Good Wednesday everyone, I hope you’re all having a good one. I’m really excited about today’s wallpaper, in fact, I only got it yesterday and I’m already posting it, that’s how excited I am. This week’s artist is the insanely talented and creative Thomas Allen. You may not know him by name, but if I told you he was that guy that makes really neat images out of cut-out book covers, then would you know him? I’ve been in love with his work for a while now, I’m enamored with the fact that he makes such great art with such simple materials.
His desktop is called ‘Infectious’, and features a man with his hand wrapped and slightly bloodied, looking quite concerned about the southern belle standing over his shoulder. It’s a great image that makes an equally great desktop wallpaper. Also, if you’re on a Mac, you may want to throw it into Preview, flip it horizontally and save it, that way your icons aren’t over there image.
Odell Brewing, a craft brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado that was started in 1989, is having a competition right now on Twitter for people to decide the tap design for their next beer, Blackbird. It just so happens that my friends over at Tenfold Collective have decided to join the competition, creating a tap design that is absolutely gorgeous. Despite the fact that I e-know them, their design is hands down the best. I love the subtle use of orange and the way the word ‘tweet’ pushes into the frame, subtly referencing Twitter. I also suggest you check out the other designs, and you’ll clearly see how amazing of a job they did.
But in order for them to win, they need votes. Under the cut I’ve placed a poll where you can vote for them, they’re letter J. I also want to mention that they in no way have asked me to do this, I simply believe in supporting nice, creative people, and I hope you will to.
David Löhr is a Berlin based designer who has quite an eye for art and futurism. I came across some of his work on FFFFOUND yesterday and my inner nerd began to scream with glee. A lot of his work is very robot-centric, with lots of clean smooth shapes and minimal palettes. The images above were created for Generation Digitalé, and features some classic sculptures morphed with some crazy looking robot wire stuff. Lots of stuff to drool over.
I’ve been enjoying more random and chaotic seeming images lately, one of my recent favorites is the work of Mint Condition, aka Travis Stearns. I posted about Hannah, a font he created, back in January, but I didn’t realize it until now. Going through all of his work, especially everything on his Flickr, I feel really inspired and want to try my hand at doing something like he does.
He seems to have this really great grasp on making order out of chaos. There’s a lot going on in his work, but it all seems to balance and feel really natural. Really good stuff.
Continuing the theme of restaurant logo design, I had to post about Louise Fili. Lousie’s work is amazing, ranging from packaging design to logos and branding, always done impeccably and quite creatively. I knew her from the redesign she did for Good Housekeeping, making the aged symbol of quality into something timeless.
The images above are from the redesign she did for Bedford Post, a café, restaurant and inn located in Bedford, New York. The main logo is the postage stamp above, which features a portrait of the owners grandfather. I love the sense of age this brings to the place, and makes it feel like it’s been around for hundreds of years. If you’d like to read more about her design for Bedford Post, click here.