Thanks for the throwback.

For the 2012 Seattle Design Festival’s FYI Poster Contest, we decided to draw the support (literally) of the community to create a relatively small cross section of the people and fans who brought the Sonics back. View our submission as well as the others on the FYI Poster Contest Facebook page HERE - OR - ZOOM IN HERE.

Damn Good. Damn Right.

Superbig was recently featured in a new book, Damn Good, for a few projects. We’re still waiting for our copy, but a favorite designer/blogger/author, David Airey, posted a preview on his site. Thanks, David.

“Brimming with inspiration, Damn Good highlights the favorite work of designers around the globe, showcasing their best and most passionate projects. This unique and diverse collection challenges the status quo and typical industry boundaries, and also contains the stories behind the work — in the words of the creative teams who designed them.” — FROM THE BLURB

The book was created by Tim Lapetino and Jason Adam of Chicago and LA-based design firm Hexanine, and published by How Books. Nice work guys.

The Letter Shaping Game

To all of you type enthusiasts out there, here’s the game for you. Created by Mark MacKay for Method of Action, Shape Type presents you with a mis-shaped character and challenges you to adjust several bezier handles until you’ve smoothed out its curves and corners just right. Its amazing use of the canvas element in HTML5 allows it to replicate Adobe Illustrator’s vector editing environment in a web format, enabling easy manipulation. When you think you’ve adjusted the letterform to perfection,
your letter is compared to the original and you’re given a score based on their similarities. Not only is it a test of you typographic prowess, but Shape Type also gives you a brief type history lesson by listing the typeface name, the type designer and the year
it was released. Go ahead, give it a try! And if you enjoy this game, be sure to also try its predecessor, Kern Me.

The 50 things every creative should know.

I’ve continually come across this very relevant blog and decided that it too was my turn to share. Many of these topics will likely resonate with with a seasoned creative’s routine and #the50 does a good job of briefly examining some of these truths. If you’re a young hopeful fresh out of the gate, this post  will probably be more than insightful. With that in mind, we’re always looking for talented and passionate people, if that is you then please refer to topic #11 in the post.

MOVEMBER

With such great emphasis placed on this unique tradition in the Northwest, we at Superbig thought it would be funny to illustrate some of the finer “Movember” growing checkpoints.

Superbar: All Chalked Up.

What happens when a Creative agency named Superbig and athlete management company named Superheroes share a legendary residence in Pioneer square formerly known as the Fenix Underground? Well, we resurrect the bar of course. And we’re not sure why, but the name Superbar just seemed suitable. It’s always nice to step away from the screen and put those traditional hand skills to use. After the chalking comes the stocking, so stay tuned.

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