For months, I’ve wanted to take on a little design side project at home. Something for fun, and something that I’m relatively close to. Something I’m definitely close to is football/soccer. A video game series that I’ve always loved that represents the sport well is Pro Evolution Soccer, or PES for short. PES has always had the best engine, tactics, and realism. However, it’s menus, UI, and design have always been extremely lacking. Without the bigger budget that their competition has, PES has always seen design as something they’d get to later. Well, I want to change that, for fun.
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Two days ago I was asked to do a quick gig poster at the last minute. Years ago, I made fake gig posters as a student. Eventually, I learned that they’re not a great representation of what design can do and should be about. However, they’re fun, and if you don’t take them too seriously, than you can really enjoy them.
If I have a “style”, then fuck, I have a style. I’d like to think I just have a certain way of doing things. This certainly is not a classic gig poster, but it’s how I like it. Hopefully I’ll get to do some more of these in the future. It’s a fun little challenge.
Now that I have my sweet job at a real design studio, Eleven19, I don’t have to worry about doing the kind of work that would get me hired. What does that mean? It means I can do more fun little icons, random logo redesigns, and all sorts of other things that “don’t matter” but are just for fun.
Also, Aaron Draplin (one of my design heroes) will be speaking in Omaha in one week for AIGA Nebraska. Emailing your heroes and telling them you’d love for them to come speak where you live is totally worth it.
Klaus is one of the best characters in the best film, ever. People should get together and watch that film together, and others just like it.
Sometimes you just need to throw something out there and stop tinkering with it.
Why would I not post about football/soccer? Especially when it’s about design and the sport.
Its far from final, but a schedule of sorts never hurt anyone who didn’t attempt to follow it.
The plan exists, it just hasn’t been written down.
No Earth Liberation Front here. Just some trees. Move along.
They’re just mountains. No symbolism. I promise.
Just like that, there were icons.
Took awhile, but there’s another just as minimal as the first.
There he is.
It was never finished before, but it’s closer now.
Hello, old friend.
First edition of the Fake Criterion Collection on Design School Dropout and it’s a rather odd film.