Monthly Archive for February, 2009

Cut&Paste

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CUT&PASTE

EVENTS Cut&Paste is going to be happening this Saturday in San Francisco. Should be a great event. See you guys there.

Bike lane

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BIKE LANE

RANDOM THOUGHTS This is a great concept to help improve rider safety throughout the city. Thought up by designers at Altitude, Inc., the system projects a virtual bike lane on the ground around the cyclists, providing drivers with a recognizable boundary they can easily avoid. This allows riders to take safety into their own hands. I hope they push this idea and make it real!

Oscars

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OSCARS

ARCHITECTURE Here’s a sneak peek of the set design for the 81st Academy Awards, created by David Rockwell. This is the first time an architect was asked to design the stage. Have a great weekend everyone!

Designing Obama

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DESIGNING OBAMA

EVENTS Sol Sender and Scott Thomas, creators of the Obama logo and website, will be speaking about their experiences in developing a political “brand” of historical impact tomorrow, Thursday, 6:00pm at San Francisco Academy of Art – Morgan Auditorium.

Fail Whale

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FAIL WHALE

RANDOM THOUGHTS I don’t know much about Twitter but I just learned about this fail whale image. Apparently, this image shows up during periods of downtime on Twitter and it has a HUGE fan base. People have made cakes, sculptures, and ascii illustrations of the whale. Someone even tattooed the image to their wrist!! What makes something become so popular?

Epson lover

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EPSON LOVER

FINDINGS For all you Epson lovers out there…they’re having a buy one get one free offer for all home and home office papers. The offer expires 2/23 and the discount code is: 9YFASE.

Meat rug

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MEAT RUG

FINDINGS Aren’t these so interesting? Who wouldn’t want a rug in their living room that looks like a piece of meat.

Mende Design

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MENDE DESIGN

GRAPHIC DESIGN I just went on an AIGA studio tour at Mende Design and got a chance to visit their amazing space and learn about their design process. Jeremy Mende, the creative genius behind the studio has always been a great inspiration to me. I’m just mad at myself for being too chicken to talk to him.

Poster series

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POSTER SERIES

GRAPHIC DESIGN Rojo is selling a limited edition poster collection that includes 10 original unreleased artworks by MWM, Bruno 9li, Neasden Control Centre, Evgeny Kiselev, Catalina Estrada, Dalek, Sergei Sviatchenko, Wagner Pinto, Alexander Egger, Veljko Onjin.

Compostmodern

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COMPOSTMODERN

SAVING THE WORLD Compostmodern is back again this year and will be held in San Francisco on February 21st. This conference was developed by the San Francisco chapter of AIGA and the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design (CFSD) to explore and discuss socially and ecologically responsible design thinking.