Design Finds: 5 Creative Highlights & Recent Design News

Welcome again to Design Finds, HOW’s selection of creative highlights and news from the past week. For this selection, check out some neat VR news, interesting insights into print editorial layouts during breaking news situations, a fun illustration story and more.

1. VR Smartphone Case

This new smartphone VR case headset will revolutionize brings virtual reality to your pocket. Learn more here.


2. Ads About Fake News That Make You Work a Little

… just as you should before sharing stories online. The three dimensional letters are turned sideways—can you read them without the key? Check it out at AdWeek.

3. A Tale of Print Editorial Design

These are two layouts for The New York Times front page on Wednesday — before (left) and after news broke of FBI Director James Comey’s firing. Read about it here.

4. Professional Illustrator Collaborates with 4-Year-Old | Doodlers Anonymous

Apparently this story has been around for a bit, but we just saw it on Doodlers Anonymous.

5. Forever 21 and Rue 21 Accused of Ripping Off Indie Brand Valfré

Here we go again. Not cool, folks. Read more about it on Jezebel’s website.

Bonus: Google Earth’s Facelift

I’m sure you’ve already seen this, but on the off-chance you haven’t… go now, and explore. It is utterly breathtaking. “Google Maps is about finding your way. Google Earth is about getting lost.”