Posts Tagged 'creativity'

the great typo hunt

My favorite designers share my obsession with typos. We live in fear of them, and actually lose sleep over the possibility of making one, or not catching one. And if the unthinkable happens, we are appalled. Humiliated. Probably in all uppercase and 24 point type. Wine is certainly required.

Good news my friends, we’re not alone.

Want more? Here’s the website. And the book.

Now, aren’t you going to sleep a little better tonight, knowing that Jeff Deck and Ben Herson are out there making the world safer from errant letters and misplaced punctuation?


bike art to go

I live in one of the most bicycle-friendly towns in America, Davis CA, and pretty much adore all things bicycle. Including these posters.

Eleanor Grosch at Poster Cabaret.

Stumptown Printing at Buy Olympia.

Jackson Creek Press.

Hero Design Studio.

The Keep Calm Shop on Etsy.

From Small Stakes, via BB Blinks.

re:treat | the world cup of stamp design

I’ve been wanting to do a post on the graphic design of the World Cup, but honestly, nothing captured my imagination enough to warrant the attention. Maybe I was just distracted by the cacophony of vuvuzelas.  And then I saw these postage stamps on design:related.

Karen Horton has curated a beautiful collection of stamps from every participating country. Most  are from  1900 through the mid-1930s, with a few from the early 1970s.

Some of my favorites:

yup, that’s what I thought, too

Homemade iPad.

From Swiss Cheese and Bullets. Thanks to David Airey of Logo Design Love for the find (via Twitter).

yup, that’s about right

A brand reveals the authentic spirit of an organization, right?  It helps set expectations for the experience to come, right? Here are some redesign suggestions for the British Petroleum logo from Draplin. I think they got it right, though I think the collateral should certainly incorporate photos of the lives (human and animal) that have been touched (did I say touched?  I meant ruined) by the oil leak disaster.

More here, from Grain Edit.

putting those crayons to use

Arizona’s (stupid, ignorant and insulting…and do you want to know how I really feel?) immigration law. I checked, the Crayons really do exist. The law…well, we should do something about that.

This has already been featured on a few design sites, and I had to jump in. Thanks to 9GAG, Boing Boing, Quipsologies.

color in culture

Everyone sees (and feels) color differently. Beautiful chart, intriguing info and some generalizations that might be true (and even helpful).

From David McCandless. Check out Information is Beautiful for a better view and more info on how this was created.