My new job is to design digital menus for various restaurants. It’s nice because it combines two of my favorite things, design and food. I always see amazing looking print menus and am wistful to be working in that medium. Though I am not a print designer, I can be inspired by all of the lovely print menu work out there.
As we’re in the midst of the NBA playoffs, I thought it was a good time to post these NBA logo redesigns by Michael Weinstein. I found them a little while back and loved the idea of a league with consistent, well-designed logos. Maybe some day.
While looking for the logos this morning, I also started reading through his actual site, full of historical detail on each team he’s redesigned and images of their old logos. For example, did you know this was the original Detroit Piston’s logo when they were located in Fort Wayne, Indiana?
I sure didn’t. Well without further ado, here’s a few of my favorite NBA logo redesigns by Michael Weinstein, and be sure to check out all of his logos, along with the different team’s past and actual current logos here.
My brother, Logan Walters, has been working on a “3DS Recovered” project, where he’s redesigning every Nintendo 3DS game he acquires. Here’s a few of my favorites, and you can see all the ones he’s done so far on his blog.
I love the look of the old WPA posters. Yesterday, I found that they have a database of nearly 1000 old posters. I think I spet nearly two hours looking through them all. Here are a few of my favorites.
I just signed up to use dribbble and it is addicting. I thought I was in the clear after weaning myself off of pinterest, but I was wrong. Dribbble is an endless supply of inspirational design work. I keep telling myself that I’m staying current with trends in my industry and not just staring at the internet.
I stumbled across the profile of Dan Cassaro who curated a project called 50 and 50, where 50 designers illustrated their state’s mottos. Here is a roundup of a few of my favorites.
One of my first projects in school this semester is to design a transformation card. A transformation card is one where the designer has incorporated the suit into an illustration. Traditionally, the suits had to stay in their normal position, but some artist have strayed from this guideline. I was browsing through some examples to inspire my own card and I thought I’d share my favorites here.
I’ve been attempting to go through The Artist’s Way. One of the ideas in the book that struck me is actively replenishing the bank of images inside your head to inspire your own creativity. I’m going to be trying to do more of this and thus probably posting more design work I stumble across and love.
I found this series of prints of ships in bottles by Claire Mojher on flickr and thought they were too charming. They’d look great at a summer cottage. You can see more of Claire’s illustrations on her blog or in her etsy shop.
I was particularly drawn to the letter pressed books of Sarah Bryant. This one has inserts to make the contained illustrations turn from black & white to color. If you like this, I would suggest checking out the rest of her portfolio. All of her work draws on scientific charts and illustrations, subject matter I can’t seem to get enough of lately.