Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MSK Video Tutorial - Moleskine®

I've always found the MSK feature (so far) to be a bit cumbersome and clunky. It doesn't function quite as intuitively as I would like. For one thing, the format does always seem to spit out right onto the paper, and it wastes a whole sheet of paper for one tiny Moleskine page that you cut out. It would be nice to print multiple pages at once.
Any one else with me on this? Thoughts?

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Monday, November 16, 2009

J-SAN | Nice Band Poster

Love this design. Creative. Nontraditional. Effective.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another Great Meal | Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Chicken sauteed in white wine, garlic, and other stuff; with roasted sweet potatoes. Stellar! My wife is amazing.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mac Store @ My Local Coffee Shop

Love it. I didn't see any of the latest Macs though.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Apple Products | Macbook, iMac, Magic Mouse

http://www.apple.com/magicmouse

Multi-touch surface for browsing the web in 360˚, control click (2nd mouse button) w/o touching the keyboard, zoom in/out, etc. And of course in a sleek uniform & symmetrical package. Amazing.

http://www.apple.com/imac

LED backlit display! The clarity & brightness will be astounding I'm sure. Some cell phones now have a similar LED backlit display and they are brilliant.

http://www.apple.com/macbook

With a new unibody design like the Macbook Pro line. Excellent & attractive as usual.

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Amazing Sand Art Animation by Kseniya Simonova

She tells of her Ukrainian history through this animation. Phenomenal. The way she forms the faces and other objects so quickly with her fingers or sprinkling sand from her fist is unbelievable.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Impossible Project | Polaroid

Polaroid is to begin production (once again) of the previously discontinued instant film camera! Whohoo!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Gimme! Mocha

I have never had a mocha this fancy before! Dude!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Harry Potter Illustrated Movie Posters

I was checking out the TBP (The Best Part) blog (excellent resource for graphic design and typography examples & inspiration; check it out and subscribe!), and I saw this great post on modern day movie posters redesigned.

As I tracked down the original post over at Alice's blog "My Modern Met". There, I found these sweet illustrated posters of the Harry Potter movies! Love it. Enjoy.

Check out the artist's post (M.S. Corley) here. Great stuff!

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ironic Sans: So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? Quiz

This is great! I was cruising through How About Orange http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/ (the blog) and saw this. It was actually not bad at all, except for a few logos that don't have the key letters that really show off the differences obviously, those were hard. I got 19 of 20 right. Try it!

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Ironic Sans: So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? Quiz

This is great! I was cruising through How About Orange http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/ (the blog) and saw this. It was actually not bad at all, except for a few logos that don't have the key letters that really show off the differences obviously, those were hard. I got 19 of 20 right. Try it!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Screen Printing | That'd be fun ...

I was checking out this post from Graphic Hug (check it out for sure), and I longed to get back into screen printing again. So many possibilities (paper, cloth, clothing, etc). I had a great time with it in undergrad. The hands on process is just fantastic. It would be a really fun hobby/art form to do on the side. Maybe someday.

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Harry Potter Illustrated Movie Posters

I was checking out the TBP (The Best Part) blog (excellent resource for graphic design and typography examples & inspiration; check it out and subscribe!), and I saw this great post on modern day movie posters redesigned.

As I tracked down the original post over at Alice's blog "My Modern Met". There, I found these sweet illustrated posters of the Harry Potter movies! Love it. Enjoy.

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Kookaburra Liquorice | Really Good

You may not like black licorice. I used to not. But, as it turns out, I was just eating crappy black licorice (i.e. the black jelly bean - so nasty). So I encourage you as well (if you are a current hater) to check out quality, real, licorice.

This stuff is fantastic. My wife and I are chillin' at a local coffee shop (Ithaca Coffee Company) and we picked up some of this to munch on as we hang out. Wow, it is a full flavored, chewy, molassesy-goodness experience from Australia.

I would also recommend Panda Licorice. Also very good.

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Experimenting w/ Newsprint | MAk Design

A few weeks ago I began experimenting with running newspaper (print) through my HP inkjet printer. I can't remember what inspired me, but I just whipped up a design or 2 to slap on a legal size sheet of newsprint that I cut out from the USA Today.

I liked the mundane repetition of numbers on the daily stock reports, and the wild colors of the weekly weather forecast page.

Here is what I've come up with so far (I'd love to hear what you think). I need to run other things through my printer (i.e. brown paper bags, other random paper scraps, packaging, etc. I'll keep you posted on the results. What have you run through your inkjet?

I like how the colors turned out in the negative & positive space in this one.

This is a typeface that I have been working on recently. I haven't 'named' it or anything yet. But it has been a fun project. I've never designed a typeface before, at least not to the point of making it functional. Any good sites or DIY articles/resources you would recommend?

Anyway, I just slapped it on the daily market trends page. I like it.

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YouWorkForThem (YWFT) - Free Stuff!

I had the pleasure of seeing 
Mike Cina (one of the founders of YWFT) speak at a Tweed Museum Lecture series back during my undergrad. He was very inspiring and challenging. I remember he said, "80% of the work that you produce should be personal." Holy crap! (He told some crazy stories about him working 8-10 hours and day at some job, then coming home and working on personal design projects to like 2am?!)

Cina is a multi-discipline creative. Graphic design, typography, motion graphics, and spinning house music. Yes, house music. Awesome. Gnarly. (That's probably why I like Tycho/ISO50 so much as well - Designer/Musician)

He also inspired me to start carrying around a small notebook to capture creative thoughts, ideas, photos, scraps, drawings, ideas, textures, etc. I still do that today.

Typeface: Skute

"YouWorkForThem is an award-winning group of artists that produce some of the most groundbreaking design work available today. Our website not only showcases products such as typeface, stock design, art prints, and t-shirts produced exclusively by the group themselves, but also offers an impressive selection of books, magazines, videos and more featuring the best in contemporary design from around the world."

So head on over to either site, peruse their excellent collection of vectors, books, publications, typefaces, brushes, etc ... oh, and grab some freebies while you're at it! Enjoy.

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One of Apple's Great Marketing/Advertising Strategies

"What would happen if you removed "amazing," "incredible," "easy," and "great" from Apple keynotes."

This is a little ridiculous, but true. I'm not surprised. I'm even impressed.

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New Moleskine Red Notebooks | Expanded Collection

I'm glad to see that they are continuing to innovate and offer new colors and possibilities for creativity & personal preference over at Moleskine.

*Side Note: I LOVE the smell of the paper in the Moleskine Sketchbooks! Wow, so good.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Michael Paul Young | New Graphics for U2's "Beautiful Day"

This is pretty gnarly funk. Great song. Wild graphics. Enjoy.

Check out more of Michael Paul Young's work here: http://www.michaelpaulyoung.com

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No New Items! Yes ...

Such a relief. Now hopefully I can keep up with it in the future.

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FinePix REAL 3D Technology Debut | GraphicHug™ | Dude!

I should do more research on how this actually works ...

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Dude, take a break | GraphicHug™ > Seriously

Probably true. Good call.

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HulloMail | Visual Voicemail App For BlackBerry | Check this out!

This is a great way to rethink voicemail. We all hate it. It's true. We'd rather text or email, but not leave voicemails. And with the advent of all the mobile web/computing handsets, there is no need for the archaic system of our current voicemail. I like this fresh take. It makes tons of sense.

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DIY Hipster PDA w/ Moleskine Planner | Notebook Stories

A creative little hack to connect 3x5" index cards to your 'skine. Flip them to the front or to any page you are open to to jot quick notes, sketches, etc.

You should subscribe to notebookstories.com If you dig journals, paper, notebooks, etc ... do it.

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Brainstormer | Check this out!

This could be a fun little tool/game for creatives, whatever discipline you concentrate on. My wife loves to write; perhaps she could use this to challenge herself to write 20 minute short stories ...

Or perhaps a designer could come up with a quick composition or a sketch illustrating the results of this spin (click) of the wheel(s). Fun.

Keep creating.

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Brainstormer | Check this out!

This could be a fun little tool/game for creatives, whatever discipline you concentrate on. My wife loves to write; perhaps she could use this to challenge herself to write 20 minute short stories ...

Or perhaps a designer could come up with a quick composition or a sketch illustrating the results of this spin (click) of the wheel(s). Fun.

Keep creating.

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Sweet Custom Stamp Kit

Want!

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45 Awesome Workspaces | POP-OLOGY

So good. So expensive. But so good.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hike 1 > Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, CO

As a regularity, I hope to be hiking. Also, as a regularity, I hope to be posting those hikes (photos, video, thoughts, experiences, etc) on this blog. Partially in hopes that it will get me out more, and partially because the outdoors is just a passion of mine. So let's do this ...

Hike 1 - Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, CO

I was out at the Glen for work. It was pretty busy, but my buddy Luke and I got a quick hike in one night. We hiked up the fire road behind the Glen's castle. We followed that up to the top of the ride behind the castle (see photo below).

You can see the pick in the top center of the photography, there is actually a radio tower or something up there. You may not be able to see it. But it's up there. We hiked up to the top of that. (All photos taken from my phone, I apologize for the lack of quality.)

This is the view we got of Colorado Springs below.

The is my buddy Luke and I at the top. I know, it's ridiculous. It was dead dark outside; I used the flash on my LG Dare phone. It was insanely bright. Clearly, you can tell by my expression. We tried it twice, but this is the best I could muster. Apparently Luke didn't have an issue. (I've got night vision, that's why I had to squint ...)

Here is a Google Map of our route, just under 2 miles.

<br /><small>View Hike > Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, CO in a larger map</small>

Gear:
I didn't actual expect us to hike all the way up, but we did. I was wearing my Patagonia clogs that I got at Sierra Trading Post last year, ha-ha. My calves were toast afterward. And I had my Patagonia fleece that I got at the Burlington, VT Outdoor Gear Exchange (2nd hand rack, $20!), but it was too hot for that.

While we were out at the Glen, we also saw some wildlife:

Crazy sheep.

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CANABALT | Fun Web Game!

You've got to play this!

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Rhythm Is A Dancer (Mux Mool Edit)

Listen up. This is gnarly. Plus, I used to dig La Bouche (not ashamed to say that, well ... maybe a little).

Rhythm Is A Dancer (Mux Mool Edit) by Snap   (6452 KB)
Listen on posterous

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Rhythm Is A Dancer (Mux Mool Edit)

Listen up. This is gnarly. Plus, I used to dig La Bouche (not ashamed).

Rhythm Is A Dancer 2003 by Snap   (3840 KB)
Listen on posterous

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» ISO50 Music Exclusive: FREE MP3 EP PART II - Download

Free download, check it out! A stellar compilation of remixes/covers. Eclectic in an electronic sense, form etheral and ambient, no poppy upbeat. Gnarly collection. Head over to ISO50 and check it out.

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ISO50 » Dubstep Essential Mix by Guardian Part II - Free Download

Free download, check it out! I'm groovin' to it right now. Great stuff. Scott Hansen and his crew over at ISO50 put some great stuff together, graphically as well as musically (and design in general). Head on over there and hit it up.

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Courier: First Details of Microsoft's Secret Tablet - Microsoft courier tablet

To watch the video, you'll first need to install the flash player.

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This is blowing my mind!

It is very iPhone'ish with its finger movements. But it is totally rethinking what mobile computing could look like using the tablet model. Two 7" screens that fold into a book format that you could slip into your bag or carry under your arm. This is crazy.

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Moleskinerie: Digital Moleskine?

Dude! Very iPhone'ish with the finger movements, etc. But a very different way of thinking about mobile computing. Crazy!

This is blowing my mind.

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Newsfire RSS Reader

I've been using Newsfire (RSS reader) for the last few weeks now. Part of the reason I tried it out was because my Google Reader was chalked full to the gills ready to burst with 800+ new items to view. I needed a change. So I stumbled upon Newsfire, and installed it hoping that it would re-inspire me to slug through all those unread items.

It seems to be working so far. I have been plugging away at it pretty hard for 2 weeks, and I have gotten my list down to 299! What up!

I love the ease of use, the pretty graphics (I'm a sucker, why do you think I have a Mac?), simplicity, etc. If (when) I get an iPhone, I'm gonna download Dave's Ski Lodge App for sure!

David Watanabe, the designer/builder, has a host of other stellar iPhone apps and applications (for Mac) that are really well made. Check them out here!

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Newsfire RSS Reader

I've been using Newsfire (RSS reader) for the last few weeks now. Part of the reason I tried it out was because my Google Reader was chalked full to the gills ready to burst with 800+ new items to view. I needed a change. So I stumbled upon Newsfire, and installed it hoping that it would re-inspire me to slug through all those unread items.

It seems to be working so far. I have been plugging away at it pretty hard for 2 weeks, and I have gotten my list down to 299! What up!

I love the ease of use, the pretty graphics (I'm a sucker, why do you think I have a Mac?), simplicity, etc. If (when) I get an iPhone, I'm gonna download Dave's Ski Lodge App for sure!

David Watanabe, the designer/builder, has a host of other stellar iPhone apps and applications (for Mac) that are really well made. Check them out here!

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The Pen Addict Review > Nomadic Roller Pencil Case

The Pen Addict, aka Brad, has got a great review of this fine specimen of pen protective technology. Read the full review here: http://www.penaddict.com/2009/09/review-nomadic-roller-pencil-case.html

I think this things is stellar. I have quite a load of pens myself, but none of them "costly" by nature, maybe one. But it's still cool! *Want

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Toasted Head Winery + Special Edition Moleskine

It doesn't get more genius than this if you ask me (or delightful). A winery that isn't flashy that produces award winning wines sends out custom limited edition pocket Moleskine reporter notebooks to journalists all over the country. Talk about a smart marketing/advertising move. 

Read more about it here.

I want one.

Check out the Toasted Head winery site here.

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POLAROID PoGo - Moleskine Special Edition

Oh man. This is so ideal. Portable polaroid printer combine with a Japanese style folding Moleskine. Dah! Too bad they are unavailable at this time. Here is the direct website: http://www.polapremium.com/shop/accessories/ac_pogo_se_edition

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