Quick Links: 05.09.14

Quick Links: 05.09.14 / on Design Work Life

Before there was Pantone, there was A. Boogert, who wrote a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors in 1692. The resulting book, which ended up spanning over 800 pages, features page after page of color charts that are incredibly reminiscent of the Pantone guides we are so familiar with today. You can flip through the entire book in its entirety right here.

Have you seen Ugmonk’s new waxed canvas messenger bags? High quality and stylish, like the rest of their products, you can pick up one of two color options in the shop.

Pop Chart Lab’s latest poster design is A Stylistic Survey of Graphic Design.

Jessica Hische is the most recent featured artist in Moo’s Luxe Project. Her line of stationery features her Daily Drop Cap designs, all available for your personalization. Check out the entire series right here.

Earlier I stumbled upon Big Cartel’s DIY or Die sweatshirt. Love it.

As a personal project, Ana Martín and Busto y Miguelez imagined a pretty awesome digital book concept.

The current exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center in NYC is Century: 100 Years of Type in Design. Designed by Abbott Miller, the exhibition looks like an incredibly curated display celebrating “100 years of type as a constant influence in the world around us.”

VSCO Cam celebrates 100 weeks of selects, their weekly round-up of favorite images uploaded to VSCO Grid.

I’m loving this beautiful, abstract Atmosphere series which I found via Present & Correct.

Tobias Frere-Jones put together a great list of photostreams and blogs documenting public lettering around the world. Awesome resource.

Good Reads: Questions I ask when reviewing a design by Jason Fried, I Didn’t Have Time by Seth Godin.


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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