Monday Quick Links: 04.23.12

Sadly, the design world lost Hillman Curtis last week, an incredibly influential creative thinker who touched the lives of many. (If you haven’t watched his artist series films, they are a must view.) His New York Times obituary can be read here, and you can also read personal tributes written by Steven Heller, Gary Huswit, Brendan Dawes, and Liz Danzico among others.

The digital executioner.

The FPO Awards are now accepting entries.

Firebelly Design is now accepting applications for this year’s Camp Firebelly, “an intensive apprenticeship experience like no other, for 10 talented folks looking to break into the design profession and use their powers for good.”

Last week launched Wired Design.
Seven interactive Moonrise Kingdom character posters.

I’m looking forward to checking out AMC’s The Pitch when it premieres next week.

Tattly: words to live by.

Handiemail will hand write and mail any email for you.

Vintage jackpot: the Field Notes memo archive.

5 (Mostly) Vintage Children’s Books by Iconic Graphic Designers. is a new project that creates “artful, handcrafted products that live at the intersection of marketing and engineering.”

Can’t miss videos: Meet Best Made Company (A Google+ Pages Business Story).

Good Reads: Rules for writing from George Orwell circa 1946, How to Design a Logo, Five Manifestos for the Creative LifeDesign Revolutionaries: Design Army.


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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