26 January 2011


Typoschnauz is a fun little site that lets you at a typographic moustache to your photo. Add a what??? Think of it as a bracket moustache. Schnauz is swiss german for moustache, add in a clean Swiss type element and there you have it, a typoschnauz. Have fun.

Infographics Showcase

Are you a lover of Infographics? If so you need to check out The Infographic Showcase. The site is loaded with interesting graphics, information and comments of projects.

Great infographics will communicate complex amounts of information in a clean graphical presentation for the viewer to understand. Another great site that I have post about prior is the Good.is site for very current infographics.

So go at it, explain your weird world in clean graphics full of facts that amaze.

19 January 2011

Daily Drop Caps!!

DAILY DROP CAP IS A PROJECT BY DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR JESSICA HISCHE. Since September of 2009, an illustrative initial cap has been posted daily (or at least regularly), to prettify the internet and beautify your blog posts. Individuals are welcome to use the drop caps on personal (non-commercial) sites within blog posts by following the instructions below each letter. The project will end after the twelfth alphabet is complete, but the site will remain up for your use and inspiration.

Chis project allows you to add "Drop Caps" to your stories on the web. Jessica has done a fabulous job of designing and allowing us all to experience and use her work. Each Drop Cap can be changed to the letter of your choice in the code that Jessica gives for each cap.

To see the complete line of Drop Caps, go to this link and have fun. Thank you Jessica for sharing the love on your site!!

17 January 2011

12 January 2011

Want Can We Say... We Love Typography

Looking for new year inspiration, look no farther than WeLoveTypography.com. With now over 800++ pages of inspiring type and design work it should be a location that you head to on a very regular basis. Go be inspired, see a new technique, and keep up on the wonderful world of type that surrounds us at WeLoveTypography.com

06 January 2011

Creative Mornings LA Featuring Andrew Gibbs of Dieline

Andrew Gibbs, the founder of TheDieline.com will be speaking at the Creative Morning LA event on Friday, January 14, 2011 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (PT). Andrew is host of the world's leading package design blog and author of Box Bottle Bag. Tickets are available this Friday for the event. The event will be hosted at the Ford & Ching showroom in the historic Kim Sing Theatre in Chinatown. Andrew has been ambitious and passionate with everything he does from when I got to know him as one of my top package design students to putting all his energies into making TheDieline such a success. This should be an exciting morning talk.

Creative Mornings is a series of morning talks started by Tina Roth Eisenberg from the great SwissMiss blog that showcases creatives and their ideas.

Good Luck Andrew!

05 January 2011

New Year, New Logo - Starbucks

Starbucks has announced a new logo for its 40th Anniversary. The new logo has some dramatic changes from the current logo that has been in use since 1992. This logo change comes on top of the recent change by another Starbucks company, Seattle's Best.

The most noticeable change is the removing of the name, Starbucks. The iconic siren has also been enlarged to fill the space that the name composed making the new mark more dynamic. I tend to like the new mark based on the image I see on the cup. I feel the mark is fresh yet still holding to the brands traditions. I look forward to seeing how they continue this mark across the entire brand and products.

I am not sure the Starbucks siren is know enough to take away the name completely and I tend to think this "solo" sans name mark will be used in a limited fashion. But with Starbucks having over 160,000 store fronts if they decide to continue sans name somehow I think they can pull it off.

From the Applied Arts website comes this-
According to chief executive officer Howard Schultz, the revised logo reflects the company’s growing emphasis on selling Starbucks-brand products in grocery stores and other channels in addition to its retail stores, as well as its further expansion into offering more non-coffee drinks. “Starbucks will continue to offer the highest-quality coffee, but we will offer other products as well – and while the integrity, quality and consistency of these products must remain true to who we are, our new brand identity will give us the freedom and flexibility to explore innovations and new channels of distribution that will keep us in step with our current customers and build strong connections with new customers,” says Schultz.
So let me know your thoughts on the new Starbucks logo and if you see it popping up in stores. Time for me to get back to my venti mocha.

(via Applied Arts)

01 January 2011


I would like to wish my readers a happy year full of imagination and inspiration that takes you to new heights. Happy New Year, 1.1.11!!