Some personal posts, cool links and other interesting stuff.
With all the madness the design community has endured with the pilfering of my and others’ work in recent months, the thought inspired me to create a poster.
Icons have been around for a very long time. You can probably trace back some of the original icons back in to the Egyptian hieroglyphics. And just like today, they all represent specific concepts and information. They can give you directions, highlight information, tell you what something is and in some cases, even keep you from seriously hurting yourself.
In recent months, there have been quite a few bootstrap startups and corporate entities trying out the latest trend of crowdsourcing their logo design, but this one really got my goat (or bison as it were). With America’s struggling economy and our country’s efforts to get things on the road to recovery, this particular situation was more than a little of a fumble and an oversight on the part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s hard to believe that sometimes. Over the weekend, I was cleaning out some old boxes from my garage attic and stumbled upon some of my old logo design archives. Various cool artwork and stuff that I’ve hung on to for the sake of nostalgia and reminiscence. It’s great to see where you’ve been.
I’ve touched on this subject before, but I thought maybe a refresher was in order. Keeping a sketchbook around for jotting down ideas, pasting in notes or otherwise affixing your thoughts into a hardbound repository is an excellent habit to get into. It helps you organize your concepts, works out the visual cues and lets you refer to ideas that may be appropriate for your current project. Most of all, it gives your brain a rest so you can work on more pressing things, like finding your car keys.