Here is a crazy fact. There is a bright red convertible car floating in space. Minds far greater than mine have pondered the greater impact of that sentence. They have put extensive discourses debating the brand building impact it holds for Tesla. They have buzzed excitedly about how launching a car into space has […]
Contracts have a bad reputation, but over the years I have developed a bizarre fondness for contracts that is a little out of the ordinary. Nearly every negative project experience I have had has been due to a badly written contract that is missing key components that would save the client and myself time, money […]
There is a certain direction you expect in life. A momentum that pulls you and guides you forward on your journey toward the future you expect and plan for. Then one day the realization hits, a pile of bricks—an anvil to the head—this is not working. It is time for a change. It’s time […]
Color is the love and bane of many designers. Color is antagonized over and perfected. The differences between RGB, CMYK, and PMS all thought through with great care. A good designer knows how to pick color. They know the ins and outs of creating fantastic palettes that draw the eye, evoke emotions, and convert the […]
Apple’s unveiling of the much-anticipated iOS7 has brought forth a slew of commentary from all around the web. From Erik Spiekermann’s violent dislike for the use of Helvetica Thin to Khoi Vinh of Subtraction’s more moderate and reserved wait-and-see attitude no one can keep their mouth shut about this particular Apple release—including me. So the […]
Know Your Dashes Nothing annoys a graphic designer more (other than, perhaps, the use of double spaces at the start of a sentence) than the improper use of hyphens, en-dashes, and em-dashes. In fact, many people including those working in the field of graphic design, marketing, and advertising forget—or never learn—the finer differences between these […]
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Like most designers I can not help but fall in love with anything related to that joyful, sometimes frustrating, obsession known a Pantone. So when Sephora started up their Pantone inspired, tangerine tango terrific line, I couldn’t help but swoon. Now they have a whole new palette of eyeshadow and I can’t wait for my […]
I nearly peed my panties… It’s funny because it’s true!
I found this wonderful stop animation video earlier today. It is simple, beautiful, and gives books a little life of their own. After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA), my wife and I (Sean Ohlenkamp) decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books […]