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My weekly inspirations: November 19, 2012

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out on this Thanksgiving holiday week:

The 20 best wireframing tools for designers

There are more wireframing tools on the market than ever, each offering varying levels of functionality. Some software can be used purely for simple wireframes, while others will allow you to create a working prototype. This article collects 20 of the best wireframing tools in one easy place. Read the article here.

Brand identity style guides from around the world

I’m always interested in how brands create their style guides so this article is a treasure trove of 60 style guides from some of the worlds biggest brands. It is interesting to see how some brands really understand all the aspects that need to be defined to build a great brand while others simply think their brand is built with a logo and some PMS colors. Read the article and see all the style guides here.

Dumb Ways to Die

A clever new campaign for Metro Trains Melbourne where rather than a typically public service announcement they choice to use humour, animation and a catchy tune to warn the public to not get killed by a Metro Train among other things. The campaign is now a global hit, both on YouTube as on iTunes. Watch the video and experience all the humor here.

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