$50 Discount to HOW Interactive, Chicago, October 2014

By: Julia Wild on May 21st 2014
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Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601 When: October 19 – 21, 2014 What: UX, Front-End, Agile Processes, Responsive Design, Content Strategy, Marketing, Cross-Platform Design, Agile Development Cost: $995 (early bird – before June 13th 2014), $1095 (june 14 – July 31st), $1195 (August 1st onwards) Discount: $50 Disount Code: HIDCGD14 This is THE Web Conference for Designers which is brought to you by the team behind HOW Design Live. This is probably one of... CONTINUE READING

$50 Discount for HOW Interactive , Washington, D.C.

By: Julia Wild on May 21st 2014
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Where: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 When: September 3 – 5, 2014 What: UX, Front-End, Agile Processes, Responsive Design, Content Strategy, Marketing, Cross-Platform Design, Agile Development Cost: $995 (early bird – before June 13th 2014), $1095 (june 14 – July 31st), $1195 (August 1st onwards) Discount: $50 Disount Code: HIDCGD14 This is THE Web Conference for Designers which is brought to you by the team behind HOW Design Live. This is probably one of... CONTINUE READING

Mind-Blowing Pencil Sketches

By: Julia Wild on May 19th 2014
Mind-Blowing Pencil Sketches

1. Ramon Bruin Ramon Bruin invented his own art style which he calls ‘Optical Illusionism’. He explains on his website “Optical Illusionism is a combination of drawing and photography. He creates drawings that come to life when photographed from the exact right angle”. Below are some examples of his work but you can see much more on DeniantArt and Instagram. 2. Vimal Chandran Chandran is a visual artist and illustrator. His illustrations are outstanding and on his website you... CONTINUE READING

Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

By: Julia Wild on May 16th 2014
Every Week Two Students Anonymously Create Beautiful Chalkboard Quotes

I tried to look into who these designers are but it seems that very few people know: “They’ve been popping up on campus all semester: intricately worked chalkboard messages with one signature, #dangerdust. The article on their college website continues to explain “I recently sat down with the artistic duo and, while I can’t name names, I did get a sense of who these artists are and what drives them. They wish to remain unnamed (although they admit most... CONTINUE READING

Stunning Spiral Mosaic Designs – From Posters to Minimalist Wall Clocks

By: Julia Wild on May 8th 2014
Stunning Spiral Mosaic Designs - From Posters to Minimalist Wall Clocks

Cody Small explains to GraphicDesign.com the concept of the project: “The idea behind of the composition is to mimic the patterns found in nature, specifically The Fibonacci number. This sequence is found in the likes of Nautilus shells, Roses, the cochlea of the human inner ear, almost everything”. These clocks started as a poster series which you can see below: Cody Small goes onto explain “I’m fascinated by the concept that although the world may appear random and chaotic,... CONTINUE READING

This Weeks Finds – Simple Yet Innovative Product Designs

By: Julia Wild on May 6th 2014
This Weeks Finds - Simple Yet Innovative Product Designs

1. Senz° – the original storm umbrella There is nothing worse than having an umbrella that five minutes later turns inside out and then needs to be thrown away. As explained on the Senz° website “The story of senz° goes back to the fall of 2004, when a young and naïve Industrial Design Engineering student, Gerwin Hoogendoorn, experienced one week in which three of his umbrellas broke down. Being sick and tired of the massive amount of crappy umbrellas,... CONTINUE READING

Debbie Millman and Ilise Benun talk about what’s new at HOW Design Live

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on May 5th 2014
Debbie Millman and Ilise Benun talk about what’s new at HOW Design Live

The HOW Design Live 2014 kick off next Monday, in Boston brings an amazing, interdisciplinary speaker line up, including creative heavy–hitters Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister and Maria Popova. But what also caught our attention were the changes in the Creative Freelancer Conference (now the Creative Freelancer Business Conference) founded by Marketing Mentor’s Ilise Benun and the newly added HOW Leadership Conference presented in partnership with Sterling Brands’ Debbie Millman. The changes speak to the ways that boundaries... CONTINUE READING

Shurong Diao Creates Alphabet From Long Rapunzel-like Hair

By: Julia Wild on Apr 30th 2014
Shurong Diao Creates Alphabet From Long Rapunzel-like Hair

Shurong Diao is a New York based design undergraduate student from the School of Visual Arts and for this particular project she used hair to create ‘hair alphabet’ letter forms. Inspired by Chinese calligraphy style Shurong Diao explains on her porfolio website that she wanted to build a connection between Chinese Characters and the Roman alphabet. And she has done this by substituting black ink on rice paper with long black hair. With Rapunzel-like hair Shurong has created the... CONTINUE READING

AMOA-Arthouse Rebrands To The Contemporary Austin

By: Matt Cannon on Mar 24th 2014
AMOA-Arthouse Rebrands To The Contemporary Austin

The resulting name, logo, and identity were basically just the two original identities combined, which created a general confusion and misconceptions about the new entity. The century-old museum and art school, AMOA-Arthouse, has changed their name to The Contemporary Austin, along with launching a new identity and establishing a reinvigorated exhibition focus. The museum uses both their full name and the shortened version, “The Contemporary”. The new vision for The Contemporary Austin will unite the museum’s two major venues,... CONTINUE READING

3D Print Show, NYC in Review

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Mar 17th 2014
3D Print Show, NYC in Review

The four-day event hosted by Adobe and Shapeways followed closely on the heels of Adobe’s announcement of 3D printing capabilities being introduced in Photoshop ® Creative Cloud , and served to showcase the breadth of 3D printing applications as well as underscore the potential creative and investment opportunities of 3D printing technology. My first stop was the gallery exhibit, where work from Adobe artists Paul Liaw, Francois Veraart and Tobias Klein along with Shapeways design contest winners was on... CONTINUE READING

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