February 12th: Weekly Design Links

“One does not see with the eyes; one sees with the brain, which has dozens of different systems for analyzing the input from the eyes.” ― Oliver Sacks, Hallucinations

Learning to juggle (which I am not good at) is one of those experiences that forces you to turn off your mind and let your body take control of the action. Your eyes, hands, arms and mind work in unison and the coordination of motion and action creates a burst of excitement and joy. These never last long for me, because I can’t catch that well and catching is a big part of juggling. I’m good at throwing, but that’s only part of the puzzle. I’m not suggesting that by learning to juggle (ride a skateboard, play piano, throw axes, whatever) that you will improve your design chops and make you a creative superhero. But, learning a new skill will force your brian to create new neural pathways and this could trigger some new ideas–plus it’s good exercise.

Web Design/UX/UI

An illustrated, experimental, approach to design system principles • https://uxdesign.cc/an-illustrated-pseudo-scientific-approach-to-design-system-principles-10031a410cd0

Design System Tiers: Time To Mature Systems To Support Levels of Work • https://medium.com/eightshapes-llc/design-system-tiers-2c827b67eae1

Captain Marvel website • https://www.marvel.com/captainmarvel

WSJ Design • https://design.wsj.com/

The past and future of motion design • https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/motion-design-in-2020-predictions

Illustration

Beautiful Portraits by Maria Frenzy • https://theinspirationgrid.com/beautiful-portraits-by-maria-frenzy/

Aviation Services — Our Secret Job by BluBlu Studios
https://www.behance.net/gallery/72262695/Aviation-Services-Our-Secret-Job

Various illustration by Mari Kinovych
https://www.behance.net/gallery/62798265/Various-illustration

Graphic Design/Branding

Xtralife by Toormix Design Agency • https://www.behance.net/gallery/74732927/Xtralife

Fizz — Brand Launch • https://www.behance.net/gallery/75687833/Fizz-Brand-Launch

Earnest Kombucha by jo in hyuk • https://www.behance.net/gallery/74125427/EARNEST-KOMBUCHA

3D/Animation

Sony Bravia OLED ‘Pinball’ • https://www.behance.net/gallery/74567515/Sony-Bravia-OLED-PINBALL

Nike Pegasus Flying machines by Chris Labrooy • https://www.behance.net/gallery/75785159/Nike-Pegasus-Flying-machines

Typography

The National Parks’ iconic typeface has never been digitized–until now • https://www.fastcompany.com/90300746/the-national-parks-iconic-typeface-has-never-been-digitized-until-now

Typographika 03- Adventures In Typography by Anthony Neil Dart • https://www.behance.net/gallery/67160945/Typographika-03-Adventures-In-Typography

Architecture

Curled aluminium ribs envelop Xiqu Centre for Chinese opera in Hong Kong • https://www.dezeen.com/2019/02/06/xiqu-centre-opera-house-revery-architecture-hong-kong/

Art

On why you should start your own unconventional art space • https://thecreativeindependent.com/people/curator-ceci-moss-on-why-you-should-start-your-own-unconventional-art-space

Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Pictures • https://www.bjp-online.com/2019/02/warhol-polaroids

U.S. Postal Service Announces Updates to the 2019 Stamp Program • https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2019/0129-updates-to-2019-stamp-program.htm

Work/Tools

Clive K. Lavery, Adobe XDI Member & UX Person on What Makes an Outstanding UX Portfolio • https://blog.uxfol.io/clive-k-lavery-ux-portfolio

Brilliant Ideas That Never Saw the Light of Day • https://99u.adobe.com/articles/60283/brilliant-ideas-that-never-saw-the-light-of-day

Coda: A doc as powerful as an app • https://coda.io/welcome

You asked: Should I submit this conference proposal? • https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/submit-conference-proposal

designer, artist, skateboarder and video gamer