Standout Series v:4our

December 15, 2008

I came to a realization today that I temporarily halted the Standout Series for no reason whatsoever. So in the interest of all things web design (I’ve been attempting to redesign my own site which should be finished soon) I came across Digitalmash design, the work of Rob Morris. A seven year expert in the world of web design his 3rd version of his web site was so good and clean that it was copied and hacked only a week after it was put up. His blog readers successfully bombarded the designer of the other site with emails and it has since been removed. Clean and concise design, functionality, and usability are all relevant in every design. His print work is also spectacular. Sharp and crisp colors and a great variety all round out his portfolio. Check out the case study for GLEAN to gain some insight into Rob’s brain. And Happy Holidays to all. May this time of year bring all of us fun design gifts and more work!

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Underconsideration is a forum and network of four different blogs all based on different specific aspects of design. I gave them a shout in my last post regarding the Pepsi re-branding which I located at BRAND NEW, a blog designated for finding and revealing new re-brands and corporate identity restructuring. Bryony Gomez-Palacio & Armin Vit created underconsideration in 2001 and have included SPEAK UP, a forum for design discussion prodded by stimulating and always interesting openings that stem a broad range of responses (us designers as a whole are intellectually advanced when it comes to making a point, why is that?), QUIPSOLOGIES is a blog entirely dedicated to sharing things that are in my opinion just plain fun. Last but certainly not least THE DESIGN ENCYCLOPEDIA is “A growing, collaborative resource that describes, tracks and explains culture, commerce, politics, media, sports, brands – everything possible, really – through design.” (I could have tried to explain it in my own words but theirs are so exact and eloquent). Start clicking, get lost for hours. I literally was up half the night just looking through all of the cool quipsologies tidbits and I plan on trying the coat hanger book holder.

Standout Series v:3hree

October 2, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amidst of the housing crisis and the economy going belly up, somehow (international economy) new york keeps developing and branding these incredible real estate/residence ventures. One company describing themselves as a brand creation and marketing firm is pushing the ideals of luxurious and stylish living in modern manhattan by enticing people to become part of an idea, a lifestyle very similar to the likes of the Acura campaign that I have witnessed periodically. A new breed of young success. Pandiscio does it through simplicity, creativity, and with style that is immediately noticeable. Take notice. I would say note the typography but I would be selling this company exponentially short.

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