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.
Chocolate Editions Paris: Because chocolate shouldn’t always come in browns and neutrals.
Amelia Rope: Color coordination are a designer’s best friend.
Hello and welcome to Picas and Pixels, a new endeavor by Holly and Brittany, designers turned digital. We both started with print backgrounds and look to it for visual inspiration but primarily work in the digital space these days. Picas and Pixels was born out of having an appreciation for both disciplines of visual design.
We want this blog to be about inspiring, teaching and creating. We’ll be sharing awesome resources that have helped us become better designers and creating goods of our own along the way. Who knows we might even create our own app (we do have some ideas in the works ;)
This is an exciting time to be a designer (esp in the tech industry), so let’s embrace it!
Holly & Brittany