Dezine Link Fodder
When I was a kid I collected paper money from some "similar to stamp collecting" company from the back of a comic book. I was always amazed at how much more colourful world money was compared to Canadian (colours but essentially one per note) and American (play money green) bills. It seems the US is taking some hints from Canada and adding a bit of colour
to it's designs.
I usually just delish this stuff but every so often, i should give verbal props to cd cover dezine
that I come across.
Wow. Just fucking wow. Hardformat
is about the tangible in music design, the covers. You all know my fondness for making my own cd covers and part of my inspiration is just standing in front of the windows of indie cd stores. if the music industry dies, i am glad the indie scene will still keep such loveliness around. doubt me? check how many RECORD stores are in Toronto. (thanks edwin
Oh ! He created the minipops, not those annoying kid singers but tiny ickle characters, but he also does Lollipops
, no not candy.
Everybody is linking to and wow-ing about the opening credit sequence from 'The Kingdom'
. And with merit. It reminds me of the days of Imaginary Forces (remember SE7EN ?) when I stayed all the way through just to see who wow-ed me so many times over and over. It was nice to find a link talking about the company PIC who did the work as opposed to just the vid itself.
Back in the goodoldaze, people passed around photoshop files and altered a little here, a little there and created dezine mixes
for no reason than it was fun. There was even an "official" one called Photoshop Tennis
. I guess now in the days when you have to blur out every logo on TV, it had to be renamed to Layer Tennis
even if it presented by said Adobe product. P.S. The "meet adobe CS3" flashie on the right side is a nice example of fun design & advertising without being intrusive... unless you ask it to. P.S. I just misspelled without as withought
. How britishism. (via nack on adobe
Wow. These book cover designs ...by Henry Sene Yee
are absolutely incredible. Thus I am inspired to begin my design of books never written, designed by me? Probably or probably not.
Oh what ever happened to the hot-ass deziney world where the hotsites like K10K
updated their look & feel with the latest trends & web techs. This site has looked like this since I got a tshirt from them.
I did something like I Only Need a Page!
in the early days of websites. Back then they had no clue when you asked them, "What do you want on your website?" Most still don't. We did them for contruction companies and called them Internet Brochures and condensed all the company's advertising details onto one page that was indexed on a Construction Association's portal.
I love this current trend of taking a blank slate (often a vinyl toy collectible) and letting designers/artists go wild. For example, The Vader Project
is just fucking cool. My favs include the skullie and this disturbing one
If i had an unlimited personal development budget, I would make a new business card
Mmmm, every day I believe I should see something pretty, something beautiful and not just the danger, the horror, the stress and the violence I get from pop culture. Thus I liked print & pattern
At the beginning of the web my favourite design style was grungey-dirty such as these 30 Dirty Designs
, with one of the reasons being that I could imagine myself easily doing such. It was not as easy as I suspected.
Part of me imagines having one of these Lamp Lamp
lights and running around in circles yelling, "Lamp Lamp !!" I don't really know why.
Ooo, I like both the music of Dead Can Dance
and I love the jewelboxing packaging. I am adding this to my own wishlist. Hey, there's a category idea. Wishlist !
Most times, these days, when I encounter a Flash based site I click close before I give it a chance. Fully Flash based sites have their place in portfolio design and marketting but I don't have the "...45%...50%" patience anymore. And if I do wait, the first thing I am hunting is the MUTE button. Usually the navigation is boring and familiar. But the occasional one is a joy to use
Weee, I can see a whole line of Mini Desk
style computing desks from well known small sized cars of history. Oh to be foolishly wealthy.
As if I need another project with all the other ones I have in my brain but not started, but I like the idea of Digitize Your Attic
and I might steal it's core and digitize everything paper related I have in those boxes scattered about the room. It's about time I actively used my scanner and put something new on guest.thisboyistoast.nu
Its kinda neat to look at a post of mine from 2000 and find the site linkdup
still active, if a bit stale looking.
Every so often I come across another notebook art project
that reminds my users (users? where did that come from? i don't feel used) that I love notebooks done in that all too familiar artsy, deziney, collagey nature.
I didn't know that eboy listed
his drawrings like a blog.
Yes, while I might not make any more covers (thinking of changing that in the new year, this coming year is designed for changes) and buying even fewer legit CDs I still love to stop at the credworthy CD stores on Bloor W and look at neat
I used to love CD Cover design until I started listening primarily to MP3s and haven't seen many as of late. But I still read deadtree (as webbies are wont to call them) books and love love love the cover art and thus I link to a blog dedicated to book design
is a wow site of Photoshop wizardry.
Sweeeet, lightspeed chronicles
has a new design and still has quite the enviable job. (P.S. ENTRY ONE THOUSAND since moving to MT
This is really cool. A designer takes his favourite or well known character creations and offers them to a select group to remix
as they see fit.
Yes, I do believe Lego is all about
dinosaurs, boats and weapons of warfare. At least it was to me. Probably more about the weapons of war. Light on the boats. Vs the dinosaurs.
For the last two years or so, every time I settle on a new design, build the mockup and am about ready to launch, I see a redesign by another blogger
and want to start again. This time, the natural paints at the top make me want to attempt my coffee stains, brown washes & natural build design again.
Wow, The Can
is a collaborative "novel" being made by professional illustrators.
I didn't get the iPod but I love the idea of the Airbag iPod Tattoo
, or best described as "skinning your iPod".
Both J and my mom send us regular shipments of tea towels. but imagine the hilarity if i sent her tea towels from third drawer down
Most of your know I do CD Covers (more accurately, lately, did
CD Covers) but another thing I always wanted to do was produce my own postcards. Like Karen Ingram
I link to portfolios and design sites as future inspiration for my CD Covers. Such as Stopbreathing
I used to think it would be neat to have a whole bunch of really obscure designer style teeshirts
but then i noticed, after seeing someone on the street wearing one, that if you don't see the design clearly, it looks like a dollar store produced tee.
Really, in these days of templated or non-design, a nicely designed weblog
still does it for me. And I was brought here because she did the site look for Suw
It's a portfolio and it's called intransient
. It's Canadian and possibly Torontonian. It also has a photoblog