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.
It has recently come to our attention that for the past month or so, Yahoo has seemed to be blocking our emails or flagging them as spam. Who knows why, maybe our unique company name triggers some sort of spam name with them, but its really annoying for everyone. If you are not getting a response from our customer service, or any email receipts, you may want to try checking your spam folders, and settings in Yahoo. If you still do not get any email responses, contact us using a different email other than on Yahoo. I wish there was an easier solution, but this is Yahoo’s doing, not ours.
PS: In a few more days, you will no longer have to wait for emails to start your downloads. Hang in there, October 6th is coming soon…
I always give Google tons of crap, because I cannot comprehend how a company who at one time had stocks steadily in the $500 range, can have such ugly products. I mean, they have adult slides, guitar hero rooms, and endless insanity in their posh offices that make the .com offices of late 90′s look modest. But yet, they cannot hire a descent design team? I mean, seriously, gmail, calendar, all these web apps are FUGLY. It is easily noticeable how they were coded, then they “polished the turd” with some quick CSS and called it a wrap. If I am wrong on this process, then that makes the overall design even that much more lame.
So, I was happy to see Google actually commissioned a custom face for Android. The face is called Droid and was created over 2 tears by a company called Ascender Corporation. The face looks pretty nice, especially once you know the project briefing Ascender was given – ‘They wanted to see a range of styles, from the typical, bubbly Google image to something very techno-looking,’
Now, a company who has a rainbow inner bevel logo, to get a font like this as a middle ground on their idea, I think is a damn sweet deal. Now, too bad they didn’t spend that much time on the actual Android interface. That interface makes Windows 95 look like solid gold. Common Google, hire some damn designers. Wait, let me rephrase that, hire some GOOD designers.
One thing I love about the winter is that I get to stay inside and read more. To get ready, we are almost giving away ALL the books in our Architecture section. A lot of the books are at low quantity and when they are gone, we will most likely not order them again. So if you want to get a decent one-time deal to expand your architecture collection, this is your time. Everything is marked down.
Often imitated yet never duplicated Mr. Labanda has some of my favorite fashionized lifestyle illustration work. You may have seen his editorial work years past in *Wallpaper magazine. It seems he now has a new fashion line available and a store in Barcelona. What’s not to love?
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. Download PDF
It brings me great sadness today to notify our readers that Nagi Noda has passed away. She was only 35 but had already become one of the worlds most creative. I wish all her family and friends our wishes and we will always remember her amazing talent.
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.
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