Our friends over at C100 have a new website up with a lot of great work. Check it out!
Desktop dump time… Lots of random stuff I’ve collected on the internet over the past month or so.
I keep my computer pretty organized most of the time and I try to keep my desktop free from any files… but sometimes things get a bit crazy and files start piling up… Right now I have a bunch of random stuff saved from random blogs and my desktop is a mess, so before I filed them away, I thought I do a random image dump… so keep reading to check out what’s on my desktop right now!
p.s. thanks to easy on the extras for a bunch of this stuff…
My good friend Javas Lehn just launched a new website to celebrate the kick off of his new studio! He’s been working on a bunch of amazing projects and I can’t wait to see what more is in store for him. One of his most recent projects is the design and creative direction for Saturdays Surf NYC’s new magazine. Check out the magazine after the jump and check out Javas new site here… Make sure to check out his blog as well… so many great photos!
A great piece on Architect and Designer Michael Graves for Dwell.
A great site dedicated to startups and how design works. startupsthisishowdesignworks.com
Google put together a project re-imagining some of the most iconic advertising campaigns in history for the web.
“This year we partnered with four global brands and a group of advertising legends in a bid to test a medium and challenge an industry. See how Amil Gargano, Paula Green, Harvey Gabor, Howie Cohen and Bob Pasqualina worked with the latest technology to bring their most famous ideas to life online and inspire a new generation of creative minds along the way.”
Really digging the navigation of this site and love the treatment to the photographs. This is an amazing way to present editorial content in a browser and even with the influence that you can see from print layouts, it is very well though out and enjoyable to use. I’m definitely tired of the people who just try to design a traditional print magazine layout and throw it online, thinking they are creating a online magazine… Seeing this layout and the quality of content is a breath of fresh air and actually gets me excited for the future of “online magazines”.
Check out the site here - editsquarterly.com
Our good friend Michael De Wit works at Vans and took a little field trip up to Maine with the design team to try their hand at building wood surfboards. Joe Carter put together a great video of their experience and if you look closely, you can see Michael reaping a Defgrip tee! Big thanks to Michael for the support and next time we expect to see our own Defgrip surfboard! haha!
I’ve been a fan of Jean Paul Goude for years, but just spent some time over the weekend, digging through his site again… and I thought I’d post a bunch of the images that I saved. Keep reading to check them out and make sure to brush up on your Jean Paul Goude via his site or the documentary (basically just a three part montage of his work) that you can find on youtube, So Far So Goude.
Jon Contino will be taking over our Photo of The Day for the next month or so. Jon is one of our favorite designers, so we are stoked to have him on board.
Thanks to Robin Fenlon for his extended tour of duty.
OMFGco is a group of creative/talented “thing makers” out of Portland, Oregon. Their design agency runs the gamut from print to signage to interiors, all of which looks and feels great. Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink, and Jeremy Pelley are guys behind OMFGco and I shot them some questions about what they do.
Be sure to click around their site.
I’ve always noticed these Crucial ads (like above) in the mags, and kind of wondered who was behind them. Had I looked a little harder at the edges of the ad, I would have know sooner, but oh well. Today I came across 99 Seconds, which is the studio behind the ads (and some other stuff you may recognize). They are based in the UK and home to Adi Gilbert and Richard Homer.
There’s a bunch of rad stuff on their site, so check out 99 Seconds and have a look around.
By now, most people within BMX are familiar with The Albion. They either have one, have seen one or they’re fiending to get their hands on one. The quality of the content, combined with a strong and minimal layout makes for a great overall magazine.
…But how about the person in charge of making it look as good as it does? That person is Robert Loeber. He hails from the UK and you may already be familiar with some of his stuff.
I threw some questions his way about a few things, so click below to check it out.
If you’re a fan of US History and design, than Momentus is for you. Even if you’re not a fan, this is still rad.
Momentus is a new project that launched today, which involves a slew of designers/illustrators taking on certain events in US history. The first one just so happens be from one of our favorite dudes, Jon Contino, and is for The Revolutionary War.
This seems like a good way to stay knowledgeable while pleasing your eyeballs, so keep checking back as new submissions get posted.
In addition to being a nice looking site, the Lost Type Co-Op could be a useful place for you designers out there (or anyone randomly in need of a cool font).
Remember when Radiohead decided to release a pay-what-you-want album? Well, Lost Type Co-Op is basically the same concept, but with fonts. 100% of the funds go directly to the designers, or you can even type $0 for a free download. Simple as that.
Check out Lost Type Co-Op