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Editors’ note: “The Weekly Wraparound” is an editorial roundup of links to the week’s best design stories, posted every Friday by the editorial staff of AIGA.org. For recommendations all week long, follow us on Twitter at
This week Able Parris, senior designer at Big Spaceship, curated Design Envy. His picks all centered around the theme distortion, from Mark Bulford’s branding for TEDxVancouver 2011 to photo collages by Nacho Ormaechea. See all of his selections here, and don’t forget to cast your vote—the most popular designs will become part of a special collection in the AIGA Design Archives!
“There's always the potential to ‘back-burner’ the internal work because you know you can.” Happy Cog president Greg Hoy speaks the truth. In an interview with .net, he explains why he declared this week “Redesign Week,” in which staff were pulled off client work and others were brought in from different cites to produce a new look for happycog.com by midday today. And they did it! Get an inside look at how on Twitter (hashtag #siteweek, @hoyboy from the client perspective, @happycog from the vendor perspective), Tumblr and Storify.
On Tuesday SVA’s blog Visual Arts Briefs published a piece on the 2012 campaign logos, with analysis from Steven Heller, Debbie Millman and Alice Twemlow. Later that day Jezebel, a blog whose tag line is “Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women,” reposted it. Design is indeed reaching across all disciplines.
This week Nikon announced the winners of its first Small World in Motion competition, recognizing, as described by Wired, “the best of more than 200 videos show amazing microscopic activity, including cells dividing, ants feasting and asexual yeast budding.” Captivating.
The most thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift ever? We think so. For her boyfriend, Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, Kaitlyn Trigger spent months learning how to code to create Lovestagram, an interactive Valentine’s card maker based on the Instagram API. In a nutshell, Lovestagram allows you to send your special someone a collage or slideshow, in a heart-themed frame of course, that captures all of the Instagram photos relevant to your relationship. Learn more about it on Mashable.
Anything noteworthy that we missed? Tell us in the comments.
Compiled by Sue Apfelbaum and Rasika Welankiwar
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I know, I know, both web teams and people who have hired web teams are out there groaning right now (we get it, and this isn't a soapbox). Everyone has had their fair share of difficult projects and poor communication, but it doesn't have to be that way. In efforts to improve the feedback process for web clients and design teams alike, I'm writing this two-part article about How to Give Good Web Design Feedback, and Turning Client Feedback Into Your Best Work.
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