I’m not one for motivational posters but I really liked this print by Megan Matsuoka inspired by a Henri Matisse quote. Here is a little more information about her project:
“As a result of wanting to boost my creativity, I embarked on a journey of creating 100 Posters in 100 Days. Using inspirational quotes as my basis and applying typographic treatments to highlight the message – this poster is a reflection of one of the results in my series.”
Kathy Keatley Garvey, a UC Davis Communications Specialist in the Department of Enomology, took this amazing photograph of a bee stinging a person’s arm. That goo-like trail attached to the stinger is actually the bee’s abdominal tissue. What a gruesome way to die. Read Kathy’s story about capturing the image.
Marija Jaćimović and Benoît Detalle created this awesome stop frame animation over the course of 3 weeks for the RSA/Nominet Trust film competition. The animation is based on a talk called “Food Rules” that was given by Michael Pollan at the RSA that champions organic food production.
Here’s a TED Talk by Jonathan Harris on the web’s ‘secret stories’. I saw this video about two years ago and I still love watching it. You are strongly encouraged to take yourself over to We Feel Fine and play, but make sure you’ve got a good hour or two to spare. In fact, just close all your other tabs and do it right now.
Graphic designer Frank Chimero gave an excellent talk on “The Shape of Design” at the Build Conference, which is a boutique design conference where interesting, talented web practitioners from all over the world come to share ideas, techniques and inspiration. This is a great quote from his talk. We highly recommend you watch the whole thing.
“To really think about design, you need to learn and think about everything other than it. Design is a vessel: the most important part is what it holds. As makers of things, the work gets better from outside influences, and gives us clarity about the purpose of the work: to inform, to persuade, and to delight. We’ll spend some time ruminating on what it means to delight our audiences, think of different ways to do so through mechanisms like storytelling, and realize that the real benefit of making anything is to nourish lives.”
Appetizing book design by viction:ary for Eat Me. I love that they made the books look like giant ice cream sandwiches. Eat Me explores how eating has become a way to communicate and engage, as well being an indication of cultural values, lifestyle, artisanship, criticism, aspirations and imagination. The book showcases packaging design, art, social events, identity projects, restaurant designs, culinary implements and products inspired by food.