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 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.
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.
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
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 is a ‘self titled’ 11 track album comprising of a series of home recordings.
A beautifully designed type-centric site showcasing Typemedia’s class of 2011.
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
A fantastically well designed and imaginative page that basically shows you how to make a listing on Gidsy.
Some designers who’s work on Dribbble has been really inspiring to me lately.