Posts tagged ‘graphic design’

August 18th, 2008

Vampire Energy

No, it’s not the amount of pints it takes to keep your local daywalker amped up. Vampire energy is energy wasted by electronics that are plugged in but not doing anything. Take a look at this quality video and all will be clear. Maybe if we take some of this advice to heart our atmosphere will be a little more clear in the future. Enjoy.

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February 11th, 2008

Detour: A City Notebook Experience

It’s not everyday that you can get a glimpse inside the mind of an artist. You can visit a gallery and see a snapshot, or look at a bunch of their pieces and get a good idea about that period of time.

Then there is the artist sketch/notebook. Di Vinci’s notebook is a traveling exhibit of it’s own. The sketches and thoughts draw millions of visitors a year. Picasso, Monet, Degas have pages from their sketchbooks framed and displayed in museums around the globe. The notebook of an artist is more than one of their works. It’s their thought process laid out on paper. A storyboard of their thinking, a true glimpse into their mind. I believe that is why the sketch/notebook of an artist is so interesting.

Moleskine notebooks have long been a standard for artist and intellectuals alike. Recently Moleskine sponsored an extremely cool online art exhibit. Artist from around the world made videos showing the contents of their sketch/notebooks. The collection of videos can be seen at the DETOUR THE MOLESKINE CITY NOTEBOOK EXPERIENCE website.

I carry a Moleskine notebook, and one of these days I’ll have to make a video of what I keep in mine. For now, I’ll be inspired looking at what others have done and enjoying a brief journey into the minds of these gifted artists.

December 12th, 2007

You’ve got a logo, I’ve got the cream!

Make My Logo Bigger Cream has changed the lives of so many clients. Will you be next?

Agency Fusion did this clever little self-marketing campaign. Very well done, and it really does showcase how easily a design can go wrong. Trust your designer, they’re not just delivering you those 3 comps, they’re also NOT delivering you the other 3000 they ruled out because they don’t work for you and your project.