For years and years the internet experts have supplied all manner of tips and tricks for designing symbols. True, you can dream up a symbol with no graphic design training, talent or skill at all. However, very few can design a successful symbol. (more…)
I was thrilled when I discovered FireFox’s “reader” icon and how it bravely strips all the ads and junk from web pages and presents just the content. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect — but it’s the best one yet. I wonder why Chrome and Safari want to make it difficult for you to access that content without the junk? (more…)
I stumbled across a listing for a wall clock called “TYPOGRAPHY” designed and marketed by Mariana Lisina. Looks nice! I started thinking about all the really cool stuff you might do with type and a clock. Remember that for hundreds of years, people have been oriented to analog clocks not necessarily to see what time it is, but how much time has passed, or how much time yet to go. (more…)
FLAMED : After getting flamed on Facebook, called a racist and told I did not know what a ‘click bait’ site is, I had to go look and see if the rules had changed, or if there was some other measurement for click-bait that I did not know about. The purpose of click bait is to get people to open the page, and thereby trip all the revenue links on the page to earn money for the author. Let’s see how that works! (more…)
Okay, folks . . . here we go. One of the missions of 60-Seconds.com is to discover new talent. So, I’m challenging you with the mission of designing and creating a video or written work that can be fully absorbed in 60 seconds. Are you game? (more…)
I got an email the other day from a fellow who found a suspect link on one of my pages. Oh my! But he had wandered onto a page I posted in 2009 about anti-virus software for the Mac. So, he suggests I replace the link with his link — a crafty way to get his link into my site! I think all Mac owners probably should take a look . . . (more…)
While checking my Medium feed, I ran across Caitlin Johnstone’s column. She’s one of the first writers I’ve seen recently with some true grit about calling a spade a spade. She often hacks on a topic we ALL should be concerned with, so I recommend this highly . . .
Here’s an awesome update to a plug-in that can give extraordinary excitement to specific images! It’s not for everyone, and it’s not for every image — but when you need a little brightness, glow or luninescence, you’ll want to discover Akvis NEON!
It’s always fun to learn about new resources and people in the graphic arts industry making strong statements, and moving forward. You can easily see, and understand, how politics are playing a real role in today’s Graphic Design community! Such is our collection in today’s edition : Make America Gradient Again 2017’s Most Powerful Protest Art Is Quickly Making Its Way Into Museums NYC Branding Agency Redesigns The US Constitution, and Outdated Graphic Design Manuals Turned A PSU Professor Into A Filmmaker! Have fun, and don’t forget to write!