Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Playing the Building

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nancy Vonk

* Date – Wednesday, October 7, 2009
* Reception – 6pm | Meeting – 7pm
* Location – Cityplace (get directions)
* Members – Free | Non-Members – $20
* Students – $10 (ID Required)

I think she did the Diamond Shreddies too.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Two things:

Another great Wikipedia Page:

High Five

And a great article on "Awesomeness."

See you guys next week.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Hello Again, Justin was asking me for that website you check if something's been done:

Its a good resource to have, I think.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Print Ad Exhibit in CommArts


Take a gander at this sublime collection of rectangles put together by Communication Arts. I've included a few that I like below.

There are 115 campaigns total. Study them. See how they work. See the aesthetic that the writers and art directors were going for. Break down the thinking. Really pay attention to how you personally react to different campaigns—especially if you like it a lot.

I say this because it's obvious to me that some of you aren't asking yourself a fundamental question about your work:

If I didn't create this and I saw it, would I really like it?

Some of you in Monday's class were/are completely fooling yourselves that you would like some of the rectangles you presented. And I'm dumbstruck if you really, truly thought Kiran or I would like a lot of them.

Come on, it's time to be honest. Keep this in mind when you're pushing your ideas this week, okay?

Powers of Ten

This is that film I was telling you about yesterday, my pretties.

It's an educational ditty by Charles and Ray Eames, who had apparently become quite the filmmakers during the '60s and '70s. I think it's a brilliant piece of communication by a couple of brilliant designers. (After all, what is good design but good communication?)

9:03 well-spent, even if you don't like science or math or vaguely erotic picnics in Chicago.

"Move Me, Dude"

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Superhero Supply Co.

This is old, but I think its cool because one of the guys that did the terror alerts from yesterday's class is Sam Potts and he just retired and moved to China he did the superhero supply co.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Spit In Your Beer

This is the beer we should have assigned you: Peruvian chicha. The fermentation is started by someone chewing on corn and spitting it out. Yes, that's what the beer is made from: corn that someone else has already chewed.


Apparently there's an American brewer—the same one that produces Dogfish Head—who's making it the traditional way. Here's the NYTimes article.

I say, bring it on. Hell, I'll try anything once. As long as it's beer.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Beer Please

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Old Spice

manly and funny


Beavis & Butthead return!