Advice For Designers
“I think you should always do more than what people ask for. Or we should not only look for what they ask for, but what they would like to do if they had the courage to ask for it.”
by Hartmut Esslinger, the founder of the legendary design firm Frog Design
Oblivion GFX Montage
UI, graphics, interaction and motion design by Joseph Chan for the science fiction movie Oblivion. See more of the designs on Joseph’s case study.
“During his near two-decade reign as design director at the Nelson Office, Irving Harper put his mark on Herman Miller, not only by creating the company’s now famous logo, but also by embodying an ethos of total design.”
Read the fantastic article on Herman Miller’s website.
Design everything on the assumption that people are not heartless or stupid but marvelously capable, given the chance.
Footage shot, motion tracking, geometric animation and compositing by Tao Tajima.
A small, independent product design company based in Melborne.
“Our approach is simple, honest and heartfelt. We create what we feel and do it because we love it. Our timepieces are a reflection of us; who we are, what we love and everything we believe in.”
Required Reading For Product Designers
An excellent list of resources, articles, and presentations compiled by Robert Lenne covering design at large, interaction, copywriting, user on-boarding and more.
After months of anticipation, Hoefler & Frere-Jones finally released their webfonts solution cloud.typeography. To give it a shot I updated my personal blog to use Vitesse, Sentinel and Whitney. So far I’m impressed with the quality and the time they put into optimizing the fonts for both large and small sizes.
Inspiration is our survival from procrastination and most powerful form of energy we have as creative people. via @joshlong #vcon
The Hunger Games is back on Tumblr with their latest refresh of the Capitol Couture blog. Hands down this is one of the most beautiful and flawlessly executed themes I have seen a brand create for Tumblr. Brands and agencies take note, this is how it should be done.
Anyone know what agency is behind the creation of this campaign?
I want to introduce you to your brother from another mother—another group of humans that, like you, is quite under-appreciated: the type designer. Type designers and web designers have an amazing amount in common, that’s why it’s super wonderful that they’ve been collaborating more lately. Web designers are pumped that they can use more than a handful of fonts on the internet, and type designers are pumped that this new group of people using their fonts actually know how to use computers.
A wonderfully thorough and helpful guide to type design targeted towards web designers by Jessica Hische.