It’s that time of year: the cold air bites lovingly, shoppers go nuts with their treasure, Holiday music graces the air waves and the office administrator is wondering if you would like a new calendar.
Personally, I’ve found that the standard office calendars (be it desk or wall) are pretty annoying. The best ones take time to set up on the dry erase board and then they are subject to information loss.
That’s why I created my own calendar. More after the jump.
I’ve always held to the belief that the practice of creating compelling graphic design occurs not by employing the principals of a democracy, but rather, that of a monarchy.
Occasionally I like to link to some random stuff and call it “links n’ junk” but I have two sites here that are so not in the junk sphere that I couldn’t properly label this post in that way.
First, we have Designers & Books which describes itself as:
devoted to publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the design community identify as personally important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design.
That’s pretty flipping interesting while simultaneously wrapped in nicely designed site:
Then we have a site by my buddy Matthew which I’ve linked to earlier but just need to bring up often: Stretchbook. He describes it as “a collection of creative exercise” and “where ideas go to work out”.