Posts Tagged ‘Design’

The Genius of Google

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Google Doodle Image

Even if you are a web rookie, you have undoubtedly seen Google’s ever changing feature image. Today, the birthday of Jules Vern, French writer and the pioneer of Science Fiction—note the deafening cheers from the sounds of thousands of Dungeons & Dragons and Lord of the Rings Fans around the world. To mark the occasion, Google has turned their logo into an interactive dive into the depths of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. You have to check it out: Google! (more…)

Minivans Never Seemed so Cool

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Swagger Wagon, is an ingeniously adverting campaign centered around the two gangsta-parents seen is this catchy hip hop video above. Aiming to make the least sexy and most “parent-esque” vehicle on the road (the minivan) seem more hip and fun, Toyota employed Saatchi & Saatchi LA to “get behind the wheel”. Marketing Toyota’s Sienna though the use of humor, these ads hit the spot and miraculously seem to make that mommy/daddy-wagon seem like a sexy gangsta beast, love it! Check out the Swagger Wagon YouTube Channel for more of the humorous videos and marketing.

The Art of Physics

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

These awe-inspiring photos are not doctored! They were taken with a high speed camera by master photographer Edward Horsford. These incredibly beautiful and gravity defying photos illustrate the beauty of cohesion, as seen between water molecules and between rubber molecules of the balloon in direct contrast to the lesser adhesive forces between the water and rubber molecules, resulting in these delightfully brilliant yet fleeting moments. Horsford’s collection is truly a poetic and beautiful suite and of course is very well executed. To see more works by Horsford, visit his site:


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Smashing Magazine has this fabulous article about typography called Web Typography: Educational Resources, Tools and Techniques that I thought I would share. This article, or really a compilation of articles, does a wonderful job covering all things typography. From creating typefaces to designing with type to web type techniques, the article has it all. It is definitely worth the time to at least browse though it. Here are a few of the links from the article that I think are particularly useful/interesting:


Terrible Logo Design

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Hard to believe I know, but some people actually think that logos (like the one above are a good idea. Worse yet, some one was paid to create that. Hah! Of course I have been at the other end of the magnifying glass and when you have been working very closely on a specific piece of art, you can miss the bigger picture. But with that one really I think that you need to have been sleeping or something. I mean get up to go for refresh the coffee and when you come back, blam! There it is staring at you…