Designer, illustrator and educator Ryan Feerer has recently embarked on a new challenge, adding the exciting accolade of restaurant owner to his repertoire. Feerer and good friend Jimbo Jackson opened their establishment Abi-Haus at the end of 2012 in Abilene, Texas. With the central theme being “cool vibes, good service and pleasant people”, Feerer has also been able to showcase his spectacular design skills by taking on the restaurant’s branding. Abi-Haus’s imagery is striking and can be seen to... CONTINUE READING
Moscow-based creative company FIRMA Agency have put their innovative spin on an iconic brand, introducing the Chupa Chups 18+ Lollipop design. The product range consists of 3 lollipops; BDSM, Fetish and Toys. As the name suggests it is a line made up entirely of sexually suggestive components, provoking controversy and captivation in equal measures. Intimate and erotic, FIRMA’s designs refresh and modernize the candy line, bringing Chupa Chups up to date with a bang. FIRMA’s Chupa Chups concept began... CONTINUE READING
Uncovering the Inspiration Behind David Sherwin’s New Book; “Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers”
Creative director and interaction designer David Sherwin launches his book, “Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers”, on December 4th 2012. In addition to being Principal Designer at global creative firm Frog, Sherwin is also Senior Lecturer at California College of the Art in the BFA Interaction Design program. Using a combination of the experience acquired within roles such as these, and a variety of detailed interviews with industry insiders, Sherwin wrote this book for fellow creatives.... CONTINUE READING
Graphic Designer Aaron Kitney Tells Us About His Creative Collaboration with Traditional London pub, Maddigan’s Freehouse
Aaron Kitney is a print and web designer who has recently worked on an exciting new project with traditional London pub, Maddigan’s Freehouse. Based in the multi-cultural hub of Hackney, Maddigan’s have a loyal local fanbase but wanted to modernize their establishment, thus attracting additional clientele. In order to achieve this Kitney used dramatic, gothic elements whilst still maintaining key original features such as the chalkboard famously associated with most British pubs. Maddigan’s brand identity Image courtesy of Aaron... CONTINUE READING
The Cool Hunter has described the recent unannounced disablement of their fan page as “a huge issue and potentially fatal to businesses”. As explained by The Cool Hunter, due to this loss that occurred without warning, both valuable content and 788,000 design fans have vanished. These are resources that undoubtedly take time to build up, making it a significant and problematic situation for the creative industry. The Cool Hunter was set up by Bill Tikos in 2004. A company... CONTINUE READING
On October 2nd, 2012, 20 would-be web designers took part in the first ever Design-A-Wix-A-Thon. The group of aspiring creatives gathered together at the New York City Wix Lounge and were given the task of building a Wix website in one hour. Judged by a panel of design experts, participants were offered prospective prize money of $500 for the overall winner, with additional winners to be selected from two other categories. Wix is a company that allows users to... CONTINUE READING
Coca-Cola has joined forces with design platform Blank You Very Much in order to launch an exciting competition which is exclusive to the U.S. Entrants are invited to re-invent the brand’s famous logo with the winner’s creation being incorporated into a limited edition t-shirt. In addition, prize money of $5,000 will be awarded. Although designers must adhere to some strict guidelines, this event offers Coca-Cola fans the opportunity to put their own stamp on a global name. Rules include:... CONTINUE READING
Design team AC Creative Studio have recently produced spectacular new bar menu books for Picasso Cafe, Oklahoma City. Encompassing Picasso Cafe’s motto that “great food is an art” these individually hand-painted and hand-bound creations exude vibrance. Found in the centre of Oklahoma City’s Arts district, Picasso Cafe dates back to the 1920s. Referring to their establishment as an “artist haven”, it is a place where atmosphere and aesthetics are inextricably linked. This is a notion reflected in the bar... CONTINUE READING
Our friends over at Vitamin T have created a fantastic tool designed to give users a “career boost”, by aligning LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ with their MyAquent profiles. Inspired by the growing relationship between social media sites and hiring managers, Vitamin T have utilized this connection in the form of “Social Update”. Existing MyAquent profiles consist of online portfolios that allow individuals to exhibit their work to potential employers as well as showcasing relevant skills, experience and education. Social... CONTINUE READING
Penguin have stylishly re-worked their classic books in 2012 to celebrate sixty five years in the business. The leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, Penguin have used innovative designs to enhance the aesthetic of well-loved books such as Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. In addition, readers can now access Penguin Enriched eBook Classics, reaching the series in all formats. Celebrating traditional yet contemporary, Penguin have focused on a selection of Enhanced and Amplified... CONTINUE READING
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