The Small Design Studio with Big (Green) Plans
Five Finds is the Weekend Column from Nascent – where we share our favorite finds of the week.
And just because we found them and want to share them this week doesn’t mean they were published this week. We want to expose older articles as well as new ones.
So, without further ado, check out our Five Finds of the week from May 6, 2012 – May 12, 2012.
-from Rory Sutherland on TED.com
The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.
-by Adam Swann on Forbes
All businesses, no matter what they make or sell, should recognize the power and financial value of good design.
(NSFW-ish, unless you’re an artist)
This is a great figure drawing reference site. They even have a random pose slideshow with a timer. This is great for gesture drawing practice, but if you leave it on default settings and random, I’ve found you get a very large number of male nudes. If you prefer to draw the female body or an even mix, you might have to adjust accordingly.
With so many things to know and techniques to learn it often becomes hard for designers and developers to keep up with their projects and manage their work. [...] One of the things that can accelerate and enhance your workflow are online generators.
A quick and easy to understand graphical guide to typography. It covers knowing the difference between typefaces, common styles, type anatomy and different layouts. Jolly good graphic!
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