Can’t believe 2013 is almost over. What a crazy year, so many things have happened, so many great projects accomplished. Here is my small gift to all of my followers. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year good people!
Hand lettered with love.
Year 2014 should be even more exciting.
This iOS app design is a part of my graduations project at China Academy of Art. Below is a short video that I put together to explain the main functions.
View landing page
Inspired by the minimal, slick design of Dieter Rams, my app is designed to tell you whether or not you will need an umbrella today.
There are many apps which will tell you the precise temperature with up to the minute accuracy. However, for most of us the only thing we need to know is whether to take an umbrella today.
For more relevant weather reports, swipe your finger across the upper and lower sections of your screen, revealing the temperature and wind speed for today.
From the very beginning I was into skeuomorphic design. I love the way old Apps were made, they look almost tangible and real.
Landing page is available at andreydanilov.com/zontik/ Sorry, but the App itself is for Chinese App Store only.
App icon stickers which I gave away at my stand during the exhibition.
Here is a process of app development from sketches to a live experience.
My friend assisting me with a photo shooting for poster.
At the exhibition.
Huge shoutout to my buddy Allen, who helped me to develop the App and put it on the Appstore. 谢谢你!
Music in the video by Floex – (Machinarium) Gameboy Tune
Here is a couple of gems we discovered in Suzhou museum.
ancient Chinese star chart
lithography “Mantras of the Darani Sutra”
Air pollution went off the scale recently in China, couple of days back the Air Quality Index hit 500 and Chinese media found 5 benefits of the smog:
1. It unifies the Chinese people.
2. It makes China more equal.
3. It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China’s economic development.
4. It makes people funnier.
5. It makes people more knowledgeable (of things like meteorology and the English word haze).
The 6th probably will be – it motivates you to design stuff. Illustrated this today afternoon.
Of all the famous rock-gardens in history, only one has survived. This is the so-called “Lion Garden” in SuZhou. The Lion Grove Garden was built in 1342 during the Yuan Dynasty by a Zen Buddhist monk, Wen Tianru, in memory of his teacher Abbot Zhongfeng. At that time the garden was part of the Bodhi Orthodox Monastery.
Here are some shots I made during a short trip to Suzhou recently.
Doodled this today afternoon.
the Dude abides
Somehow this very important project has vanished when I redesigned my website, well it gave me a chance to make an even better walkthrough, enjoy.
My capoeira camarada – Paulo runs Qualita company in Hanzgou, China. With a help of his colleges he assists small companies in doing safe business with Chinese suppliers and factories. I was in charge of the design department.
My client was talking to his business partners and said:
“We need a professional logo like Qualita’s logo: STRONG, SIMPLE, GOOD LOOKING, SOLID, NEW/NOT OLD. Paulo, how did you get such a good logo ?”
Here is how.
Qualita business card with a glossy finishing. Less is more.
Now for the very first time I’m revealing a secret behind the STRONG “Q”. I was looking through many fonts and tried to find the one that suits best for the task, however all of them just didn’t feel right… then I decided to take a break and watch a movie.
Yes, Qulita’s logo was developed around the Terminator font. I tweaked the letter “Q” a bit and made the symbol more balanced.
Super SOLID look was achieved by applying the Golden Ration rule to business card layout design. Instant impression for potential clients: “We Rock!”
To tell you the truth I was really into another idea on the early stages of the project, let me explain:
This GIF below makes me so tranquil, I can watch it all day. AaaarrghHH! Pipe all hands on deck!! Arrrghh!
After that crazy idea was shelved we started developing the Qualita Store.
A very first design doodle of the “Qualita store”.
Bells and whistles.
Logo evolution of one of my most favorite brands – Rip Curl. Love the simplicity of the last one and a font on the very first one.
Clever ads designed for “the College for Creative Studies” by Team Detroit.
Talk to your kids about art school!