Inspiration Recharge your creative juices with a little inspiration.
It seems that with fall around the corner, everyone is wanting to turn over a new “leaf.” (get it? ha! erm…) Anyways, this past week I found my Reader full of great books to add to my reading list. But first a fun little site found via Johno’s Found Type this past week:
Spell With Flickr lets you do just that.
Fall Booklist (for those blustery days inside):
- Design Observer posted their Fall booklist – making it onto my list are Boyce’s Sizes May Vary, Helfand’s Scrapbooks: An American History, Heller/Talarico’s The Design Entrepreneur, Die Gestalten’s Data Flow and Fully Booked, Lupton’s Indie Publishing, Armin (of Under Consideration) andÂ Gomez-Palacio’s Women of Design, and finally, Woodham’s A Dictionary of Modern Design
- Not sure how I’ll get my hands on this one, but Spatium has a short write-up onÂ Coultre andÂ Purvis’ Jan Tschichold: Plakate der Avantgarde which looks really good.
- Inkheart, a great book by German author, Cornelia Funke, is being made into a movie and the full trailor was just released (seen on Coudal Blend). If you’re like me, you’ll want to read the books first: the third and final book, Inkdeath, comes out within weeks. I can’t wait, so I’m reading the German-language edition first. 😉
- Finally, Lettercult has an excellent interview with Doyald Young about his new book, Dangerous Curves: Mastering Logotype Design. What an inspiring guy!
- Poppytalk posted about Hallmark Magazine’s Cinderella Carriage Pumpkin How-to in their latest issue (I also love the antique hardware in the post)
- Typies’ Vector Drawing Mistakes was spotted in iLT and SwissMiss
- And I just really liked this bunny alphabet (also seen on SwissMiss):
…mostly because it reminds me of my former illustration professor who always used bunnies for his examples.