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Chilly Beach
We originally called it, ‘Priceless,’ but since it became a television series, the site has taken down a lot of the earlier episodes. Pity, because it’s we web fans who supported it enough for it to make the leap. The premise: an animated series with a stereotypical insight into Canadian life (playing hockey, drinking beer, bad French accents, being eaten by polar bears and even the odd penguin)

Studio KRuM
A site on Anime run by Jack Yan's cousin's daughter, Vivian Lee, in the midwest. The artwork and design are cool in their own right

Design Resources

CAP Online

JY&A's magazine on design, business and marketing, with features from CAP magazine, plus web-exclusive articles

A great blog on minimalism and modernist design

The Art of the Title Sequence
Ever wonder about the back stories to film opening titles? This site has quotations and clips old and new

The best of web design, with regular updates, a directory, and even sits vac (4/21)

The Best Designs
A collection of the best web site designs on the ’net, similar in principle to the original CoolHomePages.com site but slightly fussier in its presentation

Creative Pro
One of the best and most comprehensive resources for the visual communications industry

Design Observer
A blog-driven and intelligently written design site with some high-profile authors: Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand and Rick Poynor

Design Week
The world’s leading design-industry weekly

Dexinger Design Portal
A showcase of new products, encouraging visitor input

The famous Italian architecture, design and art magazine, with regularly updated features

Online home of the famous design annuals (4/21)

Hiba Studio
Run by our friend Hasan Abu Afash, Hiba Studio, in Gaza, is a typefoundry and design studio. Hasan also has some excellent articles on design online, in Arabic and English

A German magazine covering the graphic design profession. The online edition includes a blog and portfolios

The Society of Publication Designers
The world's leading organization for editorial designers

A wonderful, modernist-style blog dealing with interactive design and technology, by Khoi Vinh

Taxi Design Network
International design events, news, features and members-only area

Web Designer Depot
Insights on design, techniques, and even free downloads (4/21)


David Philpott
One of Jack Yan's former students from Massey University, who created the JY Circles typeface

A new branding and visual identity company based in the United States and Romania, which had a bit of JY&A input

David Siegel
The site from the designer of Tekton. There's plenty to browse through at this site although it doesn't seem to have been updated since 1998

Dreamten Studios
Cleanly designed website of Philip Lester, a Vienna, Va.-based designer and web developer

Hiba Studio
Run by our friend Hasan Abu Afash, Hiba Studio, in Gaza, is a typefoundry and design studio. Hasan also has some excellent articles on design online, in Arabic and English

Javier Romero Design Group
An international design group based in Madrid and New York

McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC)
Industrial designers McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry is dedicated to transforming the design of products, processes, and services worldwide. The firm’s principals have even authored a book printed on synthetic paper that doesn’t use trees. Ethical, eco-effective design with a team of 20 in Charlottesville, Va.

Design consultant and type and graphic designer Monib Madhavi opens a new operation, featuring glimpses of some of the best typefaces to have come out of Australia, plus info on his identity and poster work. There's also some of the web sites he worked on while a senior designer at Fusion Design

Sandler Mergel
Graphic design, communications and multimedia company based in Sweden, at a new URL

SK Designs
Web and graphic design firm based in Sacramento run by Shirley Kaiser

Smallteam Studio
Run by Timothy Tsun—who has known Jack Yan since the two were infants—this Sunnyvale, Calif.-based professional specializes in graphic design and illustration


Fant Asia
For fans of the new art genre of computer-generated illustration, here is some stunning work from artist Akihiko Kametaka

Jennifer Downey
A very talented Bay Area illustrator, specializing in health, lifestyle, fashion and beauty. A tasteful and colourful site with excellent work

Oliver Weiss Design
Oliver Weiss introduced us to his illustrations many years ago, and we were highly impressed. Doing spot illustrations in magazines and newspapers, Mr Weiss’s style is simple and expressive. The site is attractively designed and he even showcases earlier samples of his work

Tatjana Jeremic
Illustrator represented in Sweden and Germany, producing fashion and lifestyle images

Interior Designers

Interior design firm founded by Masamichi Katayama, with one of the most inventive portfolio pages we’ve seen in a long time


Detune Photography
You’ve seen his work in Lucire, now check out the rest. Douglas Rimington is one of the most passionate photographers we have ever met—and is the humblest bar none. A great talent, but don’t tell him that

Jon Moe
Jon has shot more Lucirecovers than anyone else at the time of writing (August 2005), with stunning celebrity shots and more. A true gentleman in the profession

Chad Johnston Photographics
Beautifully organized and neatly loading site. Top marks for simplicity and ease of use—and the photographs aren't half bad, either

Grant Maiden Photography
Beautifully designed site, but even more stunning is the photography from this international talent, based in New Zealand

Mat Baker, Photographer
One of our favourite photographers based in Auckland, New Zealand, with a penchant for fashion and old Chevy Impalas

McCollum Photography
Formerly a staff photographer with The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Philip McCollum has now gone freelance and set up his own site

Momentary Awe
Stunning international travel photography, with a bias toward Asia

Photography of Michael Anthony
Beautiful work from this professional photographer. His online portfolio has personal, fashion, entertainment and model images

Creative digital photography portfolio from Doucin Pierre

Thomas Fahey Photography
Atlanta, Georgia-based photographer, specializing in fashion and glamour photography

Tigre Escobar
A talented Madrid- and Miami-based fashion photographer

Yann Dandois
Yann Dandois’ photography has featured in Lucire with his sexy shoots of Cinthia Moura and Karen Carreño

Photographic Resources

California Coastal Records Project
Aerial photographs of the California coastline—pick a spot using the map, or feed in latitude and longitude, and the aerial photograph, regularly updated, will appear in the main window. There are 10,000 images here, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Pt Reyes, Pt Sur and the Queen Mary

A very enjoyable web site, particularly Karen Nakamura’s wonderful collection of classic cameras


PhotoSecrets produces guides for travel photography—a valuable resource for photographers

Prix Pictet
Sponsored by Swiss bank Pictet & Cie., the world’s premier photographic award in sustainability, with the first one presented by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Rangefinder succeeds Photo District News, and has similar high quality in discussing photographic issues, including scanners, trends, photographic libraries, equipment and more

Printing Invitesite
Hand-made, do-it-yourself, tree-free papers from old town Pasadena, Calif., with letterpress printing. This company produces some of the most elegant print work we have seen, with real class. If we had to recommend a company to do wedding or dinner invitations with a genuine hand-made feel, Invitesite and sister operation Fine Paper Co. (the winner of the LA Weekly's 'Best of LA' award in 1996) are our choices
Virtual Imaging Ron Lloyd Associates, Inc.
Bringing blueprints to life: Ron Lloyd Associates creates photorealistic images from design prints

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