It’s a real honor to be recognized as a top studio in the United States, but for this one we are blown away. Our very own Shatterbox logo will be published in the 2012 HOW International Design Awards. The magazine recognizes excellence from around the globe and will be on newsstands in March.
Shatterbox to be featured in the 2012 HOW International Design Awards
We received our letter today notifying our studio that we will have three logos in the 2013 GDUSA design annual. Great honor to be included among such talented designers.
To say it’s the revival of print would be silly (because it’s not print of course), but to say it’s the next chapter in how we read is quite fitting. To read is no longer enough for this generation of tweeters and information maniacs. We need more—we need interaction! The days of the traditional page-turners seem long gone. So leave it up to an ex-Pixar designer and author William Joyce, working with the talent of Moonbot Studios, to create one of the most amazing interactive story-telling experiences you’ve seen.
Read this complete article at Fast Company’s Co Design.
We’ve stumbled upon pure genius. No kidding…it’s mind-boggling! It’s also about the simplest thing we’ve ever used in our entire lives. OK…maybe it’s not mind-boggling, but it’s a very cool little app created by Swiss-Miss that we plan on taking full advantage of. Gone are the days of the post-it note, we’ve progressed. May we present, TeuxDeux!
We’ve all tried to use the over-complicated project management tools. They are bloated, they drive you crazy…maybe they serve their purpose, but why can’t brilliance be more simple? Take out the fluff…we’ve all got things to get done and now we can easily scratch those things off our digital list.
TeuxDeux is simple and efficient. It just works.
Also check out the TeuxDeux iPhone app and keep your list handy at all times.
We love learning the history behind some of the coolest brands out right now. How can you get cooler than Twitter? This company is changing the world right now and they are just at the beginning of thier greatness (and that’s scary).
If you’re curious about “why that blue bird”…here’s your answer. Interesting post by designrelated.com with Phil Pascuzzo of Pepco. Read how he redesigned the twitter bird and find out a bit more about how this all got started. Enjoy.
Recently we’ve had some pretty intense discussions with our clients about moving past what has become the “norm” of interface design—and moving into something that just works better. Not looking back at where user interaction design has been, but where it’s going. As much as it pains us to say it…Microsoft is really wowing us with their creative thinking in the new Windows 8. They are finally going out on a limb, starting over from scratch and designing a system that doesn’t completely piggy-back the previous Windows platform. So for that we are impressed! (Even though it does completely look like the tile system on the new Windows phone, but of course, that’s no accident—in fact, quite smart)
Here’s a great first look into the creativity behind the new Windows 8.
a bunch of Mac guys.
We’ve found it! The holy grail of logo design…and it’s here. The book is called Symbol and it is published by Laurence King Publishing, written by Angus Hyland (partner at Pentagram Design London) and Steven Bateman (freelance writer and frequent contributor to Grafik magazine).
Over 1,300 symbols, all organized for your viewing pleasure. For the logophile, this is the book you want on your shelf. Inspiration on every page—you will dive head-first into the development of some of history’s most recognizable brands.
We’ve already ordered ours, and encourage you to do the same.
Symbol is $40.00 and can be purchased on the Laurence King Publishing site.
(Paperback, 1400 illustrations, 336 pages)
Probably no big shocker that we are suckers for nice design. WIRED Magazine’s new digs in the heart of Times Square in New York City are nothing short of stunning. Clean lines, beautiful art, prime location… what’s not to like? Check out this entire article, along with additional pictures here. Enjoy the new space WIRED…we’ll be sure to keep reading!
Photos: John C Abell and John Snyder
Jeremy Cowart discusses the power we all have as professional photographers and designers. We hear about a rather simple idea that has blown up into something so much bigger with his Help-Portrait project. But more than anything we see that we can use our gifts in many ways. Jeremy is an excellent example for all of the creative professionals working in the field today.