You! Be Reminded! – November 18 – 24, 2012

News November 25, 2012

Hello creatives! Another week is over so it’s again time to give you a quick recap of the different inspirational stories and resources we’ve shared over the past seven days. So if you want to welcome the week being extra inspired and creative, the following round-up of posts might just help you out.

 


 

 

Tin Boxes for a Cause

A non-profit organization called Outbox from Tel Aviv in Israel spearheaded a tin box design competition for a charitable cause. The founders of the organization decided to donate all the revenues to altruistic causes, setting the tone of the socially conscious culture at Outbox. Check out the 10 winning designs this year.

 

Staircase to Visualize HTML5

A guest blogger shared with us a nice reference for beginners in HTML5. It featured three important stages in understanding HTML5 which include creating audio visualization, building visual graphics and building the code for visualization.

 
 

Instagram Apps for a Better Photo Search Experience

One hundred million people uses Instagram which makes it one of the most popular online photo-sharing sites today. Naturally there are hundreds of applications around that offer a great photo searching experience to users. In this short write-up we shall take a look at some of the apps which can better your photo search experience on Instagram.

 

10 Useful Apps for Organising Your Work Day

Things can pile up when we are very busy at work. One best solution to avoid being unproductive whenever daily activities and work load smash you down is to schedule them ahead of time. Luckily, there are plenty of apps out there to help you organize your tasks and manage your time quickly.

 
 

The ONC-VA Health Design Challenge

Our weekly You! Be Informed! post last week featured a unique design competition for graphic artists. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) in association with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are hosting a design contest for graphic designers to help improve the health care system in the United States.

 

 

 

Typographic Posters by Áron Jancsó

Hungarian designer Áron Jancsó considers himself as a typeface addict who loves the use of shapes and structures in his typography and poster design projects. He describes his style as a blend of modernism, street culture and calligraphy. If you love experimenting with typography, this post might just inspire you more.

 

Magpies and Pretty Things: An Unusual Interview with Italian artist Sara Lando

Italian artist Sarah Lando shared with us some notable information about her, her career and of course her love of art. Plus! Some background notes about Magpies, an emotionally charged graphic novel directly from Sarah herself.
 

Amazing “Fluid Animals” 2013 Calendar by Ben O’Brien

Looking for a unique 2013 calendar? Well, this amazing project by illustrator Ben O’Brien might just be one of the best options out there. His project called the “Fluid Animals” 2013 Calendar comes with awesome vector animal illustrations. Check out our short interview with Ben.

 
 

The Minimalist Art of Pictograms

Pictograms can be used as a medium to express creativity and imagination of an artist. But unlike ordinary designers who use extensive photo manipulation and color blending techniques, artists who use pictographs exhibit a different form of artistry – the type that stimulates the intellect. Check out some of them in this post.

 

The Alien Universe of Andrey Koval

Another project that we featured this week is from illustrator Andrey Koval. His personal project called “Aliens History” featuring amusing alien illustrations is just one of its kind. The illustrations is a great source of inspiration for those in line with character design and cartooning.

 
 

The Chained Art of Seo, Young-Deok

Contrary to common sculptors, the subjects of Korean artist Seo, Young-Deok in most of his works are negative human emotions depicting pain and suffering, and with faces showing stern expressions. This subject is well depicted in latest exhibit entitled Dystopia – Bacteria are Us featuring different figures modeled from chains.

 

The Street Art of Blu

When speaking of street art, one name has emerged to be one of the most popular and influential street artists of the last decade. His name is Blu, an Italian artist who conceals his real identity. His works found in different countries are characterized by large human figures, sometimes sarcastic or dramatic that look like they were lifted from comics or arcade games.
 

 

 

16 Web Applications Icon Set

This week’s amazing freebie is an icon set exclusively designed for YTD. It contains 16 different icons for website links, currency and sound status etc. They are perfect for various design projects especially in web applications and UI designs. Download and use them for free!
 
 


 

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 Cadence Wu

Cadence is You The Designer's senior blogger, and the most jack-of-all-trades of the staff. She's always trying out something different every day, some of which fuels her posts here on the blog. Let her know if you want us to post more about your favorite topic - she might know more than a thing or two about it!

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