Twofish Baking Company Package Design

Beautiful package design for this gourmet granola from Twofish Baking Company (as featured on TheDieline).

Chartwell Font - Automatic Graph Creation

Create your graphs right in InDesign with Chartwell, an OpenType infographic font that converts your data into simple pie graphs, bar graphs and line graphs using ligatures. It's all live text so it's completely editable. Neat!

Minus is My New Plus

I've been looking around for a while for a decent free online file sharing service. I recently got introduced to and I love it! Simple and clean interface, tons of space (up to 10 GB free), easy to specify public or private files.

Camp Mighty

Vintage style super hero design from Camp Mighty.

Don't Fear the Internet

Don't Fear the Internet: Basic HTML and CSS for Non-Web Designers has some good introductory web skills videos geared towards print designers and non-web savvy artists and photographers. By Jessica Hische (from Daily Drop Cap and other projects) and Russ Maschmeyer.

Design*Sponge Book Cover Evolution

Design*Sponge has an interesting post on the evolution of the Design*Sponge book cover through 30+ cover drafts. I like some of the other covers a bit more than the final cover (the bright red one) but it's interesting to see all the different visual directions explored.

Importing InDesign Workspaces and Keyboard Shortcuts from Version to Version

I'm finally setting up InDesign CS 5.5. With some testing and research I've discovered the secret place where InDesign stores your customized workspace and keyboard shortcut files. So now I can easily copy and paste the shortcut or workspace files from InDesign CS 5 to CS 5.5 and be up and working in CS 5.5 in no time.

The location: Users > "Your Name" > Library > Preferences > Adobe InDesign > Version 7.0 (choose your version — 7.0 is equivalent to CS5) > en_US > InDesign Shortcut Sets or Workspaces.

Dana Tanamachi - Chalk Artist

I never thought of something as simple as white chalk on a blackboard as being impressive and artistic but Dana Tanamachi makes it so.

Google Art Project

Google Art Project: It's Google street view for museums! Virtually walk through museums and explore selected artworks at high resolution.

The list of currently participating museums is impressive:

  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin - Germany
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC - USA
  • The Frick Collection, NYC - USA
  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin - Germany
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC - USA
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC - USA
  • Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid - Spain
  • Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid - Spain
  • Museum Kampa, Prague - Czech Republic
  • National Gallery, London - UK
  • Palace of Versailles - France
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
  • The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - Russia
  • State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow - Russia
  • Tate Britain, London - UK
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence - Italy
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands


I love the title font on this book cover. A very elegant and simple design - understated in a Scandinavian way...