Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mattias Adolfsson - From The Sketchbooks

© Mattias Adolfsson 2011.
Image reproduced with the expressed written consent of Mattias Adolfsson.

The Swedish freelance illustrator Mattias Adolfsson thrives within the limitations of his Moleskine sketchbooks. He makes the small space seem like a window into his own playful world of robotic wizards and boot wearing pigs. His subtle use of watercolor furthers the illusion and brings the world to life.


Open publication Images reproduced with the expressed written consent of Mattias Adolfsson.

Mattias Adolfsson's robots are incredibly detailed. A careful viewer will be rewarded with little hidden characters hiding in the plates and wires.

© Mattias Adolfsson 2011.
Image reproduced with the expressed written consent of Mattias Adolfsson.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

And I Quote...

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jina Bolton and Meagan Fisher - Art in My Coffee


Art and food have a long history together. Now coffee can claim to a be part of that relationship. Jina Bolton and Meagan Fisher are web designers that started this sweet blog that, in their words, is "a collection of foamy awesomeness".

Some design/dev/art observations:
- A sprite was used in a clever way for the header. This is beneficial because it takes less time to load the content on their homepage.
- My first action when I arrived was to try and click on the images to get more information. The problem I ran into was that text appears when I rolled over them which prevented me from clicking. The designers solved this issue by putting a "link" image over the text.
- The colors are warm and friendly and allow the pics to pop.
- Beautiful use of serif fonts!
- I appreciate the FAQ on the site. It seems like they are very open to answering questions from fellow bloggers.
- I can't believe people can make portraits in coffee!

© 2011 Marie Dionne

And now I'm going to grab a cup at the local coffeehouse. Hopefully the barista will be feeling creative!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011