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News | Jan 2012

Mini world / LP

A sneak preview of the staging area for the Little People concept / project I will be working on for the next 2 weeks. Played w/ some props and done a couple preliminary shoot for proportion, details, lighting etc. via iPhone before shooting w/ my Fuji x10.

I’ve written / storyboarded about 18 potential vignettes so far. Psyched about materializing my miniature world.

Stay foolish – stay inspired!

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Inspire yourself

While I am away working on a project for the next 2 weeks, follow my Pinterest for inspiring eye candy visuals across 7 boards. You can pick to follow any one or all:

Designy -> Outstanding concepts / eye candy designs.

Cool stuff -> Stuff found. Merch / toys / accessories.

Furniforma -> SOHO / Home / Office.

Pretty pictures -> Shot w/ iPhone – or not.

Typographika -> <3 typography – examples 2 study.

‘C’ -> Part of an on-going concept research.

Analog or not -> I read / see / hear.

Colour Envelope #10

The Colour Envelope #10 by Studio Laucke Siebein

Superb bookmanship mastering editorial design / layout and packaging. Full of colours of course since the client is Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings. Eye candy project.

Who wouldn’t dream of such an assignment?

Sublime words

Don’t work. Be hated. Love someone by Adrian Tan.

He was the guest-of-honour at a recent NTU convocation ceremony. This was his speech to the graduating class of 2008.

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Oh that title is provocative! More than that in fact. Read it. It’s a MUST. Really I insist. It deeply affected me. It still resonates today. A few times in a lifetime you’re offered a jewel of rare intelligence, of insights of that kind. Rare. Very.

Consider your options. You find the title too (insert thought here).. or not enough (insert another thought here)..

Pass reading.. Missing. Big time.

This is a lifechanger.

RGDT / book

Regular Graphic Design Today. Editors: R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, A. Mollard

My notes on key statements excerpted from the foreword:

Nowadays designers like to combine three different stylistic tools – for ex photography – typography – patterns (illo) – to create complex works.

Create a very personal impression on observers / visitors.

Underlying? The need to ‘humanize’ the result. Although you can’t see me – there is still a real person behind this piece.

Economic hardships lead to creating greater value = reducing superficiality.

‘Authorship’ means that designers are increasingly creating all components of their designs (images, fonts) themselves. This happens to such an extent that posters, small portfolios and magazines are being produced and published entirely by the designers themselves. Distributed via Internet / mail.

Develop your own design profile / target a signature collection / your own trademark approach. For years I have spoken about the ‘Online the Brand is You’ principle. Treating yourself as a product (not in a dehumanizing sense / but w/ literal objectivity) to achieve expressing uniqueness of talent = your signature.

Sometimes clients w/ approach bc of personal work.

Behance / PRW

Behance Portfolio Review WEEK

I was invited to review portfolios as a ‘senior’.. no pun intended.. Love extending the wings of creatives. Get movin’ Montreal.. time to show-up.

Upcoming: May 17 @ 18h30

Less and more

Less and More: Dieter Rams exhibit project at the Design Museum by Bibliothèque.

A retrospective exhibition dedicated to Dieter Rams, one of the 20th century’s most influential industrial designers. As head of design at Braun, the German consumer electronics manufacturer, Rams defined an elegant and rigorous visual language for its products.

The exhibition featured 244 objects, spanning six decades of his life and work.

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Father of the ‘Less is more’ principle – this exhibit / installation project is one that I wish I could have seen. He was a master at beautiful in simplicity that is timeless.

When you look at these today – you can’t miss being impressed by this creative giant who is making quite a comeback in the design circles in the past couple of years.

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International designers Network is a publication for creative people on a mission to amplify and unify the design community.

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YWFT

YouWorkForThem — Good design needs good fonts! YWFT is privately owned and run by designers, and not subject to shareholders or bottom line.

Rocking it since 2001.

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Uniqlo

Uniqlo LifeWear. Clothes for a better life. Every day. You feel it instantly. So confortable - so right - so you.

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Alt Summit

Alt Summit.

Design bloggers, lifestyle writers, and creative entrepreneurs in-person event to facilitate growth and innovation.

Upcoming: Jan 31 - Feb 3 2017

 

/ Highlights

Design compilations +

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They LUV design! #11

The power of communication design is as varied in style as in media to show it. Follows an inspiring list of recent finds.

Previously: #10 - #9 - #8 - #7 - #6 - #5 - #4 - #3 - #2 - #1

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They LUV drawing! #3

Illustration is probably the largest creative area to express (mostly without words) a message. Application media are endless.

Previously: #1 - #2

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A type of Show #4 – I love typography - these projects caught my eye.

Previously: #3 - #2 - #1

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Moodboards #1 – Branding collaterals staged and served with conceptual brilliance.

 

About us?

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Quick tips on how to build a strong portfolio + do efficient self-promotion.

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A little (www) Story. In 1995, JF and I started a little company – Netdiver.

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Carole Guevin eye candy editor /curator / artist / creative activist / geek / songwriter showcases the design digital culture.

No hype just beautiful

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Netdiver Best of the Year

Best Of The Year (BOTY)

Netdiver Best of the Year is the yearly release of featured projects / talents who made a lasting impression.

/ 2015 edition

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Design inspiration x 30

Netdiver long-standing visual trademark: the 200 x 115 galleries. Loads of eye candy - hit a link -> read review.

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/ Illustration

Vast array of drawing styles
385 reviews

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/ Imaginative

Conceptual designs standing out
341 reviews

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/ Industrial

Product / packaging design / spaces +
311 reviews

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/ Motion

Brilliant storyboards / motion / vfx
275 reviews

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/ Photography

Some of the sharpest eyes shooting
199 reviews

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/ Portfolios

New wave of design / interactive / mobile stars
539 reviews

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/ Powagirrrls

Women who rock the design scene with more than pink design
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Netdiver Vintage edition

What was new in design worldwide — sort of a very unofficial record of web history as captured from {1998 - 2003}.

Over 2.3k+ projects.

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Special Feature issues

SFi is a self-curation experiment coupled with a minimalist interview by people in the design industry I admire.

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RePrint

RePrint

Downloadable calendar to print onto the reverse of your misprints to get a second use.

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