Hurray! We hit 300!


Thank you, you loyal readers for helping me hit 300 posts here on amARTSMEDIA! Without your views I can’t keep going. It’s been a blast bringing you my news and views on design, media and pop culture phenomenons since my first post in 2011. Some recent highlights are the Theoretical Thursday columns, another story about … Continue reading

Comin’ on Like a Hurricane…


So I heard on the radio this afternoon that tropical storm Danny is supposed to grow to be a category 2 hurricane before dies out. Hopefully it won’t hit us here in Central Florida, but I’m sure we’ll get wet weather from it anyways. Why do bring up big storms (and AC/DC)? Get ready because … Continue reading

2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

novum narrates printing processes without words


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.

Totally Tubular! General Mills boxes reemerge from the 80s


Just when it seems safe there’s a flashback to Flashdance. The Dieline dug up these cereal containers to show that sometimes good things never die and others are too trendy to take over. How many have actually seen, let alone played, an Atari? And yet it was all the rage until this little box called … Continue reading

Pizza flyers pose design paradoxes


Underconsideration author Jonathan Baldwin tackles the fine line between the good, the bad, and the utilitarian of graphic design. Thanks to kiwi Natalie Smith for digging this up! Are pizza flyers well designed? The reason I ask is that someone recently said, in all seriousness, that the role of graphic design historians is to identify … Continue reading

Tragic City Rollers set to torpedo Bay Girls


Hey here’s the post–the audio track file screwed up so I’ll replace it and updated it click back soon. Tragic City Rollers Jam 2011 Season Schedule «. NAME Voodoo Lily GENRE Birmingham roller derby girl president WHERE YOU’VE HEARD THEM They skate at Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale as (skater owned and operated) derby club. WHY … Continue reading

Wii Would Like to Play


Although Nintendo has been a leader in gaming entertainment for years, the campaign behind the Wii was a huge success.