As someone very ignorant in the area of history and all it entails, this site combines history and art in a way that helps someone like me learn. It was fun to go through the different moments in history to not only view the associated black and white illustration but to read the brief account as well. The Momentus site describes the series as “visual interpretations of the most defining moments in United States history as a way of informing others of our proud, yet sometimes troubled and forgotten past.” The following is Nate Utesch’s post, you can see it on his own site with a great process story. See more Momentus occasions here. Found via Shed Labs’ post on Dribbble.
2. Inception by Ricky Linn
While on Twitter this week I came across designer Ricky Linn, by Scott Allen Hill’s tweet. While his playing cards drew me to his site, what really struck me was his poster design for the movie Inception: “Playing off the concept of layered dreams from the movie, the poster was made with paper cut outs layered behind one another.” See a side view photograph of how this piece really comes together. Such a neat concept and the execution is flawless.
3. Foundry Communications
Love this stark design by Foundry Communications. It brings together page design and a line graph seamlessly. And as a spread in an annual report, it screams “look how our numbers have grown!” Found via Looks Like Good Design.
4. Garden Growth
Saw these potted plants on Pinterest and just fell in love! I so want to make this for our front porch… I have decided that I am going to start planting succulents as well since I kill all other plants! Going to start means I’ve started a board on Pinterest to help gather my dreams and ideas of a future nature preserve of succulents. Not one step has yet been taken to accomplish this though. Maybe with my addressed potted plants I can get the ball rolling.
5. Mike Weir, The Underdog Wine
I just adore the typography on these Canadian wine bottles designed by Insite Design! I’d love to see this style implemented into a wedding invitation suite… hmmm? A combination of modern, traditional script, and vintage script with a tiny bit slab-serif. Normally this many typefaces doesn’t work, but Insite found a great balance here. Pardon the drool! More images on Insite’s site. Found via thedieline.