Most logos aren’t designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren’t Aaron Draplin. Aaron’s a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of “blue collar” design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired? Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations. The logos Aaron creates prove design can elevate any company or brand. Along the way, he provides tips for freelancing, finding inspiration, and providing clients context for logos that won’t just live in PDFs.
Category : Design
Khyzyl Saleem is a 21-year-old British car designer and digital artist who imagined a different kind of bespoke rides. His designs are based on the Mercedes SLS AMG, the Pagani Huayra, the Nissan R34 GT-R, the McLaren P1, the Mercedes SL55 AMG, the Ferrari 599, and the Lamborghini Aventador, to name just a few.
Our desks can become a mess with the variety of cables we need throughout the workday. Various charging, USB, HDMI and miscellaneous cables go every which way while getting cluttered and tangled. Consolidate all of them by zipping them up into a Bluelounge Soba. Utilizing a vortex technology, Soba lets you bundle up to 3 cables into 1. With mounting caps, end caps and a y-split, you can easily direct your cables as needed with the 10 feet of vortex tube provided. Tidy up the mess and get yours in black or white here
Because a Wacom tablet isn’t always available when you’re having an eureka moment, the good folks at IDRAW Creative Goods created the I DRAW SHOES Sketchbook + Reference Guide for footwear and sneaker designers.
A DESIGNER CLAIMS THAT HIS CONCEPT FOR A 3-D PRINTED CAST WOULD SHORTEN THE BONE-HEALING PROCESS NEARLY 40%.
Urb-Orbis and English creative design agency Brinkworth is at it again , after they launched Nike’s BaySixty6, a community project under London’s Westway that invited people of all ages to pick up a deck and try their hand on the skateboarding ramps. The initiative was such a success that Brinkworth decided to do it again.
Metropolis Design have completed the impressive Spa House located in Hout Bay, coastal suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The project consisted of a multi-functional building with living, recreational and spa features, annexed to a larger residence, integrated in a delightful mountain setting.
Design student, Zhi-Yun Zhang, created these cool graphic designs of Hip Hop and R&B artist as well known cartoon characters. Bruno Mars as Spongebob Squarepants, Miley Cyrus as Minnie Mouse, Pharrell as Bart, ASAP Rocky as Stewie, Rick Ross as Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants, Frank Ocean as Mike from Monsters INC, Drake as a Milhouse and more!
LCD “Moscow” Bachelor Apartment is a project by Angelina Alexeeva. The dark colors make this apartment modern and stylish.
Condom for Smartphones. Developed by Firebox, the clear protective sheaths are made from stretchy thermoplastic, providing temporary safety when you’re texting at the beach, or calling for a ride when you’re caught in a downpour. The cover retains full touchscreen capability and 98 percent camera clarity, but neither headphones nor cables can be used in conjunction with the wrap. Available for the iPhone 4/4S/5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3