Oh, the times they have a-changed since we wrote last year’s Top 10 Fonts post! (Wow, has it really been a year already?) There’s an old Japanese Proverb that states, “beginning is easy — continuing is hard.” A year ago, YouWorkForThem had seen its eighth birthday, and some parts of the shop were getting dusty. And so we started anew, with new design leadership, a deeper focus on our mission, and a plan to finish out our first decade by growing substantially. Read more…
We are not sure why we never thought of doing this, but who cares now because our friend Network Osaka has done it. N.Osaka is a fellow admirer of swiss design (who isn’t though, really) and created these wallpapers for everyone to download. The wallpapers contain some of the most popular designs by the likes of Müller-Brockmann, Crowell, Armin Hoffmann and a few other design legends all formatted for modern screen resolutions. So get over there and download those goodies!
Some of you may already know, but we have been developing and maintaining a little image blog/community called Buamai since late 2008. We recently did a little spring cleaning on the code and layout of the site, making for a much easier and quicker experience when searching and browsing for images. Also, be sure to check out the iPhone app if you enjoy the site. At only 99 cents, app purchases help us raise funds to continue working on the site and keeping it alive.
Word of warning, some images might not be safe for work (nsfw).
Shortly after we posted this, we launched The YouWorkForThem Book Archive in response to everyones comments. We hope you enjoy this new section of design information.
The Bad News
This year has been a strange one for YWFT, that is for sure. As 2009 brought us many new challenges with the economy, we have been able to tough out yet another economic disaster (we started YWFT right after 9/11). This of course would not have been possible if some changes were not made. The most noticeable and recent change was the removal of the books section on our site. When we went online back in 2002, the book section was quite popular and very successful. While we as a company never really made much profit on our books (no gold teeth as of yet), we loved having access to these books in-house, supporting the designers and providing great inspiration for our many customers. Around 2007 though, Read more…
Studio Von Birken updates with some new work and a new site. I am not feeling the new site design too much, but the work is always enjoyed…
Really enjoying some of the type work by Richard Sarson, very clean, simple and smooth.
Typically I am not a fan of Flash websites anymore, but sometimes I change my mind. This new site, Thinking Space, designed by Hi-Res! changed my mind today, I like it. Very interesting interface and effect on the images.
I have been following Network Osaka‘s work for the past year on Flickr, and the work continues to impress upon each new posting. Their work is very retro, but at the same time a unique and modern twist on type and overall communication. It is designers like this that I would love to see redesign various parts of life (phones, UIs, etc), just to shake things up a bit.