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Entries from December 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Wednesday
Dec292010

Postbox Icon in Cult of Mac's 15 Favorites for 2010

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What an honor! This week the icon I designed for Postbox 2 joins Things, Transmit, Reeder and Yojimbo in Cult of Mac's 15 Favorite Mac OS X Icons of 2010!

Here's a photo of all 15 favorite icons with Postbox highlighted:

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From the Cult of Mac article written by Killian Bell:

Postbox - I love the Postbox icon for its clean, graceful design that represents the elegant user interface within the application. If you’re unhappy with the built-in Mail application on your Mac, Postbox is a great alternative. Featuring unified account groups that allow you to combine all of your email accounts in to one inbox; a quick reply feature that lets you respond to emails without the need to open a separate window; intuitive conversation views; and much, much more. It’s simple, clean UI is a pleasure to use and it’s well worth its $29.95 price tag.

It was great to see Jon Trainer's icon for Knapsack, designed by my friend Fernando Lins in the mix as well. Congratulations John and Fernando!
Friday
Dec102010

Handy Links 9

THIS WEEK'S LINKS feature royalty-free icons, an article about the problem of design sales teams, ambient music for your workflow and Moleskine cases for iPhone and iPad.

Symbolicons

Symbolicons

A beautiful series of icons from Jory Raphael at Sensible World, featuring clean and simple, royalty-free vector files. Free to $30 for various sets.

Sales: The Fail Team

Sales: The Fail Team

Great article by Andy Rutledge about sales team issues at design firms and his word of mouth prescription for a better reputation, clients, and work.

Music for Pilots

Music for Pilots

I'm always hunting for music to power my workflow. Check out Music for Pilots, a Milwaukee ambient/techno group featuring my pal Andy Wright.

Moleskine iPhone/iPad Cases

Moleskine iPhone & iPad Cases

Blend analog and digital tools with these Moleskine cases for the iPhone and iPad, featuring integrated notebooks. iPhone $50, iPad $90.

Saturday
Dec042010

Handy Links 8

THIS WEEK'S LINKS feature quirky wooden robots, a book of designer sketchbooks, a useful resource on iPhone Retina Display design and a tiny yet powerful wireless speaker.

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Scrap Wood Robots

This Bit Rebels article tells how “Mao” Marjolaine Poulin creates quirky robots from scrap wood. I love the personality of these guys. $15-$20 each.

Graphic

Graphic: a Book of Sketchbooks

Steven Heller & Lita Talarico's Graphic is a collection of sketchbooks from great graphic designers. Read Review Copy's post for photos of the book. $38.

Retina

Designing for iPhone 4 Retina Display: Techniques & Workflow

Here's an excellent Smashing Magazine write-up from Marc Edwards on creating graphics for the iPhone 4 Retina Display with very helpful imagery.

Jawbone

Jambox

Jambox is a slick and small, portable wireless speaker and speakerphone from Jawbone. Check out the promo video by Adam Lisagor. $200.