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Evernotes Every Friday

1. A Beautiful Mess App

Within the first day there were quite a few #ABeautifulMess app posts but in case you haven’t heard… the wonderfully creative blog, A Beautiful Mess, has launched their own photo editing app. The app not only has filters for your photos but it always has type, graphic and border overlays to make your photo even more personalized. You can read more about it here, and download it here.

2. Old & New

Here’s another new project that I just heard about (thanks to Allan Peters!).

Old & New provides a platform for contemporary graphic artists to exhibit works themed on Biblical stories and passages. It also aims to introduce a new online audience to Biblical art, attempting to replace popular, yet sometimes low-quality, contemporary Biblical artwork with the kind of accessible and honorable work that has historically been associated with the Bible.

I really loved going through the various illustrations, each one is just so good. Top quality illustrators in such a wide range of styles and concepts. Each graphic is available to purchase as a print to benefit a cause, depending on which round their in (currently benefitting blood:water).

3. “What’s Your (Color) Story?” Workshop with Anna Bond at Design Ranch

I loved following Courtney’s time in Texas for Design Ranch. In particular, I really loved the process she went through in Anna Bond’s color workshop. I love Anna’s work at Rifle Paper Co., like love love. But the process she shared through the workshop was very cool… encouraging you to have a color palette of only 24 colors throughout all your work, with each individual project consisting of “a light, medium and dark color; a vibrant, medium and muted color, and at least one warm and one cool color.” (Promise Tangeman said something similar in her guest appearance on Creative Live, something I took notes on that I’ve been meaning to post about!) Anyway, what a great exercise Anna created, and thanks Courtney for sharing!

4. Underpantones

These are so hilariously cool… I think every designer should own a pair in their favorite Pantone! Designed by MARK, found via the Dieline.

5. Jungle Cruise Model

I seriously am amazed at the top notch quality in personal projects. The following model was created just for a guy’s desk and just because he wanted it! So he built it.

And then he showed how he built it. These models truly are so amazing for the tiny scale!

P.S. Imagineering Disney is a really awesome Disney blog, if you’re looking to follow one.

I believe in magic. I believe in the power of true love. I believe in fairy tales and happy endings. And I live to create stationery and art for the young at heart to allow my fellow dreamers to treasure all of life’s most wondrous moments!

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