An interesting niche player in the stock photography realm,Livesurface sells images designed to be transformed by signage, packaging, clothing, etc. designers into renderings. A smart idea that could be a time-saver on the right project. (via Evan Marnoch via Twitter) Continue reading>

TTC Font

Dominion Modern is running an exhibit on the "Toronto Subway" typeface. The show tells the story of the efforts of type and graphic designer David Vereschagin to document and resurrect this unique piece of Canadian graphic/type design. The typeface is a distinctive part of the Toronto aesthetic, this is worth a look for those interested in… Continue reading>

Museums of the World

Using a variation of their famous "street view" technology, Google has created the Art Project a pretty interesting resource for art lovers and museum junkies. I've had the good fortune to visit a few of the 15 to 20 museums featured, and can confirm that it is not exactly like being there, but in the absence… Continue reading>

Swing and a Miss

In the process of doing a little searching on the "unpaid submissions" post, I came upon a very detailed and well-reasoned article published by the Design Institute of Australia on "Free Pitching". Definitely worth a read if you're looking for more on this topic. (via Dexigner) Continue reading>

The Free Pitch

If you ever want to spark a lively debate amongst designers, just bring up the topic of unpaid submissions. There are a bunch of different opinions on this, and they often vary based on what stage in life/career the person is in. The idea of getting a chance to show your stuff to a client… Continue reading>

Go Big or Go Home

Grand Stand 3 is an upcoming book on trade show displays for big budgets. From the publisher: "The book encompasses 150 stunning projects representing a varied selection of remarkable trade-fair environments from around the world—successful designs ranging from stands occupying cozy corners to those spanning supersized spaces, all of which have grabbed the attention of… Continue reading>

Icons galore

Iconfinder is a great resource for designers or anybody looking for a specific icon. There is a fair bit of dross here, and only rudimentary search capabilities, but they do have some useful public domain stuff like DOT icons that can be difficult to find decent copies of. Continue reading>