Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I thought it would be most appropriate to celebrate my love for logos.
Logo Design Love is a favorite source of icon inspiration. The author is David Airey, a graphic designer in Northern Ireland, whose blog was so successful that it got turned into a book. I appreciate his aesthetic point of view — simple, smart, and timeless. He curates logos from around the world and explains the background, the design process, and why they work. My favorite collection is from a post he wrote way back in 2009 about negative space in logo design. The ingenuity behind these designs just blows me away.
I hope you find a way to celebrate love today!
Happy Friday, ya’ll! Thanks to the wonderful world of Pinterest, I found the most incredible company to share with you. Child’s Own Studio is a one-woman craft business celebrating children’s drawings by turning them into real-life toys. The idea is simple, but brilliant. She studies the drawing, determines the best fabric and color choices, then creates a one-of-a-kind plush toy that the child immediately recognizes as his or her own artwork. What child wouldn’t be amazed to see his monster drawing come to life? I am bookmarking this website and hoping Child’s Own Studio is still in business when I have kids someday!
This campaign is my idea of brilliance. These ads are the perfect blend of unobtrusive design, edgy satire, and straightforward messaging. Not surprisingly, the ads, created by Team Detroit for the city’s College for Creative Studies, have gone viral. One only hopes that this encourages even more parents to talk to their kids about art school.