Welcome back to my final day! Wasn't yesterday's giveaway the bomb? I love working with Debbie, she has totally changed the way I think about my scrapbooking. She knows how to get into your mind and make you reevaluate and assess your processes. It's pretty cool. If you didn't get a chance to check out the Masterful Scrapbooking Design site, please do so. Like the give.away.day. lady said, the webinars are my favorite part, listening to various designers discuss how they think is just fascinating!
So for today, there are some fields of design that make me very happy. And there are others. Not that I don't enjoy the others, but I only have so many hours in a day, and looking for inspiration from automobile design sites isn't top on my list of fun. What I'm hoping to get across is this: I know there are many many many fields of design, but today we're only looking at the things that make me giddy. All the different areas of design use the same elements, principles, and composition rules we've discussed this week, but in many different ways. I find it interesting to study them for my scrapbooking, I love the opening sequence for Casino Royale because of the motion graphics. I have used packaging from Target as inpsiration for my designing. I borrow heavily from album art, created by graphic designers. There are many children's literature illustrators that I regularly check out. Design is everywhere. I don't promise you'll learn a lot today, but I do promise you'll have fun. Lots of links and videos today, you might get sidetracked (many of the websites have links to other websites that have links to other websites), please come back when you remember you haven't read the whole post...
In no specific order, here are the fields of design I dig as well as some examples, links, websites, and/or articles:
1. Graphic Design
Work by Luke Bott.
There are probably a gazillion graphic design websites out there. I know it's not possible to cover near enough to do them justice, so if you'd like to share ones you love in the comments section, I'd like that very much. But I will share a couple of pictures and links that should keep you busy for a while. One thing I have done to get more inspiration is search for "design" on twitter and follow any results that look interesting.
- That's how I found design.org, it's kind of like Pinterest for designers of all varieties.
- Check out this article on DesignReviver about using social media for finding inspiration.
- And the GraphicsDesignBlog is just one of many sites that has great articles. You can get lost for hours.
- Same with DesignFix (which is not solely a graphics site, and I do know that graphic and web design are not the same...), lots of really fun articles that can take you from place to place to place.
- DesignInspiration and FFFFound are kind of like Pinterest as well.
Then there are the design blogs. Ah, designers who host a blogs dedicated solely to things that inspire them, and sometimes they'll give away wallpaper and things, which I very much appreciate. :) These are just a few:
- how about orange
- graphic exchange
- simple blueprint
- design is mine
- design work life
- eat drink chic
- design sponge
I'm going to stop now. We have other things to do!
2. Motion Graphics
This film by Pleix is just delightful, I love the colors used.
Super cute video (are you seeing a trend here?) by FWY Studios for match.com
So as not to load you down with too many videos, this is another interesting one from of various videos put together by Digital Kitchen (they do the opener for House). They have a really cool one that I can't figure out how to post, but if you click on the Motionspire link below, look for Funny or Die. It's a very graphically inspired short that makes no sense, but is awesome to watch and gather ideas from.
And if you want to while away more hours than you do on Pintrest, go to Motionspire. Set aside a large block of time for this click. :) Don't say I didn't warn you.
3. Package Design
I think any one these posts I've done this week could easily become a post in itself, and any topic we're looking at today could fill a whole week as well, but this topic, I just love. Something about the how of the presentation makes me happy.
I love the swoop on this packaging, Target had a similar one on it's store brand. But the childhood confession is just clever. I like packaging that makes one smile.
If you enjoy typography, there are just as many gazillion sites, but one I enjoy is Friends of Type. You'll also enjoy going to Flickr and searching under "typography."
That's Tad Carpenter; that's fun.
Jessica Hische is a designer, letter, AND illustrator, but I'm putting under the latter here because love her illustrations. Check out her blog too, she has a fun, quirky sense of humor. It used to have a "teenage girl" mode where you could click and the background turned to a tiled sparkly wolf picture. I can't seem to find that on her blog right now, sad. I am always referring new Twitter users to her letter to her mom about Twitter. Her URL is funny too.
And I'll end with the fabulous Oliver Jeffers. His work is genius. You are not allowed to argue with me.
Thank you for joining me this week. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing all my design finds with you. There are so many more, I encourage you to explore on your own. And if you find anything you want to share, post it to our Twitter page. I check that often. Have a great weekend and don't forget to come back on Saturday for our new Write.Click.Scrapbook. feature!