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cutting edge ecommerce


A 360 degree shoppable site. Sass and Bide is based in Australia and introduced this beautiful campaign with model Aline Weber, shot by Terry Gates. It takes a long time to load as it is a large site, but once it does, do not miss falling down the rabbit hole and landing at the bottom where the flat images emerge into a real space around you. Then you get to move around and shop the collection – click on the name to get to a product landing page – to make for a very cool ecommerce shopping experience. Nicely executed, now happy shopping!


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Interactive Billboards

NPR published a few examples of interactive media being used on billboards in London. Agencies are realizing the potential of interaction which actually makes people stop in their tracks and give a moment to understand what is going on or how they can be a part of it. And for all those attached to their cell phones, it allows the possibility to allow you to use your phone to interact— as lets face it, phones are now a personal and emotional extension of ourselves.

All are interactive in their own way whether you are physically looking up at a plane, going to a website on your phone and dragging a man across the screen, or standing in a circle and interacting on screen with an angel. I am most impressed with the custom surveillance technology used by British Airways in the first video. Endless possibilities in today’s world! I think these type of campaigns are successful because they come with the type of creative thinking that allows adults to be as imaginative as we were in our youth— dreaming big actually can be executed in today’s world.


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Herman Miller / a history

Motion graphic video by Part of a Bigger Plan – based out of Amsterdam.

Clean. Simple. Functional. Well designed. In sum, Herman Miller.

Very much enjoyed this animation.

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Lorem Ipsum – all suped up

lorem ipsum


Meet the Ipsums!

Placeholder text is often used in mock ups with clients to give an idea of how the body text will look. Size, spacing, and different fonts can make the text look extremely different and changes the legibility. We use Lorem Ipsum for this placeholder text, or what looks like jibberish and is some nonsensical Latin text.

For your next project (depending on the client), have some fun with this site that generates themed placeholder text. You can brew your own blend of Coffee Ipsum, espresso sized paragraphs to grande sized paragraphs. How about the Hipster Ipsum? Served with “a shot of Latin” or “Hipster, neat.” There’s even a paragraph inspired by the popular sitcom, Arrested Development, Bluth Ipsum anyone?

Your next project just got way more fun!



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Inspired by Creature Studio

Creature Studio

Creature Studio


This knockout design studio based in Seattle and London is coming out ahead of the game because they just get it. Look at their workspace, play space, client space, friend space. It’s no wonder they have a long portfolio list of brand experience strategies, packaging designs that you have in your own home, and endless marketing ploys.

Their motto is that they are Creators of Things, and that goes as far as their office. In Seattle (pictured above), the entrance serves as a gallery space for passersby to wonder at and for Creatures (Creature employees, I mean, they must go as ‘Creatures’ right?) to continue practicing their crafts and artistry which often goes to the wayside when graphic designers work for bigger companies.

And, of course I did not forget their Safehouse space (http://safehouse.welcometocreature.com/). Everyone needs to take a moment away from their computers, desks, and a company that supports a visit to a bar is up there in my book. Cudos, Creature. A mug of whiskey, dust lined tin cans featuring old school graphics, and 3,000+ LPs to peruse. I’ll take a job offer any day. 






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clever ideas and awesome deliveries

clever ideas and awesome deliveries


Some fantastic illustrations, largely for magazine and news stories. These are current issues that we all understand and can relate too, yet it amazes me how simply Frank Chimero illustrates the idea. A lot of times he just strips down the words behind an idea to yield powerfully graphic results. Would you have thought of some of these solutions? Especially knowing that freelance editorial work often comes with tight deadlines. Hey we have this story being published in 5 hours. Go.

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Websites that are #winning

Le Labo

Amazing website design | so excited to discover this!

It’s a creative piece in itself to just play around with the site. There are so many layers of information but it’s organized and cohesive. I love the look and the quirky voice of the copy. Well done.

Now, I would just love to try these scents and candles.

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a poster a day

This is a great way to challenge yourself as a designer.

Johnny Selman made a pledge to design one poster a day about a headline in world news. He began this as his graphic design thesis project and continued to expand as he realized his impact in visually presenting important information to the masses. His posters are really great executions of concept- interesting and easily understood.

See what Steven Heller has written on his blog http://imprint.printmag.com/daily-heller/poster-a-day-a-visual-vitamin/ 

and Johnny Selman’s website http://bbcx365.com/



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branding 10,000 lakes

Great idea for doing a little work everyday and having a portfolio of sweet logos.

Designer: Nicole Meyer

Minnesota lakes: logo project

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oktoberfest infographic

Naturally I love this infographic by easyJet Holidays. Love the colors, love the organization. So good!

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