Chinese is a hard language to master so that is why Taiwanese artist Shao Lan
has developed ‘Chineasy
’, a method which allows non-chinese readers to learn the written language by understanding the basic letter-form and meaning in a visual manner. The Israeli master of simplistic illustrations that have a double meaning Noma Bar created the visuals to help you understand the Chinese characters.
Really well executed illustrations provoke an emotion and if you animate them you add an extra dimension to it all. The following illustrations have grabbed my attention and are definitely share worthy here. Commissioned by Paris based agency Uzful
, created by Portuguese studio Mother Volcano
and brought to life by AIM
Another year has just past and the music collection has been expanded. It's tradition to look back to what brought us joy and inspiration. Delicious music gets me in the right mood.
We are a few weeks into our yearly birthday celebration of Authentic Jobs
. I can't believe this is already the 8th time
we are doing this. Regular readers will know that we always celebrate this milestone by giving back. This year you can help us in surpassing the $100,000 mark
in our charity: water campaign. Excited and proud to be part of this wonderful board and campaign!
While I was creating this infographic for Grinta!
magazine, I was thinking why not turn this into a poster design for the 100th edition of the Tour of France. The idea of designing a poster on this subject had already been on my mind for a while, but this time I had a few concrete ideas & finally some time to actually create them…
Today I'll write a little bit about one of my favorite painters. It's a Belgian painter called René Magritte
(1898–1967), one of the most important Surrealists of the last century. If you are in the US you'll get the chance to see his work. I highly recommend a visit. More after the jump.
I treasure the moments that I feel truly inspired. They are more rare than common, and they give me a sense of pure joy and happiness. If you are passionate about your job like I am, and you love what you do too, than I think you'll recognize the emotions that I'm referring to. As some of you might know, for me music and inspiration go hand in hand. Music is often *the* trigger, because it can get me in the right mood. Delicious music for the ears works well together with its visual counterpart
, both are a catalyst to get me into the zone.
December 9 - 12, 2012
Leiden, The Netherlands
One of the conferences I've been really looking out for is Ready to Inspire
. This brand new conference about the craft of web design, type and code is coming in December, at 'De Stadsgehoorzaal
' theatre in the middle of historic Leiden, The Netherlands. There will be workshops, live music, meetups and parties. I'll be there and I hope to see and meet some of you there as well :)
People who follow me know that I like to take pictures when I'm out riding my bicycle. It's my way of showing how beautiful my little country really is. That's the reason why Instagram
is one of my favorite applications on my iPhone. Having all these lovely memories on your phone or computer is nice, but nothing beats having them on paper. That's where Mosaic