A Scanner Darkly | A Designer’s Life
Via: Stratechery“Part of the job of a designer is to try to understand what happens between physically seeing something and interpreting it.”
◀ ONE WAY
Mad Men Season 6 Poster by Brian Sanders.
THE ABC OF ARCHITECTS
Via: Daily Design Discoveries
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L'ECUME DES JOURS (FROTH ON THE DAYDREAM)
L’Ecume des Jours, directed by Michel Gondry.
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A NEW ERA DAWNING
Via: Daring Fireball, The Trend Against Skeuomorphic Textures and Effects in User Interface Design.“The trend away from skeuomorphic special effects in UI design is the beginning retina-resolution design era.”
@gruber nailed it.
“Some toys are more difficult than others to part with.”
“I can appreciate the mind-set of a collector... But toys? Seems like a waste of a good obsession.”
Oh Dexter, those words hurt more than a 1000 twisty knives.
STAR WARS: INFOGRAPHIC
NOT ALL WANDERERS ARE LOST
Photographic essay by Gustav Willeit.
Funny how my brain works. I saw this amazing set of pics and felt almost instantly transported to one of my favourite paintings…
“Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich.
If I was given the chance to own just one painting in the entire universe, I'd probably go with this one.
Via: Faith is Torment. Art, Design, Blind Faith
“What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. All things are possible. (…) Who you are is limited only by who you think you are.”
“There are those who live in the boundaries of guilt and fear, the limits of imagination. They believe limitation is the world. You can not change them. There is work of your own to do. You will never reach the end of your own becoming, the madness of creation, the joy of existence.
Via: Yimmy's YayoDance in the moment. Reach down and pull up song. Spin and chant and forget the sorrow that we are flesh on bone. ”
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THE ART OF ANIMATION AND MOTION GRAPHICS
From YouTube: “Animation has been captivating audiences for more than a hundred years. From classic forms like hand drawn and stop-motion, to cutting-edge techniques like motion graphics and CGI, animation has a long history of creating style and poetry unachievable through live action filmmaking. It is a tool for educating, a place for experimentation and play, and a way of telling personal stories that reach the viewer with powerful visual metaphors. ”
WHICH GREEN LANTERN ARE YOU?
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FAILURES OF DESIGN
“To clarify, add detail. Imagine that, to clarify, add detail. Clutter and overload are not attributes of information, they are failures of design. If the information is in chaos, don’t start throwing out information, instead fix the design.”
Via: Quotes on Design
“You're circling failure in a rapidly decaying orbit…”
SIGILS OF THE HOUSES OF WESTEROS
Link: The Houses of Westeros Poster by Darrin Crescenzi
“Social anxiety disorder, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others. The person is afraid that he or she will make mistakes and be embarrassed or humiliated. As a result of the fear, the person endures certain social situations in extreme distress or may avoid them altogether.”
Link: Social Anxiety Disorder, information pack designed by Niall Flynn.
ALL AT SEA
“Most people are alone. To not be alone somebody has to connect with you and you have to connect with them. I mean really connect. I mean that somebody has to make the emotional and intellectual effort to come with you as you ride the relentless waves of fear and hope, of pain and pleasure, of doubt and certainty that inhabit the sea of human experience.”