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Idea execution audit 2011

Sean

I just came across this info-graphic by the 99 percent, as I was poking around for some inspiration for a current project. 99% took a poll to ask questions like “How do creative projects really get pushed forward? What tools are you using to manage your time and energy? And: Are the ways we live and work as creative professionals undergoing major changes?” I probably shouldn’t be writing a post right now, as my brain is fried, but I found it interesting to see how I compare with the 99% community.

I also found interesting that 53% of designers rework their original ideas at least 5 times. For me, it varies; I might rework an idea for a client at around 3 times but when I design for myself I usually get bored or think I can do better, which ends up becoming a never-ending process.

You can download the pdf of the info-graphic here.

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New Six Point Cans

Sean

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Six Point Craft Ales are releasing new cans for their 6th anniversary. Time Out New York has a sneak peak of the cans during production, and a good interview with Shane Whelch of Six Point. I love their beer and enjoy a Sweet Action from time to time. Although I think beer in a can is sacrilegious, I think these cans look pretty sweet.

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DKNG

Sean

I originally was just going to post the poster for Edgar Wrights three films (Scott Pilgrim, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) but when I found out who created the poster I decided to show more. I actually had a hard time picking my favorites. The work is done by DKNG Studios, who are Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman. Beautiful illustrations and lovely type work.

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Steffen K showreel

Sean

Motion graphics is something is on my list of things to learn for 2011, specifically animating type. Steffen Knoesgaard who now resides in Copenahegen has pretty rad showreel.

spotted at forgotten hopes

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Fruit Invaders

Sean

Take a look at this concept for a line of juices, with a look right out the iconic video game Space Invaders. I love the idea, done by newmoment; if only they put that much thinking into their website.

spotted at the dieline

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Chromatic Guide to Gear Ratios

Sean

I like this functional poster of bicycle gear ratios by California based designer Ven Gist. The poster will be available for purchase mid-January for $14.

spotted at prollyisnotprobably