I like design. I also like History. Thus, I found this article about The Evolution of National Flags quite interesting. For example, they start with a nice lesson on the American flag:
“Did you know that the current US flag was designed by a high school student for a class project? (He got a B, though his teacher changed it to an A after Congress accepted it as the national flag!).”
Also seeing the changes of the Afghan flag is pretty wild. The flags really do tell a lot about that country’s history of stability and change.
Boy Girl Talk has a new site that hooks up designers with developers, etc. It’s called CollabFinder and it seems like a good site to use if you are looking for people with specific skills etc.
They also did Rumplo, which is a great resource for finding shirts.
If you are in Japan, you might want to go check out this event – HIGH5
It’s finally here… Grain Edit’s first anniversary! Their archive of impeccable posts on design should be enough to make you head over there, but if not, they are giving away a lot of booty to celebrate.
This isn’t the first time I have posted this, and I expect not my last either. But ALK1′s Flickr stream is for sure one of the strongest documenting American, English and European Graphic Design history on Flickr. I really enjoyed her recent post of her late husbands archives from before there was a proper Helvetica library available in Portland. Read more…
When we (Cina & Young) started YouWorkForThem 6 years ago, we soon realized our time for client work was very thin. Over the years we have cut back, putting almost all of our focus and time into this little child of ours. But sometimes, we make time to help friends, fellow peers or big buckaroo clients with some design insight. This year, we helped out our peers David and Zoe from a very interesting company called Commonwealth. They are based out of Brooklyn, New York and do very interesting work for an array of clients using various mediums. You might call them Architects if you had to call them anything, but they are not creating architecture in the traditional sense. Read more…
We were part of this party that took place in Minneapolis called Sugar. Every 6 months in Minneapolis, they have these huge fashion events and Sugar was the big party of the weekend. YWFT was asked to contribute shirts from our new run that the servers wore. It was featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper and think it was on TV too. I guess it ended in people jumping in the pool and getting freaky wild. None of us were there (we rarely go to any events like this), so we can’t verify, but here are some pictures. Get ready for new shirts from us.
Thanks to Digital Crush for the photos.
Our friends over at Motherland have updated their new site with new work and added on a new blog. If you are not familiar with Motherland or Lance Sells, it’s about time you know. Lance used to be a comic book illustrator turned renaissance man. He does amazing art and amazing client work, so do yourself a favor and check it out.
We are proud to present ZINE3, the third PDF release from our design team. Once again showing many unique examples of how to work with our fonts and stock art collections. For ZINE3 we composed a continual design within the concept of Heaven and Hell. Links to the products used can be found in the last page as well.
Graphic Designer / Illustrator
YouWorkForThem.com is the leading graphic design resource online. Since we do very little client-based work, we offer the creative freedom that most companies can not offer. We are looking for someone who has a strong desire to self-initiate and complete projects. If you are not looking to work at a design firm, please give us consideration.
Working here, you would:
Collaboratively work with people.
Oversee a wide range of jobs.
Create illustrations and design on a semi-weekly basis.
Manage and create independent projects.
Assist with shipping.
Eye for detail.
Strong creative drive.
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Strong personal work and the desire to create work on your own.
Be able to take direction and manage projects.
Demonstrate strong ability in typography, illustration, and color with comfort in a range of styles.
Enjoy an ever-changing environment with regular challenges.
Live in the Minneapolis Area (a MUST!).
Everyone needs help overcoming their mental blocks, that’s why there’s Oblique Strategies…
Oblique Strategies, was initially conceived by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in 1975. It is a tool that consists of self-imposed dilemmas to help creative people push through mental blocks.
Take a look at Gregory Taylor’s website, which is completely devoted to Oblique Strategies, and includes the complete text from editions 1-4 of the card decks published by Eno, and Schmidt.
We finally got back our latest project, Sentence. It’s an illustrated loosely around a poem by Grant Leuning and was worked on between the two YWFT Studio’s. We created the publication so that it can be viewed/displayed two different ways. You can read it like a magazine, from left to right or you can unfold it for larger spreads. It was created around a grid, so the pages somewhat relate to each other, even when out of context.