I have finally started a Facebook Group! I originally started a Fan Page but Mark Zuckerman (aka the world’s youngest billionaire) really didn’t make the Fan Pages easy to promote so the Group will replace the old Fan Page. If you’re looking for a quick way to promote your own work or share interesting links, join the group and post to your heart’s content.
Another site in the vein of Threadless and DesignbyHumans has entered the arena. Desired Hearts. How are they any different? “With every shirt you order we’ll give at least $2 to the charity of your choice. Why? Because its the right thing to do.”
I like seeing this sort of thing, and would love to see them succeed. The site is brand spankin’ new (still beta in fact) so that’s a heads up for all you designers – Get over there before every other kid with their finger on the halftone filter does.
Adam over at Twenty2wo just released the second issue of Twenty2wo magazine. You can view the magazine online, download it, and even purchase a printed version. He has some really great content (I have linked his posts a couple times) and applaud the extra effort he is putting in to make Twenty2wo a unique and inspiring experience for his readers.
If you are looking for daily photography/illustration inspiration Twenty2wo is a good place to start. A quick scroll of the blog and I’m sure it’ll be in your Google Reader in no time. I’ve stuck a few more images from Twenty2wo Mag #2 below:
I admit it. I have a design crush on Tauba Auerbach. Actually it’s not a design crush it’s more like genius-envy (wow I’m copyrighting that). The article on her in the latest RVCA ANPQ was so engaging I had to find out more about her. She is equal parts artist and math-enthusiast. I have always been a fan of logic-puzzles and lateral thinking books, and when I look at her work I get excited about it in a similar way.
Congratulations to Krissy and Mr. 44! You have been randomly selected as the winners of the Uprinting.com giveaway. Both of you will each recieve 500 business cards courtesy of Uprinting.com just for participating in the project.
Both of you will receive an email from the company shortly! Thanks to everyone who participated. Look out for the next project to launch ASAP – it’s another good one.
Now you can Skype in style! This is the world’s first VoIP phone made of wood! Two years ago HULGER launched the ZIRICOTE concept design made from an African wood to huge acclaim and this month they debuted the finished PAPPA phone, with a design more suited to production. It is handcrafted from a sustainable American walnut, in Montreal Canada, by a company called Furni. Below is the ZIRICOTE and hit “more” to see several shots of the PAPPA.
I was busy all morning doing a bunch of stuff, at least I thought I was. After stumbling upon this masterpiece by Johnny Kelly I realised I hadn’t done anything and had just spent my entire morning procrastinating. Kelly created Procrastination for his MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. This is the sort of thing you bookmark for later when you are having a creative block. If you are already wasting your day you have nothing to lose watching this little short, but I’d recommend watching it even if you have no time to spare.
I snagged a few examples of Kelly’s superb design work for you all as well!