Indie Design Collectives Way of the Future

Web developer, Brian Warren of Be Good Not Bad, has some seriously positive energy to share, particularly with people like him who freelance, consult or work in small agencies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m under no illusions about the state of the world economy. But it’s times like these I’m very glad I’m not working […]

Blog Beautiful

Care to see a nice looking blog? Here’s one: [via Pat Law]

Type It Eco-Friendly

So yesterday, when I visited one of my big clients, it turned out that as part of a “green” initiative, they decided to eliminate the sign-in sheets at the front desk to save paper. If you’re also looking to save resources any way you can, try Ecofont, the new font with little clear circles inside […]

User-Centric Design Is Also Ad-Centric Design For ESPN

ESPN.com believes less is more when it comes to digital design (and I’d tend to agree). According to The New York Times, the sports site is about to go a major design overhaul. Currently, sports fans are greeted by “intense coverage of every major sport from the get-go.” John Skipper, ESPN’s executive vice president for […]

Man Behind The “O”

Steven Heller of New York Times spoke to Sol Sender, the Chicago designer responsible for the now iconic “O” mark used by Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. We were excited to work on the logo and energized by the prospect of Mr. Obama’s campaign. However, we didn’t pursue or develop the work because we were motivated […]

Wii Shakes Things Up

This ad offers a little something different when viewed on YouTube. [via Tim Brunelle]

You May Be A Socialite With A Long String Of Pearls, But You’re Gonna Have To Serve Somebody

Valleywag is pointing to a 2006 article by Adrian Holovaty that addresses the design limitations newspapers are facing online. Holovaty argues for a data structure that is more user-centric. …say a newspaper has written a story about a local fire. Being able to read that story on a cell phone is fine and dandy. Hooray, […]

Wall Street Has A New Look. So Does Its Newspaper of Record.

The online version of The Wall Street Journal has a new look as of today, care of Sapient. “The redesign is a crucial moment in the e-evolution of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones,” said Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Company. “We will be […]