Archive for April, 2010

poster for tomorrow | abolition of the death penalty

Friday, April 16th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1946" align="alignnone" width="505" caption="capital punishment breaches the universal declaration of human rights. it's that simple."][/caption] poster for tomorrow, an international project to promote active citizenship through the medium of design, has announced their competition for 2010. This year they're calling for universal abolition of the death penalty under the theme: death is not justice. Download the Call for Entries. We believe in design, and posters, as a medium to inspire social change. What you create as an artist, graphic designer or art director can inform, provoke emotion and motivate people to action. It’s a great gift. And a gift you can use to inspire change in the world. We believe the death penalty is a violation of human rights and that it has no place in modern society. And that’s what we want to change in 2010. We hope you’ll join us. One poster is a start. But hundreds, thousands, become a movement that cannot be denied.

Ed Templeton – The Cemetery of Reason

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Professional Skateboarder / Artist Ed Templeton has a huge show up in Belgium right now. It looks like an impressive amount of work. Hear him talk in awkward ways about the show.

ISO50 Playlist

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1932" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Playlist #8 Cover"][/caption] Completely enjoying ISO50 Playlists. So good.

Barry McGee Feature on The Creative Lives

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
A nice little video of Barry McGee talking about art and stuff.

When You Don’t Get in the Way

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1898" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Doodle Your Way To Where You Want To Go."][/caption] Today I came across the cover for a book I designed for a friend who was leaving to take another job. It was a going away gift filled with random things: favorite quotes, work tales, pranks, etc. That was a couple years ago. When I see it today I really kind of like it. I remember not spending much time on it at all. It was ultra rush-rush. It's amazing how things come out so nice when you don't spend any time getting in their way. Commence doodling.


Saturday, April 10th, 2010
I dig these insights into project management by Rachael Hunt from Hi-Res. Via Surfstation.

2020 | Shaping Ideas

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1754" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="2020 Shaping Ideas"][/caption] The world is changing in a profound way, and it's not just due to the financial recession. In 2020 – Shaping Ideas, we ask 20 thinkers to share their view on the drivers of the future and how connectivity is changing the world. Yeah, I'm a sucker for this type of "expert visionary visioning." What can I say.

design mind | business. technology. design.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1720" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Work – Life: The boundaries between work and life are more blurred than they’ve ever been."][/caption] design mind is a media platform that includes a print magazine, a website, videos, and events. Written by frog designers, technologists, and strategists, design mind articles provide the design and innovation community with perspectives on industry trends, emerging technologies, and global consumer culture. design mind also features interviews with high-profile thought leaders, along with contributions from external writers, designers, and photographers. Some articles you can read there: Re-Imagining the Postal Service The Next Generation of Microfinance Teach Design: The Importance of Failure The New Social Currency Touchfrastructure Meets the HypePad

NowPublic | Crowd Powered Media

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1712" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Report, Explore, Share"][/caption] NowPublic is a multimedia online news magazine where you can make, break, shape, and share international news as it happens. A unique hybrid of content, context and conversation. Here, you participate in the news-making process.

Yeasayer | Odd Blood

Monday, April 5th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1704" align="alignnone" width="540" caption=""][/caption] 2010 will be quite a year for new music. My favorite thus far is the new Yeasayer. I will not comment further. Just listen.