Even if you’re not a graphic designer you’re familiar with Saul Bass’s work– if not from his logos than from his amazing movie title sequences. He was one of the most iconic (and happens to be one of my all-time favorite) graphic designers of the 20th century. In honor of his 93rd birthday Google put together this really great little animation. [via designboom]
I don’t know if JetBlue ever ended up (or will end up) using these posters (designed by Lab Partners for an advertising pitch), but they seem to always be a notch above most other airlines with a lot of things (leg room, personal TVs, visually appealing and easy-to-navigate website [at least by airline standards]), so it wouldn’t surprise me if they did. I haven’t seen them around any subway stations, but I sure hope I do.
Kern Type is a fun little game to test your kerning skills (one of the most important life skills). Apprehensive to play at first, as I was afraid a low score would prove that I’m a bad designer, I ended up getting an 84 out of 100. Not sure how that compares to other designers, but I’ll take it.
Storm devastation aside– what a great photo and atypically simplistic cover design.