Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Letterhead fonts is an online font store with a wide selection of well presented fonts, as well as a number of free fonts to download and a very valuable section of tips & tricks.
Monday, February 27, 2006
The New Mastersounds - Led by virtuoso guitarist, Eddie Roberts, the band also features Hammond player Bob Birch, bassist Pete Shand and drummer Simon Allen.
NMS are based in Leeds, UK and have been together as a core since February 1999.
With influences from early rare funk to Jimi Hendrix, Grant Green, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy McGriff, and the Meters, the New Mastersounds spearheaded something of a UK funk revival with their limited-pressing 7" single releases
Electric Heat is the work of Nigel Evan Dennis, a 24 year old digital artist who has created work for an impressive list of clients including: Sony BMG, Stardust, Fanta, Microsoft, Absolut Vodka, Ogilvy & Mather, Suave, GDS&M, McCann-Erickson, Nylon Magazine, Beatmart Records, Entertainment Weekly, Footlocker, SUPERFad, Sony Music, Columbia Records, XLR8R Magazine, Tooth & Nail Records, CrushMM, Upper Playground, The Royal, Fueled By Ramen Records, Lujo Records, MakeBreak Records, Solidstate Records, DC3 Management, Chris Staples, Suffering & The Hideous Thieves, The Evaluation, Tower of Rome, Insound.com, Rome Snowboards.
Sunday, February 26, 2006
North Carolina State University in Raleigh is home to one of the best known design schools on the East Coast. Check out their very slick student publication by the name of Sixº Design.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
For those of you considering studying at an Art Institute, this documentary takes an in depth look at the inner workings of this focused and intense method of study.
Glenn DuBois, the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), spoke today to Faculty, Staff and Students about legislation that will be voted on in two weeks in Richmond that would cut the funding for the VCCS in order to redirect that funding to fix transportation in the State of Virginia. This would have the effect of halting some of the construction that is currently in progress on campus, as well as hurting VWCC's ability to hire more full-time faculty, offer more sections of classes, and keep tuition low.
He urged students and faculty to visit Virginia21.org where you can read about this and other Virginia legislative topics, as well as where you can find your representatives and email them about topics that are important to you. If the quality and cost of the education you receive here at Virginia Western are important to you, find your legislator and write to them asking them not to sponsor any budget plan that uses money from the core budget to pay for transportation.
In addition, the Chancellor mentioned another item that Virginia21 hopes to make their number one priority next year: The Transfer Scholarship. This scholarship would be awarded to students who maintain a 3.0 GPA while studying at one of Virginia's 23 Community Colleges. Being awarded the scholarship would allow you to transfer to a four-year college to finish your degree while continuing to pay Community College tuition. This would represent a huge savings and a huge incentive to start out at VWCC or other community colleges.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
The animated postage stamp. Weird.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Perrysburg, Ohio based Madhouse suggests a word a month and asks people to create a video that expresses that word and send it to them. The above is a video for the word "light." See a bunch more here.
The Chopping Block is looking to take on one new Designer of unmatchable strength with fancy footwork and a clever mind. Illustration is a plus, strong portfolio and intermediate Flash scripting is a must. Our designers are the studio's key members and driving forces in their own projects and the Block's creative vision. We're looking for a individual who is not afraid of stepping into the ring and landing a few solid punches.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Contact: Joan Weadock
Nationally-recognized firm seeks graphic designer. Opportunity to create quality, award-winning work at one of Baltimore's top studios. Looking for a highly motivated, conceptual thinker with sophisticated approach to typography. Must be proficient in Quark, Illustrator & Photoshop. Web design skills a plus. Please send your resume and pdfs of samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Rutka Weadock Design
Phone: 410 563-2100
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
An example of a self-inflicted design assignment.
The Graphic Imperative: Forty years of international sociopolitical posters.
Quite possibly the biggest time waster ever.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Caligraft is a very cool site showing computer created caligraphy. From the info page on the site:
The intent of the work is to promote the exploration of textual representation spaces at the different levels. It also intends to motivate the creation of public license fonts, as well as creating new design guidelines for optimal font crafting. On the other hand it pretends to challenge the already existing font rendering systems to discover what advantages computation can provide us in the field of text rendering.
First one to show this to Steve is sure to get brownie points...