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inspirational and interesting design finds.

category: graphic


designconnected

05/04/12

architecturefurnituregraphicproduct

need some 3d models to complement your own product renderings? designconnected.com currently offers over 3000 models of designer furniture, lighting, and accessories. prices are mostly around $10-20, but they also have a growing list of free models.

designconnected

grid calculator

04/10/12

graphicuxweb

another useful grid generator. this time for illustrator and photoshop.

i like the option of specifying a ‘max width’, so that a grid is generated even if your chosen other widths don’t perfectly add up.

grid calculator

fonts in use

02/07/12

graphicweb

a catalog and examination of fonts used in projects across all media. great for both inspiration and education.

fonts-in-use

grid-based

02/04/12

graphicweb

a showcase of grid-based designs for print and web.

grid-based

nasa 1976

12/20/11

graphic

a great flickr set of the NASA identity guidelines from 1976.

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via timgeorgedesign

aiga design archives

10/17/11

graphic

i’m redoing my portfolio. maybe that explains the recent graphic design related posts …

for general inspiration, browse through the aiga design archives. more than 20,000 selections from aiga’s annual design competitions, plus special collections of major american design firms. dating back from 1924!

aiga-design-archives

more fun with pictograms

10/16/11

designer/studiographic

as a follow-up to the two previous posts on the noun project and the aiga/dot symbols, here’s a short video by iain anderson, using the aiga/dot symbols.

enjoy :-)

airport

the helvetica of pictograms

10/15/11

architecturegraphic

you’ve seen them used. and you too can use them, for free:

developed in the 70’s through a collaboration of the united states department of transportation (dot) and the american institute of graphic arts (aiga), these symbols are sometimes referred to as the dot pictograms or the aiga/dot symbols.

as work of the united states government, they are in the public domain, therefore can be used by anyone without any licensing issues.

download them at the aiga website in eps or gif format.

aiga-dot

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