For those not in the know, Bright Bright Great is a design, strategy, and technology agency based in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood (OK, if you want to get super technical, they’re in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood, but we won’t split hairs). Continue reading
Continuing on the TPAN rebrand/redesign project, I’ve fleshed out the mockup a bit more, since I was actually a bit ahead of the game last week. I’m including images that could potentially be used on the site. Not much else has changed. See more after the jump.
Being a design geek, I dig checking out the newest brand refreshes as they’re released. On the blog Brand New by the design firm Under Consideration, they present the latest brands, review them, and let the design community weigh in.
The real star here is the comments section. I know we’ve all trained ourselves not to read the comments (because, you know, you’d like to keep your blood pressure in check and not have a stroke), but the commenters here are usually on their game with comments that are either well thought out or a bit whimsical. It’s safe to read the comments. Really, it is.
We’ve all gone to sites like siteinspire.com, awwwards.com, and even behance.net to look for ideas and inspiration when planning a new site. Or perhaps we’re looking at new emerging trends in web design. And that’s all fine and good, but it does tend to create a bit of an echo chamber. When we’re only looking to other websites for inspiration, we’re only seeing what other designers are doing, and in turn, emulating those designs.
One of the most exciting developments on the web of the last several years is web fonts. No longer are you restricted to the same 13 or so webfonts distributed with both Microsoft Windows and Apple’s Mac OS X. A whole new world of web typography has opened up!