Laura Scott's blog on design, tech, culture and oddments
Cold Saké: Yamabuki vs. the Undead
There's mystery to cover design. Ultimately its goal is to get the customer to pick up the book off the shelf, or digitally to click on the cover to load the product page. This is a fun, new area of design for me. I've learned a lot and enjoy the work very much.
Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master
Layout has been a passion of mine since when I was little, when I drew pages and made makeshift "books" using folded paper. As with many things, it comes down to attention to detail. The gestalt is not enough. People will be staring at your work, and even if they don't consciously notice, a well-done layout brings comfort.
Center for Internet and Society
The Stanford University Law School needed a logo for their then-relatively new Center for Internet and Society, co-founded by Professor Lawrence Lessig. The Center has done some great work exploring how our laws affect the internet and how we use it.
I'm especially grateful to have had the opportunity to design this logo.
Since I formed Pingv in 2005, I've created many different versions of the logo. This one (the current one) is my favorite so far.
These days every horizontal or vertical logo needs a square-aspect version to use on various social media. Often it's an abbreviated or simplified version of the original. This one draws upon the arcs used in the construction of the original Pingv logo.
Toot Sweet Ink
The challenge here was finding the line between representative illustration and abstract. I'd say we ended up with the simple side of representative.
Small Core, Big Drupal
Some stickers from a few years ago touting Drupal.