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.
Who doesn't love some beautiful hand lettering? Ben Johnston is a Toronto letterer and Illustrator with an amazing style of work. Here is a selection of some truly beautiful hand-drawn lettering by Ben.
For more from Ben Johnston visit benjohnston.ca.
I can't get tired looking at beautiful and simple compositions. More and more the web is bringing back the classic principles of good graphic design with attention to typography and grid systems. Besides that it seems that the web is graduating from the phase where everything should be above the fold, where density is better than well organized and spaced out compositions.
Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of animals beautifully done with negative space. Enjoy!
For more from George Bokhua visit his Behance and Dribbble.
With summer here it's the perfect time to take a moment in the sun to update your portfolio. With that in mind, we've selected a few useful design mock ups ranging from smartphones like the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC to iPads and corporate identity collateral. Presentation is extremely important for any design project. It helps to show the value of the product and give the context necessary to help people understand what you are trying to achieve. A few weeks ago I shared a tutorial where I showed how to create a poster mockup.