Archive for September, 2010

new york couture

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I discovered New York Couture at Virgin Mobile Free Fest on Saturday. The clothing is a harmonious blend of punk-rock cool, ultra-glam and prima ballerina. I’m love with the colors, imagination and whimsy behind each piece especially the burger skirt, owl jumper and birthday cake dress. You’d definitely be turning heads in one of these outfits.

a big idea, condensed

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Beautifully designed ads for Audi by BBH London.

via Ads of the World

nonsensical infographics

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Beautiful Nonsensical Infographics by Chad Hagen. Purchase them here.

via Vale Design, images via Chad Hagen

color chips

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I love this campaign for Sherwin Williams by Durham, NC agency McKinney. The four print ads feature original color-chip sculptures created by Matthew Sporzynski—my favorite being the ice cream sundae. The tv spots were directed and produced by Buck NY. They use 3D animation to create a beautiful and dynamic color chip world, really showing off Sherwin Williams’ extensive color choices. Both print and tv solidly support the headline “Make the most of your color with the very best paint.”

See the complete campaign here.

Matthew Sporzynksi is also the man behind the beautiful Real Simple Paper Constructions.

the dc | baltimore egotist

Friday, September 24th, 2010

In their words: The D.C. | Baltimore Egotist is the brand-spankin’ new place to celebrate great creative from local agencies, artists, and thinkers. It’s like the internet’s throwing a party for you – only there’s no cake and no one’s going to puke behind your couch.

It’s a great design resource and frankly DC is definitely lacking in design resources if you ask me. Reasons you should check it out; it has a job board, you can showcase your portfolio, find local talent,  show off creative and get daily inspiration.

Check the site out here. And follow them on twitter here.

PANTONE visa cards

Friday, September 24th, 2010

From the PANTONE site: Are you a Dynamic Firecracker? Or more of a Spiritual Lavender? The PANTONE Visa Platinum Rewards Card comes in five exciting hues, selected from the PANTONE Fashion Color Report for Spring 2011. One of these colorful cards is bound to express your Inner Shopper!

PANTONE 14-0941 TPX Beeswax Warm, Sincere, Generous
PANTONE 16-1452 TPX Firecracker Cheerful, Dynamic, Tuned In
PANTONE 15-3817 TPX Lavender Insightful, Intuitive, Spiritual
PANTONE 18-4039 TPX Regatta Trustworthy, Noble, Generous
PANTONE 15-4825 TPX Blue Curacao Sensuous, Tender, Inviting

via The DC/Baltimore Egotist

studio mpls

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Beautiful branding work by Studio MPLS. via design work life

reflective lace

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Get noticed with reflective lace from Lost Values—how adorable are the embroidered bicycles especially on the bloomer shorts!

Check out all of their reflective products; my favorite is the super stylish reflective scarf (shown above.) I’m thinking these will be great Xmas gifts for my biking friends.

via Chewing the Cud

pop chart lab

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Beautiful infographics posters by Pop Chart Lab—a collaboration between a book editor and a graphic designer that seek to put the world in charts. Looking forward to their next chart creations.

AND I’m pretty sure I need to own the Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names.

via World Famous Design Junkies


Monday, September 20th, 2010

I’ve been eyeing this Poketo bag from Target. I just love the bright colors and simple, geometric pattern. I decided to check out the Poketo website to see all their products and it’s pure eye candy. Here are some of my favorites:

clockwise: Silvia Portella wallet/ Creature Friends II t-shirt / Cactus Girl + Tree Boy Card / Bear Bookmark Tabs