The Deep: PES

Curator: Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg
date: December 31, 2013
Categories: Design for Entertaining
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Sea creatures made of metal tools? This underwater story, by animator “PES,” is a gurgling, swishing tale of visual puns.

P.S. We first learned of it on the always-reliable This Is Colossal.

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History, Now In Color: Reddit

Curator: Joey Cofone
date: December 17, 2013
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Experience Design
Tags: joey cofone, Photography
There’s an entire community of hobbyists who spend their spare time colorizing historical photography. 

One gathering and sharing place is /r/ColorizedHistory on Reddit, where the users are “...dedicated to high quality colorizations of historical black and white images, and discussions of a historical nature.”

Their work helps us view the past in a different light—almost as if it were the present—just by coloring images in a manner that allows them to be more relatable.  Going through the posts turns into an adventure. It’s like seeing things for the first time, even though the subject matter isn’t necessarily anything new.

As designers, taking a moment to really dig into an interesting experience such as this can help us apply similar rethinking in other areas of our life—and work. Hope you enjoy.
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Running From Camera

Curator: Joey Cofone
date: December 16, 2013
Categories: Design for Entertaining
Tags: joey cofone, simple
Running From Camera, which started in 2006, is the first project I encountered that gave me a sense of the utter power of simplicity.  

The concept: The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on two seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can.
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Tall Tales From a Large Man: Aaron Draplin

Curator: Firebelly Design
date: December 13, 2013
Categories: Brand & Identity Systems Design, Design for Entertaining, Package Design, Promotional Design & Advertising, Typographic Design
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Aaron Draplin has to be the hardest working designer in the country.

Throughout this week on Design Envy, each of our posts will feature an aspect that we value greatly within our studio. Today’s post speaks to commitment.
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Show Boat: Thirst

Curator: Firebelly Design
date: December 10, 2013
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Promotional Design & Advertising, Typographic Design
Tags: opera, Poster, promo

Thirst produces work that is bold, beautiful and unexpected. Beyond having the vision and technical skills, Thirst has the exceptional ability to speak to—and back up—their ideas.


Throughout this week on Design Envy, each of our posts will feature an aspect that we value greatly within our studio. Today’s post speaks to trust.

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