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Monday Report | 05·16·11

Meet Mr Porter, UI Sketcher iPad App, Olly Moss Art Show


Meet Mr Porter
Mr Porter
is a style and shopping resource for men online.  I have love the simplicity and minimalism of the site since it has launched, mostly because they make great use of a beautiful handwriting font, custom designed by Underware. Anyway, now that you are up to speed, I want to share the commercial they made: Friends of Mr Porter:

UI Sketcher iPad App
Based on the “sketchboarding” technique introduced by Adaptive Path, this app from Box UK makes it easy for pros or amateurs to design better interfaces fast.

Get it Now (3.99) |  Check it Out

Olly Moss Art Show
Threadless artist Olly Moss creates incredible paper-cut silhouettes of his favorite pop culture characters, from Mary Poppins to Darth Vader. They’re currently on display in an exhibition at Gallery 1988 in Melrose and will run through May 20th. Check out folks’ reactions at the opening night event.

Matteson Creative
Graphic exchanged has posted amazing pictures of Mattson Creative studio (more here) and it is definitely one of the coolest work-spaces I have ever seen. I love the designer’s desk, with the structure cutting through. (via Graphic Exchange)




Mad Brew Productions
I am loving Adam Hill’s designs for Mad Brew Productions. This whimsical brand identity was created for a live music event company. The aesthetic was inspired by the concept of a traveling Victorian sales man.





Dapper Burboun
A good friend of mine, and SCAD student, Amy Dick, created this dapper label for a bourbon company. And as you can imagine, Paragon loves burbon, so be sure to check it out on the DieLine.“Dapper is a small batch bourbon company that combines vintage with modern. It is for the contemporary gentleman. The whiskey should not only be suited for a gentleman but the packaging should also accessorize the modern gentleman. The name Dapper was influenced by the slang word used in 1920’s.”

I can happily say my contribution to the design was the font, which is Phaeton if anybody is asking. Great work, Amy!

Useful Photoshop Techniques

Productivity is a crucial asset of professional designers. Photoshop is an extremely powerful application for photo processing and image manipulation, and we can make it even more powerful by using handy tools, actions, plugins and templates to save time for solving mundane regular tasks. The better our professional tool set is, the more time we can spend to focus on the actual design process rather than the tool we are using to implement it on screen.

Check it out here (Smashing Magazine)

James Donaldson

While he swears he won’t design for internet explorer and is unable to breathe without his iphone, James is generally an easy-going guy who can be convinced to do almost anything if there’ll be food involved.