Have you ever heard of Evernote? It’s a web/desktop/iPhone application that syncs your saved images and text across to all your computers and phones. Basically, it’s my best friend at work. I also mentioned it before in this post about my design process. Anyway, I wanted to start a series each week that will showcase my top 5 images that I saved to Evernote that week, giving all my thousands (haha) of readers some access to some premium design eye candy without having to scavenge the interwebs to find it. You’ll find that I have a very diverse taste and I gather images for many different design projects at once, from a photoshop heavy photo collage to a nontraditional vintage inspired wedding invitation to a detailed illustration of an elephant to a diy project that I will most likely never accomplish. I hope you enjoy this new series as I share from my over 700 and growing Evernote notes.
And without further ado, here’s week one, in no particular order:
1. Justin Mezell’s Into the Wild Layout Design
While looking for inspiration for a cover collage I was designing, I found this on Graphic Exchange. I love the contrast and the random objects coming out of the dark pained background. Designed by Justin Mezell for Relevant. His cover design is awesome too!
2. Christine Celic Strohl’s Butterfield Identity System
I just discovered Christine’s work this week but out of all her work, this was my favorite. I love the colors and how she incorporated the logo across the whole system. You can view the rest of her work for Butterfield, including packaging and vehicle design, on her website.
3. Kevin Richardson’s Corporate Brochure for MD&A
I have been following Kevin’s work on Dribbble for a few months now, but this print piece is awesome! It’s so clean and detailed, I love it! He recently started a new web design company and their site is pretty awesome too! And he’s a Christian designer so I give him bonus points. haha You can see many more images of this project on his blog, Encourage Others.
4. Design Sponge’s Before and After: Amy’s Drawers
This is one of those projects that I would love to do IF I took the time to go garge sale-ing more often and IF I took the time to actually complete it rather than let my treasures rot in the garage. But this is just so cool. If you can’t tell just from looking at the image, she took four used drawers and repainted/repurposed them into this display piece. You can see the before image on their blog along with another awesome before and after storage project.
5. Christine Celic Strohl’s Wedding Invite
And lastly, here’s Christine Celic Strohl’s (see above) wedding invitation. While purusing her site, I saw a section for invitation design. I was so excited to see a professional designer who also does wedding invites (because that means they are just that much more awesome)!! And out of the whole page, the one I chose to save happened to be her very own invite. I love the extreme clean lines and modern look and just the hint of robin eggs blue. It plays a fine line between traditional and very modern. And that’s why I really like it! There’s also several more invitation designs on her site as well, can you guess my second favorite?
I hope you enjoyed my first Evernote posting! Let me know which one is your favorite! I’d love to hear from you!