Archive for August, 2009

Shattered: Free September 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. September 09 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Shattered” and comes in two different colour schemes.

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Featured Studio: La Boca

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Founded in 2002, La Boca is an independent design circus specializing in art & design for the film, music and fashion industries. The London-based studio is run by Scot Bendall and Alain de la Mata. Clients include Capitol Films, Interscope Records and Sony BMG. Without further ado here’s a selection of their work for your inpiration. Enjoy and make sure to head over to laboca.co.uk for more.

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Featured Artist: Loic Sattler

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Loïc Sattler is a French Art Director experienced in web, multimedia, print collateral, clothes styling, and corporate identity. He studied Media Communication and Multimedia for 2 years at the university Louis Pasteur (France), as well as 2 years in multimedia creation / theory at the European Institute of Design (France). In 2003, he launched his platform Lysergid.com into virtual orbit, where he showcases selected artistic zand professional projects. Here’s just a small selection of is work for your inspiration. Don’t forget to have a look at the archived projects!

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Outstanding Myspace Music Profile Designs + CSS Cheat Sheet

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Myspace’s time as leading personal social website are long over with the likes of Facebook and Twitter taking over. However when it comes to music it is still the most popular service for bands to promote themselves and interact with fans. While the standard design is very dull and cluttered at best there are ways to make a myspace music page look great. In this post I have compiled the most gorgeous myspace designs for your inspiration. There’s many more out there. So feel free to link to your favourite myspace in the comments below.

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Threadless Giveaway Winners Announced

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Thank you all for participating in the giveaway. I had good fun looking through all your favourite t-shirts design and came across some I had not seen before. The winners, chosen randomly, are:

Nick (comment nr. 7)

Spencer (comment nr. 13)

For all those you did not win I encourage you to check out the Threadless Back 2 Cool Sale with tees starting at only $8. Hurry up, the offer ends on Monday 17.

Guest Article: 20+ Amazing Typography Designs

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Personally, typography and cool type treatments are my absolute favorite when it comes to design. There is an endless amount of room for creativity but still somewhat of a structure to follow leading to some real problems to solve and producing some real epic pieces of art. We all know typography has been around forever. But lately there has really been an outburst of some really amazing forward thinkers in the field. It seems that people are really finally grasping onto type as an aesthetic and not so much as… well… just text! Here are some of my favorite pieces to share with you! Enjoy!

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Giveaway: Threadless offers two $25 Vouchers

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Threadless is an online design community where users can score designs and offer comments and critiques. Threadless is also an ongoing open call for tee shirt design submissions.  Anyone can sign up, download a tee template and submit ideas, which are then evaluated by the Threadless community. Tee shirt designs are selected from the pool of the most popular designs as scored by the community. I other words: Threadless offers some of the best and funniest t-shirt designs available. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Threadless here are some of my favourite t-shirt designs.

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