Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Project: Love Kristina

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A burned home. A house lost. A family left in need.

This is the story of Kristina, sister of renowned web designer and illustrator, Rogie King. To raise support for this family of seven, Rogie challenged designers on Dribbble to submit their own design. Please read their whole story on Rogie's website and consider giving to and/or praying for this family in need.

Thank you.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A light bulb for a creative dude.

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This was a t-shirt illustration I did for my buddy, Krystofer James, who is one creative cat, with lots of fun ideas.

He wanted to create a shirt that would be a bit of some self-promotion for his many creative projects. When he saw the fridge icon I designed a few weeks ago he knew he wanted me to help him out. I was only glad to!

I recommend checking out his site and especially his VoiceMuze project. It's hilarious and awesome!

www.acreativedude.com

Friday, February 11, 2011

Incredible water sculptures

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These high-speed water scultpures are incredible! The lack of sound just makes it that much more surreal.




Thursday, February 10, 2011

Remarkable paper art from Matt Shlian (video).

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The things that Matt creates with just paper is amazing.

Paper Cuts from Michigan Daily on Vimeo.

Your Facebook posts in 100 years.

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Some interesting thoughts sparked by the latest installment of 'Design Matters' with Debbie Millman and Rob Walker:

In 100 years, you'll probably be gone. But what you say and do online probably won't be.

Right now every post you make has the same gravity, whether you're announcing the birth of your baby or letting the world know you're now the Foursquare mayor of the crappy bar down the street.

What will your legacy look like?

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Best freestyle rap ending ever. Ever.

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I posted some silly animated GIFs that a friend of mine sent another friend to cheer him up. One of them didn't load right and it is just too good not to repost.

You're welcome.

Storytelling in an always-on world.

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Will people pay attention to stories in our always-on, digital world?

According to this article from Imprint magazine, they will—if the story is compelling.

By looking at book, movie, and TV show trends from the last ten years, it appears that the stories we care about are getting longer and more compelling, despite the claim that the digital world is training us to lose our attention spans. Books like the Harry Potter series (which is really just one long story), and TV shows like Lost and American Idol, prove that people love great stories, no matter how long they are.

So what?

All of this goes to prove that if you want to build a successful business or organization you better learn how to tell a great story...or find someone who can do it for you.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Designers are Gift Givers

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There are a lot of smart and talented designers in the world right now but Frank Chimero is quickly proving to be at the top of the list.

In this lecture he gave at the Build Conference, he outlines his thoughts on why designers are not just to communicate with their work, but to have people be delighted by it. And at the end of the day, we designers are gift givers.

I couldn't agree more.