Design Dreams: Distressing

My apologies for not posting last week. I was a little preoccupied organizing and packing my belongings for a weekend trip to California for the USA/Mexico CONCACAF Cup match.

The art I’m featuring in this week’s Design Dreams could also fall under the umbrella of minimalism (I just love the basics), but this is really all about distressed designs.

washspiritthornsskyblueseattle

 

 

 

redstarsnyflash

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breakers

 

 

 

The worn concrete look these have is awesome. It’s used with subtlety, but it still makes you think if you put your hand up to the computer screen you’d actually feel old concrete or brick. That’s when you know someone has done a good job with a texture.

The thing you have to be careful about when creating distressed designs is overwhelming the actual content. Sometimes there’s so much “texture” that anyone looking at it won’t pay attention to the rest of the design. As you can see, these minimalist NWSL logos have incredible balance between texture and content.

The only issue I have with these is that there isn’t one for the Houston Dash. (Shout out to my defender role model Meghan Klingenberg.) Granted, these were made two years ago, meaning the Dash didn’t exist yet.

Sadly, the designer of these hasn’t posted anything new in multiple years (at least on that blog). But check out her tumblr anyway.

Thoughts?

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