May 2-8, 2010

May 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

005 – This week was a biggie for celebrations: Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day. Talk about a design differences!… and each beautiful in their own right.


FELIZ CINCO DE MAYO! ::

While this post for Cinco de Mayo is showing up late for the holiday, you can still take a gander and bookmark for next year or, heck, just take some of these design ideas (from table décor to edible art to just plain pretty) and use as inspiration for another occasion.

AMY ATLAS is a party event planner in NYC, and on HER BLOG she posted some great ideas for a festive Cinco de Mayo party design. The palette of greens is a wonderful combination of soft to vibrant. And, like Amy, I’m lovin’ the Margarita cupcakes too!

(via @amyatlas)


If you ask me (and you know you did), it’s always a good time for tasty and UNIQUE MARGARITAS FOR CINCO DE MAYO. The colors of these drinks alone make these beautiful designs. I suppose that makes them edible art, right?! Beautiful and delicious.

(via @HostessTori)

Feliz Cinco de Mayo to one and all!


MOTHER’S DAY ::

With Mother’s Day, thoughts of pink and purple florals come to mind. Thoughts of pastel hugs and trying to think of the sweetest gift that will melt her heart. And, of course, thoughts of the perfect greeting card…

“Thank you for teaching me to not eat crayons”

But, I tell ya, if that Hallmark commercial makes me cry one more time…

Love to my Mama.


DESIGN INSPIRATION ::

DESIGNLENTA is a Moscow design agency that offers Daily Inspiration and this week is titled Бразильское агентство AlmapBBDO. I haven’t a clue what that means (and my simple Google Translator didn’t help) but I do know that Designlenta is guiding us to some gorgeous 2D art.


My personal fav is the ALKA SELTZER ad. Besides the wonderful warning of the Tabasco and bacon combo, the art is spot-on… so grand that it looks like a photograph. My tummy feels better already.

(via @Designlenta)



SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE RECYCLE LOGO?

With the first Earth Day (1970) on the calendar, CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA decided to create a logo that would (hopefully) inspire the upcoming recycling movement. The new logo creation was opened as a contest for inspiring young artists (advertised across high schools and universities) and Gary Anderson (a University of Southern California student) was the winner – of not only the scholarship top prize but also the honor of having created one of the most recognized emblems in the world.

With a few versions out there today, the version you are looking at tells a very specific bit of information: “if the arrows are inside a solid black circle, it means the product is made from previously recycled material (the number in the center of the logo tells us what percentage. An absence of a number indicates 100%). If the arrows are not inside a circle, that indicates the product is recyclable.”

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle


2EXPERTSDESIGN compiled and showcased the 200 BEST DESIGNS OF TEE-SHIRTS SELECTED AROUND THE WORLD. This is no small feat considering how many options are out there in Web-Land. They’ve been so kind as to do all the nitty-gritty research for us… many thanks, to the two experts.

“A good opportunity for web designers to get a design collection and get inspiration. To explain it shortly, find hereby, the best of the best, the must of the must : All what is able to find in the T-shirt design world.”

Personally, I’m A BETTER TOMORROW, MONSIEUR POULET and THREADLESS fan (hint hint).

With 2expertsdesign’s post is broken into 47 online shops and there isn’t a doubt that you’ll come across either inspiration or one you simply need to have in your closet.

(via @2experts @Mr_Poulet @abettertomorrow @Threadless)


DAINIS GRAVERIS has some great links he’s sharing. I was impressed with not one of his bits of insight but each and every one I clicked on.

“1stwebdesigner is a design blog dedicated to bloggers, freelancers, web-developers and designers. Topics focus on web design, graphic design, tutorials and inspirational articles.”

Here’s a few of his recommendations from this week alone – and now they are my recommendations also. Good beans :
7 Awesome Rules for Designing a Perfect Logo
30+ Best Texture Tutorials for Photoshop
5 Unusual Yet Great Ways To Make Money With Your Blog
65 Free Premium Like Mini Pixel Fonts

(via @1stwebdesigner)


Have a great week…
~ Jennifer

TAGS: Cinco de Mayo, Margaritas, Mother’s Day, Mom, Mum, greeting cards, Earth Day, recycle, logos, 2D art, tshirts, t-shirts

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