30 Best-Looking Beer Cans
Even more fun, there’s a generator to make your own hip beer can design. If only I could upload a photo of my cat. Silly fun for Friday.
A whimsical variable display typeface by Alex Tomlinson. Has a companion set of dingbats that use variable tech to animate.
David Carson Teaches Graphic Design
“Learn new perspective in graphic design from David-effing-Carson for fifteen dollars? Uh, yes please.” Greg Storey (@brilliantcrank)
On Type with Erik Spiekermann
Part of Adobe’s Creativity Explained series (wonderfully) animated by Oddfellows in Portland. / via Sean Sharp
How to Design Better Icons
Great short introduction to some of the basics when developing a family of icons
Ink traps explained
Extremely well deep dive into ink traps and all the variations. Get to the bottom for the kicker of the Imperial Trap. / via Under Consideration
Group X branding
An anonymous group of artists and curators making things happen in Philly. Now with a fine identity to mask their identity. Always solid seeing what Smith & Diction make. / via Under Consideration
An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts
Assembled between 1886 and 1942, a collection of watercolor fruits and plants made by 21 artists. (This book looks beautiful.)
Ui/Ux et al
“Think. Consider. Sketch. Think again. And look around you. It’s all been done before, albeit with different code.” – Erik Spiekerman’s thoughts on digital vs. traditional design.
What is Figma
I’m just going to send folks to this intro video by Tori Hinn and Enle Li when trying to extoll the awesomeness of this collaborative design application
This way. Guide
Type specimen guide focused on arrows and stories behind navigation tools that we use every day.
Found some vintage AppleLink-era icon studies.
– Susan Kare, on Twitter
15 women who have made lasting contributions to design
Great list with some names new to me. Particularly, now I know who did the Lovesexy type and Paisley Park logo, Margo Chase.
Which color scale to use when visualizing data
Gergely Gizella’s personal website
Is unlike any I have experienced. / via Belong.io
Making accessibility a feature, not a fix.
Thanks to Kay I’ve begun to understand the implications of accessibility. And Greg has a great summation of work by Stephanie Hagadorn and her team at Indeed to incorporate the thinking into the process of design.
A quarterly zine in which Rob Weychert explores algorithmic art with a focus on combinatorics.
The Society for News Design Best of Awards
Gold awards for visual storytelling that defines the state of the art in digital design. Some excellent nuggets buried in the database. / via Greg Storey
Simplify your tech diagrams
Layercakes (a new term to me) should simplify, not overcomplicate. Stop filling your tech diagrams with TMI. An essay by Paul Ford
Editorial project fetching entries from online forums related to emotional and psychological struggles. / via Fonts in Use
Nippon Design Center released a set of pictograms to support tourism in Japan, and they’re lovely. / via Under Consideration
So who drew that Fender logo…
OH no Type Co gets to the bottom of it 3 years after asking…
A (gorgeous) physical and digital archive of Canadian graphic design. / via UnderConsideration
I Miss My Bar
Adjust the ambiance and pour yourself something fizzy. A lovely site by Lagom + Tandem that might be offline because it’s getting hammered. Pardon the pun.
Electronic Plastic Visual Database
Jaro Gielens collection of 900+ electronic games that are searchable by color, brand and then some. Wowsers! / via Swiss-Miss
Mille Bornes design through the years
I was adding a favorite and Thor sent me this link and I thought it looked familiar. A great look through the history of card design for this game.
San Francisco Symphony rebrand
By Collins. Agreeing with other folks that think this is lovely.
Colours taken from Dieter Rams legendary production collection for Braun. Made by Chad Ashley. / via Paul Bausch
12 Legendary BMWs
I’m mostly here for the graphic illustrations / via AirBag
That new Tesla steering… yoke
Is pretty frickin sweet.