Remember to get off the computer every now and then to use the outside world for inspiration.
No hate for Dribbble.
No hate for Lost Type Co-Op.
Thanks for this community guys.
12 months ago
So much of that type is not aligned.
I know this. Whatever. It's just a statement.
However, I did tidy it up in the attachment.
Hey bro this reminds me a lot of something I saw at some point in time on the internet that was some type and a similar color scheme. lol
What script is that?
I agree with you. I'm getting sort of guilty for being a bit lazy on my inspiration as well. Great advice.
Amen. Still fun though :)
Agreed. Which mean no fonts from Lost Type. I have a theory that 1 out of every 10 new shots on Dribbble uses a font from that site. Be more original. They are great, but overused at this point.
New dribbble logo!
Yep. Type + texture = good design.
I have zero hate for the lost type co-op...
This was not a statement against them.
Love those guys.
Just wanted to put that out there.
and that shape in the top right corner? I think I've seen that before...
Preach it, @Chris Rushing - I caught some shit for a similar shot a few months ago. Just gotta focus on pushing yourself, regardless if every other designer you know is using the same set of elements and fonts.
On that same note, keep in mind that designers all do and use things 100 times before it hits the real world space in any noticeable capacity. So if something is overused by 200 users on Dribbble, but looks good with your design, add your own little flair and use it.
For you guys asking about the script font, it's Wisdom Script that you can download from Lost Type Co-Op.
And well said @Chris Rushing. It's popular because it works, but it's over-saturated and mis-used a lot of the time. It's not the only aesthetic out there. At least it's not Helvetica Bold with tight leading and kerning I guess.
and it totally depends on who you follow. the indie, illustrative, vintage, mid century, kind of style, which a lot of us use... definitely revolves around the lost type and texture stuff... but thats why i try to follow insane illustrators, or crazy UI developers too, although i don't personally make that stuff, we need inspiration from everywhere and all styles.
My sentiments when I did this Six Word Story: http://dribbble.com/shots/373231-Find-Safety-In-Vogue
@David Pohlmeier @Super Top Secret @J. Collins
Hey guys, this was absolutely not meant as a jab at Lost Type. I have bought and used a number of their faces. This was simply saying to look for inspiration outside of a computer screen.
I used a few of lost type's faces because i LIKE them. Sure they are everywhere, but they are everywhere for a reason. So is Gotham.
They are GOOD typefaces and well worth your dollars.
Yeah dude. Like I said, they're popular because they work. It's just overused and misused at times. I feel the same way about Gotham and Helvetica.
As for Lost Type, I have purchased and used a few myself. I have a logo that I used "Atreyu" on posted on my portfolio. I'm not hating, just agreeing.
The problem I see with a lot work on here is that it's more about making pretty things than it is about solving problems. Honestly, how many times can one redo dropbox's, instagram's, or rdio's ui without changing anything other than making adjustments to 1px hightlights and subtle shadows. It's great that people can make things look really nice, but anyone can learn how to use filters. This is not design. This is pixel pushing for the hell of pixel pushing. Where are the meaningful justifications of the design change, what problem did you solve?
Pretty pictures ≠ good design. Oh and we need to bring back HFJ's Cyclone in a big way =P.
Anyways we are also looking a lead designer if anyone is interested. Hit me up on twitter if you can make pretty pictures and solve problems.
Not as argumentative as I'd like, but I'm still gonna add this to the drammma bucket.
Hey @Chris Rushing! Nice shot and I agree!
I recently did something similar but regarding hipster design(ers) (but that didn't get any visibility because I'm not popular like you :P )
@Super Top Secret, I like your shot too. Easy enough to pick out the people you were talking about in your comments :P
Thanks for sharing this :)
Haha Very Honest Bro...... Nice Typo....
I completely agree with this. So many people think they can make something cool simply by downloading an overused font and slapping a texture on it. Make something yourself for once, folks! Originality isn't the goal, but neither is conformity.
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