Last year, the Oscars got an update: the Winners Envelope was introduced, designed by Marc Friedland. Hollywood’s biggest event needed a design just as glamorous. The result was true to Hollywood’s iconic image: metallic gold accents, a red lacquered backdrop, and rich in style and texture.
This year, Friedland partnered with Evite Postmark to inspire those hosting Sunday soirees to send a signature digital invitation, officially sanctioned by the Academy. The Oscar Collection features nine distinctive designs that would add a touch of glam to any Academy Awards celebration.
I realize it’s a bit late to send these, but I couldn’t resist sharing. Golden Age glamour is timeless, elegant, and luxurious — design I can appreciate anytime.
Illustrator Kate Forrester creates hand-drawn typefaces that intertwine with other elements in her drawings to create intricate works of art. The combination of organic, whimsical style and bright, cheerful colors is right up my alley.
What more could she do to win my design heart? She’s designed chocolate!
See more of her amazing work here.
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!
If you’re like most men I know who refuse to acknowledge or conveniently “forget” this holiday, head over to my shop to get your love a last-minute gift. These sweet personalized digital photo cards are the perfect way to show you care — without putting in a whole lot of effort!