holiday http://design.org/tags/holiday en Tradition Meets Tech: A St. Patrick's Day Google Doodle Story http://design.org/blog/tradition-meets-tech-st-patricks-day-google-doodle-story <p>Over the years, Google has stepped up their game in the Google Doodles department. Originally a festive—if not slightly gimmicky logo replacement, the Doodles were just that—doodles. Some of the earliest examples seemed to fall victim to clip art and paint edits, but that's all in the past. Now we look forward to seeing what artistic creation Google will dream up next for their much-less-literal logo hybrids. Sometimes we're surprised by animation, other times it's a cheerful or artistic change that brings novelty or joy to a predictable experience. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="341" title="Design, google, stpatricks" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/18/stpatricksday_google_04.jpg?1332058046" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="606" height="235" title="Design, google, stpatricks" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/18/stpatricksday-1_0.gif?1332058264" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="683" title="Design, google, stpatricks" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2012/03/18/stpatricksday_google_02.jpg?1332057631" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/tradition-meets-tech-st-patricks-day-google-doodle-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/tradition-meets-tech-st-patricks-day-google-doodle-story#comments design google holiday illustration web Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:05:43 +0000 jessicapatterson 4162 at http://design.org Merry Sithmas: Lego Star Wars Christmas Mash-Ups http://design.org/blog/merry-sithmas-lego-star-wars-christmas-mashups <p>And for your end-of-holiday enjoyment, a little Lego Star Wars Christmas Album. </p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_02.jpg" alt="Design, starwars, lego" title="Design, starwars, lego" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /><br /> <img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_03.jpg" alt="Design, starwars, lego" title="Design, starwars, lego" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="414" title="Design, starwars, lego" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_01.jpg?1324874879" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="414" title="Design, starwars, lego" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_02.jpg?1324874949" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="413" title="Design, starwars, lego" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_03.jpg?1324874949" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="414" title="Design, starwars, lego" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_04.jpg?1324874949" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="414" title="Design, starwars, lego" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_05.jpg?1324874949" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="827" title="Design, starwars, lego" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_06.jpg?1324874949" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, starwars, lego" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_07.jpg?1324874949" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="465" title="Design, starwars, lego" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_08.jpg?1324874950" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="621" title="Design, starwars, lego" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/25/starwars_lego_09.jpg?1324874976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/merry-sithmas-lego-star-wars-christmas-mashups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/merry-sithmas-lego-star-wars-christmas-mashups#comments design holiday lego photography star wars toy Mon, 26 Dec 2011 04:59:48 +0000 jessicapatterson 3952 at http://design.org The To Resolve Project: Digital Wallpapers for New Years Success http://design.org/blog/resolve-project-digital-wallpapers-new-years-success <p>It's almost that time of year again. Though we can change habits and set goals at any time, we often use the fresh start of a new year as the jumping point to reach for some yet-unattained life improvements. </p> <p>Why not encourage yourself daily with a well-designed reminder? <a href="http://www.toresolveproject.com/" target="The To Resolve Project">The To Resolve Project</a>, asks designers to turn their resolutions in awesome iPhone backgrounds. Check back at the site for more updates.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="930" title="Design, iphone, resolve" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/22/toresolve_01.jpg?1324586452" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, iphone, resolve" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/22/toresolve_02.jpg?1324586392" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, iphone, resolve" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/22/toresolve_03.jpg?1324586564" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, iphone, resolve" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/22/toresolve_04.jpg?1324586564" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="930" title="Design, iphone, resolve" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/22/toresolve_05.jpg?1324586565" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="826" title="Design, iphone, resolve" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/12/22/toresolve_06.jpg?1324586565" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/resolve-project-digital-wallpapers-new-years-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/resolve-project-digital-wallpapers-new-years-success#comments background design graphic holiday iphone personal wallpaper Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:39:53 +0000 jessicapatterson 3929 at http://design.org Día de los Muertos Star Wars Characters http://design.org/blog/d%C3%AD-de-los-muertos-star-wars-characters <p>Lindsey's <a href="http://design.org/inspiration/day-dead-stormtrooper#comment-575" target="Day of the Dead Stormtrooper">Day of the Dead Stormtrooper</a> image in our inspiration stream made me curious if there were more Día de los Troopers floating around the internets. Thankfully, I found a series of sugar skull prints from <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/captainmagnificent" target="John Karpinsky">John Karpinsky</a>, designer and artist living in Milwaukee. His shop features a series of Star Wars character, illustrated in the style of Mexican Día de los Muertos characters.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_03.jpg?1321160241" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-label">Images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_01.jpg?1321160344" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_02.jpg?1321160344" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_04.jpg?1321160344" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_05.jpg?1321160344" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_06.jpg?1321160345" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_07.jpg?1321160345" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_09.jpg?1321160345" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_08.jpg?1321160345" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="620" height="620" title="Design, starwars, muertos" alt="" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/11/12/starwars_muertos_10.jpg?1321160359" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-featured"> <div class="field-label">Featured:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not Featured </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/d%C3%AD-de-los-muertos-star-wars-characters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/d%C3%AD-de-los-muertos-star-wars-characters#comments design holiday illustration print star wars Sun, 13 Nov 2011 04:55:40 +0000 jessicapatterson 3827 at http://design.org Jason Inspired Design for a Happy Friday the 13th http://design.org/blog/jason-inspired-design-happy-friday-13th <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/13/friday_13th_11.jpg" alt="Design, friday13, jason" title="Design, friday13, jason" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /><a href="http://soopernoodles.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/simplistic-movie-posters/" target="SooperNoodles">SooperNoodles</a></p> <p>I'm amazed at how many Jason-inspired designs are floating around out there (actually, I'm more amazed at how many Jason designs are followed closely by storm trooper designs in artists' portfolios). Here's a small sampling of some of our favorites.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="814" title="Design, friday13, jason" alt="Design, friday13, jason" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/13/friday_13th_11.jpg?1305312716" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/jason-inspired-design-happy-friday-13th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/jason-inspired-design-happy-friday-13th#comments design graphic holiday inspiration Movie Fri, 13 May 2011 19:48:53 +0000 jessicapatterson 2838 at http://design.org Happy Day Moms! A Mother's Day Infographic http://design.org/blog/happy-day-moms-mothers-day-infographic <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/05/08/mothers_day_1.jpg" alt="Design, infographic, mothers" title="Design, infographic, mothers" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>Some Mothers Day factoids, visualized by <a href="http://www.ultimatecoupons.com/blog/2011/05/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-mothers-day-infographic/" target="Ultimate Coupons">Ultimate Coupons</a>. Doing anything special today with your mum? Just be sure you're well-behaved, since that's what 54% of moms really want for mothers day.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="356" title="Design, infographic, mothers" alt="Design, infographic, mothers" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/05/08/mothers_day_1.jpg?1304879339" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/happy-day-moms-mothers-day-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/happy-day-moms-mothers-day-infographic#comments design graphic holiday infographic Sun, 08 May 2011 18:31:18 +0000 jessicapatterson 2831 at http://design.org The Pysanka Museum of Eggs http://design.org/blog/pysanka-museum-eggs <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/24/pysanka_.jpg" alt="Design, easteregg, museum" title="Design, easteregg, museum" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" />[Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oleksiym/5649165094/" target="Oleksiy M">Oleksiy M</a>]</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="409" title="Design, easteregg, museum" alt="Design, easteregg, museum" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/24/pysanka_.jpg?1303709062" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/pysanka-museum-eggs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/pysanka-museum-eggs#comments architecture design holiday museum ukraine Mon, 25 Apr 2011 05:32:21 +0000 jessicapatterson 2807 at http://design.org An Easter Day Infographic http://design.org/blog/easter-day-infographic <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/04/24/easter_infographic2.jpg" alt="Design, easter, inforgraphic" title="Design, easter, inforgraphic" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" /></p> <p>This infographic by <a href="http://degreesearch.org/blog/2011/04/easter-by-the-numbers-infographic/" target="DegreeSearch.org">DegreeSearch.org</a> illustrates data on Easter candy consumption habits, though I'd like to argue with their label of "nasty" on marshmallow peeps.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="432" title="Design, easter, inforgraphic" alt="Design, easter, inforgraphic" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/24/easter_infographic2.jpg?1303680604" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/easter-day-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/easter-day-infographic#comments design graphic holiday infographic Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:33:10 +0000 jessicapatterson 2806 at http://design.org Design.org April Fools Awards 2011 http://design.org/blog/designorg-april-fools-awards-2011 <p>Presenting the Design.org Bests of April 1st. <a href="http://twitter.com/benleivian" target="Ben Leivian">Ben Leivian</a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/wardandrews" target="Ward Andrews">Ward Andrews</a> and I scoured the interwebs for some of this year's first-class, top-notch, A+, April first web-foolery. </p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="406" title="Design, april, fools" alt="Design, april, fools" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/04/01/April_Fools_1.jpg?1301684153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/designorg-april-fools-awards-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/designorg-april-fools-awards-2011#comments design funny holiday lists web Fri, 01 Apr 2011 19:18:12 +0000 jessicapatterson 2760 at http://design.org An Infographic: Because it's St. Patrick's Day http://design.org/blog/infographic-because-its-st-patricks-day <p>There's probably some specific—maybe historical—reason why St. Patrick's Day is now associated with green beer and large quantities of said drink. But whatever the reason, local pubs, bars and microbreweries are pretty happy with the tradition, as this infographic design from <a href="http://www.columnfivemedia.com/" target="Column Five Media">Column Five Media</a> for <a href="http://blog.intuit.com/trends/local-pubs-and-breweries-see-green-on-st-patricks-day/" target="Intuit">Intuit</a> shows.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="3967" title="Design, infographic, stpatricks" alt="Design, infographic, stpatricks" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/03/17/STPATRICKS-DAY.png?1300430469" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/infographic-because-its-st-patricks-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/infographic-because-its-st-patricks-day#comments design drink graphic holiday infographic Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:23:55 +0000 jessicapatterson 2723 at http://design.org The Facts of Love: Valentine's Day Infographics http://design.org/blog/facts-love-valentines-day-infographics <p>Whether you loath it or love it, a certain holiday is nonetheless approaching. We collected a few infographics from around the interwebs that chart various stats about Valentine's day. (Click links to view larger)</p> <p><img src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog-full-scale/blog/2011/02/09/valentines_bythenumbers.jpg" alt="Design, infographic, valentine" title="Design, infographic, valentine" class="imagecache-blog-full-scale" />Via <a href="http://bakkemoen.posterous.com/valentines-day-by-the-numbers" target="infographics">infographics</a></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="620" height="958" title="Design, infographic, valentine" alt="Design, infographic, valentine" src="http://design.org/sites/default/files/blog/2011/02/09/valentines_thefactsoflove_0.jpg?1297287246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://design.org/blog/facts-love-valentines-day-infographics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://design.org/blog/facts-love-valentines-day-infographics#comments design holiday infographic Wed, 09 Feb 2011 22:11:16 +0000 jessicapatterson 2632 at http://design.org