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In case you missed it, a discussion of the NBC Universal logo makeover... http://tinyurl.com/4fh8xxc
To managers everywhere -- your employees have ideas too... http://tinyurl.com/4g7t2ku
It's so easy to dismiss the importance of each design component. Here's proof of how important sequence and sound is -- same goes for images, type, color, and form. They are ALL important -- our job is to arrange them in a way the tells the story the way we want it to be heard. http://tinyurl.com/65rnbfl
Question: Do your clients typically look to you to solve a marketing problem or are they more likely to present you with a marketing strategy created internally or by another source and hire you to execute it? http://tinyurl.com/6yp6kd5
I assume even the youngest of you have seen this, (to me) the pinnacle of television advertising thus far. You have to put it in context, it was 1983, the hype about Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was at its height, and this look and feel was both new and different. http://tinyurl.com/3xlwrh
In case you missed it this is my favorite of the super bowl spots I've seen. (I can only stand to watch so much football.) http://tinyurl.com/6ehorsk
Lovely book cover... Art Director David Baldeosingh Rotstein created this using a photograph by Jo Whaley. http://tinyurl.com/4kjxore
A necessary replacement for your conventional dictionary
Wordnik's co-founder, Erin McKean, explains (about words) that, "Being in the dictionary is an artificial distinction". She wants us to understand that the number of words in the English language and the number of meanings associated with each word is simply too big for a book.
The solution? Wordnik. The next step in word access. It shows you words and examples of how they are used in context. At this writing it includes 6,475,698 unique words and 889,159,815 example sentences.
Here > An example of a definition: "design"...
Here > Wordnik Zeitgeist...
Here > An example of a list created by a user: one word exclamations...yikes!
Here > Erin McKean, "lexicographer to the stars," explains the idea behind Worknik...Discuss this topic here...
The work of a mysterious, exceptional photographer is being revealed
Vivian Maiers must have loved photography. Without doubt she enjoyed the process of creating it. Assuming the figures are roughly correct, she generated about 100 images for every month of her life - over 100,000 images in 83 years. The shear magnitude of her work is noteworthy, but what I want to point you to is the quality of it. I love and appreciate great images and (to me) many of these qualify as superior.
If you have even a passing interest in photography, or creativity, or you just enjoy a good Cinderella story, you owe it to yourself to make the acquaintance of Vivian Maiers and the man who is introducing her to the world, John Maloof.
Imagine the passion it requires to devote your life to a pursuit that you rarely share and get little or no recognition for.
Here > A gallery of Vivian Maiers' photography...
Here > A news story about the find...
Here > John Maloof's website dedicated to the photographer...
Here > John Maloof proposes a documentary on Kickstarter - and was quickly funded...Discuss this topic here...
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