I recently had the chance to do a rebranding exercise for a local Brewing company. I wanted to use design language that was campy enough to support a younger crowd while still leveraging the traditional look and feel of a classic import. The Logo Type works in both long and stacked formats and the Hero Label and Logo can be broken down from what would essentially be the beer label down to a postage stamp by infusing the antlers into the PB.
The Interface of the web site is styled using “metro” characteristics and on a grid system so that it can adapt well under various screen sizes.
I would love feed back from the beer connoisseurs.
I had a great app idea today while looking at Pinterest. First off a quick shout out to Pinterest… Pinterest is such an amazing way to get a graphical and visual experience for just about any flavor of life. I am a magazine junkie and so to have something digital that finally takes the place of the pure visual inspiration of a Design magazine is wonderful.
OK back to the topic of apps… When you look at Design Magazines and Visual Design from places like Pinterest you not only get a sense of the design but more often times than not the design is being put into context in layout like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212091463675815662/
While this is great, it doesn’t help for actually interacting with the design UI itself. Wouldn’t it be great to have an app that you could upload your ipa, or .app, .xap, etc.
The app would take the user interface uploaded and put it into an environment in perspective on a device in the wild and then could display it moving while you interacted with close up layer of the UI.
The problems this app would solve could be:
– A Sense of up close and personal with the navigation.
– Seeing the UI from far away. I think this is something that classic UI and UX people leave out. What does the UI look like from the other side of the room? It sounds silly but in comparison to a good Logo designer, a good logo looks good if you shrink it down to postage stamp size, or if you blow it up to the size of a building.
– This could help the application fit into many to many scenarios during a single viewing (hospital, manufacturing, business, etc.)
– Great Presentation, tool.