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
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
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?
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.
A large part of my anthropology courses was dedicated to linguistics and giving my interest in communication at large that suited me just fine. I found this article on dictionary.com. Hey, Spellcheck can’t correct everything by itself. Peter Breugel was a pretty awesome Northern Renaissance painter, too.
Packaging purveyors are put to the test recently with the trend that eliminates the classic wine bottle. Personally I can’t imagine drinking wine on tap like beer because it has to age longer to give it a richer flavor.
Several of my favorite painters come from the Impressionist/Expressionist era including Edvard Munch. Their innovative use of color, stroke and layering inspires much of my own design work. This week the pastel (one of my favorite media) sketch from “The Scream” sold for an amazing sum of money at Sootherby’s. I’m glad the finished canvas … Read more
Today marks the one year anniversary of the April 27 Alabama tornadoes. Please pause to reflect on how valuable life is and how to help. The regular Friday Fun column will resume next week.
I had followed this story for a while with interest as this is a local story, but recently news has been slacking off. Now Peruvian officials have set a hearing to decide if van der Sloot will face extradition to the US for his extortion charges. He already serves time in Peru for the death … Read more
A hot topic in this election will invariably the unemployment rate. As May approaches there is another surge of young workers, but not as many positions to fill. I count myself lucky to have a job that gives out a paycheck. Local news radio 105.5 WERC made this post about how tough the job market … Read more
When you have as many allergies as I do food becomes a critical aspect of life. Paying attention to ingredients becomes a way of life to separate a tasty treat from spending several hours in an emergency room. There are benefits to my natural self-disaster: no corn syrup = no soda and no soda = … Read more