Food for thought‘[...] do not think that good design can make a poor product good, whether the product be a machine, a building, a promotional brochure or a business man. But [...] good design can materially help make a good product reach its full potential. In short, [...] good design is good business.’
Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO

Sketchnotes by Mike Rohde

August 12, 2009, 4:45 PM

Take a look at this:
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Looks nice, right? Well, it’s a “sketchnote”, a quick drawing while Mike Rohde opend up his iPhone 3GS package (more photos on his flickr). Sketchnotes seem to be more efficient (not to mention, a lot more pleasing to the eye) than regular notes. Associations Now Magazine decided to let Mike design his interview on the subject, titled “Are you a visual thinker?”. You can view Mike’s design process here. Here are some images for apetizers—can’t help but admire his hand-drawn type:

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Later edit:
Mike’s posted the PDF of the entire article, thanks to many requests. Get it from here.

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Digital painting—just as alive

March 21, 2009, 11:33 PM

Seung Ho Henrik Holmberg — just one swedish guy goes under all these names :) — has some beautiful concept art and matte paintings (photography too, if you browse through his website). He manages to play with light easily, creating moods in most of his work, inspiring the viewer with different feelings or sensations regarding his depicted worlds. I especially love falling into his “countryside” painting — you can get a larger version for your desktop here.

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Keep spinning—Yehrin Tong

March 18, 2009, 2:32 PM

Eye-spinning illustrations and typography from Yehrin Tong.
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Tiny encounters—Dmitry Maksimov

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Dmitry Maksimov creates wonderful stories by melding delicate illustration characters into tilt-shift-like photography. My favourite is this one, which reminds me of Exupery’s Little Prince and of Spirited Away’s Faceless. You can see more of his work on his website — much more, if you have the patience.

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