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
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
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!
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
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
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
Why is the art of brand design the unsung hero of the design world? We live in a culture that is more creative than ever before. The man on the street is probably more hard-wired into an appreciation of creativity and its power to transform than ever before. Fashion, architecture, product design are not just … Read more
New Zealand celebrates one of their favorite sons, Peter Jackson, today during the early premiere of ‘Lord of the Rings’ precursor ‘The Hobbit.’ Many news agencies suggest the crowds lining the streets totalled over 100000. Click here for more. Jackson spear-headed the tourism revival in his home country by exclusively film the franchise generating hordes … Read more
Today is the American holiday Veteran’s Day. Show your support by hugging a veteran. These brave men and women defend our freedom sometimes with their lives so the least you can do dear reader is shake their hand.
The Huffington Post released this blurb about how Hurricane Sandy is popping up in the media: The story of Hurricane Sandy is largely being told through photos, in part thanks to Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app bought by Facebook this year. More than 244,000 photos have been posted to Instagram with the hashtag #sandy, according … Read more
While waiting impatiently for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ I found my review of the last film I wrote while interning with a local newspaper. ‘The Dark Knight’ picks up exactly where ‘Batman Begins’ left off and raises the bar on comic book movies in the process. Immediately the audience is thrown into a bank heist … Read more
It is an honor to call myself an American. Thank you to all our service personnel for continuing to protect us even though words will never be enough.
What kind of influence do designers actually have?