Colour Lovers

Ever struggled for creative inspiration when it comes to your colour palette ?

Struggle no more, check out Colour Lovers here’s a post of colour ways in skateboard art but check out the rest of it its amazing, a real celebration of what can often be a challenge COLOUR !

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Cartoon Brew

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/shorts/tron-in-cardboard

Good animation site full of ideas and fresh work. This TRON in Cardboard animation is way cool : )

4th Generation mobiles. Google kicks iPhone’s arse!

Google have revolutionised the mobile phone market with a new mobile called Android. Check it out:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7266201.stm

Bubbling Widget Growth in 2008

Seemingly overnight, everyone is in love with widgets.

Consumers love the tiny software applications that let them share music, photos and videos, and even throw virtual sheep at one another, on social networks. And social networks love widgets because they help boost traffic and ad revenue on their sites.

On Facebook alone, users have installed nearly 13,000 widgets approximately 765 million times, according to Adonomics, a Web site that tracks widgets on the social network. Adonomics estimates the combined value of these widgets to be $374 million. There are also rumors that major media companies, notably News Corp. (nyse: NWS news people ), want to add developers to their stable of properties.

As a result, the number of individual hackers and companies that develop widgets has mushroomed to an estimated 100,000 worldwide, begging the question of whether the sector is in a bubble. Industry experts, however, say the concern is misplaced–for now–and that the fast ramp up is no different from what has happened in past generations of software development.

“It’s too early to call it a bubble or a success,” says Ross Levinsohn, the former News Corp. executive who oversaw the company’s celebrated acquisition of MySpace. “You’re really talking about the last six months as the real beginning of the growth of applications. It’s just the beginning of what we’re going to see over the next 12 to 18 months.”

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Design for the other 90%

The majority of the world’s designers focus all their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest 10% of the world’s customers. Nothing less than a revolution in design is needed to reach the other 90%.”
—Dr. Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises

Design for the Other 90% Catalogue

Exhibition catalogue

Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States.

Encompassing a broad set of modern social and economic concerns, these design innovations often support responsible, sustainable economic policy. They help, rather than exploit, poorer economies; minimize environmental impact; increase social inclusion; improve healthcare at all levels; and advance the quality and accessibility of education. These designers’ voices are passionate, and their points of view range widely on how best to address these important issues. Each object on display tells a story, and provides a window through which we can observe this expanding field. Design for the Other 90% demonstrates how design can be a dynamic force in saving and transforming lives, at home and around the world.

‘Humanist Sans’ or ‘Warm Modernism’

It’s commonly accepted that San Serif fonts should not be used for large chunks of text, but one thing that you will learn about graphic design is that rules are only there to be broken.

Here are some great ‘Humanist’ san serif’s .

HTF champion gothic, Optima Nova by Herman Zapf (updated version) Montcello by Mathew Carter, FF Profile by Martin Wenzel, Thesis by Luc de Groot, Performa by Petr Van Blokland, Meta by Eric Spiekermann, Syntax (1968 by Hans Edvard Meier workd well with Sabon, Thesans is the Sans serif of the Thesis font family (fontshop) FF Scala Sans by Martin Majoor.