Design Fun for Friday

Hello, dear readers! I hope your Friday is going well and you have lovely plans for the weekend. For today, I wanted to share some design and inspiration resources as we head into the weekend.

I love Smashing Magazine. Great posts, tips, and inspiration. Plus, every once in a while they post freebies, including awesome icon sets. I love these icon sets for creating graphics for my library, especially helpful when trying to freshen up some of our brochures to make them more user friendly. To get you started in the world of their icon sets, I thought I’d share the link to the Smashicons Icon Set that has 500 icons! Pretty nifty. Plus they recently released the World Landmark Icon Set that is also lovely.

I love calligraphy. I don’t think that is a secret. But I do think more people should get into calligraphy because it seems like handwriting is a dying art and beautiful writing is important. So whether you love calligraphy or just want to watch a beautiful video, check out the short Ink. You’ll be glad you did.

As we near the end of Banned Books Week, I thought we could all use a little inspiration and what better place to get it than from books? So check out this infographic of inspiring quotes from children’s books.

I hope you have a lovely weekend full of beautiful moments and time with what makes you happiest. I’ll be back soon. Allons-y!