creative inspiration

design industry

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf
an inspiring ted talk by simon sinek centered around the premise that people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it, with examples.

how’s round-up of the top 10 web sites for designers, june 2010

if you’ve written an ebook or you have a client who has, and they want to get in on the ipad audience, inc magazine has outlined how to self-publish books for ipad to make it easy for you.

branding

transportation alternatives rebrand
[image: underconsideration.com]
i am loving this rebrand of transportation alternatives, as profiled on <a href="underconsideration’s brand new: walk this way. while the previous logo was classy, it was a bit too reserved and removed from the subject matter, and as armin says, too hard to read at smaller sizes. using road sign and subway memes, this new redesign speaks directly to transportation in an established visual language. they’ve rolled out the brand in an exciting way on their site as well.

mc craw's confections
[image: craig skinner]
big thanks to designworklife.com for showcasing this cool rebrand of mc craw’s confections by craig skinner. i love the retro-styled block letters & 2-color overprint techniques reminiscent of a snack stand at a carnival, circus or fair. great work!

america speaking out
[image: mule design / americaspeakingout.com]
<a href="taking the lol out of the gop is a fascinating and hilarious must-read by erika hall of mule design about the gop’s misguided attempt to create a hip social networking community to engage their base.

business cards

unusual business cards
[image: freelanceswitch.com]
if you’re looking for interesting die-cuts, folds, and non-paper substrates, 37 unusual examples of business card design from freelanceswitch.com has an interesting collection of recent work to peruse.

design life

design couples
[image: print magazine]
another item in the pros column for going to design school: all these successful design couples met in college. that and more, print magazine profiles 6 successful design couples, asks them how they work and how they balance working and living together.

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