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Links tagged "inspiration"

2011.06.25 OUTLAW: My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant

OUTLAW: My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, tells his story of being an undocumented immigrant in the United States. It's a fascinating and compelling argument for some form of immigration reform. This isn't the usual sort of thing I link to, but it was too interesting to pass up. #

2011.06.08 Project Thirty-Three

Project Thirty-Three

Kind of similar to Record Envelope, except for the actual album covers themselves. I love this collection, and already see lots that I'd happily use as inspiration. #

2011.05.05 Tom Whalen - "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Poster

Tom Whalen - "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Poster

I remember watching this movie as a kid, and being somewhat scarred. I might be more scarred if I were to watch it now (and probably mortified that I watched it as a kid). Despite all that, I really dig this (already sold-out) poster. #

2011.04.22 Cranking | 43 Folders

Cranking | 43 Folders

Worth reading the whole thing. I don't really care that his book will be delayed (or maybe not). What I can appreciate is the balance of work and life and putting things in perspective, especially when it feels like the fire is the hottest. Good on you Merlin (and some stellar writing to boot). #

2011.02.07 Feltron 2010 Annual Report

Feltron 2010 Annual Report

An impressive "encapsulation of [his] father's life, as communicated by the calendars, slides and other artifacts in [his] possession." He shows the original items in this Flickr photo, but has turned it into something more. I'd personally enjoy a mix of the designs and stats he's shown, along with scans and transcriptions of the actual items, in order to tell a more complete or comprehensive story (though it's probably a bit too personal to share in such a way with the entire interwebs). Either way, impressive work. #

2011.01.17 Sarah Bridgland - Design*Sponge

Sarah Bridgland - Design*Sponge

I saved this link back when it was originally posted (in June 2009), but never posted it. I thought the 3-D paper collages by Sarah Bridgland was very cool. I love the colors she uses, and the focus on type. She clearly has a great eye. Check out Sarah's Flickr stream for further proof. #

2011.01.17 Albert Menes Sardines

Albert Menes Sardines

I love the detail on this package of sardines (scroll about a third of the way down on the linked page). Feels like a nice balance between busy details and white space. Although the company's site is in French, and you can't see any of their products close-up, it's clear that their whole line of seafood/fish products are designed in a similar way. #

2010.11.30 Jen Renninger's Collection of Boxes: Design Observer

Jen Renninger's Collection of Boxes: Design Observer

I can appreciate collectors of unique things. Keep it within reason, and apply some form of logic to the collection, and you're okay in my book. These boxes and her approach are pretty cool. #

2010.11.03 The Making of Raven's Wing - Coudal Partners

The Making of Raven's Wing - Coudal Partners

I particularly like these notebooks (Field Notes), and I'm fascinated by the printing process. Although it's not as detailed as I'd like it to be (I could spend hours/days at a printing press, just learning how it all works), it's still pretty cool. #

2010.10.23 IBM 'Outcomes' Campaign

IBM 'Outcomes' Campaign

Clever double-meaning ads by the Dutch Uncle Agency. What's better is that it isn't just once, but multiple times. Very cool use of negative space. #

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