January 11th, 2011
Intel. Motion Graphics

Pretty nice motion graphics piece for Intel, called The Chase.

Found via the website: 9gag

 

January 10th, 2011
Creative Calendar 2011. Graphic design

Join the Dots Graphic Calendar.


Typo-graphic Calendar 2011.


Song lyric calendar.


The Unraveling Calendar.


Every new year different graphic design agencies and artists produce their take on the coming year in the form of a calendar. 2011 is no exception, some fantastic new ideas and updated calendars that we love. Im a big fan of the Song lyric calendar, but really none of these would look out of place in a graphic design studio.

Found via the website www.holycool.net please visit that website for links and more images of these great 2011 Calendars.

 

January 9th, 2011
Lego. Stop motion graphics

Really fun and kind of dark stop motion graphics piece for lego, titled The Brick Thief. The advert asks people to visit the Lego Click website, where there is other short films for viewing.

 

January 8th, 2011
Teapot light design

Fantastic lightning design by Anthropologie, this great light is made from teapots and tea cups. It looks fantastic when lit. You can buy it from their website here: http://www.anthropologie.eu

Found via the Holycool website: http://www.holycool.net/

 

January 7th, 2011
Dribbble Vs AIGA

Very interesting article on the AIGA website.
AIGA is a professional association of graphic designers, they recently posted an article about community sites such as Dribble. The Dribble website is about sharing ‘shots’ of your work with other graphic designers for praise and criticism. It gives other graphic designers a chance to take a sneak peak at your work and allows you to monitor the feedback your graphic work is getting. Which seems like a good thing, especially for the freelance graphic designers out there, who may not have a partner to bounce ideas off. Sign up to Dribble is by invitation only.

AIGA raise some pretty good points – it says posting work in progress shows the client little respect. They asked how a client would feel if they heard their competition discussing work and designs yet to be realised. The prospect of ‘design by committee’ is also discussed — everybody has their own opinions and if the graphic designer listens and tries to incorporate all the comments, the design may end up looking very different to the original idea, and this is not always for the best.

This article has got a lot of reactions on the AIGA website. And many of the commentators raise  good points. Head over to the AIGA website to read more from the article and the reactions to it from the design community.

Check out the website here: http://www.aiga.org/

 

January 6th, 2011
Dropmocks. Graphic design resource.

DropMocks couldn’t be easier. There is no signing in, the user simply drops there photos or mock ups of graphics and logos onto the nearly blank page in their browser. The images and graphics upload and form into a minimalist, left-to-right gallery. The viewer can navigate with their arrow keys or the file list in the upper-right corner. Really quick and simple way of sharing images and graphics with clients. Every graphic design agency will find this a useful resource.

 

January 5th, 2011
Tron. Graphic posters.

Tron Legacy was easily one of the best movies of 2010. Really great graphics throughout the whole movie and a fantastic soundtrack produced by Daft Punk. I really like these graphic posters designed by Signalnoise.

Found on the Behance network http://www.behance.net/gallery/Tron-Poster-trilogy/837988

 

January 4th, 2011
Art of Nothingness.

Magic Colorz from BERLIN GRAFFITI on Vimeo.

Uploaded by Berlin Graffiti this video is entitled the Art of Nothingness. An army of known graffiti writers scale walls, take train yards and tag police cars with imaginary spraypaint. Very interesting to see the reactions of the general public towards them.

 

January 3rd, 2011
GVA Studio.

Really love the graphic design being produced by GVA Studio. GVA Studio are a graphic design agency based in Switzerland, established in 2004, they are a creative agency that work on a broad range of private and institutional clients. ’We at GVA Studio take pleasure letting the most basic things that surround us capture our imagination. With no preconceived restrictions and with a confidence that uncovering what is hidden beneath will bring us a certain pleasure. Our team makes up for its small size by opening its doors to others. Our pleasure to create. Your pleasure to enjoy.’

The above posters are taken from their personal work entitled ‘Music Cover Inspired’. They are graphic designers who put a lot of time and effort into their personal work and personal design projects. Personal projects really do help develop a design agency and free up their creativity. And its definitely something we want to start developing for ourselves too.

For more work by GVA visit their website http://gvastudio.com

 

January 2nd, 2011
New Year Resolution

 

January 1st, 2011