I’m back from Colorado and still adjusting to after-vacation-reality. I hope you enjoyed Kathleen’s posts while I was gone! I loved reading them while I was away! In return for her blogging away for me, I am going to help her redesign her blog, so stay tuned for that! And also, she’ll be blogging for me again in two weeks while my best friend from New York is here! Whoo hoo! Now onto my design gems found this week!
1. Ty Wilkins’ Target Illustrations
I actually found this before I left on my trip but wanted to include it here anyway… I love Ty’s illustration style. His combination of geometric shapes, color, and vector texture is such a sweet application for education graphics! View more of his work for Target Education on his blog.
2. Expedition by Kirill Ermoshin
I found this before I left as well! It’s quite different packaging from the usual knife sets you buy which have a more modern and sleek look to them. I love the textile element from the wood to the fabric material. Found via the Lovely Package.
3. Dear Photograph
When I saw this on Pinterest this week, I instantly wanted to take part! I must must do this! Dear Photograph is a blog that you can submit your images of “a picture from the past in the present.” There’s a photo of my mom and me in front of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle from when I was about 3. Hope to accomplish this soon. What would you take a picture of? (Leave your answer in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!)
4. Karen’s Botanicals
Usually on TheDieline, there’s not too much background info on each project but this one had a sweet process story. Karen came to Projekt, Inc. with nothing but the product and blue glass bottles. The concept of a handmade looking bottle came from the fact that Karen hand-makes all the products herself! So they used custom handwritten scripts, allowed for plenty of smudges and blurs, and did a photo shoot in studio themselves. It all came together beautifully and definitely stands out from the look of other body products, the ones that usually lend itself to plenty of white space and a more sterile looking design. Found via TheDieline.
4. Design*Sponge Book Cover
I am sure most of you have heard of Design*Sponge as it is the number one blog to go to for home makeovers and how-tos. And just about everything really. A friend in college had suggested it to me but it’s only been in the last year that I have been a loyal subscribed reader. I am shared several items from it as well in my Evernotes Every posts as well. Anywho, they are coming out with a brand new book and just posted a blog about the process of coming up with their book cover, designed by Also Design. The post is very informative regarding the many concepts they went through and the reasons why each cover did work or didn’t. Really awesome! View the post here.