What I know now // 008
The Human Body (stop-motion!) from kellianderson on Vimeo.
Really neat cut-paper project by Kelli Anderson
Ok…I went a little over, but I still curated it down to only the most interesting. So don’t yell at me!
- Could A Redesign Really Rescue USA Today? (via Co.Design). USA Today recently re-designed their logo making it more interactive (changing to for different sections and I think adding graphics to it every now and then sort of like the Google logo) and making its online presence geared towards iPad users. Interesting move for a newspaper and reaction to the changing way their readers are reading their paper.
- Rocky Start? Colorado Adopts A New State Logo, With A Few Bumps (via Co.Design). Another article about a logo, but this one is for a state. I think this is really interesting, not just because I lived there (though that helps) but because I’ve never heard of another state using a logo. It’s interesting, modern, and fresh, which I think appeals to their growing young-city demographic but I wonder if it really reflects the state as a whole. I also wonder if, because it’s so much like the design aesthetic right now, if it’ll become out of date it a few years. It’s gotten a lot of grief so far, but I think it’s fine.
- Brush Lettering: Adam Garcia (via Design Envy). Lovely work! I’m going to do a calligraphy workshop all weekend so i hope this is instantly what will happen afterwards.
- An Artist Mom Started Letting Her Four-Year-Old Daughter Finish Her Sketches And They’re Amazing. Really cute combinations.
- How a struggling town bought itself new hope by painting fake scenes on its walls. Guy paints murals in abandoned store fronts
- Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine. It was really interesting (or sad) to see how dumb-down the American versions of Time Magazine is.
- 54 Simply Awesome Package Designs Which Will Make You Buy Them Without Hesitation. Truth. I would love to explore packaging design more.
- Art: Erin M. Riley’s hand woven tapestries shine a new light on the nude selfie (via It’s Nice That). Impressed by the medium.
- Weekly Innovation: A Mattress That Makes It Easier To Cuddle (via NPR). Maybe this is TMI, but I totally want this mattress. I constantly fall in love with design again and again when I see innovations like this. It’s a slotted mattress.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY