Issuu is a free online service that lets you publish e-books with a slick interface. I discovered it through DT Magazine which features James White in their latest edition. Issuu is more than just a publishing service though. It is also a community. Explore, discover and share content. There are great design related publications. I highly recommend to check it out. It would also make a great portfolio since you can view every e-book in fullscreen.
I visit the Behance network on a regular basis ever since I stumbled upon it a few weeks back. It’s incredible what great artist you discover by doing so. Today I found the portfolio of New York City based designer and art director Jesse Kaczmarek. He does a lot of branding and you’ve probably seen his work already without knowing it was him. The clean design just works. This is only a selction of Jesse’s art. See it all on his personal website.
Emil Kozak is from a small town in Denmark who’s running Emil Kozak Designstudio in Barcelona, Spain. He’s passionate about skateboarding, which inspired him to start graphic design in the first place. Most of his work consists of designing boards and tees. Clean shapes, straight lines, typography and simple, yet effective colour schemes allowed him to attract clients such as VANS, Elements Skateboards and DKNY. I found him on Behance.
When I was designing the Rhino: June 08 Wallpaper I was looking for Origami vectors and discovered this great site.
By pure accident I found out how to quickly delete a Photoshop brush from the preset list. This comes in very handy when you’re trying to save a custom brush set and don’t want any superfluous brushes to be in your .abr file. There’s a tedious way, which means right-clicking on each brush and selecting delete. There’s the obvious one by clicking the thrash icon in the brush palette. Finally there’s a hidden, much simpler, quicker way:
It’s time for some free high resolution Photoshop brushes again. This time I made two sets with a total of 51 watercolour brushes. Resolutions are between 1480 px to 2500 px. I followed BittBox’s tutorial and hopefully you like the result. Feel free to use them as you wish. You need my permission if you want to distribute them. I’m looking forward to seeing your designs.
Kinetic Typography is the method by which you visualize a speech, conversation or lyrics only by means of animated text. I’ve put together a list of 11 typographic videos about cult movies. Not only are these animations very interesting but also they offer a great source of inspiration for static typographic design. If that’s not enough you could always try to determine what fonts were used.
I’ve just finished the new calendar series wallpaper for June 08 and I couldn’t wait to show it to you. It comes in 3 different resolution and you have the option to download a non-calendar version of each. This month I submitted my design to Smashing Magazine which features each month the best calendar wallpaper. Let’s hope they like it.