Evernotes Every Friday

1. The Greatest Act on Earth

Did you see my nerd alert board game post two weeks ago? Well, here’s another fantastically designed board game: The Greatest Act on Earth, designed by Chris Siharah! Sounds like the game of Life but for circus freaks! Found via the dieline.

2. Adventureland Premium Suite at Disneyland

Disney has released photos of their latest premium suites at the Disneyland Hotel. Andy and I modeled a lot of our living room after Adventureland at Disneyland and now Disney has an Adventureland suite… who copied who?? I guess we did a great job since this so fantastically matches our house! Could I get away with charging $1,500 a night? Found via Mice Chat.

3. VCE Season of Excellence by A Friend of Mine

As I was saving this project, I wanted to tag it as “awesome” as that is the only word I could think of that could only partially encompass this extraordinarily creative project. With that as an introduction, here is an excerpt from A Friend of Mine’s site about this project for the student show at VCE:

The VCE Season of Excellence, by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), is a series of events and exhibitions celebrating a selection of A+ grade work produced by VCE students in an array of creative fields.

A Friend Of Mine created a graphic campaign around the concept of ‘process’ for the umbrella event and 5 sub events. The identity had to translate in both a 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional environment as exhibition signage was a key consideration alongside more traditional print applications. A series of multi dimensional hand-cut dioramas were created for each field, depicting the depth of talent and process behind each event. The human element was important to capture in the visual language of the campaign to reflect the students it celebrated. Each event diorama opens as a window of action through the silhouette of an arm, reflecting the level of work the students have put in through their studies and capturing a feeling of excitement and pro-activity evident in the work and attitudes of the students.

In summary, they had the task of creating a cohesive identity that had to break down five different ways but still remain united. And that takes a strong concept to execute! These hand-cut pieces have so much depth to them and perfectly depict their goal to reflect the level of the student’s work. I encourage you to check out their site to view many more images of the variety of final pieces and their process. Found A Friend of Mine via designworklife.

4. Professional’s Choice Graffiti Remover

Now this product would definitely stand out on the shelf! I want to draw all over my boring cleaning bottles now… Found via the dieline, designed by Casandra Straus.

5. Levi’s Strauss & Co. Men’s Healthcare Line

When given the assignment to create a packaging line for men’s healthcare, Lama Khayyat, a student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, turned to Levi’s and developed a label based on the well known Levi’s clothing tag! If this were ever truly created by Levi’s, they could host a campaign where you send in your clothing labels to get a future discount—way to be green! Found via the dieline.

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