We’ve all heard it dozens of times. That feedback that clients give that makes absolutely no sense. Whether they want you to rotate someone in a photo or they love what you did, they just want it to be completely different. We’ve all been there.
Mark Shanley has decided to take these very same criticisms, ones we’ve all heard in one form or another, and turn them into some very entertaining posters. Check them out at the Chive.
The year the first Apple Macintosh was released. Their funky black and blue screen pulsed just slow enough to give you a headache if you stared at it very long and the chunky but extremely cool icons issued in a new era for designers. To the best of my knowledge, this was the first publicly available GUI, giving rise to the notion of a desktop on your computer, a trashcan in the corner to discard unused files and a smiling Mac that let you know everything was okay.
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With all of those social media networks out there, do we really need another one? This video sums up how most of us feel about being too social.
This comic strip by Brad Colbow says a lot about how an online persona works. A fun way to look at a necessary part of website design.
Thought this was pretty humorous but eerily true. How A Website Goes Straight To Hell.
ailyDropCap.com is an ongoing project by Designer and Illustrator Jessica Hische. Her goal? “To prettify the internet and beautify your blog posts.” Continue reading Daily Drop Cap
My first recollection of Apple computers was that wonderful Superbowl ad in 1984, based on George Orwell’s book, 1984.
Iconic imagery? Maybe. Maybe not. You can judge for yourself, but I do have to say it’s fun to look back on the history of one of design’s best friends, the Apple Computer.
Found this on Inhabitots.com and thought it would be a great downtime project. As a kid I used to love pop-up books, the more complex, the better. The more complex ones shown in the video would probably require a great deal of demo-ing, but there are some that seem fairly simple on Robert Sabuda’s site. Click here to see the offerings from Inhabitots.