Monthly Archives: April 2009

stop crying about it and let it go

As someone who graduated from a very tough design program, Jack Moffett’s advice on disowning design rings true: It can be devastating to have a project that you spent a lot of time on and thought was decent be ripped to shreds by your professor and peers. It is, however, a necessary experience. One must […]

getting a bigger house

Cameron Moll contemplates, Is it time to move beyond 960? So what’s the ideal width? I’m not sure yet. Let’s figure it out together. Here’s what I’ve got so far:• 1020 is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15 but not 8 and 16. It’s not much wider than 960.• 1040 is […]

The Grind

RAY Boy, I’ve gotta get some sleep. I’m dying. PETER You don’t look good. RAY I don’t? PETER You’ve looked better. You didn’t used to look like this. – Ghostbusters

passive learning

When ideas do happen, it is not by accident. What separates creative people who make their ideas happen from the constant dreamers? Perhaps we all have an obligation to show our ideas some respect. Behance is partnering with Cool Hunting to host “99%”: a conference that focuses less on inspiration, and more on how idea […]

flip it and reverse it

There’s something very thoughtful about this montage. The word calculated comes to mind too. check out somersetVII’s YouTube channel and lose yourself in some great work.

iPhone wallpapers are everywhere

Looking at photographs and illustrations on the iPhone is a great experience. It helps if the artwork is great, of course. It’s such a rich, bright screen that images almost feel like little flat jewels in your hand as you flick through them. I’ve banked a considerable collection of images that I’ve dragged and dropped […]

do it all

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware. –Alan Kay Alan was right. This quote came to mind recently on I project I’m doing the visual design for, but my company is not building. The development of the project is being done by another vendor. I don’t think splitting the design […]

BumpTop – I’m still not convinced

I ran across a post on Engadget this morning, Bumptop gives Windows 7 touchscreen PCs purpose. I wrote about BumpTop 2 years ago. I wasn’t convinced back then on the utility of it. I’m still not. My thoughts remain the same – BumpTop it going too much in the direction of a literal desktop with […]

interacting with the webcam

OK – there’s no other way to say it – THIS IS RAD. Assissin’s Creed 2 has launched a teaser site. After a beautiful video intro, featuring some bits of Da Vinci’s sketchbooks, you arrive at screen with a symbol in the center. When you click on the symbol, it downloads a PDF. The PDF […]