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A little bit of everything this issue. UI design, a stock image update, and Bill Gardner's always interesting logo trends report.
Recent Tweets http://www.twitter.com/ideabook
New-to-me plug-in for InDesign file workflow http://ht.ly/2i637
The vendor http://ht.ly/2i62l
There's ALWAYS someone better at design than you. Don't get down--think, look, listen--get better http://ht.ly/2hbuL
Reimagining the Roman Coliseum with type http://ht.ly/2ha9r
Microsoft offers a serious look at humor http://ht.ly/2gilk
Have a book you recommend to someone who expresses interest in graphic design--a big picture view of the business? http://ht.ly/2f5V8
Curious. When someone asks, "How do I learn to be a graphic designer?" what do you tell them? http://ht.ly/2eOYM
Complexity clouds will. When you say or show something in simple terms, you boost comprehension.
An interesting way to subdivide a web site
There are two things worth noting on the Parish Foods & Goods web. First, the design. Commarts.com featured it in its Exhibit section this week. (I'm a sucker for engravings and type illustrations.)
Second is the fact that, when you click on a section tab, you skip down the page to that section--not a separate page. For all intents and purposes, it is a one page web site.
From the Ideabook.com Design Store
Lessons in Photoshop, GUI development, and kindness
This is SO cool. If you're interested in iPhone or iPad development, you know that the graphic user interface (GUI) for the devices is both deceptively simple and beautifully designed.
This is the cool part: Teehan+Lax, a design company in Toronto, Canada, has gone to the expense and trouble of reproducing both interfaces in Photoshop and have made the PSD files available to you and I so that we don't have to re-invent them.
Even if you have no plans to develop for these popular platforms--if you are a Photoshop devotee--you should download and parse these files just to see how they are constructed and organized. They're downright elegant.
Thank you Teehan+Lan for a lesson in Photoshop, GUI development, and kindness.
Here > The latest version of the iPhone GUI as a Photoshop PSD...
Here > The iPhone GUI PSD file (7.9MB)...
Here > The latest version of the iPad GUI as a Photoshop PSD...
Here > The iPad GUI PSD file (24MB)...Comment
Logo design trends 2010
This is one annual report I look forward to reading--the 2010 logo design trends report by Bill Gardner for LogoLounge.com.
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