Sunday, December 30, 2012

Design Ideas That Mattered

Maria Popova on the Brain Pickings web site has a great review on a book entitled 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design. While browsing the post you realize that like the lyrics to the song by Peter Allen "Every thing old is new again", graphic design today is recycling some of these ideas back into the current designs we see today. It's funny how design works. Very few designs today are truly original and in many ways they reflect the past.  So when so see something that is truly new cherish it and wait a few years to see if it gets recycled.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Quote DuJour

"Knowing others is wisdom.
Knowing yourself is
Lao Tzu

Monday, December 17, 2012

Walking With The Dead

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Always so stunning visuals in the Little Village of Chicago.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fog 8

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Quote DuJour

The only way
to make sense out of change
is to plunge with it,
move with it
and join the dance
-Alan Watts

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fog 7

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Monday, December 10, 2012

End Of Line

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Many years ago when film ruled the world, I tried my hand with lightpainting in photography using film. The problem was it was a hit or miss process that gave unpredictable results. I shelved the Idea until I tried it again in the digital age. There is a great course on lightpainting through Kelby Training. Dave Black is the instructor and has 2 courses with Kelby training with one more coming down the line. LED lights make the process a whole lot simpler on the lighting end and digital cameras give you that instant feedback. LED lights are downright cheaper than the lighting rigs needed for film. You can even do it with some point & shoot digital cameras as well. I'm having some fun indoors doing lightpainting shoots....Try it, it beats instagrams!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Fog 6

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Tragedy leads to Triumph!

Jaleel King didn’t have it easy. He’s turned around a tragedy as a youth and turned himself in to a photographer. From a wheelchair he works his photographic magic. It was hard but he made it a success for himself. You can read the story on The Strobist site.
Or you can watch a short video about Jaleel done by Mike Allebach on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Quote DuJour

"I'm always and forever looking for the image that has spirit! I don't give a damn how it got made!"
-Minor White