Monday Quick Links: 01.30.12

Never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I’m really liking JC Penney’s new brand. Seems like most of the Brand New commenters enthusiastically hate it, but I think it’s really appropriate for the audience and definitely an improvement on what they’re using now.

Test your color matching skills with Color by Method of Action.

Check out images from Print’s 2011 Regional Design Annual online.

Occupy Design launches.

Each Tuesday James Victore will answer a question via YouTube. Check out the first one, “What’s the best way to keep you going during an all-nighter?” right here.

I just recently got into Portlandia, so I was excited to see DKNG’s poster design representing episode one of Season 2.

Meg Hunt recently posted a list of what she listens to while she works, some of which I already listen to religiously and some of which were new discoveries. Made me realize I’d love to do a similar post here on DWL some time soon.

Anna Hurley opened up a print shop featuring prints of her miniature illustrations.

Stampa is a “gallery of beautiful images” by a select group of curated artists, that can be purchased in print form.

Love this Ron Swanson themed illustration by Ricky Linn.

Two Paper Dolls will be opening a show of letterpress prints celebrating the first ladies of the USA this Thursday in Philadelphia. More information can be found right here.

The Ampersand Collection is a new series of prints featuring—you guessed it—ampersands by 10 different designers and curated by 55 Hi’s.

Can’t-miss Videos: The Philosophy Behind Dress Code

Good Reads: An Important Time for Design


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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