How to Survive Your Start-up's First Year The bottom line about a startup's first year is that it's very scary. There are two aspects of fear that will trail you the whole year. The first is fear of failure. 40+ Vintage Posters to Inspire Your Next Designs Color Palette Lately I’ve been looking at vintage and contemporary posters, illustrations and advertisements for inspiration, in particular at the bold, complementary color palettes used during that period. I even based my new blog, www.behoff.com’s, color palette and typography from a few vintage posters I came across. The complimentary colors palettes, hand drawn typography, one-dimensional graphics, and the beautiful illustrations are quite intriguing to draw inspiration from so I’d thought I’d share a few that I’ve collected in recent months. Below are 40+ vintage (or vintage-inspired) prints, illustrations and advertisements for your color and design inspiration:
20 of the Best Resources to Get Your Startup Off the Ground This series is supported by Grasshopper, the Virtual Phone System designed for entrepreneurs. Learn more about Grasshopper at Grasshopper.com. Let's face it: as an entrepreneur, the odds are stacked against you. Create a Moleskine PDA: The Student GTD Hack A couple weeks back I stumbled upon what seems like a small culture of people who have backed away from the “pure paperless ideology.” They are using small notebooks (Moleskines) to manage the tasks and projects in their lives. I’ve researched a bunch of various methods and learned a little about the “Getting Things Done (GTD)” method so that I could come up with a hack of my own and one that would work well for the life of a student doing research.
How to design if you suck at design In Western culture, the “copy” has a negative connotation, it is seen as something lesser than an original which it can never surpass. Japanese culture, however, actually accepts and appreciates reproductions when they improve on or adapt their original. Japan is extremely protective with its culture and carefully chooses from among outside ideas only those that are worthy of adopting and adapting.
Moleskine Memo Pocket (Accordion File Folder) (3.5 x 5.5) Canadian Duties & Taxes are the customer's responsibility. We're glad to be able to ship your favorite Moleskine products to Canada! We're sure you know the drill, but we want to make sure you are aware that Canadian customs duties and taxes for shipments to Canada are your responsibility. 25 beautiful gig posters I remember coming out of gigs when I was a teenager, quickly scanning the streets frantically for gig signage or posters that were rarely left behind by the vultures that had left before the encore. They were prized souvenirs from the show you had just seen and if you were lucky enough to find one then it would go straight up on the littered wall at home (if you could find a space for it.) These posters were one of my first inspirations into Graphic Design and Illustration. Works of art created by design houses, illustration agencies and sometimes by students or young designers or illustrators just looking to get their work out there, furiously clambering over each other to get the job, to sit in the ‘cool class’ of design and illustration.
The Characteristics of a Good Logo Design Anyone can make a logo, but making a truly good logo design is something that takes more than just a PC or mac with the required software. There are many guidelines you should have a look at before deciding which logo design you choose in the end. Remember that your logo will be part of your brand and for that reason it needs to be taken seriously. If you’re a designer you would want to look out for these tips.
Hipster PDA From 43FoldersWiki (Redirected from Hipster Mini) Hipster Stage 1 Hipster Stage 2 Hipster Stage 3  Description Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use This is all kinds of cool, and everything your mother told you not to do. Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist from Washington D.C., not just any artist though. Saunders prefers to take a more unconventional approach to his artwork. Arguably his most interesting project, entitled DRUGS is described as follows:
25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid Our body language exhibits far more information about how we feel than it is possible to articulate verbally. All of the physical gestures we make are subconsciously interpreted by others. This can work for or against us depending on the kind of body language we use. Some gestures project a very positive message, while others do nothing but set a negative tone. Most people are totally oblivious to their own body language, so the discipline of controlling these gestures can be quite challenging. Most of them are reflexive in nature, automatically matching up to what our minds are thinking at any given moment.