Design


‘The Manual, Everywhere’ on Kickstarter

If you keep up with the web design world at all, you probably already know about The Manual, a design journal started by XOXO Fest cofounder Andy McMillan and with contributions from world-class designers like Frank Chimero and Ethan Marcotte. … (More)

ICON Prints by DKNG Studios

The idea behind the ICON project, as told by designers Nathan Goldman and Dan Kuhlken: “Every film has one. A signature prop, set, or location. Something that, in a single image, can represent the entire movie. With this in mind, … (More)

Wooden Record Dividers by Kate Koeppel Design

If you’re the kind of person who listens to vinyl records and also digs good typography, you’ll love using these beautiful, laser-cut wooden dividers to keep your albums organized. They also work nicely for books and other physical media. There … (More)

United Pixelworkers Active Duty II Tee

The t-shirt designers at United Pixelworkers have teamed up with Fiks:Reflective to produce the super-reflective Active Duty II shirt for nighttime cyclists and runners. Made from soft black American Apparel poly-cotton 50/50, this tee sports UP’s classic UNTD PXLWRKRS design … (More)

Perspective Icons 2

Our friend Federico Viticci and his girlfriend Sylvia Gatta have released Perspective Icons 2, a lovely set of 100 icons for use with OmniFocus 2 for Mac. These icons are available in various colors and resolutions (including Retina), and allow … (More)

‘On Web Typography’ by Jason Santa Maria

This morning the folks at A Book Apart released renowned graphic designer Jason Santa Maria’s new book, On Web Typography. The title says it all really, but I’ll go ahead and include their own foreword so you know what this … (More)

Cameron Moll’s Letterpress Posters

You may or may not already be familiar with Cameron Moll’s work over at Authentic Jobs, but did you know he also painstakingly recreates pieces of architecture in letterpress form and sells prints of them? If not, now is a … (More)

City Prints Spaceflight Maps

These Spaceflight maps are perfect for anyone who’s ever dreamed of going to space. From Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 mission routes to lunar landings and even to a Kennedy Space Center launchpad, these prints are sure to make your … (More)

‘Exceptionally Great Espresso — Art & Science’ Print

As this print’s store page says, “Great espresso is both an art form and a science” Crafted with custom inks on beautiful Italian paper, this 20″ x 27.5″ print celebrates espresso by describing its theory and preparation in great detail, … (More)

Sketch 3 for Mac

If there’s one tool digital designers love to hate, it’s Photoshop. It’s ideal for editing photos and creating complex graphics, but not so much for designing user interfaces. Sketch is a Mac app specifically designed for building UIs, icons, CSS-friendly … (More)

Comic Neue

People have mixed feelings about Comic Sans. “Civilians” love the font for its casual handwritten look, while designers just love to hate it. Graphic designer Craig Rozynski decided he’d had enough of this divide, and designed a new typeface intended … (More)

Sean McCabe’s ‘Learn Lettering’ Classes

Sean McCabe, the guy who designed the awesome ‘Influence the World’ poster (amongst many other things) has put together a set of video courses to help you become a hand-lettering artist yourself. In these videos, Sean shows you how to … (More)

David Foster Wallace on Leadership — Print

This Friday—February 21, 2014—would have been the 52nd birthday of one of my favorite essayists, David Foster Wallace. To celebrate the occasion, designer Debbie Millman teamed up with Brain Pickings to capture a passage he wrote about leadership, both in … (More)

Skyline Ruler

It’s a standard metric ruler on one edge (20cm), and a detailed city skyline stencil on the other. There’s not a whole lot else I can say, other than that it looks awesome. They’ve got stencils for London (my favorite), … (More)

Studio Neat T-Shirt

Our friends at Studio Neat have designed an awesome t-shirt ($21) that sports all of their products in one image. Not much more to say than that, other than that the sale is run sort of like Kickstarter, in that … (More)

Naoto Fukasawa

Certain industrial designers, such as Dieter Rams and Jony Ive, get a lot of attention within our community—and rightfully so—but one guy who maybe doesnt get talked about as much he deserves is Naoto Fukasawa. Some readers may recall this … (More)

‘Jony Ive’ by Leander Kahney

Released just this morning, Jony Ive by Leander Kahney (editor of the Cult of Mac blog) explores the meteoric rise of Apple’s famous product designer, Sir Ive himself. We’re really looking forward to reading this. While this is not a … (More)

The App Design Handbook, iOS 7 Edition

Written by Nathan Barry and Jeremy Olson, The App Design Handbook is an eBook package that guides app makers through the process of designing their apps for iOS 7. With 126 pages of great information, video interviews with nearly a … (More)

Exceptional Expressions of Espresso Poster

From the same folks who brought you the Compendious Coffee Chart poster (which is now available in coffee mug form) comes another coffee-themed print, Exceptional Expressions of Espresso. This beautiful 18″x24″ poster breaks down the ingredient ratios of 23 different … (More)

‘Essence’ Icon Set for iOS 7

The Icons & Coffee group, makers of the popular ‘Perspective’ icon set for OmniFocus, have released another awesome set of icons: ‘Essence’ for iOS 7. With 300 icons covering a wide variety of categories, this set is the perfect tool … (More)

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