The last week was full of cool things, John Hicks and the gorilla icon for Silverback, the new BBC beta site, and the very useful 10 Phrases Every Freelancer Should Kick-Out of Their Vocabulary article from Freelanceswitch are just three examples, below we list some of the best articles we read during this past week.
If we missed something that you think it's really good, leave a comment and we will check that out
I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.
I really enjoy seeing projects that bring nature closer to us at some level. Kids these days are all about smartphones, gaming and indoor fun, and there is simply no time spent outside.
Thinking about that, Bantum, an American product consulting firm, has asked Italian designer Andrea Mangone to come up with a way to reconnect people with nature. Meet Urbanoasis:
Ross Gunter is a graphic designer from London with a taste for simplicity. Ross designed a series of posters for his personal project "Bridging the Gap" and each posters focus on simplicity design with two core elements; a consistent layout and a substantial graphic.
For more from Ross Gunter visit rossgunter.com and behance.net/rossgunter.
WE is a very well designed business magazine from Sweden. Great typography mixed with photos and a simple grid are the key ingredients for this design done by Swedish graphic designer Mattias Sahlen along with POP Kommunikation.
For more from Mattias Sahlen visit mattiassahlen.se.
Do you judge a book by it's cover? We are all guilty of that, and that only shows how important a cover design can be. It creates that first impression when a person first grab a book or magazine. I handpicked some really cool cover designs that we take a look, get inspired and also learn a bit from it. Enjoy!