Designers I Like
“There’s this idea around people removing anything from their life doesn’t serve them. It’s like, ‘Oh, that doesn’t serve me, I’m removing that from my life.’ What’s underlying this…is the idea that we should only keep things in our life that serve us, e.g. ‘Everyone in the world is here to serve me and everything in the world is here for my sole perpetual pleasure.’ The reason I think that’s problematic is because if you’re going to throw away a person or a relationship at the very first sign of challenge, or dissatisfaction, or conflict, then you’re going to rob yourself of a lot of opportunities for growth, and for healing, and for forgiveness.”
-designer and community builder Kat Vellos
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Photo by Gary Chan on Unsplash
We are balloons
Masayoshi Matsumoto is a self taught balloon artist who realistically creates creatures using only balloons!
The COVID sign archives
Although as of this date we are still living this, I thought it would be important to share this ongoing collection of Pandemic Graphics and Covid Posters Archive.
It is a growing list. If you would like to contribute go here >>
If you could redesign covers of books you’ve read
As a personal project (unpublished) graphic designer Jenny Volvovski redesigned covers for books she has read. And if you want to see the covers of books she designed but did not read check out her design agency ALSO here.
Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design awards
Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards will give you reason to feel hopeful during these challenging, dark days. The honorees present visions of a better future and honestly it cannot come soon enough.
Photo by Ashton Mullins on Unsplash
It’s a bland new day
According to Bloomber.com difference between a Brand and a Bland breaks down to this:
Claiming simultaneously to be unique in product, groundbreaking in purpose, and singular in delivery, while slavishly obeying an identikit formula of business model, look and feel, and tone of voice.
Think Hum vs Quip, Casper vs Tuft & Needle, Harry’s vs Dollar Shave Club. You get the idea.
The not-at-all-bland geniuses* at blandbook.com put it all together for you here. Want to learn how to build a Bland with the best of them? Follow these bland documents to always go unnoticed and be like every other bland!