Category Archives: design

The Creative Process Illustrated

Damien Newman’s Design Squiggle:



Good Movies as Old Books

These, an “ongoing personal project” by Matt Stevens, are spot on.

Fourth of July


(by Arno Kathollnig.)

Do Good Work

Michael Bierut on Massimo Vignelli, who died today at 83:

It was Massimo who taught me one of the simplest things in the world: that if you do good work, you get more good work to do, and conversely bad work brings more bad work. It sounds simple, but it’s remarkable, in a lifetime of pragmatics and compromises, how easy it is to forget: the only way to do good work is simply to do good work. Massimo did good work.

Previously on SFYP: Sasaki Colorstone Dinnerware, Massimo Vignelli’s Desk, Massimo Vignelli’s 80th Birthday Party Invitation.

Star-Crossed Lovers

Fan-made poster for Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000), currently streaming on Netflix if you’re into that sort of thing:

The Wu-Note Project

The Wu-Note Project – Wu-Tang Clan album covers re-imagined in Blue Note Records style.

Redo your iTunes album artwork. You’ll be glad you did.

Related viewing: Project Thirty-Three

The Greatest Map of the United States Ever Made

“David Imus worked alone on his map seven days a week for two full years. Nearly 6,000 hours in total.”  And it’s amazing.

I got mine in the mail today and I couldn’t be more pleased. Recommended.

To Resolve Project

Chris Streger’s To Resolve Project:

“I decided to ask as many talented designers I knew (or didn’t know) to create a resolution for the new year as an iPhone background.”

(Via Coursekit.)

There Are No Clean Getaways


Here’s Some Free Design

(Via Curved White.)

Related viewing: Mike Monteiro’s “Fuck You, Pay Me” talk.