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  • Faux Crocs Redesign

    August 12, 2019

    Genius, unofficial logo redesign for Crocs by designer Stephen Kelleher:

    This rebrand concept was inspired by the iconic Croc silhouette as a basis for their crocodile mascot. By streamlining and unifying both into one simple mark the new logo allows for more versatility at scale whilst continuing to embody the friendly spirit of the brand for a new generation.

    View the full identity buildout here.

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    The Necessity of Tomorrow(s)

    May 3, 2019

    Love this visual identity for a lecture series at the Baltimore Museum of Art, done by Post Typography. The concept behind the campaign is that only by envisioning alternative futures can we create a better tomorrow. This concept is carried throughout the branding through the use of striking design elements and bold typography. My favorite parts of this branding are the series of ‘interrupted’ objects where hopeful expressions disrupt everyday advertising and signage, helping “carry the conversation’s themes beyond the walls of the lecture hall and into the city landscape.” See for yourself at the link above.



    Simplicity in product design

    April 29, 2019

    Lots of great tips in this article—including generous illustrations—on how to apply simplicity to product design.



    Better Cookie Consent Experiences

    April 10, 2019

    Smart and timely deep dive on how to deal with cookie consent prompts from a privacy and UX perspective:

    With the advent of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, the web has turned into a vast exhibition of consent pop-ups, notifications, toolbars, and modals. While the intent of most cookie-related prompts is the same — to get a user’s consent to keep collecting and evaluating their behavior the same ol’ way they’ve been doing for years — implementations differ significantly, often making it ridiculously difficult or simply impossible for customers to opt out from tracking.

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    The importance of art direction for the web

    April 10, 2019

    Great article outlining techniques to infuse soul and personality into your web design projects.

    See also: Andy Clarke’s Art Direction for the Web, which was recently published by Smashing Magazine. Definitely adding this to my wish list!



    Queering Design Education

    February 8, 2019

    A must-read interview on the AIGA Eye on Design blog covering inclusive ways to approach teaching design, taking away the hierarchy in the classroom, and fostering community.

    I love this quote by Nicole Killian: “We need to remove that power and figure out how we can create a space where people actually feel comfortable and excited to be a designer, rather than being siloed at their laptops and trying to “win” against their peers. So many designers work by themselves, but it’s an important time, especially socially and politically, to talk about why it’s important to be in a space together. How can we consider community, and not just audience, in our work?”

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    Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design

    February 8, 2019

    A well-crafted sequence visualizing German designer Dieter Rams’ guiding principles for good product design. This clip, produced by Trollback & Co., is from the documentary Rams by Gary Hustwit. Although I’m not a fan of idolizing designers (the idea of “legendary” designers often leaves out minority groups), I thought this documentary was interesting from a non-product designer’s perspective.

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    Heyday Packaging by Collins

    December 9, 2018



    From BP&O: “Heyday is a range of 150 moderately-priced high-quality own-brand consumer tech products from American retailer Target and their first foray into the electronics and tech accessories sector. The range includes battery packs and chargers, cables, covers and wireless speakers amongst many other products. These share a form language that balances an everyday simplicity, robustness and utility with novelty and cheerfulness by way of shape, colour and materiality.”

    I especially love the clever copy and system of iconography on this branding project. View more images here!

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    Project VisBug

    December 3, 2018

    For web designers: here’s a new Chrome extension that works as a visual inspector and interface editor. See also: DevTools for Designers.



    Share Your Gifts

    November 21, 2018

    Lovely animated holiday ad by Apple. Read more and see behind-the-scenes on Adweek.

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