Archive for the ‘design’ Category

The Washington Ballet’s Alice (in Wonderland)

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Beautifully mysterious imagery for The Washington Ballet by Design Army. Those costumes and the styling are just fantastic.  I’m pretty upset that I missed this ballet.

via rockpaperink / behind the scenes with design army here

inspector stamp

Monday, February 6th, 2012

I spotted these Inspector Stamps by Mikey Burton on pinterest and think it’s a fresh take on the business card. “With this stamp, you are able to print your condensed snippet of info onto any substrate—a beer mat, someone else’s business card, a napkin, or even someone’s hand. After all, people are more likely to lose a business card in a drunken stupor, but less likely to lose their hand.” How handy is that? Order one for yourself from Cranky Pressman.

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pantone 2012 color of the year

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

I’m very excited for the 2012 Pantone color of the year; Tangerine Tango, a spirited energetic reddish orange. It’s much better than last year’s color honeysuckle. And if you’re a fan of Tangerine Tango be sure to check out the Pantone fashion color report for Spring 2012 which includes the fiery orange amongst complementary bright and neutral colors (shown in the second image.) I’m really digging the neutrals in the report, especially Margarita, Cockatoo and Driftwood.

400 costumes to die for

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

I tweeted about this yesterday but its too cute not to post here too. 400 Costumes to Die For is GS Design‘s 2009 annual self-promotional piece. Just roll the two 20-sided dice to reveal more than 400 morbidly clever costume ideas – from Zombie Elvis and Space Jesus to the truly outré. The dice are packaged in an illustrated tube with rings that rotate to let the recipient create mix-and-match Halloween creatures. The tube is an economical one-color hot stamp on black paper with printed one-color instructions affixed inside the lid. While researching this design I discovered that they created an iphone and ipad app too! Download it for free here. Now you don’t have any excuses not to dress up this year.




via the dielineP and W design / GS Design

nonna lina ice cream

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Gorgeous traditional, yet modern branding for Nonna Lina ice cream by Mr. Conde Studio. I especially love seeing his process pictures; sketches, wireframes and color scheme inspiration.


Monday, July 25th, 2011

Baubauhaus is a great source of endless inspiration for typography, design, illustration and photography.

image 1 / image 2 / image 3

fancy footwork

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

posters by Zoran Lucic combining two of my loves; design and soccer and featuring some true soccer legends. see the whole collection here.


wallace design house

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Lovely vintage inspired design work from Wallace Design House.

via simplesong

the phraseology project

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Seems like all my recent blog finds are typography related, but i can’t help it, there’s some pretty awesome type work being done right now! This post is about The Phraseology Project, a site that lets you submit a letter, word or phrase and they’ll make it look beautiful with type.

like minded studio

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Holy hotness—some rad typography from Like Minded Studio.

via @spoulos