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The visual identity package of the magazine can be seen here:


Gmund Color System book

Beautiful  – and there is more of it here:

A friend of mine from Second Life has compiled this flickr set – and it is an absolute gem of a collection which you can see right here:


Very cool project created by Section Design, UK for Wired Italy. More images here. Also check out the Flickr set to see how the whole project came together:

Very cool indeed…

I had actually checked out issuu a long time ago but had never really uploaded anything. Today, the hung-over aftermath of a somewhat raucous New Year’s Eve, seemed to be a good time to play around with something like this. I have uploaded a few things and particularly this one presentation from 2005 which I have always rather liked and which I have never posted anywhere (image above is the link).

Issuu seems to be great, except for a few things to pay attention to: Do not use solid dark backgrounds. Black does look good – nice and shiny, but dark grays give you the most god awful moire effect. Sometimes the conversion takes forever, and there is no rhyme or reason for it that I could make out, larger files may take less than smaller stuff. Another problem is that whatever format you may choose, you seem to end up with a flip book – or at least I did. Then again, I have not checked out all of the options yet. And finally, something assembled out of landscape formatted pages looks much better than portrait type pages stuck together since rather than go by the width/height of your original upload file, Issuu seems to fit things to the screen widthwise, so anything which is too high looks really huge and clumsy.

But, all in all, it is quite a cool place to publish stuff.

I put these together for our 3rd year project studio class since their current job is designing a calendar. Many more on behance for them to look at also of course…

Christopher Berry on The Guide to Gentlemanly Pursuits:

“In an attempt to honor the sections of old growth forest I’ve likely destroyed, The Guide to Gentlemanly Pursuits is an experiment I’ve undertaken for the summer. The rules are simple:

1) Collect all napkins and meeting notes.
2) Draw a moustache on every doodle.
3) Present the best of the week.”

See his full portfolio – an utter delight! – here:

Follow his blog here:

His gorgeous website can be viewed here:

i found this nice web application that saves you from unnecessary visual elements in web sites (banners most of the time) while reading the content. it is really useful for pages that contain too many extra feature – such as newspapers or some blogs. to try, just go to hurriyet (which has an enormous number of clutter around each page)  and compare the difference between reading the same text originally and in a clean (cleared) page. first, you set the look that suits you (your vision)  then add the readability icon on your bookmark bar. whenever you need to read something without any visual inconveniences, you click that bookmark and it does the job. nice.