a few highlights of my internet wanderings as of late:
- Lost Boys' Christmas Mobile Mobile - what do you do with some 50 or so leftover cell phones when your company upgrades? Make a really cool Christmas mobile where each phone plays a single note and arrange them to play holiday tunes. And then make it into a video holiday card for your company. Reuse some tech trash and marketing genius all packaged into one great idea.
- Real Time Google Spam - I posted a few days ago about Google's new live search results that pull in real-time results from Twitter. After making a comment about it on Twitter I was sent this article that talks about the dark side to this new feature—the ability for people to spam up these new search results. Not so cool. But I think Google will figure this out fairly quickly and make sure spam is minimized. They've done a pretty good job everywhere else in their technologies. I think they'll get it figured out here too.
- 8 Faces Magazine - Elliot Jay Stocks, the brilliant web designer, has a new project he's working on called 8 Faces—a magazine dedicated to typography through interviews of typographers. Sounds awesome and I can't wait to get on the subscription list.
- Jazz Loft Projects post at Grain Edit - Grain Edit, a blog that focuses on designs of the 1950's–1970's, posted a series of jazz album cover designs that blew me away. Some great inspirations. (Big thanks to Andrew—@courdek—for sharing the link.)
- Seth Godin Defines The Brand - "A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another. If the consumer (whether it’s a business, a buyer, a voter or a donor) doesn’t pay a premium, make a selection or spread the word, then no brand value exists for that consumer." A great definition.