171114 MAD Searches—LSU

LSU. Line Sh!t Up.

Today's online lecture is about alignments, and how lining things up helps us figure out what portions of a design are (or at least should be) related to other elements on a layout. That means today's content search is all about finding things that line up.

Like this stuff by Ellen Pernille Posselt Lihn and Unnie Arendrup. The design is simple enough, making use of heavy rules to compartmentalize and display content.


What I love is that they carried this idea of compartmentalization out into how they display the work. It's fabulous. And it totally feeds my OCD need for perfect alignments. It makes me want to break out all of my tools and spend hours lining them up. I can almost feel the calm washing over me now.

170919 MAD Searches

Every once in awhile... Wait. Once per day, or more realistically once per hour, I find cool stuff that inspires me and feeds my creative writings and designs. Yeah, I could pin these on Pinterst. But sometimes it's better to share in a setting that doesn't suggest other things, like wedding invitation designs, or layouts for toddler bedrooms. 

Today, I found...

In searching for more information (to share here, but also in my class), I found Kommaa publication designed and produced by the faculty and students of the University of Applied Sciences, Mannheim. It's a great, edgy editorial design that doesn't lose its sense of organization or orientation. The juxtaposition of the deep red against the traditional white pages keeps the pacing interesting without feeling forced. And the use of hand-generated typography provides a great contrast to the consistently applied, almost relentless grid.