On an Innovative Device, Apps Lacking Imagination →
Good observations in the New York Times. I think it is lack of money by investors. An app, by nature, is something like funding a movie. It may make money or, it may not. So much depends on the either genius behind it or the genius of the studio producing it (think Pixar). Also, the ability to get rights to content is maddening, expensive, and slow. I worked on an interactive CD-ROM about the...
Universities Tell High Schools Valuable Logos Are... →
Of course, high schools with this problem can simply contact the graphic design department at any state university (maybe the rivals of the university in question!) and ask if a class of advanced design students could design a whole new and original sports identity system. Many universities also have classes that do nothing but work for non profits, like high schools. They would have a nice new...
Alternatives to Common Fonts →
Skin Is No Barrier To BPA, Study Shows - Science... →
“the leading producer of thermal-receipt stock in the United States — Appleton Papers, which claims to have been BPA-free since 2006 — is looking to help consumers identify its receipts. “Consumers have made it clear that they want an easy way to distinguish Appleton’s receipt paper from our competitors’ paper, which all contain BPA,” says company vice president Kent Willetts. “We are preparing to...
Cashiers May Face Special Risks From BPA - Science... →
“People working at places that use thermal paper can have continual contact with bisphenol A. And if they knew, I think they would be horrified,” notes Koni Grob, an analytical chemist with an official government food laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland. He’s describing the thermal paper commonly used throughout Europe and North America to print store receipts.”
Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick, Study Says - PCWorld →
The city of Berlin gives more money to the arts than does the entire U.S....– via LAWeekly On the other hand, there are more private art supporters and grant givers in the U.S. as well as state and city based arts agencies compared to European countries.
Sir Ken Robinson Interview: Why should business... →
Interesting video interview. One hour.
Art helps you see things in a less constrained space. Our economy is built upon...– John Maeda, interview My bright idea: Innovation is born when art meets science
People Ignore Generic Photos Online, Study Shows →
Duh! Any graphic designer worth his or her salt could have told you this. More here.
Why I was @AngryPaulRand →
The AngryPaulRand tweeter reveals himself to be an VCU grad student who did his undergrad at RISD. Check out his portfolio (under biography). The guy is an excellent designer!
Typography is two-dimensional architecture, based on experience and imagination,...– Hermann Zapf via @fontbureau
There’s a very small handful of people mainly the small group of young male...– Jonathan Harris at the Gain conference
a Helvetica clock
There are at least 56 different sub specialties of the design field now.– Larry Keeley at the AIGA Gain conference 2010
Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget - Interactive... →
Great interactive infographic on the budget shortfall projections in the U.S. Basically, even if you cut and tax the obvious stuff (military, troop withdrawal, carbon tax, bank tax, + Obama proposals, you still are in a one trillion dollar hole in 2030.
Great Photography Quotes →
Powers of Ten A Video Response Design Competition →
Create a 2-minute video response to the Eames Office’s seminal film, Powers of Ten. Jury Prize Winner: $2,000 cash Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair (Value $1,250) $2,000 donation to the Eames Foundation in the name of the winner (includes a tour of the Eames House; travel not included) In addition, to watch and read from their Eames chair, the Grand Prize winner will also receive: A boxed set...
I saw some amazingly innovative new products and processes, yet without good...– Two part interview with Aaris Sherin Author of SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients
National Geographic: One Magazine’s Carbon... →
We Are San Francisco Competition →
Entry Start:8th November 2010Entry Close:21st November 2010 Take part in the We Are San Francisco mini-competition running alongside the World Photography Festival, San Francisco 18th - 21st November. The concept is simple, enter a photograph that expresses something about yourself as a resident of or a visitor to San Francisco; it might be about the local community, the culture of the city or...
How to Spot a BPA-Free Store Receipt →
Thermal paper has BPA in it?! Well, at least Appleton, which makes 75 percent of thermal paper receipts, is making it better.
2000 interview with Cartier-Bresson on Charlie Rose. Sitting at the table and commenting with Charlie, Richard Avedon!
Charlie Rose segment on Cartier-Bresson →
“A look at the Museum of Modern Art’s ‘Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century’ exhibit with Martine Franck, photographer and widow of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Galassi, director of the Museum of Modern Art’s department of photography and Agnes Sire, director of Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson”
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye →
Nice documentary. Show at SFMOMA of work October 30, 2010 to January 30, 2011
Pentagram does a lot of things that a business consultant would tell us to stop...– Michael Bierut via #bnconf
It never gets easy, with clients, even if your name is Pentagram.– Paula Sher at #bnconf
Audience member to Chris Helms: You convinced chefs to use rats in their logo. I...– via @debbiemillman
and RISD is a major Fulbright producer →
“Earning the title of most highly represented specialized institution of 2010, seven students holding bachelors and masters degrees from Rhode Island School of Design have been chosen to study design from a number of global perspectives.” Metropolis