A month or so ago I decided to enroll in a 30-day logo challenge. Why? Because I had convinced myself that I wasn’t good at designing logos and I wanted to see if it’s true.
Dystopian worlds aren’t something new, at least if you’re into reading. The thing about this tv series is that is such a good adaptation that people can easily imagine it happening in the US soon. Especially with everything that has been going on lately, the scary factor plays a huge role.
But most importantly, and the reason why I decided to talk about this mainstream topic; the importance of costume design and color.
Colors are indispensable, especially for designers. Although we could use solely black and white, designing the world in a monochromatic way would make everyone’s life depress as fuck (I’m all up for b&w, but still).
How we perceive it influences our life, our choices and even our wellbeing during life.
But how do we do it? And how much as it changed over time? Is it that important?
We all know that fonts can make or break a design project. It’s also universally true that designers tend to have a huge collection of fonts installed on their mac (yes, I’m stereotyping designers, deal with it).
But do they really use it? Or they just like to save them in case they might need an awesome font for the word apocalypse?
There are many places you can go for inspiration. I like to use Pinterest, Muzli, and other design blogs but my primary resource, the one that I find that inspires me the most are design magazines. Seeing in print examples of other designers’ ideas is a treat and always cases me some significant level of excitement (yes, I look like a little kid with a new toy when I have a new magazine).