• Design 101: Industry Icon, Saul Bass
Famed graphic designer, Saul Bass, was perhaps best known for his work on film posters and opening credit sequences. Though he collaborated with many of the film industry’s greats like Billy Wilder and Martin Scorsese, he is most often recognized for his work with Alfred Hitchcock. The poster for Vertigo and the opening credits to “North by Northwest” stand out in particular.
In addition to his work with films, he is the logo designer of many iconic and enduring brands such as: the AT&T Bell, United Way, United Airlines, and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Quaker Oats.Learn more here.

    Design 101: Industry Icon, Saul Bass

    Famed graphic designer, Saul Bass, was perhaps best known for his work on film posters and opening credit sequences. Though he collaborated with many of the film industry’s greats like Billy Wilder and Martin Scorsese, he is most often recognized for his work with Alfred Hitchcock. The poster for Vertigo and the opening credits to “North by Northwest” stand out in particular.


    In addition to his work with films, he is the logo designer of many iconic and enduring brands such as: the AT&T Bell, United Way, United Airlines, and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Quaker Oats.

    Learn more here.

  • Three Cheers!

    What do you think of Cheer’s rebranding? I’m a fan of the deep blue bottle and the notable absence of laundry package clichés like cuddly bears or forest springs. Packaging design can go so wrong. I think Cheer did something graphically interesting.

  • Style Icon:  John Cassavetes
Seen here in 1968 on the set of Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. John is rockin’ the seersucker pants, the Sperry Topsider’s slip-on tennis shoes, and the chambray dress shirt. 

    Style Icon:  John Cassavetes

    Seen here in 1968 on the set of Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. John is rockin’ the seersucker pants, the Sperry Topsider’s slip-on tennis shoes, and the chambray dress shirt. 

  • AJD loves MAD
Madison, Wisconsin that is. Context Clothing’s unbelievably chic market bag pays homage to one of the best farmer’s market cities in the country, Madison WI.
Reblogged from: leesnodgrass.

    AJD loves MAD

    Madison, Wisconsin that is. Context Clothing’s unbelievably chic market bag pays homage to one of the best farmer’s market cities in the country, Madison WI.

    Reblogged from: leesnodgrass.

  • Design 101: Leo Burnett
Advertising industry icon Leo Burnett gave a speech back in 1967 called, “When to take my name off the door.” Now, the creatives at Lobo, a design studio in Brazil, have combined the audio from that speech with retro, 2-D animation to make a brilliant short film.
A great reminder to all of us in design & communications to never give less than our best. Budgets and clients be damned! 

    Design 101: Leo Burnett

    Advertising industry icon Leo Burnett gave a speech back in 1967 called, “When to take my name off the door.” Now, the creatives at Lobo, a design studio in Brazil, have combined the audio from that speech with retro, 2-D animation to make a brilliant short film.

    A great reminder to all of us in design & communications to never give less than our best. Budgets and clients be damned! 

  • Style Icon: Young Mick Jagger
Jumpin’ Jack Flash, indeed.




image: photographer unknown

    Style Icon: Young Mick Jagger

    Jumpin’ Jack Flash, indeed.


    image: photographer unknown

  • It’s a bird, It’s a plane, It’s a new logo for DC Comics!

    There will always be haters when you mess with a classic but the DC Comics logo redesign is pretty bold. Sure it is a departure from their historic look over the past 70 years. Some are criticizing its sticker/peel look and calling it too corporate. It does, however lend itself to some pretty brilliant branding with the use of color and “reveal” image possibilities with the peel back.

    What do you think?

  • Smile
It’s Friday!
image: Friedrich Seidenstucker, Untitled, 1927

    Smile

    It’s Friday!

    image: Friedrich Seidenstucker, Untitled, 1927

  • Style Icon: Atticus Finch
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." -Atticus Finch
 Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in the film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” was the quintessential Southern gentleman. The white shirt (impressively crisp in the wilting heat), the waistcoat, and those tortoise rimmed spectacles—nothing could be more refined.

    Style Icon: Atticus Finch

    "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." -Atticus Finch

     Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in the film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” was the quintessential Southern gentleman. The white shirt (impressively crisp in the wilting heat), the waistcoat, and those tortoise rimmed spectacles—nothing could be more refined.



  • Color Trend
Pantone revealed their color of the year for 2012 a few weeks back ( it is Tangerine Tango for those of you catching up) and it reminded me that they have great desktop wallpaper. Start your new year with a colorful splash here.

    Color Trend

    Pantone revealed their color of the year for 2012 a few weeks back ( it is Tangerine Tango for those of you catching up) and it reminded me that they have great desktop wallpaper. Start your new year with a colorful splash here.