I was checking out this post from Graphic Hug (check it out for sure), and I longed to get back into screen printing again. So many possibilities (paper, cloth, clothing, etc). I had a great time with it in undergrad. The hands on process is just fantastic. It would be a really fun hobby/art form to do on the side. Maybe someday.
I was checking out the TBP (The Best Part) blog (excellent resource for graphic design and typography examples & inspiration; check it out and subscribe!), and I saw this great post on modern day movie posters redesigned.
A few weeks ago I began experimenting with running newspaper (print) through my HP inkjet printer. I can’t remember what inspired me, but I just whipped up a design or 2 to slap on a legal size sheet of newsprint that I cut out from the USA Today.I liked the mundane repetition of numbers on the daily stock reports, and the wild colors of the weekly weather forecast page. Here is what I’ve come up with so far (I’d love to hear what you think). I need to run other things through my printer (i.e. brown paper bags, other random paper scraps, packaging, etc. I’ll keep you posted on the results. What have you run through your inkjet? I like how the colors turned out in the negative & positive space in this one.
This is a typeface that I have been working on recently. I haven’t ‘named’ it or anything yet. But it has been a fun project. I’ve never designed a typeface before, at least not to the point of making it functional. Any good sites or DIY articles/resources you would recommend?Anyway, I just slapped it on the daily market trends page. I like it.
Mike Cina (one of the founders of YWFT) speak at a Tweed Museum Lecture series back during my undergrad. He was very inspiring and challenging. I remember he said, “80% of the work that you produce should be personal.” Holy crap! (He told some crazy stories about him working 8-10 hours and day at some job, then coming home and working on personal design projects to like 2am?!)
“What would happen if you removed “amazing,” “incredible,” “easy,” and “great” from Apple keynotes.”
This is a little ridiculous, but true. I’m not surprised. I’m even impressed.
I’m glad to see that they are continuing to innovate and offer new colors and possibilities for creativity & personal preference over at Moleskine.
*Side Note: I LOVE the smell of the paper in the Moleskine Sketchbooks! Wow, so good.