Some videos I’ve been into,

What do you all think of these?

Think about making this video.  The thought of it makes me want to cry…Ah so much time!  But I’m glad they did it!

Amazing song.  Amazing vid.  Rock on Sia.

These are a few of my favorite things…

Alright–I’ll try to keep the explanation minimal.  Here are some links.  Most of them take you to other collections of fonts or well-designed objects, or just stuff I like.  Some of them are a bit more pragmatic for the board, I suppose.

Photoshop: (this is what I meant when I said pragmatic)

So this site, bitt box, is absolutely the best photoshop freebies blog I’ve ever seen.  Amazing free vectors, patterns, brushes, textures, etc.  A lot of it tends to be a bit angsty at times (occasionally even verging on emo), but it’s well worth looking at (click the freebies link to the right.)  Also, other than just free stuff, there are very helpful (and usually more advanced) photoshop hints, etc, that are worth looking at.  Knowledge is the greatest gift of all, no?

Also, while we’re still on the topic of photoshop–everyone on designboard should have a copy of Photoshop and Indesign installed on your computers.  If not, you can get them here for free!  Hooray Harvard!

Other Random Crap. (I’ll try and spare you the comments.)

NOTCOT. I cannot stress this enough.  If you are not a friend of NOTCOT, you are not a friend of me.  Furthermore, if you are not a friend of NOTCOT, you are a terrible person.

Try both notcot.com and notcot.org.  The magic of these sites is self-explanatory.

Da Font. This is probably the best place to get free fonts.  Make sure to type in a part of the text you’re looking for so you can see the preview specific for you!

TYPOGRAPHY! Here are some of my favorites!

Typography Served.

I Love Typography

Other:

Atelier.  I just really love the entire aesthetic of this website.  Also the shoots are brilliant.

Fred Butler Style.  If I had to name the closest to perfection any human being has come–this is it.  I worship this.  This is heaven.  (go to “collection” from the main screen of the flash thingy)  I’ve included pictures from the collection below.

It’s Nice That.  Great stuff here too.

Flaunt.  This is the best magazine published right now.  In my opinion, at least.  Please take look at this and realize how complete gorgeous this publication is!

Fred Butler Images (for your viewing pleasure):


OK that’s all I’m going to put on here for now!–I’ll save other stuff for later!  Hooray!

Hi Dboard,

We tried this last year, but I thought it might be really nice to start clean and see if we can make this work.

I think one way in which the process of design differs (maybe not difference, exactly–more a shift of emphasis) from the creation of ‘pieces of art’ is in the simple fact that design truly tends to be a constant act of synthesis (I of course think the same thing with art, but again the emphasis with design pushes more toward collectivity and reinvention of standards than art as art tends to be a pointed towards breakaways and revolutions)–we pull together established design notions and aesthetic concepts, and we combine and reinvent them to try and create something new, something important, and hopefully something sensual.

So for that, I think blogs can be immensely useful, both to individuals and the board as a collective force.  Please post anything (links to photos, art galleries, fonts, photoshop hints, random thing you saw that is beautiful, etc.) at anytime you would like!  The more the better!

Thanks you guys!  See you at the next meeting,
joseph.