All posts tagged Design

partly cloudy with Wordle

Created by Jonathan Feinberg, Wordle is a web application running on Google’s infrastructure that generates word clouds from text you provide.

Very easy to use, you can play tweak almost everything from the fonts, the layout to the colours in order to design your own colourful word collages.

You can’t directly save a picture, so stretch the window to get the most of your resolution screen then you just have to grab a screenshot et voilà!

Those visualizations have been generated using the rss feed of this very blog + quick retouching (texture & light).

Generated word clouds by Wordle with Coolvetica fontGenerated word clouds by Wordle with League Gothic fontGenerated word clouds by Wordle with ChunkFive font

Book review: Dragon’s Dream Roger Dean

Dragon's Dream cover bookDragon’s Dream is the third book to be published after Views (1975) and Magnetic Storm (1984).

Roger Dean is an english artist and designer, well known for painting album covers for rock bands (remember the Yes ‘bubble’ logo?).

Psygnosis Logo & Owl Face - 1985In the middle of the 80’s, Dean has been commissioned by a software company, Imagine, then called Psygnosis and designed some of the greatest packaging artwork for video games (the first chapter of the book).

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Over the moo(n)

Naaty Design Moo Business Cards and card holderIf you have heard anything about MOO (really?) , they’re specialized in printing – mini-cards, business cards, postcards, stickers,…

The website interface is clean, simple to use, upload your picture(s), edit your text et voila!

We wanted to try so we ordered a set of 50 business cards, with just a logo + text (yeah, lazy…).

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