Very short shorts campaign
I found this great campaign from DDB New Zealand over at http://www.frederiksamuel.com and I am loving it. Isn’t it awesome?
Faber-Castell latest ads
I love these new ads for Faber-Castell which is one of the largest manufacturers of pens and pencils. What I like about these ads is the fact that they are so simple but yet so powerful. Simplicity is key when creating ads because you only have seconds to catch someones attention. Bravo to Serviceplan. I bet we will see these ads in the Advertising Communication Arts Annual.
Great "calligraphy" look-alike fonts
Since the now fiancee proposed, I have been in full wedding planning mode and looking forward to designing a bunch of fun stuff for our wedding. This past weekend, I was looking for nice calligraphy fonts that won’t cost a fortune for my (or maybe I should say “our”) save the date envelopes. Enjoy! ALWAYS: starting at $19 YANA: Starting at $10 CAPISTRANO: starting at...
Judge the book by its cover
One of my good friends from back home just finished working on the design for this beautiful book for Goya Foods Company and I am in love with the cover. Isn’t it cool? For more pictures and information go here: http://estudiointerlinea.com/archives/2671
If I could only draw...
I really wish I could draw. It comes so easily for some people and for others, well, it’s pretty much impossible. I’ve taken some drawing classes and I just need to admit that I wasn’t born with that part of my brain. I saw this paintings from this Canadian-born artist called Ben Tour and they are amazing. I love the use of colors and the fact that there is a lot of white space....
Inspiration for packaging design
Here are 4 sites that I go to often when I am looking for packaging inspiration. I even visit these sites when I am looking for inspiration overall.
Finding inspiration for logo design
This is a continuation post from last week’s post about finding inspiration for web design. Here are some of the websites I go to when I need to design a logo and I need some inspiration. Enjoy!
Finding inspiration for web design
A lot of people always ask me where do I look for inspiration. The simple answer to that question is that I mostly find it online. Every time I have a small break (which unfortunately is very rarely) I surf the internet for new work and see what other people are doing. I use this great social bookmarking service called delicious to organize all of the things I find that I like. That way, when I...
Wrap your gifts with tweets. Literally.
This holiday season, Samsung and Intel have joined forces to provide customers with a very unique treat: wrapping paper that showcases your tweets. When the promotion launched, they gave the first 3,000 people a free printed roll with free shipping. But, I just went to their site and it looks like they gave out the 3,000 rolls already (that was fast!). Thankfully, I ordered mine a couple of days...
Minga (a creative studio in Argentina) created these series of hilarious promotional posters that are properly titled: WTF? What I love about these posters is that they kept them simple by using few colors and silhouettes. I also like the fact that they don’t need an explanation. You get exactly what they mean by looking at the situation and at the WTF? That is what I call a very successful...
Wait a minute. You can design barcodes?
Now you can. I found this site (http://www.vanitybarcodes.com) a couple of months ago that will transform your barcode into a shape, animal, cracker, person… you name it! How cool is that? For us designers it just opens a whole world full of possibilities when it comes to designing the area where the barcode goes in.
Logo Collection I
I have a folder in my desktop called “Logos” where I save all of the cool and clever logos that I find when I am looking for inspiration. Every time I have to design a logo, I get very excited. They take way more time than people think, but it is so rewarding when you are done and the client falls in love with one of your designs. Here are 15 logos that I think are very well designed....
I found these great posters by designer Jenny Beorkrem the other day and I really really really want the Boston one. They have most of the things that I love: simplicity, typography and originality. Here is the site: http://www.orkposters.com/
Ambient Advertising Campaign
The German agency Jung von Matt Matt/Stuttgart did this great ambient campaign for Ambi Pur (which is an air-freshener brand). Isn’t it gorgeous? via: adsoftheworld, advertolog, origination
Beautiful Food Blogs
In the name of Thanksgiving week, I want to showcase 4 of my favorite food blogs. Not only are they very nicely designed, their photography is amazing. Every time I go to one of these blogs, my mouth starts to water and I get hungry. It just makes you want to get into that kitchen and cook! Happy Turkey Day.
Showcase your work in style
If you are a designer, you know the deal. You have to show your work in order to get an interview. The way you showcase your work could definitely make someone intrigued to see more or ticked off and loose interest. Here are some examples of portfolios that I think are beautiful and effective.
Who doesn't love packaging?
I’m one of those people that stares at packages longer than usual. Not because I am debating if I should purchase it, but because I am mesmerized by the design. Packaging is so important, especially if it is a luxury item. But lately I’ve noticed that even consumer package goods are looking better than ever. Companies are finally understanding that the way your product looks could mean...
New Font: Despeinada
Typography is one of those things that can make or break your design. The font could be amazing and very well design, but if you don’t know how to use it, you will end up with a poorly designed piece of work. This week, this new font called Despeinada made it to my inbox through the MyFonts.com newsletter (I highly recommend you signing up for it if you like to keep up with the latest...
Disney's new online board game
North Kingdom has done it again. They brought to live another amazing online board game for Disney called: The Great Piggy Bank Adventure. The goal of this game is for kids to have fun and at the same time learn about finance. The attention to detail of this site is like no other. The worlds that they created feel so real and exciting. I bet kids are going to love this game. Check out the behind...
The new Office for Mac '11
I think that Frog Studios did an amazing job with the launch of the new Office for Mac 2011. The new icons for Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook are young and fresh. The design has many legs and I can see all the different kinds of animations that they could do thanks to the “ribbon” look. The packaging is also very appealing. I’m one of those designers that likes open...