All you Nintendo fans out there, here is the excuse you were waiting for to get tickets and pack to Japan. Nintendo just opened a super cute cafe in Osaka and Tokyo. Kirby Café incorporates elements from the video game series into everything they do. So of course you will love everything about this place. From their website to the items they serve to their location, every details is filled with style and cuteness. Check it out! More about Kirby Café: Website Facebook
A couple days ago, we stumbled across an image while putting together a Daily Design Inspiration for you guys. It pinged our curiosity and after a little research, we discovered it was a new product from Grovemade and it's called the Maple Speakers made entirely of wood and metal components. A collaboration with < a href="http://joeyroth.com/">Joey Roth who is quite a "connaisseur" when it come to speakers. Assembled in Portland, Oregon, the team at Grovemade produced a beautiful product that is authentic in material that will age in a variation of colour and wood grain. Also comes with a sound of a back-loaded horn to reinforce the speaker's bass response. This speaker is a mixture of an experienced craftsmanship with what would come out best of wood. We collaborated with industrial designer Joey Roth to create a speaker system that could only exist with our unique approach to product and his experience in audio design. Usually when I do my audio simulations I have to compromise to make it buildable. But working with the Grovemade guys, the simulations became the final geometry. - Joey Roth More on the product: https://grovemade.com/product/maple-wood-speakers.
Since the flat design became a trend it's great to see the evolution of the style but it's also visible that not much has changed besides hard shadows becoming a bit softer. Last year, however, I started noticing more of a mix of swiss style with a bit of the deconstructivist movement we saw in graphic design. The project 'let's get creative 2016' by Studio - JQ is a good example, at least from my point of view. ABDZ has been bringing a bit of that back as well and I foresee more like this in the future. Let's get creative 2016. Creative compositions and self promotion for Studio–JQ expressing the values, work methods and everyday subjects that arise in a usual day in the studio. About Studio - JQ Studio–JQ is lead by Jonathan Quintin – he has created inspirational work at the world’s top design studios for clients including Aon/Manchester United, Auto Trader UK, Bosch, Google, Intel, Mitsubishi Motors, Moscow Raceway, NASCAR, NBC Sports Network, Tommy Hilfiger/Rafa Nadal, Rockstar Energy Drink, The Co-operative and VMware. For more information check out http://studiojq.co/
Legurmê is a gourmet antipasti brand that targets young consumers with busy routines that seek high quality and convenient products. The colors differ the flavors of each antipasti, forming a collection of harmonious labels. Let's take a look at their beautiful branding & packaging design. Designed by Brazilian creative studio IndustriaHED. The name Legurmê is a mix of two words, “Legumes” Portuguese word for Vegetables and “Gourmet”, a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts, word with the letter “t” mute and "Puro Sabor” that means pure taste or pure flavor.
The visual identity developed for Salva Craft Beer, a growing artisanal brewery from Brazil, is based on a handcrafted logo that has been gone through manual and digital processes that added dust, scratches and noises to the original art and labels, so each one has an unique visual. The beer types harmonizes with the Weekdays, with some mystery reserved for Thursday. This project was done by Rodrigo Brod, Germano H. R., and Vagner Zarpellon.
What if you could customize the mood of your coffee cup. Well, Backbone Branding design studio from Armenia did just that. They created a way super creative way to customize your coffee cup, check it out! For more from Backbone Branding visit backbonebranding.com and behance.net/backbone. The Challenge Above the main identity of the Gawatt take-out coffee-shop, we had a task of creating a limited series of souvenir cups. The Solution We came up with an idea of cups with altering emotions. Customers can change the face expression of their cup personage by turning the exterior sleeve.
Some designers have a really good eye for creating impressive machines. From all kinds of fantastic, imaginative vehicles out there, the ones I enjoy the most are aircrafts. Tim Zarki, a San Francisco based designer came up with the SVF-47 Minerva, a badass high-altitute interceptor. Here you can see some sweet angles of this awesome jet. I wish it was available in some game so that I spend time some sweet time flying around in this beast. For more images and angles of the SVF-47 Minervar, please visit Tim's portfolio at Behance! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers! ;)
French studio BMD Design specializes in design marks and created some amazing designs for Burton. In this post we selected some of the work they did for Burton Parkitect and the details are amazing. Check it out! For more visit BMD Design.
Graphic designer Allan Peters loves vintage designs and started a hunt for vintage badges. This project is inspired by the #badgehunting he started and this is an amazing collection of custom badge designs done by Allan. Check it out! For more from Allan Peters visit Custom Badge Designs. I like to go antiquing. I don't look for vases or old plates, I look for old type, old logos and old packaging. The good stuff. Back before computers. Back when design took time. Back when people cared about doing it right. I find that stuff, take photos and tag it #badgehunting. It turned into a thing. Before you know it I was seeing that hashtag being used by people I've never met. People from all over the world. As the hunt grew, I knew I wanted to do something to show my respect to these people out hunting and sharing. I decided to do what I do best and I made them some custom club badges
George Bokhua is one of my favorite identity designers and he strikes again. This time the identity was created for Alphametry, a global exchange for financial market professionals to list, discover and purchase actionable equity investment ideas. Check it out! For more from George Bokhua visit behance.net/milash.
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: By 2050, 6 billion people worldwide will be living in urbanised areas. Urbanoasis wants to reconnect people with nature in the urban environment by making growing vegetables on your balcony a fun, educative and engaging experience. The package includes a pot, dried soil+fertiliser, gardening tools, seeds and a watering can. The pot, with its modern and minimal look, was designed to fit perfectly both on a balcony or indoor. Urbanoasis is fun and it promotes a positive message. The product is an example of eco-sustainability using materials such as bamboo and rice hull fibres composite, cork agglomerate, recycled cardboard and natural wood. For more Urbanoasis information, please visit Andrea's portfolio at Behance. I hope you enjoy this! Cheers. ;)
This is a collection of beautifully designed ebook covers done by Polish designer Krzysztof Stryjewski for UXPin collection of ebooks. Check it out! For more from Krzysztof Stryjewski visit behance.net/stryjewski.
Old St. Pete is a craft line made by St. Petersburg Distillery. Designer Grant Gunderson wanted to capture the spirit of the sunshine city in the 1900's without making it too cheesy because it is still a premium product. Each Spirit has a custom recipe neck tag and custom shipping carton with old post cards of iconic spots in St. Petersburg Florida. For more from Grant Gunderson visit behance.net/ggunderson.
Medium has grown so big and beautiful in last few months. It it probably most elegant, fast and functional platform to share the amazing stories and ideas with everyone out there. Every day thousands of new voices publish their unique experiences, views, and reflections to Medium.com, creating the largest, most diverse collection of stories on the internet. Medium for Android, is a simple app that lets you read and write the stories that matter most to you. My goal with this project was to imagine Medium for Android by making use of Google’s Material Design language as seen in Android 5.0 Lollipop. The concept is to innovate Medium platform for Android using Material Design, without losing its brand identity. That was my goal, to make the Medium to modernize without losing any functionality and not cause any loss of users. Find out more about the designer Sahil Vhora behance.net/sahilvhora. Read the full article at Medium: https://medium.com/@sahilvhora/medium-app-material-design-11866aed0309
Lately I've been doing a lot of references research and it's cool to see all the different styles of design in many websites. For me, one of the trickiest parts of a website to be designed is the footer. For me it's like the cherry on the top of the cake. Here is a selection I've made of some pretty cool footers. Some might seem simple, others more intricate, and to me this diversity represents footer design these days. If you've seen any cool footers lately, don't forget to share it with us! Cheers. ;) Tens Reuben Crossman mākgoods Maybe.For.You HTO Made by Few Paradox Kittie's Cakes Visual Soldiers Scottie & Russell Windy City Crossfit Designer Trek Skargaarden
The book suggestion of this week is about design and how it has helped products to be more than just useful but also pleasant to use. Well-designed products create a emotional bond with the user and therefore distance themselves from the competitors. The title of the book is Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love by Jon Kolko. From Design Thinking to Design Doing Innovators today are told to run loose and think lean in order to fail fast and succeed sooner. But in a world obsessed with the new, where cool added features often trump actual customer needs, it’s the consumer who suffers. In our quest to be more agile, we end up creating products that underwhelm. So how does a company like Nest, creator of the mundane thermostat, earn accolades like “beautiful” and “revolutionary” and a $3.2 billion Google buyout? What did Nest do differently to create a household product that people speak of with love? Nest, and companies like it, understand that emotional connection is critical to product development. And they use a clear, repeatable design process that focuses squarely on consumer engagement rather than piling on features for features’ sake. In this refreshingly jargon-free and practical book, product design expert Jon Kolko maps out this process, demonstrating how it will help you and your team conceive and build successful, emotionally resonant products again and again. The key, says Kolko, is empathy. You need to deeply understand customer needs and feelings, and this understanding must be reflected in the product. In successive chapters of the book, we see how leading companies use a design process of storytelling and iteration that evokes positive emotions, changes behavior, and creates deep engagement. Here are the four key steps: Determine a product-market fit by seeking signals from communities of users. Identify behavioral insights by conducting ethnographic research. Sketch a product strategy by synthesizing complex research data into simple insights. Polish the product details using visual representations to simplify complex ideas. Kolko walks the reader through each step, sharing eye-opening insights from his fifteen-year career in product design along the way. Whether you’re a designer, a product developer, or a marketer thinking about your company’s next offering, this book will forever change the way you think about—and create—successful products. Jon Kolko - Well Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love from Midwest UX on Vimeo. Buy Now
Konstantin Shalev is an illustrator from Russia with a really cool style. He grew up skateboarding and now he designs graphics for skateboards which was one of his dreams. Check out his collection! For more from Konstantin Shalev visit behance.net/Ripper. Skateboarding always was my passion, I was skating 6 years.. at the beginning of my skateboarding carrier I was dreaming to became a skateboard graphics designer and have a chance to make base graphics for famous companies, and this is it I have done over 25 skateboards for different companies and going up for more. Thanks to Jeremy Fox and all flip team.