More exciting than the Pentagon Papers!
Wherein I kind of gush about the history of print and the legacy of the free press.
Alternative names for Asteroid 2016 HO3
Astronomers calculate that Asteroid 2016 HO3 is expected to (sort of) orbit Earth for long enough that it really deserves a prettier name.
The Grandmama of Infographics
Long before just about everybody was doing infographics, National Geographic was publishing some of the most gorgeous, absorbing and instructive picture stories in the world.
Glowing Van Gogh Bicycle Path by Daan Roosegaarde
I would love to be a part of bringing something like this to more places.
An article we came across, 10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal, really inspired us, but #7 was the best. It comes from Simon Mottram (founder of Rapha sports clothing and accessories), who advises, “Envision what you will be remembered for.”
Holly shows us how to Cute
I’ve seen my design work on posters, websites, billboards and buses, and I’ve seen my chrysanthemums on wallpaper, clutch purses and duvet covers. Nothing beats seeing them on Holly.
Abarat I can touch
It’s been a couple of weeks since we visited Clive Barker’s studio, and every time I think of it, I get really, really happy, and I smell oil paint.
Teen art workshop: what they made
Here are some of the masks and the people that made them during our posterboard mask making workshop for teens.
Teen art workshop: posterboard masks
Earlier this year, in response to a self portrait assignment in my photography class, I spent some time exploring “other selves” using posterboard and sharpies. The project was so much fun, I’ve been wanting to do it with more people. This weekend, I’ll get that chance at a workshop for teens…
Bojagi: Korean Wrapping Cloth
I made myself get over to an event at LACMA back in January of this year, and am so glad I did. Korean-born artist Youngmin Lee gave a demonstration of bojagi making, and brought with her a glittering lode of stunning samples […]
New in the neighborhood: Cafe Picfair
This week, we have a new neighborhood hangout, Cafe Picfair, on Pico and Hauser.
Print-on-Demand… with Juice
Somewhere between “all things Print-on-Demand” and “Creating a Design Culture” lies a turbulent explosion of ground-breaking startups. These are people who are acting now on the growing creative potential of emerging technologies…
Designing to sell: does color always reach us first?
Brazilian graphic designer Paula Rúpolo recently challenged our senses and our expectations by swapping the colors of competing brands’ logos.
Ginger Bruner nails antediluvian Las Vegas
Is there such a thing? You mean, besides the fact that there are seashells at the top of nearby Mount Charleston?
Graphic Freebie: a scholar and a gentlewoman
I did this as a birthday gift for a friend a little while ago, and was just thinking there must be other scholar-gentlewomen. It’s still up on flickr, so if you know a scholar and a gentlewoman (or are one), you should download it and maybe make a teeshirt transfer or a balloon.
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