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12 magically meticulous design style guides

12 magically meticulous design style guides
This is heading directly into geek territory. But we are self-confessed geeks, particularly when it comes to logo design, typography and pictograms. And that leads us to the meticulously regulated world of brand style manuals... A style manual, or style guide, is a set of standards for the design of documents, signage, and any other form of other brand identifier. The reason for their existence is to ensure complete uniformity in style and formatting wherever the brand is used to ensure no dilution of that brand. We love the obsessive nature of these, and so here we've gathered 12 of the best to inspire you when you create your own brand style guides... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Graphics Standards Manual was created by Danne & Blackburn in 1974 when NASA changed from its original crest-based logo to the 'worm' logotype that we are now familar with. The manual has recently been revived thanks to a Kickstarter campaign to fund its reissue. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. Related:  Graphisme

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50 Meticulous Style Guides Every Startup Should See Before Launching All good brands have a great style guide. Creating a simple booklet that catalogues the specific colors, type, logos, imagery, patterns, taglines, etc. of a brand makes sure the brand machine runs smoothly. To prove why you shouldn’t let your style guide go by the wayside, we’re going to take a look at 50 stunning and detailed examples of style guides that are sure to encourage you to begin compiling your own. And when you’re ready to put that style guide to work, trial it the fun way, by designing a branded social media graphic in Canva (click here). 01. Foursquare Check out this brand manual for Foursquare that gives detailed rundowns for the rules and guides to each of the design elements a brand needs to be consistent. What better way for a designer to prove how detail-oriented they are than by compiling a detail-dense style guide for their own personal branding. 03. A brand manual is a really great chance for a brand’s design team to explain the specific choices made for a brand. 04.

$300 Underground Greenhouse Grows Produce Year-Round, Even in Severe Climates With staggering food prices and shortages looming, there’s no better time to grow your own produce. Sadly, most greenhouses are expensive to build and impractical to heat during cold, wintery conditions. Thankfully, a solution is found with the Walipini. Developed for South American mountainous regions over twenty years ago, it allows edibles to be grown year-round – even in the most inhospitable weather. Unlimited growing season Known as a pit or underground greenhouse, the Walipini utilizes the advantages of passive solar heating along with earth sheltering properties. “The Walipini, in simplest terms, is a rectangular hole in the ground 6′ to 8′ deep covered by plastic sheeting. The Institute continues with an explanation of how the earth acts like a battery, storing heat during the day while releasing it during cooler nighttime temperatures: The estimated building cost (using volunteer labor) for a 20 x 74 foot Walipini in La Paz, Peru is between $250 – $300. About the Author

Calatrava Chess Set by Thomas Perrone at Calatrava Chess Set by Thomas Perrone A tribute to Santiago Calatrava. Views: Favorites: Comments: Published: Apr 02, 2013 Share H Favorite qView Full Size Calatrava Chess Set - Modeled in Rhino, Rendered in HyperShot Rhino Modeling Full scale 3D printed prototype. The First print. Printing in Progress. Chessboard Base- Reggio Emilia Station, Italy Chessboard pieces Pawn- Tenerife Concert Hall, Spain Knight- Montjuic Communication Tower, Barcelona Bishop- 80 South Street, New York Rook- Valencia Opera House, Spain Queen- Fordham Spire, Chicago King- Turning Torso, Sweden Bishop- 80 South Street, New YorkQueen- Fordham Spire, Chicago Knight- Montjuic Communication Tower, BarcelonaRook- Valencia Opera House, Spain Four quarters of the base Chessboard assembly Chessboard complete Chessboard base assembly Chessboard base complete Chessboard meets base Favorited by 1 person Next Previous More Projects From Thomas Perrone Resume 1 Undergraduate Portfolio 37 Graduate Project 47 Model Making 28 Car Audio 14

The new Adobe CS6 branding CS6 has just shipped & just like we did in 2010 we'll take a closer look at the design goals of this Creative Suite release. An inside look at how it is to do design work for a big company like Adobe. Each Creative Suite release starts with a list of technical requirements and design goals. Our host is Shawn Cheris, he will guide us through the process just as he did with the CS5 branding. Goals & Requirements Below you'll find what Adobe wanted to accomplish from an experience standpoint: Expressive. Shawn Cheris explains further: Our work is functional and must be optimized for the contexts in which it will be consumed. Legible. Start With Color Below I'll let Shawn Cheris take us through the process of the creation of the new Creative Suite release. Whenever we start thinking about a new Creative Suite release, we like to start with the colors—and by extension—the icons. In terms of value and saturation, prior vintages varied quite a bit. We finally landed on the forms you see below.

List of Emoticons for Facebook - Facebook Symbols and Chat Emoticons Here is the complete list of all emoji emoticons and new stickers for Facebook. As you can see, we have loads of unique emoticons to choose from. You’ll find an incredible selection of familiar smiley faces along with a huge number of new and popular emoticons. Now you can easily express yourself to your friends when you are happy, sad, in love, or experiencing just about any other emotion while decorating your Facebook statuses, comments and chat messages using our emoticons list. Below is the best emoji list and it's super easy to use. You will find all latest emojis with all skin color variations too. With 'Search' option you can find emojis very quickly, type into search field and have them instantly! Emojis that you can type in on Facebook Here are all Facebook emoticon codes which you can type in with standard symbols o.O :v (y) :poop: See old emoji table Facebook Emoji Our emoticon list contains standard emoticons + all new Facebook Emoji! Emoji meanings Are there more emoticons? New Smileys

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