We are sharing the work of German Kopytkov who is working as an illustrator and a senior visual designer at Google. He has released a set of illustrations for Google Hotel reviews. What's cool about this set is you will recognize similarities in the colors from the Google logo. A visual approach so simple that is down-right valuable in terms of yielding the categories like Couple, Family, Business, Solo and Friends. One of the reasons why I always think it's a great challenge to work on projects with a clear understanding of the brand.
It's always interesting and inspiring to see what incredible brands like Google is publishing on Behance. Today, we are having a little glimpse at their process into the Google Home App. More precisely at their informative onboarding animations for users when they experience the setup of their devices. What is to retain is the animations are shipped in code using Lottie. What is Lottie?
We are sharing this very cool project by Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree for the Google Pixel 2. It's a crazy fact that the wallpapers they have worked would be installed on every single Pixel 2 Phone. It's such an accomplishment and another fact that they haven't used any digital tools except for their creativity, hands and a lot of patience. Check them out, it's quite amazing! Props to everyone involved in the project.
Today Google has introduced us their second generation of hardware at their Made by Google Event. Did you watch it? What was your most exciting new hardware? 2017 lineup is packed with new stuff and we feel that they have covered all ends from the new Pixel phones, Google Home Mini and Max, new designed Pixelbook, Google Clips, Google Pixel Buds, and an updated Daydream View headset. It's a lot! And all powered with AI where Google Assistant will easily make your life easier. From squeezing your Pixel 2 to using the Pixelbook pen, Google Assistant will learn a lot from its cutting-edge AI.
Let me start this review by saying that first of all I am a huge (hardcore) fan of Apple ever since the iPhone 4, where I still think that is the best phone they ever made. As of late, they haven’t been stepping it up their game in terms of innovation. In my opinion, they just have been strategically reinventing the wheel by recycling what’s been done and adding with some extras to get us excited for more.
Phone Cases is not a novelty concept but Live Cases?! Well, Google just released a new series of phone cases exclusively for Nexus phone. What's innovative about is that you can customize it just like the way you want and it's not a plastic case. For starters, you'll have an animated wallpaper in companion to the case AND you can setup a "One Touch" access that can launch your favorite or a specific app in particular like a shortcut.
We simply love when designers start rebranding big companies and names just for fun. We've seen some super nice examples in the past, and today is no different. Dana Kim, a designer from Los Angeles has imagined a new image for Google. It's super fresh and clever, and Dana managed to capture the essence of Google and made it the core of this rebranding project. Of course, these are only some images from her project.
Google has announced some really cool apps taking advantage of the Material Design language. The Inbox and Calendar are great examples of how the design language scales for different needs. The Calendar app also has some beautiful illustrations created by Lotta Nieminen. She shared them on her Behance profile and we had to share it here with you. Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director from Helsinki, Finland.
This is an amazing personalized magazine for Google put together by the british design agency Human After All. The creativity goes beyond basic design and has some amazing interactions. Check it out! We conceived, created and produced a premium, personalized quarterly magazine for Google, arranging worldwide distribution to bring their throught leadership content directly onto the desks of global CEOs.
Google has started a new series of videos titled Google Design Minutes. In this videos the lead designers of Google products talk about the challenges behind their projects. Jon Wiley talks about Search, Sian Townsend and Jonah Jones talk about Google Maps and Isabelle Olson share a little bit the ideas behind Google Glass.
Alex Griendling is a designer and illustrator working for Google in California. He is heavily involved in a redesign effort that is impacting Google's largest and smallest products. Hist team, the Google Art Department, is focused on improving Google’s visual standards and the cohesiveness of its brand. Outside of Google, he likes to develop new personal projects, update his blog, read comics, obsessively watch Back to the Future, and meet new people. We selected a few images from Alex's portfolio to share with you.
Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if we lived out our lives in a Google Maps world--with icons and everything? Here's a sweet series of drawings by Spanish illustrator Alejo Malia titled "Google's World." Alejo takes signature marks of Google maps and explores one in each illustration in a really creative way. Be sure to head on over to Alejo's blog to check out more of his work, and let me know what you think via twitter!
It's always a good surprise when you go at google.com search for something and you get to see another great Google custom logo. This past year was a true treasure chest, full of great designs, and I bet this year will also be a great year for these custom logos. The guys behind these are making their best to keep thinking outside the box...
Have you heard about the Zooglers? Hm? These are actually the lucky pepople that work at Google EMEA Engineering Hub, in Zürich. An inspiring and contemporary space, where a team of Zooglers were part of the design process and created a special identity for each room inside the building.
The T-Mobile G1 debuted today and the blogosphere is buzzing with reviews. The biggest reason is that it's the first phone to use the Google Android software. Could this phone really be competition for the iPhone? From what I've read so far, I don't think so. I myself don't have an iPhone (yet), I do however use T-Mobile and I'd rather get a hacked iPhone before getting the G1. But that's just me.
I really like german and american hip hop (but the real one, the roots, tupac, wutang and stuff) and Im always interested in freestyle rap. This is not a real design inspiration but sometimes you have to take a brake from working. GOOGLE VS.
Everyone knows that Google has released his Web Browser called Chrome. Almost all blogs around the globe at least has mentioned this big news. That's why we would like to share with you some of these good sites, that we visit every single day, and let you know what they think about the google browser, and of course the great illustrations around the buzz. Take a look and let us know about other sites writing about Chrome. Also if you have already played with Chrome, we would love to know your opinion.