Here we are, at volume 48 of Found Friday – the best design finds of the week. Remember, if you find something that you think is worthwhile sharing, drop me a line or a tweet and let me know about it! This week we have: a great tool for creating CSS easing animations; an awesome, short video on the history of film title designs; a great article exploring Saul Bass’ logo creations and their longevity; a must-read article from Smashing Magazine regarding choosing typefaces; and a new website all about helping your expand your coding skills. Enjoy!
Use this handy tool to customize and create easing effects. It’s a simple what-you-see-is-what-you-get kinda deal, with copy & paste code generated for you. Well done & useful.
Saul Bass is the Muhammed Ali of logo design. His work has been seen by millions and, according to this article, the average lifespan of a Saul Bass logo is 34 years. Wow. Also interesting to see the ‘refreshed’ versions of his work – some of which are terrible (Continental), some of which are good (Girl Guides). Check it out.
Everyone should read this. Developers who aren’t big on design; design students; secretaries at non-profits tasked with creating bake-sale posters and more. It’s a great breakdown of one of the most important elements of a design – the typeface. You will be a better designer having read it.
Learn code by writing code – that’s the principle behind code school. A beautifully designed site showcases a variety of courses you can purchase to hone your skills, or you can learn a new language from scratch! It’s just getting off the ground, so pickings are slim, but it’s worth a look if you are a developer (or wannabe developer).
See you next week!