Thursday, August 21, 2008

ah, the good times

as we head into the final weeks of the quarter, here's a look back at the fun.

cheers, y'all.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Neville Brody

Neville Brody's website

Type Basics

Type Basics, here is a link to a nice overview of typography.

Monday, August 4, 2008

McLuhan LongPlay

I was talking to Tim about this site. You can listen to the "Medium is the Massage" put out by Columbia Records in the 60s. Maybe it'll inspire you...personally the cacophony gives me a headache.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Indesign and grids...yum yum

awesome article about setting baseline grids in Indesign

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Buckminster's theory of life

As a conscious means of hopefully competent participation by humanity in its own evolutionary trending while employing only the unique advantages inhering exclusively to the individual who takes and maintains the economic initiative in the face of the formidable physical capital and credit advantages of the massive corporations and political states I seek through comprehensively anticipatory design science and its reduction to physical practice to reform the environment instead of trying to reform man also intend thereby to accomplish prototyped capabilities of doing more with less whereby in turn the wealth-regenerating prospects of such design-science augmentations will induce their spontaneous economically successful production by world-around industrialization’s managers all of which chain-provoking events will both permit and induce all humanity to realize full lasting economic and physical success plus the enjoyment of all the Earth without one individual interfering with or being advantages at the expense of another.

-Buckminster Fuller

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Steve Jobs Stanford Speech

Steve Jobs Commencement speech Standford University June 2005

Youtube (because you I know you don't read)

More Claudia Renzi and Genesis

I also happened to be privy to the Claudia Renzi speakerphone conversation. She was quite gracious.

Here's what I took away from Claudia's approach to this project, which may prove helpful as we all find our way through it (also of which, thumbnails still reside on her current website, check 'Portfolio>School work>Adobe'):

• Don't be daunted; approach the project from both micro and macro levels. Start small, in the details of the Genesis story, but build to the larger visual crescendo.
• Find themes that resonate with you on which to build. She chose seven such themes and 'painted' the canvas of each page with type, texture, composition, emotion.
• Be fearless.
• Start early. Claudia's piece 'took a long time.'

So there you go. Amen.

Friday, July 25, 2008

illustrator websites <~~~Rob Sato <~~~Peter DeSeve <~~~~Shaun Tan <~~~Stan Donwood


Rob Sato

Shaun Tan

Peter De'Seve

Thursday, July 24, 2008

illustrators -Tim

Nathan Fox

James Jean

Stephane Manel

Maya Hayuk

Ivy Rose Mcleod
- Portfolio Center

Surprise! Claudia on Speakerphone

So I went into Hanks office asking to see examples of those great Genesis projects because I didn't get to see them earlier, and just as we were looking at that really cool one (well they're all really cool) but the one that folds out and has great movement and hierarchy and type as texture and all that jazz, Hank calls up the person who designed it and puts her on speakerphone and Dominique, Monica and I got to reminisce with her about those wonderful days when she was in the very same class working on the very same project with the same feelings of excitement, fear and growing pains and whatever other symptoms you might have being in this class.

So to get to my point Claudia had some interesting things to say: when reading the Genesis pick out that little gem that tugs at your soul strings if you know what I mean and develop a story from there, not just any story, one with a little meat to it, one that will make sunday interesting. Oh yeah, and step back from all those layouts and thumbnails and look at your spreads as if they were a canvas and you are the painter but you're also a musician strumming your soul strings.
 - thats all thanks   







pc illustrator

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Who the Fu*K is "Bucky" Fuller

Marshall McLuhan, Fuller was “the Leonardo da Vinci of our time.”

Because GOOD magazine is the on their P's and Q's.
Here is a guide to the man R. Buckminster Fuller.


Hey all
The Medium is the Massage - to listen to!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Great ideas come in tiny books

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Cover Design by David Pearson

How brilliant is that cover?

Penguin's Great Ideas book series are worth owning even if you don't know how to read.

Fonts to know

Hey gang,

So here are the faces we presented this morning, in list form. I thought about hyperlinking these, but I figured it might be easier for me if y'all just Google-search them yourselves to find the type foundries to which they belong.


Black Slabbath
Officina Serif
Officina Sans
Soho Gothic
Avant Garde
Mr. Frisky
Dirty 3
Gill Sans
Cooper Black
Ed Interlock
Mrs. Eaves

Post a comment if I missed anything.

the links

oops, looks like the links didnt paste in correctly, so here they are: go to and click on the links for moving type and soho animation

Type animation link

Hey guys, 

Great job on all the presentations this morning! :) In case anyone wants the link to watch the type animation that type designer sebastian lester made, here it is.  I also put the links for his promo animation that he did for the typeface that I talked about in class.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


So...for a little bit of variety...I was wondering which Trilogies everyone has decided upon. and whether or not everyone has decided to look at The Omnivore's Dilema!! :)

In the beginning...

We needed a blog, so I set one up. I hope this works.