creative inspiration


meg mateo ilasco and joy deangdeelert cho promote their new book, creative, inc.: the ultimate guide to running a successful freelance business, with this cute stop-motion video. thanks design sponge for the link.

branding

abu dhabi logo
[image: brand.abudhabi.ae]
the capital of the united arab emirates has decided to brand itself, with the help of m&c saatchi. i think this logo is really lovely, and i like how they’re using the mark alone to sign-off on all kinds of beautiful photos of the area. check out the full post for applications and the custom typeface they created: the abu dhabi brand rich, from underconsideration.com

identity

isle of skye business cards
[image: isle of skye]
a stunning alternative to commercially printing your business cards, illustrator skye jeffries has cut hers from illustrations and overprint her black plate with a hand stamp, for an original creation in each one. thanks to designworklife.com for the link.

photography

barker at the state fair
[image: library of congress]
this collection of color photographs from the 30s and 40s has been circulating around the internet, so if you haven’t seen them yet, take a look: captured: america in color from 1939-1943. from denverpost.com: These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.

design industry

excellent advice for clients new to hiring designers: tips on buying design, from muledesign.com

here are some great thoughts on how we limit ourselves from being creative as we age further from our childhood sensibilities & wonders: the problem with creativity, from logodesignlove.com

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