I've been collecting quotes on commuting that I find online, and they will slowly be finding their way into my designs for the next month or so. This evening's commute design comes to you from the 22nd Street Caltrain station and some guy named Gary Roberts. In our area, gas is nearly over $4.00 per gallon and even though we don't need to fill our tank very often (thank you Nissan!), I still cringe a bit when we drive past a gas station.
One of my absolute favorite places to go when I'm searching for vintage inspiration is ISO50. This guy (Scott Hansen) has some amazing work. From typography to music, from tshirts to an exclusive Obama poster, he's got it all. I just can't get enough of his style.
In his words, he originally started his site to showcase his design work, but over the years, it's turned into a shop, clothing line and blog. He once worked for Adobe, but gave it up to work as a freelancer, and from there to designing for himself full time.
Of his work he says, "Design, to me, is the search for efficiency. Efficiency in conveying a message, efficiency of form."
"It is these constraints that force us as designers to reveal the core of the idea we are trying to express and to seek the most direct route to it. In this way, all of the periphery and excess of illustration and fine art can be shed to expose the roots of visual communication and express them in a concise and instantly understandable form."
Yet at the same time, he warns fans that he doesn't take himself or his work seriously.
And that folks, is what makes the work even better.