CMD+Shift Design Blog on the Web: September – October '08

Over the last 8 months, I’ve had so much fun with this blog. It wasn’t easy at first and starting out a new business and a new blog was a bit overwhelming, but I feel like I’m getting into a groove with it. I love hearing from new subscribers and getting comments on regular readers and today thought I’d just share some of the awesome sites I’ve been able to be a part of lately.

It’s All In The (Designer’s) Bag: September 15, 2008

We all know that designers are cool. They generally dress well, and have a good sense of style. I’ve also noticed that they tend to have cool bags – but what is inside of those bags? I know you are dying to know!! I asked several designers to snag a pic of what they carry around with them on a daily basis. (DesignOBlog)

Sunday Type: September 21, 2008

It’s been a while since any mention of tattoos on this site, so here are a few photos put together by cmdshiftdesign.com. (I Love Typography)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: October 2008: September 29, 2008

“Fly on wall street art October Calendar.” Designed by Liz Andrade. (Smashing Magazine)

Designers Favorite Fonts In Use: October, 06, 2008

My favorite typefaces are like my favorite songs or movies… there are the classics, the ones I will always have a special place for in my heart, the ones that I can find a use for over and over and always see something new and special about them. Then there are the ones that hit a time in my life and we have a heated whirlwind romance, a project comes and goes for that type.

Last year in a CD design project, I used Mrs. Eaves, my favorite small cap serif and Snell Roundhouse, which was my favorite script at the time… not sure which script I’m in love with today, maybe Aquiline? *swoon*  (DesignOBlog)

26 Business Cards of Graphic & Web Designers on Twitter: October 19, 2008

I asked my designer, developer and blogger friends on Twitter if they would like their business cards featured in my next blog post. Here’s the outcome — Drum roll please… (Design Cubicle)

Creative Design Firm Names: October, 21, 2008

Love the mac keyboard shortcut reference! CMD+SHIFT Design is owned and operated by Liz Andrade. (DesignOBlog)

29 Of The Best Print Design Projects Submitted By The Designers Themselves: October, 26, 2008

The exterior is very clean and simple with the fireworks pattern on the back and the firms logo and KABOOM in big Meta Plus lettering on the front. When you open it, the horizontally formatted card becomes a long time line of the party that your invited to experience.” (Design Cubicle)