Our Lead Designer Joseph Russell, shares what's been catching his, and his team's eyes, over the last month.
Young designers were at the forefront of our minds in February, as we delivered lectures to NTU students, and attended a careers fair at UoN, so this article was very timely. The advice resonates with points we were making, particularly about demonstrating your individuality and capacity to grow. While aimed at juniors, we designers of any level would benefit from this post.
In an atmosphere of fake news, alt-facts, and the manipulation of big data, it’s more important than ever to separate truth from lies. This article explains nine ways graphs can bend and break data, with some shockingly bad examples to laugh and cry about. Fans of the much-shared Dark Horse Analytics gifs will appreciate this post.
Stacking is the simplest approach to organising content blocks for smaller screens. But we’ve found that with time to iterate designs, and develop reusable patterns, more elegant solutions can be found. This article challenges designers to be more creative, showing how a little thought arrives at four alternative approaches to a simple problem.
What we loved: combining a ‘choose your own adventure’ navigation design, with unbelievable 3D web graphics, to reflect the game’s core concepts.
What we loved: some of our favourite fonts (see: Abril, Bree, Etica) take centre stage, wrapped in some clever responsive layout patterns.
What we loved: packed with eye-catching effects like image masking, animated page transitions, and the “drag here for next work” which must be seen.
- BASIC created Christmas gifts for their partners that were way cooler than an M&S hamper.
- TypeMedia, a masters program for type designers, showcases the class of 15-16.
- Dorothy add to their offering with a vintage-style world map adorned with song titles.
- See the evolution of games artwork and magazine design through Edge’s 300+ covers.
- Sharp angles and flowing lines feature in this selection of stunning new architecture.
- A window onto the details of type design as Hoefler & Co provides some pointers on twitter.