If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. — Albert Einstein
Timeline Photos | Facebook
Joni: Even good product design ends up as junk.
Dust Jacket Designer Philip Grushkin From Comps To Final
Stephen J. Gertz, booktryst.com
by Stephen J. Gertz
Philip Grushkin working in his Englewood, NJ home studio, c.1950s.
A major archive of renowned dust jacket designer, Philip Grushkin, “whose work made him the standard-bearer throughout the publishing…
Your Designers Are Not Artists, and You Need to Stop Thinking That Way -
“the vast majority of non-designers don’t actually understand what a designer’s real role is.
Fortunately, this divide usually has nothing at all to do with a lack of appreciation for the work designers do. In fact, non-designers are often very complimentary in describing how “pretty” or “sexy” a designer’s work is (These descriptions alone highlight the problem, but that’s a story for another day). Instead, the disconnect revolves around a simple misunderstanding of exactly what role designers play in an organization. If there was one thing I could convey to non-designers, it is this:designers are not artists, and the fact that you view them as such is hurting not only your working relationship, but the quality of the work you receive from them, as well.”
New Experimental Jetset Whitney Museum Identity
You‘re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. —
Blauvelt on exhibiting graphic design.
Argh! Yahoo bought Tumblr.
I may have to change to another blog platform… Yahoo always makes things so confusing for users.
What Profession Is the Most Socially Responsible? -
via Taproot Foundation
Design, if you are looking at pro bono only.
JHU debuts new look aimed at creating more unified identity -
This was needed. A great school but, spread all over with all kinds of different names and identities. Now, unified. If a bit dull.
New study of low MOOC completion rates | Inside Higher Ed -
If you believe this, MOOCS only have a 7% completion rate.
I think it is a bit higher when you subtract people who check out a course for a week or two and then drop it. My guess: 25% of total who are registered by week three complete a course. But of those who complete it, only 10% or less do it for a certificate. Most just watch the video lectures and maybe do one or two projects and a few tests.
Automatic - Your Smart Driving Assistant -
This still not in existence product looks incredibly interesting. But, price needs to be $50 tops. Maybe higher for some add on stuff they come up with in future.
Ironically, the magic of Photoshop makes it possible to edit photos to look as if they had not been edited with Photoshop. Palmisano believes that in the future photographers will increasingly emphasize authenticity by using post-processing to make their images look less perfect than if they had been taken with a digital camera. The worse a spectacular photo looks, the more genuine it feels. — Enhanced Reality: Exploring the Boundaries of Photo Editing - ABC News
MICA GDMFA Thesis 2013 -
Irrespective of individual thesis projects, this presentation web site is nicely done. Not overbearing or trying to be something innovative (which, they mostly never are).