Posts tagged design
On the heels of Candy Box (which I still haven't completed, shhh!) comes A Dark Room. I love these browser-text-style games and this one is the best yet - well paced, full of stuff and has an ending that's reachable within a day. So good. I really want to work on one myself, but can't think of what to do.
Buildy seems like it might be fun, in a modern City Creator sort of way, but I haven't managed to create anything cool myself (here's my effort) and there's no good directory of player-created stuff. Have any of you been playing with it?
I was sure I had posted this earlier, but the Yuri Suzuki Tube Map radio is excellent.
Particularly like some of the modified station names; Oxford Circuit, Earl's Coil, Clapham Jumper, etc.
A fascinating look at early maps of the world. The relative scales vary wildly.
want. a thing of such beauty
shape type is really nicely done - that shit is hard
interested in transit mapping? then settle in and read this excellent paper
ooh, the why yachts are now really for sale. i'll take a dozen
lego sculpture is like manual minecraft
i really want this awesome cocktails poster. yes pls
wooden toy container ships? want
chartwell is fucking awesome. using ligatures for SCIENCE
the lego letterpress is a great idea - easy re-configuration and registration
it's true - sci-fi corridors are fascinating
oooh, i really like these lost tarot cards [via tom]
this is great. be sure to click the link in the bottom right
awesome video on the making of the w+k nike fish-shoe. some really nicer work coming from them lately
damn, this is sold out. sucks to be me. love the e-t forms
oooh, good's best infographics of 2009
an excellent interview/article with jeff kaplan from the wow team on game design stuff
the "i can read movies" series of book covers is incredibly well done
these torn lights looks very very cool. would probably make for some pretty odd light distribution though
some excellent data visualization on the afgan war
there's not really any excuse for not contributing to nickd's book project on kickstarter
i really want this LED coffee table. pricey, but maybe worth it
linos is a beautiful little portable record player
are these fans real? hair doesn;t seem to be moving in the demo video
PIG 05049 tracks all the products made from a single pig
chopping board + scales + e-ink = 1-3 years away? nice concept
beautiful cellphone concept for displaying weather. lovely
these LED stair rails are great, but the designer's site is a flash monstrosity that wont let me view his portfolio. why do people think that's clever?
awesome pizza box concept that turns into plates and a small left-overs box. hot
this interactive music video is wonderful. takes a while to load, and isn't obvious what's going on (percentage at the center bottom on light type)
this infographic-style resume is wonderful. hire this human
this excellent concept for folding UK 3-pin-plugs is so genius that i'm surprised it hasn't been done before. i want one
so this is pretty awesome - an agency website done entierely in linked youtube videos. very very nice
these maps are super beautiful. are they just on show at the moment, or can you buy them?
these beautiful bento boxes are lovely. why isn;t my lunch this pretty?
i want to take part in this creativity test
comcast town seems like a snazzy update to citycreator, but is kinda sucks. lost all me designs with an exploratory click. menus are too deep and hidden (i want to see everything!) and the tooltips are dog slow. bah. do it right please!
S&W's horizonless maps of new york are lovely
a beautiful photo over on kottke. but when did he redesign? best design since the orange juice
happy chairs are happy. chairs.
some wonderfully creative my little pony sculptures. love em
while the last line sounds anti-css (sort of?), it turns out pie charts suck
noah stokes' new "portfolio" is excellent. i'd hire him
book spines as pixel art? kinda cool. but my books are all different sizes
aviary is very very well done. the demo videos are pretty well put together. barrier to doing something slick on the web has gone up a lot lately.
not sure why i have fluid design in my 'to read' folder. i mean, it's pretty stuff. maybe i know someone who works there? maybe you work there? hmmm?
this is what IE6 deprecation pages should look like. well, maybe.
these Luigi Colani designs are awesome. how planes were meant to be
mr hicks is going to do design for opera. should be interesting
dead celebrities in type? that's kinda awesome [via lealea]
"No gradients were used in the production of this site."
did i ever link to bomomo? i should have, because it's awesome fun
some beautiful icons to brighten your morning
omg. just been reminded about how fucking awesome the burton/uninc 2008 board range are. i want every one of these. except maybe the monkey. i need the kitten for sure. and the seal. gah!
we need to resurrect the calling card. gentlemen, to your letter presses!
oh god, i love this set of designs so hard. i need more beautiful text in my life
atmosphir looks like it might be a lot of fun. can't wait to get in the beta [via schill]
i love nut and bee and think i'll get some prints. anyone got any? i wonder what the quality is like
this is my favorite new flickr page. lots of gems in there
i miss h73. has it really been that long?
a review of atm interaction design from one of the guys that designed the (awesome) wells fargo atm interface
the new UK coins look beautiful. the moderization of money is an odd process, but pretty awesome
blik are making more awesome wall decals. i'm jusr running out of walls
the design police should be a real police force
command-shift-3 is pretty nice. kitten war for web design [via coatse.cx]
did i already link to the web version of elements of typographic style? i should have
i don't know what it's all about, but tom's ffffound page is lovely
the macdonalds nutrition icons doc is great reading [via asc]
lost garden is a lovely game design weblog and the challenge tileset is inspiring
some nice shirts from fictional places and companies - i want the weyland-yutani one [via hchamp]
the new sfo site is really quite beautiful, but it also reminds me of one of the design/type portals from the olden days - anyone remember which?
hardboiled have some nice shirts [via heathr]
james? updating? what is the world coming to?
salti pointed out this nice article about producing pretty bar graphs with CSS
the peronalized version of the google homepage is really fucking ugly. got redirected there visiting the frontpage this morning. maybe there's some trial going on.
is this thing edible? i'm not sure, but it's beautiful.
edmonton-based web superstar lealea has just launched her new company site. tres awesome
brian fling, d. keith robinson, matt may and nick finck have started blue flavor. might be one to watch in the near future.
hurrah for pixel fucking. an adny production i believe
the perfect prescription talks about redesigning the pill bottle - good physical design stuff [via newstoday]
angermann2 is my new favorite weblog. architecture, cartography and bold design.
coates has a brand new shiney design. very minimalist
i'm sure it's been up for a million years by now, but su's redesign is mighty fine.
youyesyou once again has the best valentines cards ever.
the wasp t12 speech tool is "well weapon". denise is awesome.
digital thread was the zine i was looking for which made me run into areiform. full of really useful content, including their awesome fonthaus.
aeriform are still looking good after all this time.
'vancouver' magazine (yeah, snappy title) has photos of the awesome-looking millenium line skytrain stations. the station shown (brentwood) is probably worth checking out in person, and i intend to when i get the time.
oooh - a harry beck trading card. that man was a tufte-esque genius.
wigu fan art in the form of a tDR parody. oooh - i wonder if tDR have new shirts out.