Fanette Mellier

Brimming with bright hues and bold forms, the work of French designer, Fanette Mellier, is hard to ignore. I’m especially drawn to the identity system she crafted for Frac Aquitaine, an art museum in Bordeaux. At its center is a logo made from a reflected “A”. This emblem resembles the arrows of a compass and guides the viewer’s eye throughout the documents. It is also used to mark gutter folds in brochures, separate paragraphs, and is often superimposed over photos. Other projects: ——————– Also worth viewing: Magdiel Lopez Atelier Bingo Kyle Read Follow us on RSS, Instagram, Pinterest, Wanelo,  ——————– Share on Facebook Thanks to this week’s sponsor: The A’Design Awards – Click here to learn more about the prestigious event and how to register your work. Read More

YD is looking for a Senior Editor!

Why be just a spectator when you can be a part of the movement? As we journey from strength to strength as one of the world’s foremost websites covering Innovative, Inspirational Industrial Design, we’re looking to expand the Yanko Design family.Have an eye for design and a way with words? Come join the YD Team as our new Senior Editor! We’re looking for a writer/editor who can decode and discuss design. It’s important that you have a background in designing as well as a penchant for writing too! Your words will help guide designers as well as non-designers understand design better, and appreciate it with greater perception. Your writing will help broaden horizons and widen minds!ResponsibilitiesOur Senior Editor will … Read More

Anna Hurley

I am smitten with Anna Hurley’s illustrations. Utilizing simple forms and limited color palettes, she crafts playful scenes full of charming characters. I’m especially fond of her illustration “Celestial Hair”. Here, she depicts a woman with a flowing mane that contains a bustling coral reef and a starlit sky. This enchanting piece encompasses the wit and whimsicality often found in her work. ——————– Also worth viewing: Marylou Faure Glasfurd & Walker Brandon Land Follow us on RSS, Instagram, Pinterest, Wanelo,  ——————– Share on Facebook Thanks to this week’s sponsor – Skillshare – Click here to get 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free. Read More

Studio O+A Joins Be Original Americas, Making them the Nonprofit’s First Architecture & Design Firm Member

Our friend Be Original Americas, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting original design, has recently expanded, welcoming Studio O+A as its first architecture and design firm member. As a member, Studio O+A joins design industry leaders in recognizing the value of authentic design from an economic, ethical, and environmental perspective. Studio O+A’s work for Nike DIS (Digital Innovation Studio)”Years of designing work environments for some of the most creative people in business have taught us that innovative thinkers appreciate innovative design. The next generation of designers is coming into the profession at a time when their work will be recognized and valued. That’s good for everybody because originality and authenticity—we just call it “good design”—makes every experience richer, happier, more meaningful.” —Primo Orpilla, Studio O+A Principal … Read More

Magdiel Lopez

I love personal design projects, so I was thrilled to discover Magdiel Lopez’s daily poster series. Since October 2016, he’s designed a poster every single day. This daily exercise allows him to explore new skills and techniques including painting and pixel sorting. The themes and styles featured in his work transition throughout the year as he often references pop culture and recent events. To see the entire collection as well as time-lapse videos of his technical process, visit his Instagram. ——————– Also worth viewing: Felipe Posada Garbett Design Francesco Muzzi Follow us on RSS, Instagram, Pinterest, Wanelo,  ——————– Share on Facebook Thanks to this week’s sponsor – Skillshare – Click here to get 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free. Read More

Brandon Land

Flipping through Brandon Land’s portfolio, I can’t help but smile at the clever nature of his work. He often creates logos that feature optical illusions and double meanings. I’m particularly impressed with his emblem for the fundraiser Run for Lungs, in which a pair of sneakers resembles a set of lungs. This wit is also present in his personal work and satiric illustrations for Super Deluxe. Referencing politics, pop culture, and sports, these drawings serve as social critiques that shed humor on today’s hot topics. ——————– Also worth viewing: Erich Brechbühl Neue Eleni Debo Follow us on RSS, Instagram, Pinterest, Wanelo,  ——————– Share on Facebook Thanks to this week’s sponsor – Skillshare – Click here to get 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free. Read More

Colony’s Conceptual Exhibition – Lightness: the full spectrum

During this year’s NYCxDESIGN, the New York City design co-op, Colony, presented an exhibition of work, entitled Lightness: the full spectrum. The work presented, which was curated by Jean Lin, Colony’s founder, explored experimentations of lightness and what “light” actually is in any form. The week-long show concluded on May 24th with a reception that allowed guests to help take the exhibition down by carrying a piece of work home with them for a contribution to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union. By taking the work home with them, they were aiding in making the exhibit more “light” by emptying the space and showing just how important the ACLU’s work continues to be. The exhibition included the work of Allied… Read More

Tools for getting design feedback and their importance

The lifeblood of any artistic endeavor is obtaining a detailed summary of the clients’ appreciation of your designs. You should be looking more at the negatives than the points which your clients find to be acceptable or surpassing their required standards. While it is agreeable to receive positive feedback you will learn more from the negatives expressed by the users. An overall view of the project with fresh eyes can be a great help in solidifying those unspoken points that you felt you could improve but didn’t or even unexpected criticisms of details which you were unaware of. Image Source Now with access to a global audience that is a mere click away by using the power of the internet, obtaining thoughts and appreciations from your … Read More