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Monday Report | 06·13·11

Simon & Co., Spine Out, Always with Honor, Chinese “Home of the Future”, Web Planning Guide, Cheers, Dad

1. Simon & Co.
Our latest CV3 shop design is now live.  We had a great time partnering with CV3 and working with Jennifer and her team at S&Co.  Be sure to check out the design and grab some Father’s Day goods while your there.

»  Check it out

2. Spine Out

John Gall, the art director for Vintage and Anchor books has some very impressive work from his book cover design class. The designs are from third and fourth year students and projects include:

  • Design a series of classics for a contemporary audience.
  • Design a cover for a How To book.
  • Design a cover for the novel Lake Overturn.
  • Design a cover for a book that is in desperate need of a new cover.

»  Read On

3. Always with Honor

The great talent at Always with Honor has given us a site update.  Check out the very simple showcase of their recent work, and try not to be hypnotized by the rotating planet.

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4. Chinese “Home of the Future”
Stunning images from the soon to be built, “Home of the Future.”  This Chinese building will be built on top of a mall.

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5. Web Planning Guide

So many websites are the product of one problem: failure to plan. Smashing Magazine presents this guide in order to help clients, other designers, businesses and organizations plan and realize successful websites.

This guide is written in relatively non-technical language and provides a broad overview of the process of developing a website, from the initial needs assessment through the launch, maintenance and follow-up.

»  Read On (Free.99)

6. Cheers, Dad

To celebrate Father’s Day, EveryGuyed and Moxy Creative House have teamed up once again to deliver the second installment of the ‘Cheers!’. This time we had creative director Glenn Michael raise a glass – and his brush – to 8 iconic animated dads, re-envisioning them as beer cans.

When you were a kid, Father’s Day was a pretty boring affair. Now you’re of age, and all of a sudden you have the chance to do something with your dad that he’ll actually enjoy: share a cold one together.
Whether you’re slaking your thirst with Popeye, or drowning your sorrows with Homer Simpson, these designs are a more mature look at the cartoons you grew up with. Cheers.

»  Buy Prints ($37)

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.