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.