Creative agency Newisnew have some fantastic ideas on how to Redefine Wikipedia. We all would have to agree that Wikipedia is somewhat stuck in the dark ages when it comes to web design, so it’s refreshing to see designers take the time to share their ideas.
Check out this cool video about logo design, it features some words of logo inspiration from some of the best in the field.
Nuts.com has to be one of my favorite identity re-brands so far this year. Michael Bierut and his team at Pentagram did an amazing job with the new look. Christoph Niemann redrew the cartoon nuts to complement Michael Bierut’s hand-drawn typeface for the identity. Niemann’s characters and the vibrant colors work together so well on the packaging. I’m suddenly craving nuts.
Lotta Nieminen recently launched a new website with some fantastic new work. I’ve always been a big fan of her illustration style, but her minimal design work is just phenomenal. More below the fold.
The other day I came across these fantastic sketches by Dieter Rams from the 50s and 60s. I was blown away by how similar these sketches are to the final design of the products.
MWM Graphics collaborated with Attik and Coca Cola on the new campaign for the London 2012 Olympics. They did a fantastic job with creating a dynamic, energetic, and vibrant graphic system that will be used on coke cans to uniforms. I’ll defiantly be collecting the cans for sure.
I love this little video that tells the story of the forty years of Pentagram in a charming way.
I love minimal desktop lamps just as much as the next person, but what really puts it over the top for me is when there’s some type of personality injected into them. I enjoy seeing objects come to life through their fun and unique design, but how do you do that with desk lamps without creating the ubiquitous ‘lampy‘ shape? Here are a few lamps that caught my eye that are minimal, fun, and have loads of character.
Hand-lettering seems to always add so much personality to a project. New York-based designer Joel Holland has definitely mastered the art of incorporating that special human element to his designs. His fantastic hand-lettering mixed with his clean illustrations complement each other perfectly.
I sometimes wish my office was in a hub all its own out in my backyard in some little nook. The Tetra Shed would be a perfect solution to having my own little private space. I like that you can choose to open it all up for a nice airy feel, or go all Batman with it and keep things secluded. More photos below.