As I was stumbling around the web I came across The Photographic Dictionary. Taken directly from their About section, “The Photographic Dictionary is dedicated to defining words through the literal, figurative, and personal meanings found in each photograph.” So you’re presented with an alphabet, and in each alphabet are a list of words, and under each word is a photo and the definition of the word. A lot of the time I was surprised what the photo would be under each word, which is what makes the site so great. I definitely got lost in this site, and I’ll be checking in again in about a month to see what’s new.
I of course chose ‘Fox’ as my example photo, which was taken by Andrea Penisto, an Italian photographer.
Andy over at Reference Library posted these letter-shaped balloons on his Flickr and I thought there was something really amazing about them when you get to see them all together. It’s such an odd medium, and I’m sure the designer of these wasn’t thinking about creating an amazing font, which I think makes it better. Just kinda’ interesting.
Earlier today I came across Letters & Numbers, the portfolio site of Steve Rura, and was so excited by how creative his work is. Steve graduated from Cooper Union in 2002 and now does freelance design from Brooklyn, New York. His site is a breeze to go through, and it’s also kind of fun because you have to click on a project’s name in order to see it, otherwise there’s just a gray back there. He works in a ton of mediums, including package and graphic design, motion design, sound design… you name it and he has it on there.
My favorite of his projects are the cans and brand identity he did for Nestea, and the calender books he created. The Nestea campaign is absolutely stunning, with a ton of variation as well as making the brand something extremely hip. It’s too bad that Nestea didn’t take his advice, it’s this kind of direction they could really use.
The calender he created is made of blank moleskine books with bold photos on the fronts of each one. You have one for every month of the year, and you fill it as you go. I think this is such a great idea because you could totally keep these on your shelf forever! How cool would it be to look back 5 years ago and see all the stuff you were doing? It could potentially be bad, especially if you started dating someone new, but whatever.
Also be sure to check out the concept spots he did for a television channel that never came to be called The Rabbit Hole. Beautiful imagery and awesome sounds.