Monday, May 11, 2009

Mister Anderson.

Chuck Anderson sounds like a character from “the Matrix”. Although he isn't, his work definitely takes you there. Not only is his work unreal, the way he came to where he is today is just too much for me to handle. What might make some struggling designers envious of him is that he is mainly self-taught and I emphasize the phrase, SELF-TAUGHT. He skipped college but not only that, he’s only 24! He truly is a natural talent. His work combines the use of strong lighting effects with a variety of colors and photography. He has a very impressive client list which include Addidas, Burton, Amp Energy Drink, Honda, Lupe Fiasco, Mcdonalds, Ministry of Sound, ESPN, Microsoft, Urban Outfitters…I could go on. He seriously is a very fortunate individual that has worked hard and has had his whole career work out well for him. Everything fell into place for him quite well and I am officially jealous. You could read more about him in various interviews posted on his website Nopattern. Check out more of his work and try not to cry while doing it, but instead have it be a motivation to step your design game up. Seriously.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Periodic Table Of Typefaces

I found this image on a website for creative professionals called Behance Network. I love the juxtaposition of typeface and the periodic table. Whoever made this was a genius because the typeface you choose in your design could make or break the message you are trying to convey. Just like different elements in the periodic table don’t mix, different typefaces don’t either. The table is ordered by popularity from different websites, and grouped by family and class. It can be very helpful when deciding what typeface to use in your design. Typefaces are like people, they have there own personalities and appearance. So save the image it might become useful someday. Here is the source.