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all girl summer fun band returns

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

although some of the old popstick crew have never forgiven me for the impulse moments of all girl summer fun band hopping (the place needed just a dash of girlyhood once in a while), I bet they will be thrilled to learn that the all girl summer fun band is back with their third album [...]

image bookmarking

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Is it a new fad, or is it a solution for the reference or morgue file clippings that I have scattered all over my work area (and desktop)? Hello, image bookmarking! Hopefully, this will be the answer to my inquiry two years from now about the great info graphic in the Sunday times magazine (right [...]

image influence: charles harper

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Indulging in my ongoing obsession with wildlife-inspired graphics, I recently came across Charles Harper. In a style he called “minimal realism”, Charley Harper looked at nature as a series of shapes, patterns and textures, all amounting to a colorful phantasmagoria that inspires his simplified and controlled compositions.

“There’s some who want to count all the [...]

Ideas on Creative Collaboration

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

At FITC this year I attended a presentation by Patrick Keenan and Alan Smith from The Movement. The presentation was titled “Think Globally, Design Locally” and it was for people who care about design, beauty and functionality but who are also globally aware and want to make a difference.
The presentation as a whole really resonated with me [...]

If You Had the World’s Biggest Canvas, Would You Draw Your Own Hideous Face?

Monday, May 26th, 2008

There are usually only seven or eight people in the world who hear about things after I do, and three of them are in jail.  It follows, then, that you have probably already heard about this man who drew a self portrait on the earth by sending a GPS device on a world tour using [...]

mismatch and big ideas

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

new brilliant insights from malcolm gladwell:

video from the New Yorker Conference, talking about hiring difficulties in the modern age.
And in the New Yorker In the Air all about big ideas and where invention comes from. In the history of science, there are innumerable cases of people coming up with the same inventions at the same [...]

image influence: spring peeks

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

fervent spring is making my “research” a bit slapdash, but a nice cushion of time makes for lots to look at (plus, studio mates make good recommendations)! hence, in no particular order:
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looking at the plethora of zines at Quimby’s, it was [...]

johnny lee’s wii remote projects

Monday, April 14th, 2008

I forgot to mention this part: thousands of folks (Lee states that most are teachers/educators) have downloaded the software to build the inexpensive whiteboards (Lee offers it for free from his wii projects page) thanks to proliferation of the demo on YouTube. Which makes me think that I should include some of those snippet videos [...]

wii besotted

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Five stages of wii besottment:
#1: Curiosity: what is that blue light?
Takashi Aoyama revealed that the blue flashing light on the wii is actually timed to the bird call of the Japanese bush warbler, a familiar chirp heard throughout Japan in the spring and summertime.
#2: Infatuation: Oh Boy! I can check the weather!
The channels on the [...]

bookmark 01 : graham greene

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Falling for Graham Greene novels was a fortunate event: he was a prolific writer, so I haven’t even cracked the beginnings of the bibliography. My first mark making, therefore, has to be in a few of my favorites of his novels, and my curiosity about older cover art took me to a unspecified location of [...]

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