I’ve been finding a lot of inspiration on dribbble lately. There are definitely some talented designers and illustrators uploading their work to the dribbble community. These are a few of my favorites this week (but not necessarily created this week by their respected designer). Be sure to browse dribbble if you haven’t done so already! -Holly
I’m pleased to announce a new project called Explore. I try to go hiking throughout the year as well as other miscellaneous outdoor activities and decided it would be fun to document all the trails I venture to. The creative part you ask? It’s simple, I will create a logo for every hike I take, nothing fancy just something fun. I used to do a project on my old site, called “White Type” where I would explore new typefaces on imagery and this feels like a natural progression for the project. I hope you enjoy my adventures, small or grand as they may be! -Holly
Happy Valentine’s Day my friends! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite chocolate packaging designs in honor of today. -Holly
Moonstruck: I love the packaging illustration by Kate Forrester, but the really stellar part is the type and illustration molds she created for the chocolate itself. Almost makes you not want to eat it. (photo by Kate Forrester)
Theo: A Seattle classic, limited edition bar. Playful, hand-drawn type.
It was only fitting to create a custom stamp for my younger brother as well (see the stamp I made for my sister here). We’re a family of book worms and every book deserves a pretty label. I took a manlier approach to the design of his stamp, bolder type and clean lines. Hopefully he’s off branding all his college textbooks, wait, right?. -Holly
I’m creating a moodboard right now for a personal project and thought I’d share. I think moodboards can be really fun and a nice creative break. I love the way images and type can compliment each other. -Holly
Have you discovered the Daily Dishonesty project by Lauren Hom? It makes me laugh every time I look at it. I’m sure we can all relate to at least a few of her posts (or maybe more ;). The thing that really makes them shine though is her hand-lettering. I think she does a great job of digitalizing her drawings, and love the textures and colors she uses. If you’re curious how she does it, be sure to check out her tutorial here. -Holly
I was recently gifted a sewing machine (thanks Dad!) and have been trying my hand at making a few simple things. I found this clutch pattern on DesignSponge and decided to give it a go. It’s a pretty simple pattern even with the buttonhole (read: it was my first time sewing a buttonhole, so there’s nothing to it). Happy sewing! -Holly
One of my favorite parts of winter is snow. It rarely snows in Seattle if but once a year, so that means I must take to the mountains. Lucky for us they’re only an hours drive away. Today’s wallpaper I call “Snow Abstract” and I hope it makes you feel closer to the mountains too! – Holly
I discovered Jason Trav this week and wanted to share his Persona diptych series. Since 2007 he has been documenting people and the items they carry with them everyday. I just love how the objects reflect the personalities and styles of their owners. Be sure to look at the ongoing series on flickr, and don’t miss the squirrel!
The New York Times is doing a series on Snow Fall, and not only is the article a great read but the site is beautiful. I love how the paralaxing plays with timed animated gifs, videos and photos. My favorite section is probably the arial video of Cowboy Mtn, but that may be because I enjoy boarding at Steven’s Pass and seeing it birds eye is pretty cool!
I think it’s safe to say that paralaxing has become really popular this year. We all became familiar with it when Nike introduced their Nike Better World site. It appears to have since been taken down, but if you missed it check out Seth Weisfeld’s vimeo of the site. Have you come across any paralaxing sites that made you go wow? -Holly