One of my current freelance projects involves developing the brand identity for a client. Whenever I pitch a new identity, there is a round of PSD mockups I use to display my direction and ideas, and I wanted to share them with you today. And the best news is…they are all free. That’s right…$FREE.99! Here you go…
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How rad are these leather geometric pieces by boo + boo factory?
“Each design is influenced by geometric forms found in science, nature and architecture.” -Christina Anton, shop owner
Just because you aren’t a skilled graphic designer, doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your posts with some beautiful typography! Even though I probably should, I never pay for fonts. There are just too many good free ones out there! Here is a round up of some of my favs…
Which are your favorites?
Sunshine on my Soul//Snow Fox//St Marie//Snell Roundhand//Neoretrodraw//Basicl//OK CORAL//Everythings Fine
So big and bold and beautiful. What are you seeing?
by Anai Greog
Saturday was the first day of Autumn. FINALLY. Between the football games, changing leaves, big slouchy sweaters and boots, pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween and leaving the windows open, there is no question that it is my favorite season of the year. Sorry Christmas, my vote is for Fall.
This will be my first Fall in the Queen City and I cannot wait to see how beautiful it will look all dressed up in a warm color palette. I am loving my new life so far, and can’t wait to see what this next season has in store for me!
So about a year ago, I posted about a site I came across- Tattly - that is so awesome that I wanted to post about it again.
They sell these unique temporary tattoos that would be such a good gift for that quirky friend that we all have or for the friend that has everything. Here are some of my favorites this time around…
How awesome would the “Late” watch one be for that friend that is always late? Check out their site to see more awesome Tattly Tattoos!
Air Quotes ✖ Be Happy ✖ You’re Late ✖ Call Mom ✖ Yes No
Have you ever made your own font? There are a couple websites that make it pretty easy to make a handwritten font from your own handwriting. I did it a couple times when I first got started into design but lost the files when I switched laptops, so I have been wanting to try again. Lisa Congdon has the most beautiful handwriting I have ever seen and is working on her own collection. She is also doing a “365 days of hand lettering” project which I think is so so cool. At the end of it, she is going to have a whopping 365 prints! Some of the recent prints…
You can check out her other works and find out more about her here. If you’ve made your own handwritten font, how did it go?
//Discovered at a Beautiful Mess
I could easily see any one of these prints in my new apartment.
by Nancy Ramirez
illustrations by kris tate. ◿ ◺
Builder: design-build loft in wicker park, utilizing reclaimed materials and working with the clients to achieve their desired sense of style
Photos by Clayton Hauck for Builder // discovered over at More Design Please