Apps that proactively help people with their lives represent a significant departure from earlier approaches to software.
A new type of mobile app is departing from a long-standing practice in computing. Typically, computers have just dumbly waited for their human operators to ask for help. But…
Came across this beautiful print piece on Behance today! Fell in love with the type, layout, and concept almost immediately. Designer Sok Hwee created this for what I’m assuming is a class and/or promo piece.
Type and Layout
For a while now I’ve been paying attention to typography, especially the negative space that exists between words. I have come to realize, even after having been told by design professors, that the negative spaces speak more loudly than the words themselves. Its the design of the negative spaces which define the positive ones.
Overcoming My Weakness
I find that, for myself, I struggle with spatial relations. Perhaps its not that I struggle but I rush them, force them to fit. I also settle. Something looks ok, it may not feel right but I leave it anyways. Time and time again I find that when I question a layout or think something isn’t finished…its not. If I would follow my instincts I could distill that sense of professionalism much of my designs require.
Look and Study
As the nicely accented man always says, “Stay thirsty my friends,” I quote it to you now in a much difference sense. Stay thirsty for knowledge and great design examples. Surround yourself with the beautiful, recreate it, study it, think about it, dream about it. Eventually your work will be like it. It has to or else I’ve spent all this time for nothing!!
Stay thirsty my friends!
Nice branding that I ran across the other day.
“Everything hangs on something else.”
On the heels of last year’s tiny gem The Architect Says comes The Designer Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom (public library) — a charming, similarly-spirited compendium of more than one hundred beautifully typeset remarks by some…