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graphicporn:

"If you can design one thing, you can design everything"
Massimo Vignelli, 1931 - 2014
image via Pentagram

graphicporn:

"If you can design one thing, you can design everything"

Massimo Vignelli, 1931 - 2014

image via Pentagram

typeworship:

Making the invisible visible, with ink and type

After documenting its progress on Twitter for over a month, Laura Hudson’s inky typographic project reached its zenith this weekend. As part of her final degree project, Laura has created a time-lapse film of ink being absorbed into a lettered design to reveal a message about the invisible nature of mental illness.

As a sufferer of depression Laura wanted to highlight a cause she felt passionate and aligned her project with the Time to Change mental health campaign. “The idea is as the ink absorbs it’s physically making the fact visible, raising awareness.”

Inspired by Oscar Diaz’s Ink calendar, she contacted him to ask about paper typed used, but after a slightly cagey response she decided to test out different types of paper herself, finally settling on 300gsm scientific grade blotting paper.

Her lettered design was then laser cut into the paper and suspended in her studio. The ends of the paper structure rested in vials of cyan printer ink and the natural capillary action of the paper drew the pigment up the lettering. The process produced some lovely chromatic bleed effects (as shown).

Laura took time-lapse photos to record the process. In tests the ink moved 15cm in five minutes over a straight line but at the scale of the final design it slowed dramatically after six days, requiring only one photograph every 12 hours to measure its progress. Other challenges also cropped up on the way: “Unfortunately I’ll be pressing the camera shutter for my project. Time lapse is broken so now I’m babysitting!”

After a little ‘encouragement’ with warm water the ink was finally absorbed into the whole piece and the film was completed. Take a look here.

(via jeeyoungg)

truezodiacfact:

I work at a big chain bookstore. Someone at another store found this while tidying up the children’s department.

truezodiacfact:

I work at a big chain bookstore. Someone at another store found this while tidying up the children’s department.

(via flowerytrash)

designcloud:

The Big Bang Giveaway!.
You probably know what the Big Bang Bundle is, but in case you missed it, is a huge bundle of 26 Gigabytes of files containing templates of vectors, icons, illustrations, t-shirt illustrations, templates of lettering, fonts,photoshop actions, scripts, web kits, brushes, infographics, logos, and even tutorials. The files worth more than $14k, (yes the price of a car) and inky deals have a deal that last 5 days and you can get it for $49 / $79, thats a huge discount.
For that price is almost free (is a 99% discount), but in case you want it really really FREE, you can have a chance to win it, the only thing that you have to do is reblog this image, and that’s it (I’m not asking you a follow just a simple reblog), and I will randomly choose a winner this 31st of may.
Check in detail all the files that are included, also if you don’t trust in your luck you still have 5 days to buy it for $49: bit.ly/bigbangbundle

designcloud:

The Big Bang Giveaway!.

You probably know what the Big Bang Bundle is, but in case you missed it, is a huge bundle of 26 Gigabytes of files containing templates of vectors, icons, illustrations, t-shirt illustrations, templates of lettering, fonts,photoshop actions, scripts, web kits, brushes, infographics, logos, and even tutorials. The files worth more than $14k, (yes the price of a car) and inky deals have a deal that last 5 days and you can get it for $49 / $79, thats a huge discount.

For that price is almost free (is a 99% discount), but in case you want it really really FREE, you can have a chance to win it, the only thing that you have to do is reblog this image, and that’s it (I’m not asking you a follow just a simple reblog), and I will randomly choose a winner this 31st of may.

Check in detail all the files that are included, also if you don’t trust in your luck you still have 5 days to buy it for $49: bit.ly/bigbangbundle

Disclosure

—Help Me Lose My Mind (feat. London Grammar) [Ta-ku Bootleg]

impeccabletasteinmusic:

Disclosure | Help Me Lose My Mind (feat. London Grammar) [Ta-ku Bootleg]

pretty sure i need a shrink. 

disappear  

Anonymous asked: how come there are people like you? talented, special, successful at a very young age... and then there are people like me. nothing special. i don't even have a clue on what to do with my life. i'm... i'm so jealous of people like you.

furrylittlepeach:

I don’t know how to answer your initial question, but I can say this: Get rid of those thoughts this instant. Jealousy is a toxic emotion that brings nothing but self loathing because instead of using it to propel yourself forward, and seeing something that someone else has as something you can achieve and strive towards, people turn it into a barrier of hopelessness and defeat.

Nobody’s perfect, and I can assure you all the people you look up to and admire look up to people too. Nobody is everything they want themselves to be, if we were we’d have nothing to do and life would be pretty boring. See the things “lacking” in your life, as a challenge, as a minor obstacle, not a barrier or a never-ending staircase. 

I hate that I could make you feel like this, but I refuse to apologise for my achievements because I’ve worked hard for them, nor am I apologising for the things I am blessed with, because I don’t want to seem ungrateful. But, as I’ve always said, if you are reading this, on a computer, in a first world country, you’ve got it pretty swell. Some people don’t have water let alone a computer, wifi and substantial shelter.

So chin up, go figure out what you’re passionate about and get those wheels rolling because opportunity doesn’t seek you out if you’re just sitting around being envious of others, it finds you when you stand up and believe in yourself enough to make things happen. Good luck, I believe in you and think you’re wonderful.