Damn, you caught me

July 30, 2008

(via frank chimero)

Ouch, definitely guilty of this. All the “inspiration” in the world doesn’t mean anything if you never do anything with it. But on the less talk, more action front, I finally sucked it up and bought one of these:

and I’m hoping to get my photography bug moving again. I have the 35mm version, but I’ve been finding shooting with film a lot less satisfying lately without easy access to a darkroom. (Another one of those perks of being in college.) And there’s just something about that instant feedback. Though I know getting myself back into photography is going to result in a “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” scenario. (“Give a girl a camera, then she’s going to want some new lenses…”)


I like this.

July 20, 2008

via frank-c on flickr


July 17, 2008

thisissand.com is an impressive bit of flash that “changes pixels on the screen into digital sand.” And it’s strangely zenlike. Just try it, it’s like a virtual zen garden. You click the grey square to get directions to begin. (I would wish the menu would be there initially, without having to be cutesy to discover it, but site’s fun enough to overlook it.)

“I never thought there would be a place for me. I was always in a mild panic because I couldn’t see me in anyone around in the places I worked, and I couldn’t see where I might end up. It’s part of the challenge for creative people…to feel comfortable with where you’re going. Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer other than to perhaps try to be sensitive to where you are, what works and doesn’t work for you, and what brings the best out of you. Learn from it and use it to work out where the next step is. If you fix on objectives too far ahead you might discount opportunities that arise along the way, openings that could take you somewhere much more interesting and much more “you.” This of course can leave you a bit vulnerable to the “what do you want to be when you grow up?” question, but I’m afraid not having a good answer is something we just have to get used to living with.”

Nicolas Roope, Poke

I found this poking around Coroflot, and it’s exactly what I needed today. The rest of the interview can be found here, and he gives some fabulous advice.

Scott Hansen posted the making of his limited addition Obama print on his blog. It’s fascinating to see his process, and how he pulls it all together.

An interesting peek at the handwriting of some of the most well known modern type designers.

I Met the Walrus

July 5, 2008

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace.

I absolutely adore the animation in this.