No, I’m not a teen and I couldn’t care less about what went on at MTV’s Teen Choice Awards the other night. The exception is this minute long clip of the apparently new award Trailblazer given to a young talent who is already proving his or her worth with grace, poise, and an impressive portfolio. … Read more
National Geographic is doing it’s own “I Love the 80s” mini-series–except NatGeo has more cache in getting good interviews over VH1. It shows. Lamar says it best “But don’t take my word for it.” Click here to jump to their page. I particularly enjoyed the episode “The 80s: Revolutionaries.” This segment was chock full of some of … Read more
The relationship between designers and developers is a tricky one. Blake Callens at VentureBeat has some great advice for the ‘pretty picture’ people when talking to the computer geniuses that make the visuals work. Callens gives a quick run down on the lingo needed to translate the tech speak. The microchip computer was, arguably, the … Read more
Happy birthday to me! I’m turning a quarter century this week, and it feels a little weird. I was talking with some friends about a album and we couldn’t remember when it came so we looked it up on the web, and it seems so mind-blowing that we all bought it when it came out … Read more
The Walking Dead has become a complete phenomenon and has seen the highest television ratings ever this season. Pixar’s Toy Story is one of the most successful CGI movie franchises in history. These two stories have a lot more in common than their successes. To see the complete comparison click here Proof That The Walking Dead … Read more
The Beer Barrel Bedroom belongs to that category of artworks that take recycling to its next level. Carved out of a genuine 19th century beer barrel, the bed awaits your visit at a rentable room in Ostbevern, Germany. This is rather genius. I bet the aroma is pleasant.
Clear bottles seems like a no-brainer for clear liquids–and even some colored ones. Designing for clear bottles creates some unique challenges. I think Fahrenheit 212 handled the copy well. Just from this shrunken photo it appears all the type is easily read, except for maybe the bottling and distribution lines. What’s important is the copy … Read more
Sometimes roommates are awesome. Sometimes they are not. These five flashcards are simple, but effective, graphics that amuse because you know you’ve been there. Take a look at the rest of the roommate types here: 5 Roommate Types | Second Lunch.
INFLUENCERS TRAILER from R+I creative on Vimeo. R + I created this quick, but captivating, clip about how culture spreads and who it is that holds influence over it. Enjoy!
The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas is definitely on my bucket list of things to do before I die–right up there with the Dropkick Murphys in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day. What’s so great about SXSW is the cultural fusion that happens on every street corner. Nearly every genre of music is … Read more
If you’re a designer and you don’t like Steven Heller then you might be in the wrong profession. Yesterday he tackled typefaces. Enjoy the snippet. Type fashions come and go, but the Western alphabet and Arabic numerals are here to stay. Correspondence lettering schools were for a long time, during the 20th century, the keepers … Read more
The F.B.I. said Monday that it believes it knows the identity of the thieves who stole 13 paintings 23 years ago from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, one of the most infamous art heists in history. Officials from the F.B.I. said they believed that the paintings were moved through Connecticut and the Philadelphia … Read more
The driving force behind all our decisions is emotion. It’s what makes us human, is what defines who we are and how we react to different situations. Graphic design is a platform from which emotional fighter-jets can be launched. So why is so much of what we see not much more than lifeless paper-planes? This … Read more
It’s hard to get into the design business, and sometimes it’s even harder to stay in it. Nick Sambrato shares his advice at the Orlando Creative Mornings lecture last month.
Tired of watching the same movie all the time? Check out the fresh tale of teenage love from a zombie’s perspective! This movie had me laughing so hard it hurt, and then I laughed some more. Nice to see some fresh faces (Nick Hoult, Teresa Palmer, and Analeigh Tipton) take lead roles–especially coming from the … Read more
If you haven’t seen The Hobbit yet, and liked The Lord of the Rings even a little bit, then quit waiting! I’m still skeptical of what the other two movies will have in them, but this first installment is more than I could have hoped for out of the film. In true fashion Peter Jackson … Read more
I can’t tell you how excited I am over a couple of movies that either have recently come out or won’t come out soon enough! By far the movie people are most excited about is Star Trek, and yet this teaser trailer hasn’t inspired me. This trailer is making the next installment feel like Tom … Read more
In case you’ve been hiding in a bat cave director Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy came out on DVD yesterday. This gritty, genuinely emotional tale revels in the notion that some things are worth fighting for and to never give up. Most people remember Batman as a really goofy guy in the movies or even … Read more