Today I’m going to share about two sites that I visit often to help me stay fueled (I hope to continue this series for a couple weeks).
First, to know a little about me. I’m not a formally trained “artist” or “designer” (so forgive me if I don’t use the proper terms). I’m a self taught film maker that loves design (yes I have watched the movie Helvetica more than once for entertainment, haha) and art. I have a passion for seeing the Church and anyone that is interested, grabbing art and using it to change the world around them for the better.
Here is a little about two sites that I go to often:
Both sites are the brainchild of musician Scott Hansen (twitter.com/iso50).
iso50.com is his personal blogging site. You can find everything from music, graphic design, and all about Scott’s personal travels. The site gets updated about once a day which keeps things fresh. I really dig his throw back style on design and his love for typography (which I’m obsessed about) and all around “retroness”, I dig.
Designspiration.net is a site that Shelby White created that features great design work from all over the web (to see the making of the site go here: http://blog.iso50.com/22275/designspiration). I visit this site once a day at a minimun. The content is constantly being updated. What I love about this site is the curation of the content. The content is user generated via a simple bookmark plugin. Meaning that anyone who’s invited to be a member can help generate content. The navigation is super easy, just use the left and right arrow keys to navigate the pages. Once you are a member you can also save the images that inspire you with once click, super easy. The membership is by invite only, this keeps the quality of the work on the site high, which is great.
If you are interested in getting an invite to Designspiration.net. I would love to give you an invite!
Here is what you need to do:
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2. Leave a comment below with a link to your tweet.
3. Then await anxiously when we announce a winner in a week!
Create or Die – Chris Fenner