June 20-26, 2010
June 26, 2010 § 1 Comment
012 – This week, well, I find my design choices to share just plain fun and silly. They make me smile.
DESIGN INSPIRATION ::
Don’t be a spaz and let me give you the skinny. Here’s the lowdown: you can feel that funk of the groovy seventies over at the Behance Network where you can take a step back in time and check out these primo designs.
Do me a solid and check out ALT/1977: WE ARE NOT TIME TRAVELERS. It’s a coolie and retro look at modern technology – where I personally would be stoked to find this time machine and rake in the mulah too. Stone groove.
Peace, Love and Granola, baby. Can You Dig It?
This week’s ‘Shooting Challenge’ over at Gizmodo brings 75 CAPTURED CANDIDS. People were asked to “capture moments without all the posing and pre-planning.”
The results are downright interesting, observant and personal.
These are a few of my favorite points that the designer and surgeon have in common:
- You consider your job to be producing functioning works of art.
- You like to trim the fat, performing liposuction on your CSS and HTML to get the most concise code.
- You understand that the end product is going to be seen by masses of people.
- You appreciate that your end product needs to be loved by the clients because they have to live with it day in, day out.
- An unhappy customer is a reflection on a misunderstanding of requirements.
What wonderful insight. Where’s my needle?
To add to the insight, I feel, one of the few differences of the two professions is that while a web design and it’s structure never stop evolving, I do feel that too many lifts can turn a gal into cat-like appearance. And, not in a good way (no offense to all you cat-lovers out there).
After then a closer look, I found that I enjoyed a lot of the DESIGNEDBYNATALIE articles. Natalie provides an interesting look on different aspects of design.
APPLE CARVES OUT A SPECIAL APP STORE AREA FOR “AWESOME IOS 4 APPS” for all to grab. This list is a great go to list to start with. I have a handful of apps that I personally love love love – and aren’t featured on this list. But, considering how many apps are out there, I suppose that this should be thought of as a great starting point.
Having said that – this post mentions 36 apps that have been focused on. But, only a couple days later, this section in the App Store now boasts 42 awesome apps to be grabbed. Which means, that this is obviously a section to keep an eye on and it will be updated often.
We’re watching you Apple (two fingers to my eyes; two fingers pointing at you; two fingers to my eyes; two fingers pointing at you; two fingers to my eyes… )
Catch you on the flip-side
QUOTE OF THE WEEK ::
“I see graphic design as the organization of information that is semantically correct, syntactically consistent and pragmatically understandable.”
~ Massimo Vigelli
TAGS: retro, photography, candid, shooting challenge, apple, apps, web design