This morning has brought hardware difficulties to my studio which prevent digital work from being undertaken until repairs can be made. As a result, AmandaMuses will not likely see many updates during that time.
Stay tuned, folks….
So it’s Valentines Day, for those who celebrate the occasion…
Can’t say I’m the biggest romantic– I gravitate towards the Baudelaire and Poe end of the spectrum versus the Keats and Byron end. Even so I enjoy thoughtful observances of the day whether experienced first hand or not–it is a shame really that we need a scheduled holiday to get us to articulate our affections but whatever works, right?
For those who prefer the greyer end of the spectrum, here are few tunes for you:
This video was made by a fan after Mark Sandman‘s death but it’s a good song, imho.
So dear readers, how do you observe this special day?
I tweeted about this earlier this week but given the date and the quality of work, this recent redesign was worth sharing here as well.
As an interesting design challenge, Studio 360 charged the founders of Under Consideration, Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, with the task of ‘redesigning’ Valentine’s Day. The duo approached the project as they might any other identity project and began by establishing the following goals:
Their solution is elegant and thoughtful– the mark itself is simple and efficient, and the symbols and new traditions they suggest are equally inventive. A more detailed summary of the project is available from the Under Consideration Web site here.
What do you think of their solution, readers? Would you use the Valentine symbol? How would YOU redesign Valentine’s Day?
Image: Under Consideration