Several design initiatives are taking advantage of the “global village” via the Web, and here’s a look at some of them. Perspectives that are completely different from your own—thousands of miles different—are just one way for you to grow as a designer, so take down some notes and get your passport stamped:
How would you illustrate your city?
CitID invites designers to honor their respective cities creating logos for them. Submission is by email and it’s a great way to get acquainted with design sensibilities from every corner of the world.
How would you create a charity site in 24 hours?
FullCodePress pits Australia, New Zealand, and the US against one another in a 24-hour race to build websites for charitable organizations. Last year’s teams designed for RainbowYouth (New Zealand) and NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre (Australia), with NZ coming out on top.
This year: Team USA members are already locked in, with no less than Jason Santa Maria at the helm, but applications for the Aussie and NZ teams are still open until May 5th. The showdown happens from June 19 to 20.
How would you build on an existing design?
The Exhibition Season of this year’s Layer Tennis is done, but if you missed all the live action this compilation video provides a great wrap-up. There were some interesting new matches this time, covering typography, motion graphics, photography, video editing, and the return of the 10-city tournament.
How does this color make you feel?
To wrap up this little excursion we’ve been on, here’s a golden resource for all the global designers out there: David McCandless and AlwaysWithHonor.com designed an infographic on What Colors Mean Across 10 Cultures.