Posts tagged ‘graphic design’

10 Fabulous Buisness Card Designs

It’s that time of the year again. I happily spent a few hours yesterday trying to sort out my new business card for this next year. I sketched out a few ideas while sipping some sangria yesterday. I think I have the beginnings of a funky and fabulous card. Of course, I would never have gotten this far without the help of other inspiring designers. Here are ten business card designs I used as inspiration for next years design. You can view these and many more unique designs at one of my favorite websites,











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August 19, 2009 at 8:24 am Leave a comment

Link Loving: Portfolios, Typography and Green Design


I have been throwing myself into the study of design and and it principles these past couple of weeks. I did take a break from it for a bit while Dennis and I sorted our new flat, but I am happy to be at it again. Here are a few articles I’ve found very inspiring and informational.

• Very cool collection of illustrations, typographic work, lettering, web design and user experience work via I Love Colors. I love this blog and I love the articles.

• Beautiful and creative way of creating card and garland by using recycled paper scraps. This article was written by Laura Normandin and posted on Design Sponge.

• PRINT Magazine is hosting a webcast on August 4th Pangea Organics CEO and lead designer. The will discuss their sustainable packaging and biodegradable soaps and products. Tree Hugger has given us a small preview of their accomplishments and company policies regarding sustainable design.

• I know I’ve asked myself this question before, and Nubby Twiglet provides some very informative answers with tips for creating a print portfolio.

• Interesting article by Jason Santa Maria regarding the use of print design principles that might not work the same for the web. I have to say I agree with him on this one.

• A fascinating inside look into the inspiration and work of Alice Savoie. In this interview, Alice discusses her studies, her process and future projects. The interview is via I Love Typography.

August 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

Beautiful Typography On The 51st Grammy Awards Posters

I can’t say much else. These are beautiful! I’ve seen portraits made with type before, but these are the best I have seen thus far. There is an artist in Brighton that creates portraits similar to these, but he uses a traditional medium. I believe he uses acrylics and stencils. Nevertheless, these are fantastic! Kudos to the designer. I know this project must have taken quite a while to complete. Fabulous work!





February 10, 2009 at 11:50 am 2 comments

Happy Design

I just watched this video and it was truly fabulous. The speaker is Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, and he tells us about his history with happy design. He discusses a few whimsical stories about his experiences with design, and shares some of his favorite happy advertisements that were subsequently incredibly effective. This talk was truly inspirational. I want to go out and make my own speech bubbles and put them all over Arizona, but I have a feeling I would be arrested pretty quickly. I think we will just keep that idea in the emergency design closet for now.

For those of you who don’t know, TED Talks is a conference that brings together people from the technology, entertainment and design fields. It gives them the opportunity to present and discuss important issues and innovation concerning their industries and the world.

May 22, 2008 at 10:26 pm Leave a comment



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