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Recently On My Radar

Sep 15 2011

Recently On My Radar

Just thought I’d put together a quick post with a few design related bits that have come across my radar recently and are worth shar­ing. There’s some web­sites that have stuck in my head over the last few months and a few peeps on Dribb­ble who’s work I think is worth check­ing out.

The Great Discontent

The Great Discontent

The Great Dis­con­tent is a jour­nal focus­ing on cre­ativ­ity, risk, and what con­nects us as artists.

Designed and curated by Ryan & Tina Ess­maker of Design­ing Mon­sters this site is one of the best exam­ples of respon­sive design I’ve seen, and is truly a joy to browse.

Deep Time

Deep Time

The Earth is old, very very old. It is dif­fi­cult for us humans to fully com­pre­hend just how old our planet actu­ally is. This info­graphic offers a visual way to explore the var­i­ous stages of the Earth’s his­tory using a 12 hour clock analogy.

A fas­ci­nat­ing and edu­ca­tional info­graphic site that uti­lizes a vast array of mind-boggling (well at least to me) HTML5 & CSS3 good­ness. Not one for any cre­ation­ists out there.

The Mavenist

The Mavenist

Two peo­ple, prefer­ably friends, col­lab­o­rate on a blog post by being avail­able to one another. One begins by shar­ing some­thing inter­est­ing, then com­ment­ing on it. This begins a dia­logue. The sec­ond per­son then rec­i­p­ro­cates with some­thing they like which fol­lows the thought-path of the pre­vi­ous item. The two go back-and-forth ten times and see where the flow of the con­ver­sa­tion takes them.

A really inter­est­ing back-and-forth blog set up by Frank Chimero that encour­ages open and spon­ta­neous dis­cus­sion on design. I really like the loose flow of the dis­cus­sions and how it goes off on tangents.

Com­puter Graph­ics Design

CGD

This site, designed by Sumit Paul has really stuck in my head. I think it’s a great exam­ple of a site that is not only aes­thet­i­cally beau­ti­ful but also really sim­ple to use and navigate.

Hang­ing Up The Moon

Hanging Up The Moon

Hang­ing Up The Moon is a ‘self titled’ 11 track album com­pris­ing of a series of home recordings.

Type­me­dia 2011

Typemedia

A beau­ti­fully designed type-centric site show­cas­ing Typemedia’s class of 2011.

News­wordy

Newswordy

Buzz­words are fre­quently used in news media. These are words that do not typ­i­cally occur in every­day speech, but are com­mon among news­cast­ers, talk­ing heads, and pun­dits on cable news. These ‘news words’ are accepted by audi­ences for their implied mean­ing. But often loaded words are mis­used or used out of con­text. The actual def­i­n­i­tions can be dif­fer­ent than what is implied. News­wordy is a grow­ing col­lec­tion of these words, updated every week­day. Along with each word is a def­i­n­i­tion, a quote with its use (or mis­use) in the media, and a news and Twit­ter feed on the subject.

Gidsy — Mak­ing The Per­fect Listing

Gidsy

A fan­tas­ti­cally well designed and imag­i­na­tive page that basi­cally shows you how to make a list­ing on Gidsy.

Dribb­ble Props

Some design­ers who’s work on Dribb­ble has been really inspir­ing to me lately.

Andre Mecca
Andre Mecca


Dan Matutina
Dan Matutina


wiredmagazine
Kelli Ander­son


Andrew Lyons
Andrew Lyons


Andrew Knapp
Andrew Knapp