A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive February, 2011
Sleek & Elegant Cocktails Chart

Sleek & Elegant Cocktails Chart

Konstantin Datz created this elegant poster that breaks down the ingredients and recipes to 30 popular cocktails– the graphics are incredibly clean and sleek, with an emphasis on making everything as readable as possible. From Behance: The poster manages to be charming, despite the ultra-utilitarian feel of the sans-serif text and digital art images– there’s...
Whimsical Bears for Skin Care Branding

Whimsical Bears for Skin Care Branding

These lighthearted bears by Mio Matsumodo are simple and uncomplicated– the perfect combination to market Space NK‘s new line of body/skin care products called LifeNK. Each bear is merely drawn with thin black lines and only interacts with a single colored circle, yet every bear remains playful and personable– exactly what you want to see...
Left Brain/Right Brain: Gorgeously Illustrated Mercedes Benz Ads

Left Brain/Right Brain: Gorgeously Illustrated Mercedes Benz Ads

This series of Mercedes Benz ads have left me speechless: what a wonderful way to illustrate the experience of owning a luxury car, which appeals to both your left brain and your right brain. The ad is split neatly down the middle, separating the brain into its clean, analytical left side and colorful, explosive right...
Food Fashion: Wearing What You Eat

Food Fashion: Wearing What You Eat

I posted about Ted Sabarese‘s “Officewear” photoshoot earlier today– turns out he’s the same photographer who shot these beautiful food fashion photos, titled “Hunger Pains“. The models here imitate the poses and expressions of couture models, and some of the outfits themselves look just as exquisitely crafted as any couture gowns that I’ve seen. From...
Office Attire Made From Office Supplies

Office Attire Made From Office Supplies

This “Officewear” photoshoot by New York photographer Ted Sabarese made me laugh: all the employees look like typical workers in any office setting, except for the fact that their clothes are made of office supplies! All the models look deathly serious, and the overall tone of the photos themselves is full of office-appropriate gravity… and...
Hipster Bingo Cards: "When You See, You'll Know"

Hipster Bingo Cards: “When You See, You’ll Know”

Philadelphia-based graphic designer Paul Buller is selling these hilarious Hipster Bingo cards in his Etsy shop. Directions from his site: LOCATE HIPSTERS. Take out Bingo card. Use found items like change or bottle caps for game pieces. If hipsters are nearby this means you will be able to find plenty of pennies, guitar picks, cigarette...
I Wonder: Beautiful Design Book by Marian Bantjes

I Wonder: Beautiful Design Book by Marian Bantjes

Marian Bantjes, an internationally acclaimed graphic designer/typographer, recently released a book titled I Wonder that features essays on design and life, surrounded by ornate type and illustrations. The outside of the book is embossed with gold and silver foils on a satin cloth, and the pages are gilded on the edges– plus, the book is...
Bold and Delicate Papercuts by Joe

Bold and Delicate Papercuts by Joe

These bold papercuts are entirely handcrafted by Joe Bagley, who transforms a single piece of black paper into delicate designs. He faithfully recreates everything from nature to architecture to human figures, and the level of intricacy involved is simply astounding– he carries the paper medium to its fullest cuttable potential. From his Etsy site :...
Color Inspiration: 500 Colored Pencils & Crayons, Shipped to You Monthly

Color Inspiration: 500 Colored Pencils & Crayons, Shipped to You Monthly

The 500 Colored Pencils Set is a monthly subscription for color: you get 25 pencils a month for 20 months, shipped directly to your house for an endless menagerie of colors running wild along your walls (if you buy the displays). The variety of colors alone is astounding, but check out some of the imaginative names that...
Dissecting Vintage Objects: The Innards of Machines Past

Dissecting Vintage Objects: The Innards of Machines Past

Photographer Todd McLellan takes apart everyday objects from our past: every minute screw, tape, and ribbon gets separated, sorted, and re-arranged to change the way we look at the machinery in our lives. Sometimes this means seeing all the parts lined up in neat rows, and sometimes this means watching the object explode into bits:...
Inspiring Quotes on Incredible Photos

Inspiring Quotes on Incredible Photos

Julian Bialowas is doing the 365 project right: his photo-a-day postings for the past year are wonderfully shot and edited, then topped off with an inspirational quote in clean white letters. All of the photos are taken by him, and the type is always perfectly paired to the mood of the photo and the meaning...
Amazing Character Animations, featuring Theo & Manfred

Amazing Character Animations, featuring Theo & Manfred

Job, Joris & Marieke is a three-person animation and character design team based in the Netherlands with some of the cutest, most creative characters I’ve ever seen. They have a wonderful sense of texture– everything from matte rubber to shiny plastic to yeti fluff is animated in impeccable detail, and every creature that they come...