Aug 21, 2023

We're honoring Ray Eames today with some resources, some light reading & design finds.

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Good morning. An Adobe co-founder passed away this weekend; Creators are getting paid on Twitter; We’ve got a “list of design principles list”—you read that right; Some light UX reading; A few resources—some that are serious; and a few fun design finds you may find inspiring. This is Monday, August 21st, 2023 in design.


Adobe Co-Founder Dr. John Warnock Passes at 82
It is with profound sadness that Adobe shares the passing of the company’s beloved co-founder Dr. John Warnock. Dr. Warnock passed away on Saturday surrounded by his family. Dr. Warnock co-founded Adobe in 1982 with Dr. Charles Geschke after meeting as colleagues at Xerox. Their first product was Adobe PostScript, groundbreaking technology that sparked the desktop publishing revolution. Dr. Warnock retired as CEO in 2000 and he was chairman of the board, a position he shared with Dr. Geschke, . . .

Designers (Creators) are starting to get paid on Twitter/X.
What will this mean for the future of content on the platform?


5 proven sets of design principles I rely on as a product creator
Tried and true guidelines for crafting great quality, high impact designs

7 reasons to replace advanced search with filters so users can easily find what they need
Advanced search is probably one of the earliest patterns I remember from the early days. The pattern is a link under the search box that takes users to a page with search options.


Display your design into bad conditions, because the world isn’t as perfect as many mockups pretend.
Current mockups display these situations too idealistic. The subjects are smoothly floating around in space, beautifully enlightened or depicted along with a blue sky or a perfect cappuccino. . .

Justin Farrugia @justinmfarrugia launches a linktree / linkingbio alternative for framer users: Linker
The aesthetically-inclined can now easily create their own links page—with light AND dark modes

Modernist logo archive with 1000s of logos—inspiration awaits.
Expand your knowledge and catalyse your creativity with LogoArchive, the research tool for professional logo designers.

Frank Chimero’s “The Shape of Design” is back in stock—5th printing
What is the marker of good design? It moves. The story of a successful piece of design begins with the movement of its maker while it is being made, and amplifies by its publishing, moving the work out and around. It then continues in the feeling the work stirs in the audience when they see. . .

A great list of “sign-paintery” typograpy
Need a little something that feels more hand done and still rooted in good type fundamentals? Mike Smith’s post has got some options.



Ray Eames passes away.

Born Bernice Alexandra Kaiser, Ray Eames was one half of the iconic design duo Charles and Ray Eames.

They were pivotal figures in modern architecture and furniture design, known for their innovative contributions to mid-century modern design.

Their work includes the famous Eames Lounge Chair and numerous other groundbreaking designs.

Snapshots of Ray Eames’ career.

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