I like this magazine cover a lot. The pink dots on the tongue, the red inside the eyes and the shadows right under are just creepy enough. Who drew this? I want to see more.
I realized I was more interested in figuring out how the brain works, than in actually cutting up a brain. — Marisa Mayer - On changing her major from Biology to Symbolic Systems.
First attempt at an auto-portrait using Illustrator.
I am on Dribbble.
A tee shirt design I created in Adobe Illustrator.
Set of white icons, also published on my Dribbble.
I miss Iceland’s raw landscapes… The possibility of being alone in the world.
Here’s a simple UI set I worked on earlier this week. It was a fun experience creating matching interface elements. I’m thinking the whole thing is possibly lacking contrast—it makes your eyes work a bit—so I’ll probably play with that when I have a chance.
Any suggestions for UI elements I could add to this set? Tumblr doesn’t make commenting easy but you can send me feedback on Dribbble.
You can also download the psd file from my Google docs if you like it. It’s free of rights. My modest contribution to this world.
I just received a survey questionnaire in the mail, from a Florida-based agency called Simmons. It is a 4-page survey about media usage and leisure activities. Nothing surprising here, except that there is a $5 bill stapled to the questionnaire sheets.
This is the first time in my life I receive cash in the mail from strangers. And I feel confused.
It’s stupid because I could have just trashed the envelope without opening it. I almost did trash it, in fact, as they didn’t get my name right, but I got lured into opening it by the colorful stamps. These look like stamps my mom would use—how smart!
I do have a choice, but it is in the shape of a moral dilemma:
Now if I keep the five without filling the survey, do I put it in my wallet or do I send it to my favorite charity? And if I do send it to my charity, is it tax-deductible? Ha.
There has been a lot of celestial activity these days, which inspired me to create this illustration of a meteorite falling over an Icelandic landscape.
This is a composite photo: the sky is a night sky I found on google images—I removed the moon—while the landscape comes from a day picture of a cotton field in Iceland, taken by a National Geographic reporter. The meteorite is basic vector art.
By the way, here’s the difference between a comet and a meteor:
Meteoroids are small chunks of debris in space. When they enter our atmosphere they start to burn and and streak across the sky, blazing bright for a few seconds. They are then called meteors (or shooting stars). When meteors are large enough to survive their trip through the atmosphere and hit the ground, they are called meteorites.
Comets are also chunks of space debris such as rocks, but they have ice mixed in as well. Contrary to meteoroids, they have very long orbits, and when they come close to the Sun, the heat boils off their frozen ice and pushes it into a long, bright tail. Comets are much bigger than meteors and they do not have to enter our atmosphere to be seen.
These are the fonts I’d pick if I could only work with 5 fonts in my palette: a transitional font (Georgia), a slab font (Archer), two sans serif fonts* (Opens Sans and Proxima Nova) and a Script font (Respective). I rarely use script fonts but I feel a font palette isn’t complete without a script specimen in it.
*I tried and keep Helvetica out of this…
Experimenting with page layout (again)
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