December 26th: Weekly Design Links

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston S. Churchill

This is the last weekly design links post of 2017 and with it comes some sense of accomplishment. Putting this together every week isn’t always fun. Sometimes it’s Monday (previously Sunday) night and I’m struggling to get this together before I go to bed. I’m a late night owl, not an early bird, so these generally get finished around 2 AM. 64 weeks straight is something to be proud of. That means that I spend too much time on the internet or (hopefully) that I’m finding a way of digesting, and filtering the chaos into something better–and sharing that here with you all.

I will continue this for the foreseeable future, but I’ve got some big commitments aligning in 2018 and that future gets blurry sometimes as I look ahead. Thanks to everyone who has followed my efforts and writings here on Medium. If there are things you want to see more of (and less of) please let me know. Early Happy New Year and here’s to all the amazing new work next year. Take a few days off will ya!

Packaging

Pjus — Słowowtóry • http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2017/12/pjus-sowowtory.html

These Limited Edition Johnnie Walker Whiskey Packs Are Gorgeous • http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2017/12/4/jonnie-walker

These Flashy Premium Tomato Products Are Determined To Bring a Taste of Italy • http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2017/11/30/mutti

Roll on Christmas • http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2017/12/roll-on-christmas.html

Graphic Design/Identity

New Logo and Identity for Bene by Plau • https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_identity_for_bene_by_plau.php

Clever Brand Identity For European Space Agency • http://abduzeedo.com/clever-brand-identity-european-space-agency

Designing a report? Here are the 3 things you need to know • https://blog.usejournal.com/designing-a-report-here-are-the-3-things-you-need-to-know-c05533c0ea71

Architecture/Interior

White cut-out panels create displays at Miami boutique by OHLAB • https://www.dezeen.com/2017/12/12/white-cut-out-panels-create-displays-in-sight-fashion-boutique-miami-ohlab/

What Does Your Choice of Pen Say About You? • https://www.archdaily.com/885414/what-your-choice-of-pen-says-about-you

Gouda Cheese Warehouse Loft Apartments / Mei architects and planners • https://www.archdaily.com/885620/gouda-cheese-warehouse-loft-apartments-mei-architects-and-planners

Work

The Broken Comb: Learning To Be a Multi-Skilled Designer • https://uxcellence.com/2017/broken-comb-and-learning

How to Build a Successful Team • https://www.nytimes.com/guides/business/manage-a-successful-team

Find Friction, Forget Logos, Fight Assholes, and 43 Other Ways You’ll Do the Best Creative Work of Your Life This Year • http://99u.com/articles/56753/find-friction-forget-logos-fck-buzzwords-fight-assholes-and-42-other-ways-youll-do-the-best-creative-work-of-your-life-this-year

The Future of Design (and how to prepare for it) • http://99u.com/articles/54058/the-future-of-design-and-how-to-prepare-for-it

Art/Sculpture

Ron Mueck’s Massive New Installation of 100 Skulls Opens at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne • https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/installation/ron-mueck-s-massive-new-installation-of-100-skulls-opens-at-national-gallery-of-victoria-melbourne/

Intimately Cupped Hands Cast Inside Clay Bricks by Dan Stockholm • http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/12/hands-cast-inside-clay-bricks

3D/Illustration

BOLO & KATO Kalderia • https://www.behance.net/gallery/60104717/BOLO-KATO-Kalderia

Editorials 2015–2016 • https://www.behance.net/gallery/41420351/Editorials-2015-2016

Marketing

How Wonderbly sold 3 million books worldwide with no publishing connections • https://www.canva.com/learn/how-wonderbly-sold-3-million-books/

Web Design

Designing Better Design Documentation • https://medium.muz.li/design-docs-6bb34589f7a9

that’s all for 2017, give a clap and show you care…

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John Freeborn

John Freeborn

designer, artist, skateboarder and video gamer