February 1, 2007
Timelog is a tool for registering your working hours used by 1508 among others. It’s far from fun or entertaining but it is a very important administration tool.
This prototype sketch illustrates a game that could bring fun into timelogging. Each employee has a racing horse that will jump forward when she timelogs. Each friday there’s a small price for the most diligent collegue.
January 24, 2007
Go to Diesel.com and check their new site. They are doing some sort of viral thing which is quite funny.
Anybody interested in flash design experimentation should look at this, crazy stuff from the labs of Mathieu Badimon
Adidas Y-3 old but still good
Banksy be sure to check out the shop its free of charge
Audrey Kawasaki amazing illustrations
Anteprima Japanese fashion brand with explosive site
Charles S. Andersen
Found Associates Nice work. Site by Engage
Christiane Beaulieu Yuo should definitely check this one out. Quite funny and good work, makes you wonder whats real and not.
And last but not least atypography site, the great Lineto
January 18, 2007
The blog “Design Oberserver” was founded by heavy-weight designers, writers and thinkers from Pentagram: Michael Bierut, Jessica Helfand and Rick Poynor among others. It is one of the best places to look for intelligent discourse on graphical design and visual culture.
Another very good resource is “SpeakUp”, which is very much like Design Obeserver but with a slightly more humorous/light hearted angle to the articles. Here every designer can discuss what’s on their minds. If you want to have a small idea of how designers think you must check these blogs out and contribute, because without critical thought we will only amass mediocre solutions.
And talking about critical thought check these links out:
M-o-n-a-m-o-u-r Now defunct, but always good for creative inspiration
January 17, 2007
One of the guys behind Non-Formats’ illustrations the Si Scott is an english illustrator with a nice typographic technique go check him out, but be aware the navigation could use some adjusting.
The Precursor site is up here because of the navigation, it’s (con)text based meaning you can write directly on the site and request a specific project very much like the old days when you were using DOS and amiga, can be confusing sometimes so be sure to read how to navigate the site.
“Area 17 refers to the optical cortex of the brain where vision and creativity are processed. It also refers to our Interactive Agency where vision and creativity are realized”
Arnaud Mercier’s company in NYC. A site with great work.
For the people who havn’t yet seen Adobe’ newsletter Edge go check it out it’s excellent. This month they go behind Big Spaceship’s Nike project and other projects.
Last but not least Goodby, Silverstein & Partners + Ken Garland
January 16, 2007
If you are a typomaniac then you know Erik Spiekermanns, he just recently updated his blog from German to English. Go check it out, especially under the download section where you can download and view the movies he has made over the years about typographic.
Just to give you an idea of his work here are some of the typefaces he has designed: ff Meta, itc Officina, ff Info, ff Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk.
January 14, 2007
Ever wondered how creative people keep their work area organized, or how they live, well for a long time now I have been keeping this link to myself, but it is too good not to let you know about it, as it is a very interesting cultural reference. Another thing of interest is also to see that many creatives, almost always, have a lot different things on their desks, especially small toys and gadgets, and here at 1508 we sort of have the same thing going on, maybe it’s a design thing who knows.
“ARTISTS, ILLUSTRATORS, DESIGNERS & CREATIVE FOLK SHARE THE STUFF ON THEIR DESKS”
January 3, 2007
From at time when graphic design was more about clear ideas and less about stock photography and gradients…