Space: the Final, Retro, Frontier

Space:The Final Frontier.

These space posters are insane. I love the direction it takes. They’re bold, fun,  spacey, and yet,  refined and clean. Giving space a look of a wonderful/ fantastical vacation destination, yet unexplored, feel. 

These glorious posters are the magnificent work of The Studio at JPL. 

Check ’em all out here!

Wheat Thins, Wheat Thins, Wheat Thins! 

I’m a Family Guy fan for sure. I mean,  if I could live on Spooner Street with Peter and Lois and the whole gang,  I totally would. Seth Mcfarlane is a cometic genius. Nuts, that guy! 
Lisa Topol at Grey New York really lays it down for us the reasoning and inspiration behind this funny Family Guy/ Wheat Thins ad. The repetition of this ad is slightly annoying,  yes. But it’s understandable with the shenanigans of Stewie and Brian and their dynamic.

 Topology and team really took advantage  of Stewie’s constant emphasis of the H sound (which is a bit of an inside joke for those Family Guy fans) . And combined that with the dry humor of Brian and the Wheat Thins brand. 
Family Guy is at the top of its game. And now Wheat Thins is too. Like Lisa mentioned in the video, it turned Wheat Thins from a  bit of a “stale” brand into a fresh new thing. Munch on that guys! 

Watch the video here 

The Seven Deadly Sins of UX Design

 

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Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we don’t create UI and UX for “us”. We create for them . . . for the USER. Which is why it’s not called the “US” Experience.

 

  1. Sloth: Making it the user’s problem
  2. Envy: Copying the competition
  3. Lust: Obsessing over the visuals
  4. Greed: Tricking users into action
  5. Gluttony: Becoming a data pig
  6. Pride: The ‘we know best’ mentality
  7. Wrath: Disappointing after saleTake a look

    here.

Gotcha Catch ‘Em All

 The world is changing. The good,  the bad,  and the ugly. The design world as well as the ad world are both changing. Enter in Pokémon Go. This game is getting many people up and out and about. All in the name of Pokémon hunting and the fight for the title of true Pokémon master. But the true incredible-ness of it all,  is in the evolution of brands and their need to take full advantage of this latest craze. 

link here

The Demise of Flat? Or Maybe Not

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Above is the new Guinness logo. I learned about the new design through various channels, and came across it from my go to design inspire site, Creative Bloq. Many say it’s the end of flat,  minimalistic design.  Others have a different opinion. I think it does alright in this case for what it stands for,  the history behind it and the path it’s going down now. Those are all of things you have to remember when doing a redesign for a real old brand such as Guinness.

Personally,  I like minimalistic design. Too much junk in the trunk doesn’t do any good for anyone. It’s hard for some not to want to lay down many many elements in order to tell an engaging story. Sometimes it’s needed. Sometimes it’s not.  It all depends on the situation.  But the rule of minimal will always live on. Clean,  fresh,  timeless design.

Nothing is everything.