Urban Outfitters New Look; Censored

Looking for interesting things to share on here has made me realize something about my internet browsing. Maybe I’m lacking knowledge of interesting site’s or don’t know where to look, but the only visual and interactive sites I browse for news in design have been blogs. Even looking at publications site’s, you can’t find interesting information without a pop-up asking you for your credit card number. If anyone knows of a particular site of interest I’d love to know where to find it!

In this light… this is another interesting bit I’ve found via blog. A new look being pushed by Urban Outfitters features a play on the whole censor bar in the form of sunglasses. I thought it was interesting news in the world of fashion and thought I’d share. If you see someone wearing them, i told you first  =)

Fashion Photography

Sea of Shoes Blog is a website I visit very frequently. Sea of Shoes is the personal style blog of Jane Aldridge. Here she posts photos of her as a model, her work and her interests. This blog is very popular and has caught the eye of a number of people in the fashion industry, elevating her to a higher position in her own fashion feats. I enjoy looking at her photography and reading of her latest findings.

The picture above is an image of her latest project which is set to debut dolls with a new edge. “An exciting upcoming collaboration with Monster High! When I first blogged about the dolls I never dreamed I’d get the chance to work with them. I love the design of the dolls, from their fangs to their fluttery eyelashes all the way down to their clunky boots. Every doll has a ‘freaky flaw’ of it own–Frankie Stein”

Behance Network

Behance is a website dedicated to artistic networking with a concentration in portfolio project designs. It’s free to join and allows you to reach out to your e-mail contacts and twitter to source viewers. It also allows you to publish your work in a professional manner with easy steps on how to start, reporting the strength of your portfolio. I recently found this site and made an account of my own. It is difficult to start networking for me because I don’t know many ppl on the site, but I hope it catches eyes!

This is an example of a piece of work that caught my eye by a user named JKB Fletcher:

Above is a screen shot of my Behance profile view. I’ve been knowing of this site for quite some time now but never took the time to to setup my portfolio. This assignment inspired to me finally start and I’m happy I did. I hope to use this summer to make new pieces to add to it.

Mapping NYC

Although initially intimidating, this map provides a clear and specific synopsis of the subway system in New York City. Saving hundreds, probably thousands, of people time and effort to find subway connections; this map is a life saver. I wonder if there is a way to further simplify its layout. However, the colors bullets and typography serve to clearly address any directional question one may have pertaining to the subway.

Food Mobile

I think this logo is a simple and attractive way to get their point across. It’s friendly and colorful which I feel makes it eye-catching. I think there’s something to be said for logos that are able to incorporate literal aspects of their message into their design. An idea is expressed in a way that is apparent and doesn’t require too much thought to get the point across. I hope to be able to do that same with my designs.