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Dec 30

Inspiration series: Interieur08

13 comments 2008 at 08.18 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

It has been too long since I blogged about Modern Home Design, but this post will kinda make up for it ;) At the end of October I visited Interieur08, the 21st international biennale for creative interior design in Kortrijk. I have been too busy to go through all the pictures to make a good selection. No time like the present, so I just took a break to get the ball rolling and use these as another inspiration series.

Dec 22

Abstract, my WooThemes design

35 comments 2008 at 04.12 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Begin September Adriaan of WooThemes asked me if I would be interested in the creation of a WordPress theme. Last week WooThemes announced the theme on their site, which is the perfect opportunity for me to to share some of my design process of this project.

Dec 16

Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte test

15 comments 2008 at 05.37 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

A while ago Donna of Nokia WOM world sent me a Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte to try out. From what I understand, it is a premium phone that uses high end materials. My current phone was a Sony Ericsson K750i that I have been using a few years. It’s not a bad phone, but I only use it to make or take a call and on occasion taking a picture.

Dec 09

Scroll magazine design

21 comments 2008 at 10.10 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Just about 2 months ago I posted about the design process of the logo for Scroll magazine. Today I’ll tell you a bit more about the general process of the design and layout of the magazine.

Dec 02

Reviewing Vector Magic, a vector tracing application

19 comments 2008 at 11.45 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Sometimes readers mail me with the question on what’s the best approach to trace logos or illustrations. They ask if I do it with the Pen tool. Yes, I do, but I have been using this tool for more than 15 years. So it’s safe to say I’m very routined. Still, there are certain situations that I wish there was a tool that could do the job for me. Let’s say on a occasion that you don’t have the time or budget to charge the time needed to redraw company logos that are delivered in jpeg or gif format. The Live Trace option in Illustrator isn’t bad, but it doesn’t give me the expected result on most try-outs (too many nodes or noisy result, path imperfections…) . Recently the developers of an application called Vector Magic gave me the chance to test out their desktop app. Here is a short review…

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