Very nice business card for web designer, Chris Colhoune.
Image Credit: Kirby Yau / Jack in the Box
I was watching TV last night and saw a Jack in the Box commercial that was sporting a brand new logo. Apparently they’re going through a complete rebranding, that will include redoing the look and feel of the restaurants. If you can’t quite remember what the old logo looked like, here’s a side-by-side.
I’m not sure how I feel about the new logo. I kind of like it, but it just doesn’t feel like Jack in the Box to me… it’s a little too slick. As much as I like Jack in the Box, I do tend to think of them as a late-night grease pit… a place to get a fried-egg sandwich at 2:00am with the winos, and teen club-goers. I suppose that’s the image they’re trying to shed.
Need some design inspiration for your next business card? The Card Observer is a new website that showcases business card design.
It doesn’t have a huge number of cards yet, but they do have some really nice ones. And, you can submit yours (or one you’ve designed) to the gallery.
via The Graphic Mac
If you’re a web designer who still likes to do your initial sketches using good old fashioned paper and pencil, this ingenious little web stencil kit may be exactly what you need.
Originally sent out as a limited-edition promotional item by Design Commission, their web stencil was so popular they’re doing another run that will go on sale in January, 2009.
The kit will include:
See their blog post for more information.
via Swiss Miss
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.
I couldn’t agree more.
It seems pretty simple, right? It’s along the same lines as, “form follows function”. But regardless of whether it’s a website, brochure, poster, or whatever, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked… Can’t you just design it, and I’ll give you the content later? My answer is always the same… yes, but it won’t be as good.
For 2009 Anne Marie and I decided to dress up our kitchen with a little classic design… or should I say, a BIG classic design. It’s the Stendig 2009 Wall Calendar, available from Crate & Barrel.
This 4’x3′ calendar is based on a 1966 design by Massimo Vignelli, which is on permanent display in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. It alternates every other month from black text on white to white text on black. It really is beautiful.