Tag Archives: Design

WooThemes Graphic Designer

The WooThemes Graphic Designer team consistently does a nice job of getting their message across. They obviously have a strong background in visual communication. Take for example their simple message promoting a new product:

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microsoft paper banner ads

So it seems like a new tend in design is that of having paper cutouts used, especially with some different textures, reminiscent a little of the late 70’s – especially for advertisements. Microsoft is getting on board with the trend, which means that it is popular enough to be OK to use in the mainstream, but it also means that it is not so fresh and cutting edge (because MS just doesn’t do that!)

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Segway x2

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDgvBfppnMk] With the x2, you can chart your own course. Its innovative design moves you over a variety of terrain, be it the grass in your backyard or the gravel and dirt in your favorite off road spot. Enjoy the road less traveled with the Segway x2. It’s rugged, tough, and designed to take you places. And with the unmatched performance of Segway’s LeanSteer technology, your body will anticipate and conquer the trail ahead. Deeply treaded tires, scratch resistant fenders and higher ground clearance give you a smooth, stable ride, and the durability you’ve come to expect from Segway.

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Future By Design – Jacque Fresco

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc7x79kJ1S0] WORLD PREMIERE JUNE 10 ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckmi… Jacque Fresco (born March 13, 1916), is a self-educated structural designer, philosopher of science, concept artist, educator, and futurist. His interests span a wide range of disciplines including several in philosophy, science, and engineering. Fresco writes and lectures extensively on his view of subjects ranging from the holistic design of sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural resource management, cybernated technology, advanced automation, and the role of science in society, focusing on the benefits he thinks they may bring. With his colleague, Roxanne Meadows, he is the founder and director of an organization known as The Venus Project, located in Venus, Florida. – wikipedia

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Helvetica vs. Akzidenz Grotesk

clipped from www.flickr.com Part of the excellent “Homage to a typeface” Helvetica installation at the MoMA in New york

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X-Rite EODIS2 Eye-One Display 2

Just purchased an Xrite Eye One (Display 2) monitor calibration tool. Hope it gets here soon. The reviews look pretty awesome.

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Style WordPress with CSS

clipped from en.wordpress.com The CSS Editor allows the blog administrator to modify the visual style of the blog. While the theme’s HTML cannot be modified, Custom CSS gives you the power to make your own design. If you haven’t found your ideal theme on WordPress.com, Custom CSS is for you. The CSS Editor can be found under Edit CSS in the Presentation tab of your dashboard. It consists of a blank area for typing and two buttons: You can edit your CSS and preview the changes without affecting the public view of the blog while experimenting with new styles. In order to save your CSS changes and publish them to your blog, you need to purchase the Custom CSS upgrade. You can edit and save your stylesheet as often as you like; you can use uploaded images as backgrounds; you can modify an existing theme or start from scratch with the Sandbox theme. There is a CSS Customization forum where you can ask for help or give assistance to others.

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