Home page of a site I designed for classroom teachers and students to create challenges and projects revolving around the concept of liberty. The site is a spin-off from an exhibit, “The Boisterous Sea of Liberty,” at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. I did the visual design of page templates and interface elements, and designed the logo, and the site was built in Drupal.

Home page of a site I designed for classroom teachers and students to create challenges and projects revolving around the concept of liberty. The site is a spin-off from an exhibit, “The Boisterous Sea of Liberty,” at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. I did the visual design of page templates and interface elements, and designed the logo, and the site was built in Drupal.

Photoshop mockups for desktop and iphone versions of a website I’ve been designing for National History Day in my day job. Starting Election Day in the U.S., visitors will be able to rate 100 leaders in world history and share on social media.

Photoshop mockups for desktop and iphone versions of a website I’ve been designing for National History Day in my day job. Starting Election Day in the U.S., visitors will be able to rate 100 leaders in world history and share on social media.

What do absinthe and aspect ratio have in common? They are small pieces of a complex effort to refresh the brand of Le Méridien hotels. Interesting behind-the-scenes interviews with designers and art directors reveals all the things that must be taken into account in a branding initiative.

No, it’s not just the logo.

(Source: youtube.com)

The photos are part of a new brand identity for an Australian women’s athletic wear company. The logotype is intended to convey movement and athleticism while avoiding “girlie” clichés, according to the critique on Brand New. What do you think?

The photos are part of a new brand identity for an Australian women’s athletic wear company. The logotype is intended to convey movement and athleticism while avoiding “girlie” clichés, according to the critique on Brand New. What do you think?

Via gregmelander
A lovely mathematically elegant animation. via beesandbombs
Via gregmelander

A lovely mathematically elegant animation. via beesandbombs

This is my new favorite website! One of the best merges of social media and dog appreciation. Aw.

This is my new favorite website! One of the best merges of social media and dog appreciation. Aw.

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Lettered tweets

For the month of May, Sydney-based, Dave Foster has been lettering his tweets. A type designer and letterer, Dave recently graduated from the Type and Media Masters program at the Royal Academy of Art in the Netherlands. I was really taken the quick, off-the-cuff style of the tweets. I met Dave on my recent trip to Australia and followed-up with a few questions:

What prompted you to letter your tweets?

A mass of long-term client work made me want to just smash out a non-commercial, manageable project that would let me get regain a sense of immediacy to the work I was doing. It just seemed like a logical way to highlight the skills I’ve been developing since the inception of photo sharing in the news feed.

Do they convey a lot more information?

They’re pretty straight forward, I wouldn’t say there is much there beyond what is visible, they’re not meant to be complicated.

Have you found the lettered tweet have a lot more impact?

Yeah, people interact with what I’m saying more, I think they stand out from all the plain text feed. Perhaps I’ll continue doing it after May if I can keep it up.

There’s plenty more inspiring lettering over on Dave’s website.

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Portland, Oregon-based artist Cari Vander Yacht scans vintage photos from thrift stores and converts them into these hilarious GIFS. 

Cari writes, “At a certain point, one must justify their creepy acquisition of other people’s pasts. Either you make up stories about how you’re related to the people in the pictures or you animate them.”

Vintage Photos Turned Into Humorous GIFS

via Fast Company

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Justin Ross Tolentino, a San Francisco-based designer, takes the idea of a social network for thieves and runs with it.

He writes: “Anonym.us was a school project that spawned out of a challenge to create an identity for a new social network. Rather than make another Facebook I thought it would be interesting to brand a modern esoteric society for thieves. I decided to call my social network Anonym.us as a play on anonymous. Since it was a network for thieves I combined the letter A with a ski mask to create the logo. To keep inline with the theme of anonymity and thievery I contained the information on the business card within a safe dial, turned the letterhead into a modern treasure map, made the envelopes security deposit bags, and the style guide a blueprint.”

Designer Inka Matthew pairs objects with their PMS chip equivalents. Cool!

Designer Inka Matthew pairs objects with their PMS chip equivalents. Cool!

Sneak peek from Pentagram of Abbott Miller’s logo for the exhibition, Century: 100 Years of Type In Design.
It cycles through hundreds of Monotype typefaces. 

Sneak peek from Pentagram of Abbott Miller’s logo for the exhibition, Century: 100 Years of Type In Design.

It cycles through hundreds of Monotype typefaces. 

Who knew that aerial photos of airport runway configurations could look so good? Traveler Lauren O‘Neill, spurred by idle gazing out of airplane windows, has been compiling satellite images of runways in the clever Holding Pattern tumblr.

Who knew that aerial photos of airport runway configurations could look so good? Traveler Lauren O‘Neill, spurred by idle gazing out of airplane windows, has been compiling satellite images of runways in the clever Holding Pattern tumblr.

This interesting blog from Stephen Burgess, is a beautiful example of minimalism, use of color, and using jquery to powerful effect, while keeping the focus on the reading experience.

This interesting blog from Stephen Burgess, is a beautiful example of minimalism, use of color, and using jquery to powerful effect, while keeping the focus on the reading experience.

Robby Leonardi’s interactive resumé is clever and informative—and doesn’t use the fever bar visual cliché to describe his level of expertise. Bravo!

Clever! A MOMA app manages to integrate pregnancy and design history. The perfect gift for your expectant design friends.

Clever! A MOMA app manages to integrate pregnancy and design history. The perfect gift for your expectant design friends.