Friday Fix Feb. 1 – 5
The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new followers, web articles, awesome new websites and anything else design related.
Winners from the Birthday Bash Giveaway
Here is our contest post http://inspiredology.com/birthday-bash-giveaway/
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest! And don’t worry if you didn’t win, there will be more great giveaways coming up!
First Prize – Jeff
I listen to House Music…usually a set recorded live from a DJ. One track about 70-80 minutes long. Without being able to forward to the next track allows me to continue working without any interruptions.
Second Prize – Steve
Steve Fowler says…
The main piece I like to listen to is The Alan Parson’s Project: The Definitive Collection
Third Prize – Nick
It all depends on what I am working on. If it’s something like logos I tend to listen to something like John Mayer. If I am doing posters and stuff I tend to go towards something like Fall Out Boy. Shirt graphics would probably be Underoath. So basically any music will do just try to match some music to the project!
From the Twitter Stream
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Six Revisions takes a look into registration buttons.
Vandelay Design – 40 beautiful corporate websites
Color Theory For Designers, Part 2: Understanding Concepts And Terminology – Smashing Magazine
The six fundamental ways of adding depth to your designs – Creativity Den
Simple Desktops is a collection of minimal distraction desktop wallpapers curated by Tom Watson.
Most Commonly Used WordPress Code Snippets – Dino Latoga
WordPress: Tips, Hacks and Extras – doc4design
Dynamic Columns – Digital Mash
Make All Links Feel Subtly More Button-Like – CSS Tricks
Everyone submit your content!
We’re always willing to post submissions that we think our readers will find inspiring.
muellerchad [at] gmail.com or dertmobile [at] gmail.com
Christian Garibaldi emailed in his new business card design.
Matteo Modica at Sublimio sent in their new portfolio site.
We’re also always up for design related interesting press releases!
Hugo Boss Design Contest!
Unleash your creativity to make the world a better place. HUGO Fragrances has teamed up with environmental organization Pur to plant a tree in Peru’s Amazonian Rainforest for each special edition HUGO Man and HUGO Element fragrance sold. From January 2010, HUGO Fragrances lovers can support the sustainability initiative One Fragrance, One Tree just by purchasing their favorite perfume. The Peruvian plantation sponsored by the Boss/Pur project covers 800 hectare (three times the area of NYC’s Central Park). Each special edition packaging includes a unique “tree code” to allow customers to view the location of the tree their purchase sponsored.
Designers, illustrators and photographers can also make a great contribution to this reforestation project by creating a visual and spreading the word. Visuals should contain the HUGO Man bottle and convey a strong concept in line with the theme One Fragrance, One Tree. Be creative, use your imagination as well as the technique(s) of your choice. The 10 winners receive $500 and global recognition. The visual of the round winner will be published in style magazine i-D.
Deadline is February 28, 2010 and the winners will be announced on April 1, 2010. You can find more information and examples by other participants on the HUGO Create website.
HUGO Create: http://www.hugocreate.com
One Fragrance, One Tree: http://www.hugo.com/1f1t