This mug makes me smile everyday
These are some awesome self-portraits by 17 year old photographer, Alex Stoddard. Personally, I think the first one is absolutely amazing.
Created through the use of double exposure, these images by Dan Mountford (Graphic Design student from Brighton) are absolutely mind blowing, to say the least.
Prints are available for purchase through Dan’s shop and are modestly priced, they are limited though because the store is closing down on the 4th June.
This is basically a pay-what-you-want type foundry and it’s a pretty awesome idea if you ask me.
It started off as a 24 hour venture to distribute a single typeface, but now it has grown. They only have a few up at the moment, but it’s worth a look to see if you fancy any.
Users have the opportunity to pay whatever they want for a font, just type $0 in the donation box for a free download.
I found this pretty awesome article over at SwissMiss and it covers some pretty important points, these are a few of my favourites:
9. Curate your work.
Never stop editing your portfolio. Three strong pieces are better than ten weak ones – nobody looks for quantity, just quality.
12. Hand-write addresses.
Clients, prospective employers and potential clients gravitate to letters with handwritten addresses. The personal touch goes far.
There’s some truth in ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’. Talk to people, send emails; at the very least sign up to Twitter.
36. Boring problems lead to boring solutions.
Always interrogate your brief: re-define the question. No two briefs should be the same; a unique problem leads to a unique solution.
48. Get out of the studio.
Good design is crafted from understanding the relationships between things. These connections can’t be found when locked in a studio.
You can check out the rest of them here