Monday Quick Links: 12.06.10

Quick Links

Good Reads: Getting Creative Things Done, Lernert & Sander: It’s Time to Leave Your Comfort Zone, 10: Time and Movement in Book Design, Grid Systems: Cal­cu­late grids for lay­outs in InDe­sign with the help of the Easy Grid Calculator.

Helpful for any designer: Six Ways to Optimize Photoshop Performance

This comprehensive archive of John Lloyd’s work, is brimming with excellent examples of classic design.

We Made This recently completed the design of the the UK’s first 826 branch.

If you’re considering applying to SVA’s MFA Design program, these informational videos will be of particular interest.

I am absolutely loving the Do What You Love Series over at Pacing the Panic Room. The weekly posts each feature one woman who is doing what she loves for a living.

Type Sketcher is the perfect set of books for the type designer in your life.

thirty conversations on design is back with a whole new group of designers.

Loving this animated video for Rowan Converse’s Fool’s Quest by Seth Akkerman.

Two wallpaper designs that recently caught my eye: Carnovsky’s RGB wallpaper and Typology wallpaper by Wall & Deco.

Speaking of typographic walls, this display by Jaybo Munk at the Berlin Esther Perbrand shop is pretty amazing.

The Edits by Edit project required  various designers were asked to create an image representative of a musical genre, using one typeface and one graphic element.


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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