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271 Year Old Color Guide

1692 Boogert Color Guide

1692 Boogert Color Guide

1692 Boogert Color Guide

This blew my mind.

“Traité des couleurs ser­vant à la pein­ture à l’eau” is an 800-page color guide, writ­ten in 1692 by an artist known as A. Boogert. The book describes and shows in detail how to use and mix col­ors. I can’t even begin to imag­ine how long this took to make, and the fact that the col­ors are still so vibrant is aston­ish­ing. This is a work of art, and I would bet that most of what is in this book is still rel­e­vant today.

It’s also great to see that Boogert was also edu­cated in grid sys­tems. Have a look at how those swatches are organized.

A hi-res gallery of the entire book is avail­able here

Via Colos­sal

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Solo

Solo Poko

Solo Poko

Solo Poko

A lot of great work from Barcelona based stu­dio, Solo. My favorite is the iden­tity designed for Poko.

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[Sponsor] Acorn

Acorn is an easy to use yet pow­er­ful Mac OS X image edi­tor. Acorn is designed to be fast, intu­itive, and con­tains the fea­tures you need to edit and cre­ate pic­tures like a pro. Every­one needs to edit pho­tos at some point, but not every­one has the time to learn com­pli­cated super pricey photo edit­ing soft­ware. This is why Acorn was created.

Acorn’s fea­tures include non-destructive fil­ters, curves, and vec­tor tools (to name just a few). With non-destructive fil­ters you can chain fil­ters together to cre­ate end­less com­bi­na­tions of unique effects. Curves allow you to adjust the tonal response and even the indi­vid­ual color chan­nels to per­fect the mid-tones, shad­ows, high­lights, and con­trast in your images. Acorn’s inte­grated vec­tor tools mean you can eas­ily add text and shapes to your dig­i­tal pic­tures. Do all this and more with Acorn!

Acorn has also won some awe­some awards includ­ing Mac App Store Best of 2013, Mac­world Editor’s Choice, and Mac­world 2009 Eddy Award Win­ner. Check out Acorn today and down­load a fully func­tional free trial.

Acorn is cur­rently on sale for $29.99 (down from $49.99), and AisleOne read­ers can get an addi­tional $10 off with the coupon code ‘aisleone’ until May 12th.

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Studio Beige: Gimsel Supermarket

Gimsel Identity

Gimsel Identity

Gimsel Identity

Gimsel Identity

Stu­dio Beige designed this beau­ti­ful iden­tity for Rot­ter­dam based Gim­sel Supermarket.

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Bureau for Visual Affairs

Bureau for Visual Affairs

Bureau for Visual Affairs

Bureau for Visual Affairs

A nice col­lec­tion of web, mobile and print work from Bureau for Visual Affairs.

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[Sponsor] Type Specimen

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Type Spec­i­men is a dig­i­tal cat­a­logue for the Suit­case Type Foundry. It’s a mobile app that lets you be inno­v­a­tive in your font selec­tion for your design projects. Com­pared to ordi­nary paper spec­i­mens, it boasts a wealth of inter­ac­tive functions.

Ver­sion 2.0 brings you many new fea­tures: a com­pletely reworked inter­face, Retina res­o­lu­tion, sup­port for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, a live tester, and an inverse dis­play option. At the same time, it keeps the fun­da­men­tal ones: it works offline and it’s free.

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Leica T

Leica T

Leica T

The Leica T is a new mirror-less cam­era sys­tem which fea­tures a super min­i­mal design, and a body made com­pletely out of a sin­gle block of alu­minum. Aes­thet­i­cally, it’s beau­ti­ful. There are only a few but­tons on the top, and the every­thing else is han­dled through the touch­screen on the back.

The level of engi­neer­ing and crafts­man­ship that goes into mak­ing a Leica T is impres­sive as expected. The way the strap con­nects to the cam­era seems bril­liant, and the body is pol­ished by hand for 45 min­utes. The video above shows the entire 45 minute pol­ish­ing process.

A lot of prod­ucts today don’t offer this kind of crafts­man­ship. Good to see some com­pa­nies that still care.

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[Sponsor] Webydo

Webydo is one of the pre­miere plat­forms pro­vid­ing pro­fes­sional design­ers with the cre­ative free­dom to cre­ate, pub­lish and man­age web­sites for their clients with pixel-perfect accu­racy and com­pletely code-free.

The intu­itive inter­face allows design­ers to drag-and-drop all the cre­ative ele­ments onto any area of the screen, plus wid­gets which can add advanced func­tion­al­ity like e-commerce. Webydo offers the option to cre­ate web­sites com­pletely from a blank can­vas to let the design run wild, or take inspi­ra­tion from one of the ready­made designs. Every­thing is com­pletely cus­tomiz­able to aid in the design process. Built-in fea­tures like Full White Label, a client billing fea­ture, and a dash­board add to an easy and pro­fes­sional toolkit.

To learn more about how to join the Webydo’s com­mu­nity of design­ers, and to start cre­at­ing your web­site today, click here and enjoy the cre­ative freedom.

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High Tide

High Tide

High Tide

High Tide

A lovely col­lec­tion of work by NYC based design stu­dio High Tide.

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The role of the designer is that of a very good, thought­ful host antic­i­pat­ing the needs of his guests.

– Charles Eames
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Naoto Fukasawa: Hiroshima Chair

Here’s a great video of Naoto Fuka­sawa speak­ing about the ele­gant Hiroshima chair that he designed for Maruni. The video also gives a glimpse into the crafts­man­ship that goes into mak­ing the chair.

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[Sponsor] Solo

Hav­ing worked free­lance him­self, Thrive’s Founder Jerome Ive­son cre­ated Solo, a stun­ning project man­age­ment tool specif­i­cally for cre­ative free­lancers. As well as help­ing you orga­nize your projects and track your time, Solo man­ages your quotes and invoices whilst pro­vid­ing you with busi­ness met­rics in a sim­ple, sexy format. 

Solo’s UI is so well designed, it’s a plea­sure rather than a chore to work with. And with the busi­ness side of things all taken care off, free­lancers can get back to doing what­ever it is they do best.

We’re cur­rently offer­ing a free 30 day trial of Solo, so you can expe­ri­ence for your­self how it can help sim­plify and speed up your work­ing day. For any more infor­ma­tion, or to give Solo a go, head over to thrivesolo​.com.

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