Great Political Yard Signs
on the Ohio Lawn of Dischord co-founder/Minor Threat drummer Jeff Nelson. I've always enjoyed his design work, and these are just really cool and worthy of sharing, methinks.
posted by glenwood
on Nov 4, 2004 -
's been making lots of stuff lately, but I didn't know he was producing shoes for Puma
until today (flash site features an odd naked guy you can make jump and walk). Clean and sleek, but they're fetching $200+ a pair which is kind of outrageous. Another bunch of freaky expensive wacky shoe designs I found are from Fessura
. Click through their gallery
to get an idea of what they offer. Medium
continue to be my personal favorite shoes, but I'm always on the lookout for more interesting things to wear. If you've seen any interesting shoes lately, do share.
posted by mathowie
on Nov 3, 2004 -
Utopian Christians, despisers of all ornament, in some rough sense protomodernists, the eighteenth- and nineteeth-century millenarian cult known disparagingly as the Shakers
has had an impact on the history of design far in excess of its size. (At most, there were only ever a few thousand, and it's easy to understand why, given their emphasis on "perfection" to the point of celibacy.) Key to the Shaker world view was the perfectability of the material world
- its purgation of all decoration, artifice and frippery - as an act of worship. This ethos of design, summarized in these theses
toward the improvement of the domestic environment, has gifted us with a legacy of highly esteemed craft objects
. None has been more celebrated than that canny apotheosis of domestic utility, the Shaker rail
, which survives here
in a particularly nice contemporary interpretation. If only half the artifacts we're currently offered were as thoughtfully designed...
posted by adamgreenfield
on Sep 29, 2004 -
Some of the results from the city of Vancouver's Art Underfoot
contest. "The competition invited anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Vancouver to submit design ideas for new manhole covers..."
posted by dobbs
on Sep 16, 2004 -
Follow the Rhinos
Weblog tracking two white Rhinos as they travel next month to the Phoenix Zoo. Nice looking site (via CSS Vault
). In related news, poachers have killed about half of the world's population of wild white rhinos in the last year (more here
posted by oissubke
on Aug 19, 2004 -
Allmusic for Windows
Clicking on some deep links into allmusic.com tonight turned up this- Notice: You are accessing allmusic.com with a browser that is not currently supported. The appearance and functionality of the site could be impacted. allmusic.com is optimized for Internet Explorer 5.5 and above for Windows.
posted by bendybendy
on Jul 12, 2004 -
Un-Fold. (quicktime clip)
City Magazine asked 9 designers, from 9 cities across the world to design a chair in 90 days. Oh, and it had to fit in a FedEx box. Pics
about the designers and the project.
posted by madamjujujive
on Jun 18, 2004 -
The wisdom of crowds
and the miracle of aggregation
, arguably, are the reasons why markets
work as well as they do. As New Yorker
James Surowiecki explains in his new book
, "consider the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
. When a contestant on the show is stumped by a question, he has a couple of choices in asking for help: the audience or someone he's designated as an expert. The experts do a reasonable job: They get the answer right 65% of the time. But the audience is close to perfect: It gets the answer right 91% of the time, even though it's made up of people who have nothing better to do than sit in a TV studio and watch Regis Philbin." The new, new tipping point?
posted by kliuless
on May 25, 2004 -
It's New Blogger,
launched today at 3pm, with a retooled interface, more rounded corners, single entry archives, comments, user profiles
, more template tags, mail-to-blog, knowledge
, and more. (Farewell, good ol' black.
We'll miss you.)
posted by brownpau
on May 9, 2004 -
several corporate sponsors (ATI, nVidia, and others) are offering up $15,000
in prize money for the best GUI skin any designer can come up with for a few applications. while i think it's great to push for newer and better user interfaces, who do so many
of the designs seem to be pushing complexity over useability? wouldn't a better use of a GUI design prize be to encourage people to improve on a design rather than make it unintelligible? maybe the people pushing the designs need to take this quiz
posted by caution live frogs
on Apr 23, 2004 -
Designs on the White House
-- an online design contest, judged by designers, celebrities, and activists. Winning designs will be available for resale on T-shirts and other products, and all proceeds after expenses will benefit the John Kerry Presidential campaign.
Impressive list of judges, including (so far) Milton Glaser, Chip Kidd, Ed Schlossberg, Atrios, and Tom Tomorrow. Designs will be online throughout May, with your votes determining the finalists. (Kerry's official shirts are
lacking, imho) Maybe campaign memorabilia always has been?
posted by amberglow
on Apr 22, 2004 -
"Whether it is an impressionist masterpiece, or just wallpaper, if you take the colour juxtapositions and their proportions from nature, you won't go far wrong." Choosing colours for web pages
posted by reklaw
on Apr 11, 2004 -
Survey of design salaries 2003 - how do you compare?
The American Institute of Graphic Arts and Communication Arts team up to offer a white paper summary of national and regional salaries and benefits for web designers and developers, copywriters, art directors, print production managers, freelancers, and related positions. The survey is based on responses from 3,184 people in 17 job categories. (28 page PDF)
posted by madamjujujive
on Mar 5, 2004 -
You have been disciplined all your life :::: Nothing Changed - Nothing Will
Words of encouragement from Piotr Szyhalski's Electric Poster Series (Animated gif images)
. Artist's web site here
posted by taz
on Dec 4, 2003 -