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May 19, 2009

Design candy

I'm enjoying this site called Share Some Candy. It's a "curated collective of inspiring design finds and art." Pretty cool. And for any designers thinking about starting your own firm, the funny Name My Design Company Machine will help you out. It's inspired by the zillions of design studios who have named themselves after colored animals. Seriously. Just start Googling a color plus an animal plus "design." Red dog. Blue cow. Purple elephant. Try it.

21 comments:

live a colorful life said...

That was kind of the advice given to a friend of my son and daughter-in-law: a color and a food. Hence, Fig&Ruby. But I wouldn't advise checking them out if you are hungry, because her cakes are to die for www.figandrubysweets.blogspot.com

Laura Trevey said...

very cool site!

thanks so much for sharing~~

xo Laura

lindsey clare said...

haha. that's so true! i just googled "yellow cat design" and "yellow pig design" and they both came up with design/merch companies. funny!

ros said...

I'm not sure that 'Evil Cloud Labs' is really going to take off, but it's a thought.

Anonymous said...

Ah ha, thanks for the trusty naming formula...just call me Red Goose.

starrybluesky said...

Love both sites you've linked to - Thinking about renaming - fun to use.

CLAIRE MOJHER said...

Oooh fantastic resources! Thanks :)

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I'll have to check this out. Thanks!

Costume Diva said...

Wow! I tried the google search and its sooo true! It also led me to a blog with some funny stuff... http://www.thepurpleturkey.blogspot.com.

VintageHome said...

Funny! 'Friendly Pencil Designs' came up - I like it! Thanks! -amy

Kaye Prince said...

That was so fun, I think my favourite was "Evil Kangaroo Productions", heh!

Vicki Dvorak said...

Thanks, Jessica. What a cool site! Lots of creative, colorful things to blog about here. :)

creativitaeblog.com said...

if i'd only found the naming machine sooner!
I could have been:

evil dog media

chestnut zebra labs

or crazy pencil .com

etsy users should use this resource when naming their shops!

Wendy said...

Funny!! I got "Flying Banana Solutions." Quite catchy, actually.

sarahmartina said...

Should I be worrried that out of the 6 times I clicked to make my own company name... 4 times I got "evil" for my first word, and the other 2 times I got "beige"...LOL!

I'll keep spinning the wheel and see what else they come up with for me! Too funny!

Julie said...

Fun site! I got "Blue Fish Design" and "Golden Moose.com"

So looking forward to tonight's social! Yippee!!

Anonymous said...

So so so good, I'm addicted to it now, I got Peach Zebra Productions and Blue leopard.com Love it!!

Kathy @HomeWorkshop said...

Wow! Definitely a bookmark-worthy site. Love to see artists promoted well online. Thanks for telling us about it --
Kathy

The Bitter Foodie said...

Oh my gosh - I just randomly googled red cat media...and it's a real firm in England!

They should do a version for indy letterpress artists.

So funny!!!

Kelly Fletcher said...

Love it, Golden Armadillo Design...

Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club said...

Thanks for the link I just added them to my blog roll. I'm a sucker for sites with lot's of pretty pictures that keep me in the loop about Indie Artists. Reminded me a bit of My Love for You is Like a Stampede of Wild Horses.

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