[15 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | ]
One Day For Design

On April 13, 2011, AIGA brought designers and design enthusiasts together for One Day for Design—an open, global dialogue on the meaning and future of design, and on the meaning and future of professional associations in our field. Led by eight moderators, it was an astonishing 24 hours of input. More than 30,000 tweets. Nearly 3,900 Twitterers. More than 650 hashtags tweeted. At one point, it ranked as the number-four trending hashtag on Twitter in the United …

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[11 Aug 2011 | Comments Off | ]
How to Make a Computer Virus

A beautiful infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1. I love the use of typography yet the playfulness never gets in the way of the story. It’s chillingly informative.

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[25 Jul 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Advice for Young Designers from Wim Crouwel

‘I’m very jealous of young designers starting out now—on the one hand,’ explains the graphic designer Wim Crouwel. ‘On the other hand, it’s becoming more difficult to find your own way.’ Sage advice from a pioneer in the field. It’s always inspirational to remember where our profession has come from in order to chart its future.

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[10 Jul 2011 | Comments Off | ]
IBM Centennial Film

A fantastic video about the first 100 years of IBM. This really gave me a new appreciation for the work they have done, are doing, and will do. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish in the next 100 years. The film features one hundred people, who each present the IBM achievement recorded in the year they were born. The film chronology flows from the oldest person to the youngest, offering a whirlwind history of the company and culminating with its prospects for the future.

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[12 Jun 2011 | Comments Off | ]
How to Make a Pencil

I always wanted to visit a pencil factory and watch the process unfold. But until that happens, I can watch this video that demonstrates the process from start to finish. The best part is the sharpening at the end. Whoever invented that machine is a genius.

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[15 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | ]
One Day For Design

On April 13, 2011, AIGA brought designers and design enthusiasts together for One Day for Design—an open, global dialogue on the meaning and future of design, and on the meaning and future of professional associations in our field. Led by eight moderators, it was an astonishing 24 hours of input. More than 30,000 tweets. Nearly 3,900 Twitterers. More than 650 hashtags tweeted. At one point, it ranked as the number-four trending hashtag on Twitter in the United …