The Official Santa Brand Guide
X … Excellence
M … Measurability
A … Accountability
S … Snow
Excellence in child centric gift distribution.
Some say Santa is due for a refresh.
(via Santa brand book)

The Official Santa Brand Guide

X … Excellence

M … Measurability

A … Accountability

S … Snow

Excellence in child centric gift distribution.

Some say Santa is due for a refresh.

(via Santa brand book)

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In advertising, the best way to sell in a concept has always been to show it. Create a storyboard. Do a sketch.

But today, some of the biggest ideas are digital, and to effectively convey them, traditional prototyping tools fall short.

So creatives have had to get a lot more, well, creative.

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…beautiful visual design is only part of the battle.

What’s more interesting, from a design solution standpoint, is the design thinking and making that subsequently happened.

And that design thinking includes the constraints, requirements, hurdles, and other barriers to design. The making includes the actual building of the product…was it actually built and did people actually adopt it?

It’s one thing to imagine a beautiful interface in Photoshop: it’s another to build it and get people to use it.

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Tell your design story

I think the future of sharing design work will be more about story and less about visuals.

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Someone made this.
Someone else signed off on it.

Someone made this.

Someone else signed off on it.

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Dogs as fonts by grafisches buro.

Dogs as fonts by grafisches buro.

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Good Fucking Design Advice.

I, _________________, hereby swear to abandon all fear; to question everything; to trust in myself; to honor those before me as I excel, and to support those who follow as they ascend. I swear that I will never accept another’s standard for success, as I set mine one measure higher. When I am finished, no one will ever fucking look at _________________ the same way again.

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Tokyo Arteria A 3D Model of Tokyo’s Underground Metro System

Tokyo’s subway system is arguably one of the most complex in the world. The map itself can be an immediate turn-off for any unfamiliarized straphangar.

But exactly how do all these lines run underground, overlapping as they carry hundreds of thousands of passengers each day?

Tokyo University graduate student Takatsugu Kuriyama decided to answer that question be recreating an accurate three-dimensional model of Tokyo’s lifeline by using multi-colored tubes strung with wire.

Different color liquids pulsate throughout all 18 lines, creating a staggering picture of what goes on below the streets of Tokyo every day.

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Via Spoon Tamago

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Matt Groenig’s artwork for Apple. Circa 1989.

For anyone unfamiliar, Apple hired Groening to produce illustrations for a brochure about Macs that was aimed at college students.

At the time, Groening was best known as the artist of the comic Life in Hell, as The Simpsons has not yet premiered.

The brochure was titled, ‘Who Needs a Computer Anyway’ and interspersed Groening’s Life in Hell style illustrations with standard information on Apple’s Mac computers.

It apparently was distributed amongst college bookstores and was obviously trying to use Groening’s cachet as an underground comic artist to attract hip, young co-eds.

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Infographic: Jonathan Ives’ T-shirts Point The Way Forward
Poring over footage from Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement, pundits see a link between Apple’s elongated iPhone 5 form factor and lead Apple designer Jonathan Ives’ trendy neckline. Analysts correlate the link between current v-neck trends and what might ahempoint toward Apple’s future for the iPhone.  When asked about whether skinny jeans indicate the impetus behind the rumored iPad Mini, Sir Ives had no comment.

Infographic: Jonathan Ives’ T-shirts Point The Way Forward

Poring over footage from Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement, pundits see a link between Apple’s elongated iPhone 5 form factor and lead Apple designer Jonathan Ives’ trendy neckline. Analysts correlate the link between current v-neck trends and what might ahempoint toward Apple’s future for the iPhone.

When asked about whether skinny jeans indicate the impetus behind the rumored iPad Mini, Sir Ives had no comment.

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Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues - A HAND LETTERING EXPERIENCE.

There are 66 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes.

The challenge was not to use the computer, no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.

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Sentence Drawings, designed by Stefanie Posavec, maps the text of Kerouac’s On the Road line by line, with subjects categorized by color.

Sentence Drawings, designed by Stefanie Posavec, maps the text of Kerouac’s On the Road line by line, with subjects categorized by color.

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