Working with a designer should be a somewhat simple process but there seems to be a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to what design is and what designers do.
Charities have always bothered me. Not because they are continuously asking for money or making people feel guilty. It’s because, in my opinion, they have become outdated.
We tend to speak to each other during the day, sometimes we go out for a drink and continue these conversations. We also thought it was a shame that these converstions were not being shared with the world. This is a conversation that will only happen online and not be discussed outside of this channel.
Michael Wolff is a designer and creative director with fifty years of experience, an open mind and a network of talent. Recognised as one of the world's most experienced practitioners. He kindly agreed to sit down and have a chat with us.
You don’t put yourself online only because you have something to say. The internet can be more than just a resting place to publish your finished ideas –it can also be an incubator for ideas that aren’t fully formed, a birthing center for developing work that you haven’t started yet. — Austin Kleon
The first goatcard that was created was for Steve Diacono, I guess I was procrastinating and decided to experiment with type by cutting up the letters in 'Happy Birthday Steve' and moving the pieces about to write 'Happy Birthday Steve'.
Creating shapes in CSS is great, a few lines of code and you have a triangle. If you're a bit more adventurous you might create a 5 pointed star or a trapezoid.
McLuhan declared that 'electric media'—telephone, radio, movies, television—were breaking the control that text had over our thoughts. Where once we were cut off from each other is now becoming whole again, turning into a global village. We are approaching 'the technological simulation of consciousness, when the creative process of knowing will be collectively and corporately extended to the whole of human society.'
I like to argue, maybe more than the average person, but I'm not the average person (take that in whichever direction you wish). There seems to be one topic that keeps on being brought up, not by me but in my presence. A topic that I just can't stop myself from butting in to. It seemed to be the theme for 2012 and I just couldn't escape it.
3D or 'stereoscopy' refers to how your eyes and brain create the impression of a third dimension, this is done because the brain receives two different images one from each eye. These images differ slightly because of the distance between our eyes, this tricks the brain into creating one image in 3D.
It's been a while since we posted up anything because we took down the old website while we were working on the new. Foolishly of me I deleted our old site before backing up the blog, which means I need to start afresh.
It goes without saying that we created our own identity along with all the materials that go with it, we created the philosophy behind our studio, we designed and developed this website, we polished all the little bits here and there and now have an overall look and feel that we are finally very happy with.
It's about that time where I post up our work playlist again and add some changes. Enjoy and follow it to stay updated with all its glory. Any suggestions for late night, hype up working music is greatly appreciated, we can never have too much.
Rick Poynor is a critical writer on design and visual culture. He was the founding editor of Eye magazine. He writes columns for Eye and Print and he has covered design, media and visual culture for Blueprint, Frieze, Icon, I.D., Metropolis, Adbusters, the Guardian and the Financial Times. He lectures widely about design matters around the world and this is what he had to say to us.
Casey Reas is a generative designer that explores the relationship between naturally evolved systems and those that are synthetic. He has exhibited, screened, and performed his work internationally in galleries and museums all around the world and is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Holding a Masters Degree from MIT and the co-creator Processing, an open source programming language and environment for creating images, animation, and interaction.