A great new book on the basics of design. I’ve had the pleasure of reading an advance copy and Mr. Kadavy’s sense of humor and deep understanding of how design actually happens makes for a great read. Add it to your wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/Design-Hackers-Reverse-Engineering-Beauty/dp/1119998956/
I know! I’ll start writing my own internet comic! http://bradcolbow.com/archive/view/the_brads_finding_insperation/
Please consider signing up for email updates for this great new book that is intended to help “hackers” learn the basics of design. It’s being written by a very skillful (and good-looking!) designer named David Kadavy. The book will be available September 2011 and the publisher, Wiley, has recently made the book’s website live: designforhackers.com.
The cover design looks AWESOME.
Good for you Mr. Hicks: http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/announcing-the-icon-handbook I plan on picking up the book when it’s available.
Oldie but a goodie: http://www.subtraction.com/2007/07/16/designed-det
Sounds interesting: http://www.technewsdaily.com/exclusive-q-a-a-futura-playwright-jordan-harrison–1607/ This was brought to my attention by my friend Richard Wiegmann, who saw the play this weekend in the Portland area. He’s a pretty good artist, check out his work: http://richardwiegmann.com/
Hey! This guy worked with us here at County Weekly: http://www.mindzai.net/interview-emerging-nashville-designer-matt-davis/ Nice to see him get some recognition. He’s a good designer.
A great day to discuss design and branding: http://www.duffypov.com/duffy-article/4760/crowd-source-design-critique Even if this WAS posted on Dec. 30.
I was unaware of any backlash against the new Starbucks logo, but this is a great article: http://www.graphicology.com/blog/2011/1/13/324-branding-should-have-a-backbone.html Besides, all they did was remove the circle-filled-with-text. How controversial can that be? Also, I think the new Comedy Central logo kicks serious ass.
Not sure how well-researched this is but . . . http://www.psfk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/How-Colors-Affect-Purchase-Decisions-Infographic.jpg
Check it out: http://mashable.com/2010/12/15/design-for-hackers/
Check it out: Susan Kare: Interview With an Iconic Designer [GALLERY].