As we near the end of March, our field trip brings us from Vienna to Santa Cruz, from Phoenix to India and to world-class design studios of Designing Women! In this issue we visit Sisters Gulassa, Missy Meyer, Gemma O’Brien and Mahima Mahajan! Enjoy these and don't forget if you'd like to share your favorites, just let us know!
Sisters Lise and Cyrille are the creative duo behind SistersGulassa
A tale of two sisters who are steeped in the design spirit with color, design, illustration and eye-popping visions! To SistersGulassa the world is an exciting universe of forms
and colors, full of unexpected energy—an outlook expressed
in the joie de vivre that is our signature style.
Lise says, the design process is like an adventure.
I like to be open to the possibilities, the discoveries that come along the way — this is when or where interesting things start to happen. Often the idea of what I want to accomplish involves constraints that make the creative challenge exciting to me.
Missy Meyer has fixed Comic Sans? You bet'cha!
We like just about everything we see about Missy Meyer writer, cartoonist, font maker, semi-crazy cat lady. We were going to talk about her prolific collection of scripts, now being hawked by several of the replicator sites, but then got side-tracked by some of her other works!
Missy writes :
The original font I used when I started putting the doodles online back in 2013 was one I’d created the year before, back when the great YourFonts.com site would let you create fonts for free on National Handwriting Day
Then we discovered how she's taken the concept of hand written and turned it into "Holiday Doodles" a fitting replacement for comic sans!
Missy Meyer writer, cartoonist, font maker, semi-crazy cat lady
a wonderful piece posted to Facebook
Missy's Comic Sans replacement, Holiday Doodles
Missy's take on How to create comics
See Geek Missy on Behance
The Difference Between OTF and TTF Files
Didg in for a whole bunch of Missy's work
Gemma O’Brien: The Future of Typography is Human
This in the latest edition of 99U -- Matt McCue interviews calligrapher Gemma O’Brien who creates wonderful graphics including arge-scale, hand-drawn murals
Technological innovations will continue to wow and delight, but they’ll also come and go. In the creative world there is no replacement for the human touch, as Australian calligrapher Gemma O’Brien shows us.
Matt McCue interviews calligrapher Gemma O’Brien
An awesome gallery of work!
Mahima makes minimal LOGOS ... and other cool stuff
What caught our attention was a free minimal logo collection in one of those freebie hawker sites -- but these were pretty darn good! We looked further and discovered Mahima Mahajan who does all kinds of branding, graphic design, and UI/UX work from her studios in Noida, India. Mahima is truly a minimalist, and has a sensitive hand at making a whole lot of something out of nothing!
Mahima Mahajan website
Stay tuned as we continue the 22nd Annual Designing Women celebration for 2017!
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