30/01/2009

newspaper design resources

SNDE: society for news design
Kubas.com
50 ways to improve retail preprints
http://www.brasstacksdesign.com
TIMES
The Guardian
NY Times
Society of News design
http://www.newsdesigner.com
how to design a newspaper
Mark Porter's editorial design
award-winning newspaper designs
desktop publishing from about.com
http://www.ronreason.com
NY Times widgets
Eye-tracking studies
FOUND: a short history of newspaper design
noisy decent graphics: newspaper design
http://www.newspagedesigner.com
Poynter Online
newspaper designs
http://www.bestfrontdesign.com
TIME: 'newspapers aren't dead' article
Publishing expo 12 feb / London Olympia 2
visual editors
newseum
newsartists
SPD - society of publication designers

florent guerlain's GD


some good designs from graphiste francais

erik nietsche


more inspiration in designs of erik nietsche

matchbox labels


a lot of inspirational sets from maraid

thomas ulrik studio


what's called a really good design from Thomas Ulrik studio

London from above


Big picture: stunning pictures of London from Jason Hawkes

28/01/2009

33 names of the things you never knew had names

33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names

1. AGLET - The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.
2. ARMSAYE - The armhole in clothing.
3. CHANKING - Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits.
4. COLUMELLA NASI - The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.
5. DRAG√ČES - Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes.
6. FEAT - A dangling curl of hair.
7. FERRULE - The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.
8. HARP - The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.
9. HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER - A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)
10. JARNS,
11. NITTLES,
12. GRAWLIX,
13. and QUIMP - Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books.
14. KEEPER - The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
15. KICK or PUNT - The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.
16. LIRIPIPE - The long tail on a graduate's academic hood.
17. MINIMUS - The little finger or toe.
18. NEF - An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship.
19. OBDORMITION - The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is 'asleep'.
20. OCTOTHORPE - The symbol '#' on a telephone handset. Bell Labs' engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-, as in eight, with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe.
21. OPHRYON - The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.
22. PEEN - The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face.
23. PHOSPHENES - The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.
24. PURLICUE - The space between the thumb and extended forefinger.
25. RASCETA - Creases on the inside of the wrist.
26. ROWEL - The revolving star on the back of a cowboy's spurs.
27. SADDLE - The rounded part on the top of a matchbook.
28. SCROOP - The rustle of silk.
29. SNORKEL BOX - A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars.
30. SPRAINTS - Otter dung.
31. TANG - The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.
32. WAMBLE - Stomach rumbling.
33. ZARF - A holder for a handleless coffee cup.

that's not funny


some challenge
other comics on Married to the sea

but does it float?



another source of inspiration

06/01/2009

Edhv design


innovative design work by Edhv from Eindhoven, who don't specialize in anything
this one inspires for type factory
also: ETROPOLIS

02/01/2009

LEWIS MOBERLY DESIGN


packaging, branding, interactive design for clients like Selfridges, Waitrose, Maritime museum and such, and much more from LEWIS MOBERLY design group

lovely package


site about lovely packaging like EAT, from all around