The Case and Point →
New typography blog from Canada.
Lets you see FontShop web fonts on any web site. Cool.
Tuition Comparison Site Begun by Education... →
Wow, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena is the most expensive of all for students getting financial aid. Which basically means, it is the most expensive school to attend in the U.S. and therefore, most likely, the most expensive art or design school in the world. If it was a medical or law or engineering school, no big deal. But it is completely unreasonable for a student studying fine art...
Nokia Shorts winner →
Cool, Nokia, video, and prize winner are terms I normally do not put together but, this is a very cool video short made on a Nokia that won. Splitscreen.
Cringely on technology →
Robert X. Cringely drove over to the new Apple data center. It is really, really, really big. Basically, it is so off the charts big, it makes no sense. All of Google’s one million servers would take up less than 14% of the space. What is Apple up to?
There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That’s perfectly all...– Carl Sagan
Logo Design and the Misconceptions of Unlimited... →
The Family Photographs of Gordon Heisler →
Kodachrome is a time machine.
Instead of adhering to a single, centralized big idea, a brand must create...– Brands as Patterns Method
‘That's How’ Illustrator Christoph Niemann... →
Interview with Terry Gross on NPR
Why Gadgets Flop →
One mans view on it.
Instant artist statement: Arty Bollocks Generator →
Jerry Saltz on Why the Work of Today’s... →
Alternative Title: All the interesting work is being done in other creative fields, like design.
The shot that nearly killed me: War photographers →
Combat photography is not for the faint of heart. Fascinating comments by photographers with images they took during scary moments.
Moby on the photobook industry →
Sorry, this was posted as a video here but, I did not know it was on auto play. Annoying. Stupid BJP should know better! Clicking the title should bring you to the video.
Why Google Will Never Beat Old-Fashioned Design... →
“Google is the best research tool since the invention of card catalogs. Nonetheless, I teach the “No Google! Research Class” at the School of Visual Arts MFA in Design Criticism program (a.k.a. D-Crit). It may seem unnecessarily sadistic, but watching students squirm is only a small part of the fun.” Brilliant. Steve Heller.
You think social networking has privacy issues. Soon off the grid living will be the only private kind. Companies see all about you when you call them with this service. But no one can opt out.
Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists This guy is brilliant.
Enable text substitutions in every app →
For decades I’ve always mistyped thier for their on my Mac. My hands just can’t do the ei sequence when I type fast. Plus, it is one of those i before e exceptions in English. This simple fix autocorrects it. But you can do it for anything you typically mistype.
Twitter to Design World: Drop Dead
Update: Gary is tweeting that @Twitter has brought back the category that was missing. So either it was a technical glitch, human error, or enough people tweeted/complained that they realized the problem. @gary_hustwit has been Tweeting that @Twitter killed the design category in Who To Follow, with no explanation or fix. #BringBackDesign
2010 National Geographic Photo Contest →
Rules: Must travel to exotic location and photograph incredible natural phenomena (volcanos, storms, big or small wild animals) or exotic people (preferably non Western) engaged in heartwarming, sad, crazy, or ritualistic behavior.
Green Brands Survey from Landor →
U.S.: Where is Subaru? They build entire cars with zero waste. Not to mention Method, HP, and other well known green brands. It does not seem to be based on HQ location as IKEA is not a UK company and Volkswagen is not a Chinese company. As insane as it seems, Walmart is also more and more green.
Nearly 1 In 7 People On Earth Is Disabled, Survey... →
“The numbers come from a joint effort by the World Health Organization and the World Bank. The last time anyone tried to figure out the prevalence of disabilities was back in the 1970s, when WHO figured it was about 10 percent. The current report suggests the 15 percent estimate will grow as the world’s population ages.” An opportunity for designers to make life better for billions!
U.S. Said to Be Falling Behind in ‘Green’... →
“It Just Works.” →
Interesting article about the Apple cloud being nothing. Which is a good thing. Google cloud = a bunch of MS apps Amazon cloud = hard drives you pay for Apple cloud = who cares what it is, as long as it works with the apps and does it all without us knowing
Elderburbia’: Suburban sprawl isolates our aging... →
“Now that baby boomers are getting old — face it, we are — the suburbs our parents built are becoming less of a refuge and more of a prison for an aging population.”
Study identifies the most-influential tech... →
Pogue is basically a brand now. He should leverage it.
You have to have the discipline of learning many new things and keeping an open...– John Gilroy, tech expert on The Kojo Nnamdi radio show June, 7, 2011 commenting on what young people should study to be ready for careers in tech. Sounds like studying graphic design would be a good start! Presenting information to humans is the specialization of graphic designers, art directors,...
Brain Calisthenics Help Break Down Abstract Ideas,... →
“For years school curriculums have emphasized top-down instruction, especially for topics like math and science. Learn the rules first — the theorems, the order of operations, Newton’s laws — then make a run at the problem list at the end of the chapter. Yet recent research has found that true experts have something at least as valuable as a mastery of the rules: gut instinct, an instantaneous...
The camera can be a machine gun. It can be a psychoanalytical couch. It can be a...– Cartier-Bresson
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON - The Decisive Moment A slide show on video lasting about 18 minutes with Henri Cartier-Bresson talking about his work. Fantastic. on Vimeo