These 3 Bicycles tileable wallpapers are 3 parts java, 6 parts bike geek and 2 parts Gorey. The artwork was hand drawn with ink and brush on paper, then scanned in. Oh, just make sure you choose the "tile" option in your desktop settings, they won't look as good stretched. :)
Get those creatve juices flowing! Fanzinepaper's photostream (mostly in Espa√±ol) provided inspiration for some design and illustration projects I've worked on recently. These are fun, edgy, and go beyond the current trends of traditional print design. Enjoy!
Whether it's in my notebook or DS Light, every project starts with a sketch. For me, sketching quickly reveals what will work visually and conceptually more than if I jumped right onto a computer. A by-product of sketching, it's nice to have a physical diary of projects that I have worked on over the years. It's a luxury to flip through quickly and see what the "ah-ha" moments were 2, 3 or 6 years ago.
What will come after Facebook? Four young fellows in NYC are starting Diaspora*, an open-source social network that will address privacy issues that have plagued Facebook. With attention from The New York Times and Inc. it will be interesting to see what happens from here. I'm always searching out alternatives to what is popular, good or bad, so I'll be following the Diaspora* Blog.
The William and Mary Law Review came to 3 Bicycles Creative because they wanted to streamline the way they published and archived volumes of the The William and Mary Law Review online. Their staff is mostly student based and is in flux year to year, so it was critical that the new system would have minimal learning curve.
Design through launch, 3BC built wmlawreview.org using Drupal CMS, along with custom programming to make the archiving process automatic. All articles within each volume are PDF's available for download as well. The sheer number of PDF's on the site also required some custom processes to be set in place. This was a super fun project thanks to everyone at William & Mary.
One of my favorite places to look for eclectic / one-off typefaces is the FontStruct Gallery. Beacause all of the typefaces are handmade, there is a huge range of style, refinement, quality, ect... Which is exaclty why it's so fun to look through the gallery.