magazine design, catalog design, brochure design. Printed documents, containing plenty of text to play around with. It was kind of my specialty, I guess, and it was what I loved to do… That is, if you forget about the ridiculous “for yesterday” deadlines, and the always so many constraints, and some (definitely not all) know-it-all-that-don’t-know-anything clients, and yadayadayada, those things that made me not want to do graphic design anymore.
Anyway. I spent some time yesterday looking at the Grafika 2012 results (Quebec province’s annual graphic design competition). And spent some time unwillingly noticing this design desire coming back slowly.
Honestly, I don’t know what to actually DO with it all.
I’m kinda… simmering. Simmering thoughts and ideas. On, perhaps, how to bloom that little need into something I’ll actually enjoy doing. Something that has freedom and joy attached to it, ya know?
So, we all remember the early years of the interwebs, where the more a website would move on it’s own, the more we’d be impressed. Right?
I remember my very first website (this is in 1996 or 1997, not quite sure anymore), where Dennis Rodman had it’s own section in my world (he still does, but only in my heart. haha), and where animated .gif banners ruled the world. I had created it all in HTML, one <a href> code at a time, in Word, and then copy-pasted in my free Angelfire website. A 90s masterpiece, I’m telling ya…….. Ok, not. :P
Anyway, those overly animated days are long over (most of the time…), as simplicity makes for the most effective and visually appealing ones, in my opinion. But now, who said animated .gifs needed to be corny and classified as a “low class” of images?
Thankfully, Reed + Rader are there to get things straight! They work mostly with the fashion world, creating beautiful animated .gifs and videos! Sometimes weird, sometimes classy, but one thing is for sure, you can barely stop your eyes from looking at their portfolio! :) LOVE IT ALL!
Altho I truly understand the want to give during this period (and think it’s great!), I don’t really give gifts during the Holidays (nor do I want to receive some), and I’d rather share some great meals and see the people that I care about.
I’m not one to buy a Xmas tree or decorate either…
But these Pantone Xmas tree balls are making me doubt my whole thinking process… Haha! Ok, maybe not the WHOLE thing, but the tree, at the very least! :)
Via } Fubiz
I have nothing to add.
This print by Grass Green Design says it all way better than I could! :)