This year, I handed our annual 2014 Linear Calendar redesign project over to Adam for the first time — and I’m very pleased (and slightly jealous) to admit that I think his redesign is the best linear calendar yet.
I love the overall aesthetic of the circle/dot theme visually at a distance, but I also think the functionality is improved with the separation between individual days and the bold difference between weeks and weekends.
They’re currently being hand-pressed on a giant antique letterpress in either black ink on thick white flecked stock as well as a bold turquoise ink on green.
Adobe just posted the video of The Made Shop’s recent talk that I did with Nathan and Kim and Adam. There’s no live camera so you can’t see our pretty faces, but the full presentation is there, complete with questions and answers.
If you’ve got an hour or so to kill and want to see a bit behind the scenes into our design process, check it out.
I’d assume the majority of you who follow my tumblr are most familiar with my film music, but I also do a lot of design and conceptual work with my family at The Made Shop. This year we’ll be speaking at the upcoming Adobe MAX creativity conference in Los Angeles about our approach to physical design (much of which overlaps with the way I approach making music for movies).
The Made Shop is speaking at this year’s Adobe Max conference in L.A.
Our talk is called “Handmade Digital” and we’ll be talking about a number of recent projects we’ve done using large-scale physical construction of graphic and typographic elements. Should be an interesting conversation. If you’re attending the conference or know anyone who is we’d love to have you!
(or: a conversation I have with myself every time I fly for the entire flight)
Okay, so let’s make it a simple wordmark, but stacked on itself. Okay, cool — so we should probably do it all uppercase if we’re stacking it with some white space between th—… Oh, okay, you want it stacked directly on… ok. But if we do that, it might look a bit weird. What? You’re sure you also want it lowercase? Because the lower-case ‘y’ has a descender that will—… Just make the ‘Y’ capital? Really, because, then you, uh, have a capital ‘S’ and ‘Y’ but the ‘k’ is lowercase which—… No one will notice? Okay. The thing is now the bottom of the Y is sorta landing on top of the two ‘l’s in Mall. Just move the ‘l’s over to the right? Alright, the thing is, that uh sort of leaves the ‘a’ just sitting there alone with really weird loose kerning? It’s fine? And you’re sure it doesn’t bother you how the ‘S’ sorta merges with one side of the ‘M’ making it into a vertical ligature, but the ‘k’ sorta checkerboards against the other side of the ‘M’? No?