Graphic Designer Takes a Digital Spin on “Inktober”

Every October, artists and designers worldwide take on the “Inktober” drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing each day for the entire month. Jake Parker, an illustrator and teacher from Utah, created Inktober in 2009 as a personal challenge to hone his illustration skills, and almost 10 years later, it has grown into an internet sensation. (See the official Inktober Instagram.)

Since the goal of Inktober is to develop positive drawing habits and create content, some designers have interpreted the Inktober challenge differently, like graphic designer, Lisa Engler. Her digital take on the challenge, which she calls “Vectober,” is a set of October-themed greeting card designs, containing a variety of puns!

Check out her project here!

UGEARS: Mechanical Horse

Ugears continues to explore the mystery of mechanics and this March exclusively on Kickstarter we present 12 absolutely new creations. Our engineers and designers invested all of their creativity and passion into this new fascinating range: the Horse-Mechanoid, the Archballista-Tower, the Tower Windmill, the Stagecoach, the V-Express Steam Train with Tender, the Secret model (Trimaran Merihobus), the Roadster, the Aviator, the Bike, the Heavy Boy Long-Hauler with the Trailer, and the Flexi-Cubus.   Kickstarter Page

Architectural Designer + Baking Desserts

Guest submission from Ray Denison! What happens when an architectural designer likes to bake? Dinara Kasko is what happens. The Ukranian pastry chef is the master of combining baking with geometric figures and architectural designs. She approaches her desserts as if they were buildings, and creates the most unique edible structures ever. More

What Brands Can Learn From Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Ad

Interesting article on how polarizing a brand can be in relation to the times…

Gun control, abortion, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Immigration. There’s a reason your parents taught you not to discuss politics at the dinner table—it’s pretty much bound to end in tears, a screaming match, a physical brawl, or any combination of the three.

So why, then, are more and more brands embracing standpoints on divisive topics? After all, isn’t it a surefire way to lose valuable consumer loyalty in mere milliseconds?