March 2008

Design Is Dead

Philippe Starck apparently apologizes for the waste his design career has caused.

“I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of this fact.Everything I designed was unnecessary. I will definitely give up in two years’ time. I want to do something else, but I don’t know what yet. I want to find a new way of expressing myself …design is a dreadful form of expression…. In future there will be no more designers. The designers of the future will be the personal coach, the gym trainer, the diet consultant.”

Starck: Design Is Dead, Sorry on PSFK. Via Swissmiss.

Published: Mar. 30th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Design, Designers

Faces in Places

A photographic collection of faces found in everyday places.

Published: Mar. 30th, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Photoblog, Photography

Sensuous Flagments Remix

Certainly interesting. Link.

Published: Mar. 30th, 2008. Categorized: Interactive. Tagged: Art

Comparing blogs to other Communication Tools

One of the most common areas of confusion about blogs is in understanding how they're different from the other technology you might already be using on your website. If you've got someone saying "We're doing forums, isn't that just as good as a blog?" then you can use this section as a cheat sheet for responding to them.

Movable Type Docs

Published: Mar. 25th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Blogs, Tools

So you want to be a blogging star?

“Don’t go into blogging to make a living,” Mr. Cuban warned in an e-mail message. Still, he and other top bloggers with day jobs agree most people could attract a following on the Web. And whether a person blogs to make a little money, to influence opinion or just for sheer ego gratification, amassing a large audience is the goal.

Here’s what a number of successful bloggers with successful nonblogging careers say are the ways to think about getting into the business of blogging.

New York Times

Published: Mar. 25th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Basics, Blog

Complexity and Community

Michael Singer's talk about complexity and community

Published: Mar. 24th, 2008. Categorized: Interactive. Tagged: Art, Community, Innovation

Curvy Cross Processing in Photoshop CS3

This tutorial describes one of my favorite techniques for 'spicing' up a photograph. This method is adapted from the color darkroom of old. In those days, innovative photographers often processed film in a chemical solution intended for another type of film. For instance, they might process color slide film in C-41 chemicals. The result yielded a most unusual shift in color, which created a very retro look. To recreate this technique using the computer is both easy and fun.

Layers Magazine

Published: Mar. 10th, 2008. Categorized: Text. Tagged: Photoshop, Tutorial

Hero hand printed silkscreen posters



Hero Design.

Published: Mar. 3rd, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Illustration, Posters

Words of wisdom


From here.

Published: Mar. 3rd, 2008. Categorized: Visual. Tagged: Illustration

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