Thinking About Opening Titles

Posted by Grant on July 19, 2012 in Blog, That's Interesting

All the excitement over the Dark Knight Rises release has me thinking about title sequences. For me, the title design is a big part of the movie-watching experience. It sets the stage for the rest of the film. The video below is not the official Dark Knight Rises opening title. It was a class project by motion graphics designer, Doğan Can Gündoğdu. We’ll have to wait until July 20 to see how the real one measures up. If you’re interested in learning more about title design, Art of the Title has a collection of interviews and title sequences worth checking out.

The Dark Knight Rises – Opening Credits Project from Doğan Can Gündoğdu on Vimeo.

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Old Firework Labels & Posters

Posted by Donna on July 05, 2012 in Blog, Design, That's Interesting

Here’s a great collection of old firework labels and posters dating back to the 1920s.

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UI Design for The Avengers

Posted by Cole on June 06, 2012 in Blog, Design, That's Interesting

Designer, Jayse Hansen gives an inside look on his UI design for the hit movie, The Avengers, by sharing concept work and stills of the final results.

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Designy Temporary Tattoos

Posted by Donna on May 31, 2012 in Blog, Design, That's Interesting

Here’s that awesome temporary tattoo you’ve been looking for. It’s also one that’s designed by swissmiss.

Check out Tattly for all your stylish temporary tattoo needs.

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Chattanooga Has a Type

Posted by Donna on April 25, 2012 in Blog, Design, That's Interesting

Can a Font Help a City Make a Comeback?

Zak Stone, Assistant Editor at Good Design talks with D.J. Trischler and Jeremy Dooley about Chatype: a custom typeface they designed for Chattanooga.

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Project Glass

Posted by Grant on April 17, 2012 in Blog, That's Interesting

I’m still waiting on cars that fly (which Google is probably working on), but the new Project Glass that Google is developing with the goal of merging the physical and digital worlds is pretty crazy! #projectglass #carsthatfly

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What does Pantone 1797 C taste like?

Posted by Grant on April 03, 2012 in Blog, Design, That's Interesting

Our love of food and Pantone swatches is brought together for the ultimate combination in these lovely and delicious-looking Pantone Tarts. Food designer, Emilie de Griottes, created them for the French culinary magazine, Fricote.
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Keep Calm and Carry On

Posted by Donna on March 06, 2012 in Blog, That's Interesting

This is a little short film on the WWII British propaganda poster than has become so iconic. And here’s a link to buy a poster of your very own. Now carry on.

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Quilling: A New Way to Look at Paper

Posted by Grant on February 15, 2012 in Blog, Design, That's Interesting


In these days of complete digital media immersion, there seems to be a resurgence in hand-made elements used in graphic design. Quilling is just one of those elements. If you’ve never heard of it, quilling (also known as Paper Filigree) is a form of paper art. It involves coiling strips of paper into various shapes and then gluing them together to create intricate artwork. This is not your grandma’s scrap-booking technique. Or maybe it is, if your grandma is crazy-talented.

Perhaps the most well-known quiller today is Yulia Brodskaya. Her work ranges from dynamic paper illustrations to whimsical typography treatments. If it looks familiar, her work has graced a variety of magazine covers and print advertisements.

Another quilling project getting some attention is Lisa Nilsson‘s “Tissue Series”  – a set of anatomical cross sections. The interior of the human body has never been so pretty.

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