Tag Archives: design

Wordle Typography – A picture paints a thousand words

Or at least a coupla hundred!

Wordle was created by a mr.JonathanFeinberg. a Master of Java. (IBM RESEARCH)
In short wordle scans a site or text, provided by you for keywords and metadata.
and then using the words creates a giant colorful word cloud.

example I wrote a quick… well maybe not so quick description of myself, and…

wordleme2

Fun huh!??!

wordle

Ps. I’m a little in love with the font expressway free right now. I’m off to find the filezzzz. =)

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Design & Development

I have had a lot of time not having a job as of late, and one of the best things about it has been that I have had my hands surgically attached to my mouse and keyboard. (they are wireless, but still manage to hinder making tea, and greeting people)

Now, I know I haven’t spent time writing to you my beloved, instead I have been catching up on a lot of design and development that I had a giant pile of in my to do (later) box, and never actually got around to.

10+ logos, and a couple of websites later. I had a look at my work and decided that it was

ME GOOD.

for those of you that can’t interpret my cave mindspeak
“I really think my designs are good. but they all look the same.”

Something that I find as a free time designer, is that unless I am continuously learning new design techniques and looking at other peoples designs, my own quickly get boring and predictable.

a designer I once worked with often spent extra time on projects coming at them from a completely different angle.
so instead of creating something with his style he would try to put someone elses style on the peice.

Not encouraging copycatting of course, but this is a great idea to start developing your own style.
its time to evolve! something I would encourage is spend time looking at other peoples portfolios.
and sit down and do a few tutorials. you’d be surprised, you might actually learn something!

sixrevisions.com – some advanced Text effects

six revisions
psd tuts+ Some nice advanced tutorials available.

psdtuts

also here are some designers/designers you might or might not like.

alvin chan
http://www.alvinchan.nl/

alvin_chan

ASYLUM
http://www.theasylum.com.sg/v3/

asylum

Christopher Allen
http://www.christopherallen.ca/

christopher_allen

Studio David Hillman
http://www.studiodavidhillman.com/

Studio David Hillman

Draught Associates
http://www.draught.co.uk/
draught associates

James Warfeild
http://www.jameswarfield.com/

james_warfield

Luciano Marx
http://www.lucianomarx.ch/

luciano_marx

Metagramme
http://www.metagramme.com/

metagramme

Micah Lidberg
http://micahlidberg.com/

micah_lidberg

Nitrocorpz
http://www.nitrocorpz.com/

nitrocorpz

Playoff
http://www.p-off.ru/

off

Socio
http://www.sociodesign.co.uk/

socio

Studio 1500
http://www.studio1500sf.com/
studio_1500

Studio Round
http://www.round.com.au/

studio_round

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Suck UK – Novelty has migrated to the internet

Suck.UK.com offers a surprisingly large range of stuff you want, but most likely don’t need.
You remember the days of novelty stores? selling gags, and junk for your house?
Well Suck.UK does it with a lot more style, (and quality)

Some of my Favorites are..

The Door “STOP”

4791_stop1_yellow
4793_stop_colours1

The London Tube Mirror

tube map mirror

3917_tubemapmirrorcontext1

Carve your own Postcard

carve scratch key postcard

tit-carvecard2

Solar Powered Clocks
solar clock portraitsolar clock landscape
Picture Book Frames.

picturebook frame insert picturebook book frame

Everlasting Calender Tape

calendar tape
calendar tape

Give them a visit
suckuk

Cassette Purses.

cassette wallet purse

I’ve always wondered what happened to obsolete technology.
Often they break the items down, and recycle them into all kinds of clever things, like astroturf for childrens playgrounds… (tyres not mobile phones!)

Why recycle, when you can ”REDESIGN”

marcella foschi, (italy) has come up with a great way to keep your cash safe,
but I just want it to put my nano in!

officially added to my Iwant account
most of which are italian tapes, but there are english ones
added everynow and then.

You can pick one of these puppies up from DESIGNBOOM

cassette wallet purse

Cassette Wallet Purse

Cassette Wallet Purse

Cassette Wallet Purse

Cassette Wallet Purse