a collection of art, thoughts, doodles, and ramblings about current happenings in the design world
Kinley LITE Theme on maramade
Here’s what kept me busy the past 3 months or so. This is the culmination of my Graduate Communications Design Thesis at Pratt Institute. Noticing a disparity between the way we act online and the way we act offline, I set forth to try to reconcile the two personalities and give people a system that would help them have more positive interactions. Below is the project description:
Better Social provides a social platform that allows developers to add in specifically designed behavioral defaults to existing or emerging media with minimal additional programming. This helps assimilate new devices into the cultural ecosystem and provides a working guide for using them properly.
A beautifully minimalist Tequila identity by Manifiesto Futura. The packaging is a cool matte black masterpiece from top to bottom; the logo is a collection of simple shapes, and the information is printed directly on the bottle itself, no label necessary. If this was on the shelf I’d definitely pick it over the usual brands…would you?
Been meaning to share this for a while. VH1’s phenomenal rebrand helmed by New York agency Gretel, was necesitated by the company’s growing online properties. The (+) acts more as punctuation than logo, allowing the content to be the focus, and links together buzzwords for the increasing mobile culture. Simple, clean, bold, and understated. Well done. See the rebranding video here.
Design studio Bureau Rabensteiner came up with these heat-sensitive business cards for photo producer Natalie Daniels and I’m in love. When the cards are touched they lose color and patterns temporarily appear on them making them comparable to a constantly changing Polaroid. See more here.
Let me introduce you to “Form Follows Function”, a collection of interactive experiences created solely in HTML5. This is a little bit heavier on the form than the function to me, but it’s worth a look through to see all of the amazing and amazingly beautiful capabilities of HTML5. See the full collection here.