Over at Wired, Liz Stintson responds to John Maeda’s new Design in Tech Report: But design’s role in this world is constantly shifting. In his 2017 report Maeda makes the case that the most successful designers will be those who can work with intangible materials—code, words, and voice. These are the designers who craft experiences […]
While I’m generally not down with doing pro bono design work (there are always exceptions), I’m also a firm believer in making up projects for your portfolio in the absence of paying clients/employment. Sharpen.design is a great starting point for generating ideas.
Over at AIGA’s Eye on Design blog, Jude Stewart solicited advice from podcasters on everything you need to know before starting a podcast: Perhaps the most pungent advice comes from The Poster Boys’ Schaefer: “Fail. Screw up. Fall on your face, and embarrass yourself… Only you can figure out what you want your thing to […]
Michael Bierut reacts to the reactions to the new logo for The Met by providing an analogy to how it took time to appreciate the genius of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew: But I can pinpoint the moment my mind was changed about what music was and what music could be. It was when I heard […]
Tony Larsson on why you shouldn’t worry about identity theft (via Life Hacker): Bringing a product to market takes a huge investment of time, energy and money. This means that if a person wanted to capitalize on your idea, they would need to stop current endeavors and refocus their life on this new task. It […]
Spot on, I would say.
Seth Godin: The Wright Brothers decided to solve the hardest problem of flight first. It’s so tempting to work on the fun, the urgent or even the controversial parts of a problem. There are really good reasons to do the hard part first, though. In addition to not wasting time in meetings about logos, you’ll […]
—Albert Einstein via Apartment Therapy
This past Wednesday night my wife and I went to see Dave Chappelle do standup at Yoshi’s in Oakland. Tickets only became available two weeks ago, and as soon as I bought my two, I realized I should have bought more, but in the 5 minutes that had elapsed they had sold out. It wasn’t […]
If you’re into manufacturing and machining porn, Greg Koenig has some details descriptions of the processes behind making the Apple Watch: Apple is the world’s foremost manufacturer of goods. At one time, this statement had to be caged and qualified with modifiers such as “consumer goods” or “electronic goods,” but last quarter, Apple shipped a […]
Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge from lynda.com on Vimeo.
Seth Godin’s post from this morning is all the more appropriate in light of Nokia’s new N1 tablet: John Koenig calls it vemödalen. The fear that you’re doing something that’s already been done before, that everything that can be done has been done. Just about every successful initiative and project starts from a place of […]
Nathan Kontny with some great analogies to the creative process of stealing, breaking down and reconstructing: Professional car thieves know that as soon as you steal a car, your next immediate task is to get it to a chop shop. A chop shop is an illegally operating garage that specializes in taking a car and […]
Oh Mister Rogers, you were cool. via Explore