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
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!
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
Boys love their superheroes regardless of their age and this little one is no exception to the rule. Marvel Comics makes a Mom’s dream come true and her son used his new “powers” to help others. Enjoy this uplifting edition of Friday Fun.
Despite the dire warnings of print is dying it isn’t going anywhere for a while. It’s just shifting. Print is getting more creative and becoming more of a fine art. Just look at this video on the making of the November issue of German/English magazine novum.
National Geographic picked this crazy, colorful photo for one of its April photo of the month contest. I’m excited to see the photos because I’m participating in this race in September! I’ve been doubling my number of work-outs to prepare because this will be my first official 5k.
When I was enrolled in a contemporary art class one of my favorite artists was Keith Haring because he wasn’t afraid to try new mediums especially with video and what we now call street art. From a design standing I am indebted Haring and fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Barbara Kruger for creating the concept … Read more
AIGA Birmingham presents an Emerging Designer Showcase April 1 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Matthew’s Bar and Grill, 2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham. sponsored by AIGA Birmingham, Forstall Art Supply Center and Matthew’s Bar and Grill. The juried show will spotlight up-and-coming talent from Birmingham and beyond. Come mingle, enjoy the exhibit and meet the … Read more
Because its too nasty out do anything outside today this week’s Friday Fun is a typographic challenge: turn a word into an image. Here are some examples from the creators of the book Word as Image. Word as Image – YouTube.
University of Rochester researchers found that people who play videogames have better hand-eye coordination, make faster decisions and are possibly more creative. Gee guys, those results have been coming out for years. In fact, there’s a whole books dedicated to the subject. Wall Street Journal reporter Robert Lee Hotz pares down the medical terms and … Read more
Design is everywhere. Good design is harder to find to the untrained eye, but it’s there. It’s just much more subtle. One of my icons, Kelli Anderson, does a talk about looking at the small things for inspiration. TEDxPhoenix – Kelli Anderson – Disruptive Wonder for a Change – YouTube. #amforshort
Today’s edition of Friday Fun features last night’s ADDY Award Show winners. UAB students stole the show in most of the categories they entered. Yours truly walked away with a gold and a silver trophy for back-to-back winning years, but I’m not alone. Fellow partner-in-crime Brittany Fox will also be headed for a consecutive run at … Read more
These little tea bags have been designed to be rather genius. The cookie cutter shape protrudes from the top of the box in a nice shade of green. The neat part is that the shape of the cutout at the base of the tree. This forms a slit to hang the bag on the side … Read more
Todays edition of Friday fun features the digitalization of hand painted letters. Design ‘historians’ are documenting and archiving the text, most of which is as simple as street signs and India’s equivalent of a billboard. All of this must done on a tight timescale as the paintings fade or the buildings come down. via Painter … Read more
Sometimes there are movies that are rather inconcievable. “Transformers” comes to mind. Then there are movies that grow into classics. “The Princess Bride” is one of those movies that achieves cult classic status. The flick is sharp, witty, funny, and full of swashbuckling action that puts over-the-top explosions to shame. Perhaps that is the film’s … Read more
This Friday Fun edition features my favorite paper company French. The French Paper company has by far some of the coolest self promotional products in graphic design, but often it it what people make out of their wares that is the real riot. At first glance this poster is nicely illustrated tribute to summer. Birds … Read more
These Isreali artists created a documentary that’s pretty neat to watch. Check it out as this weeks issue of Friday Fun. via Murality on Vimeo.
On the surface this movie will look like a chick flick, but if its anything like the book it will about so much more. Today’s post is all about identity and branding, but not in the way I usually mean the term. Set in the 1960s Mississippi the story evolves around ‘Skeeter’ Phelan and her interest … Read more
This week’s edition of Friday fun sees a superbly illustrated video on type design. It fascinates me as to how they blended the letterforms together to create the shapes. I nearly always like it when a designer employs text as image, because it takes quite a bit of practice to assemble type in such a … Read more
Who would have thought that a movie featuring cowboys and aliens could be so good? Besides Joss Whedon of ‘Serenity’ that would be me. This movie has a little bit of everything, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For the second time Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford as hardass Dollarhyde) and James Bond (Daniel Craig kicking all … Read more