Graphic & Web Design Archives

May 2010

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview the very talented Sophie Blackall. Her spontanous, expressive illustration style is what I particulary love so much, plus the fact that there is always an entire story behind every creation. Her blog illustrates stories about so called "Missed Connections" between random people, strangers reaching out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile, ... These are inspired from the Missed Connections on Craigslist. The fantasy and illustrative translation behind each one of them is just brilliant! Interview with Sophie Blackall
I was working on a logo in illustrator today and thought I'll post a little preview on Dribbble. Not much later a question popped up in the comments about something that I assumed as common knowledge. Surprised that some people didn't know about it. I thought if it is that helpful I'll turn it into a little Illustrator post…
In a few weeks there will be a conference I wish I could attend for a number of reasons. First, because one of my best friends lives there, and another is the fact that I already attended an event organized by Robert Eerhart of Whoooz! that was great. I am talking about ExpressionEngine / CodeIgniter Conference (EECI2010) that runs from the 31st of May until the 2nd of June in San Francisco… Why I am sorry I can’t go to EECI2010

Veerle’s blog 3.0

10 May 2010
My new site: It’s finally here! I lost count of the hours I spent creating this baby, but one thing is for sure: I’ve worked very hard, and I’m very proud that I can finally launch it. While I may write an in-depth article about my design process in a later article, I’ll share some of my thoughts about its initial design today...
This book, Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, is all about innovative and effective CSS techniques to improve the user’s experience using a transitional approach we call progressive enrichment. Dan’s book explores CSS3 techniques that work in today’s browsers. This book’s timing is just perfect, as I too believe that it is now time to start experimenting with it… Handcrafted CSS book review
Christian Schwartz released Neutraface way back in 2002. It is a beautiful, elegant sans serif typeface collection that reminds me a bit of art deco poster designs. Its pure linear geometry, together with the low waist in its original version, is what sets this typeface apart. According to Schwartz, Neutraface was an ambitious project; his goal was to design the most typographically complete geometric sans serif family. The type appeals to me on many levels and I thought it would be a perfect fit with the style that I had in mind for this blog...
Who’s in for a trip to a gorgeous illustration wonderland? Boy, do I have a treat for you in this interview. Meet Oksana Grivina from Russia…