Monthly Archives: August 2012

Famous But Unknown

You dig all those kitschy, vintage graphics I sometimes post? Yeah, me too. Moving forward, I’ll be posting them at their new home: famousbutunknown.com/blog/ Famous But Unknown is the name of my ongoing series of posters and graphic t-shirts based on the vintage graphics I collect and scan and eventually sell at my online storefront, […]

You Are The Product

From Electronista: Facebook has announced plans to allow external marketers to mine new customers from the social network using personal information, such as phone numbers, email addresses, Facebook users’ unique UID code, and other identifying characteristics. The targeting option will be available to advertisers next week. Facebook says advertisers will have to seek their customers’ […]

Which Is It?

From Bloomberg Marketwatch, August 28: Since the $1.05 billion verdict Friday — which found that Samsung infringed on six Apple AAPL -0.05% patents — customers of Samsung have been dumping their Android products on at least one major resale site. Gazelle.com reports a 50% increase in Samsung smartphones over the past three days, which has […]

The Real Dude

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Jeff Bridges as The Dude from The Big Lebowski. But it turns out that dude was based on a real life dude – and he most certainly abides.

Part of the Solution

When you’re involved in a visual design critique (or any critique for that matter) it’s not enough to say “I don’t like this” or “I don’t think this is working.” You have to explain why you don’t like a design or your critique is useless. While I won’t go as far as saying it’s a […]

Inevitable

I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work… progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready and then it is inevitable. —Henry Ford