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Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

Archive for September, 2006

The Influence of Art in Design

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

SXSW 2007 logo

I’ll make this sim­ple for you: If there’s only one SXSW panel con­cept you vote for this year, make it The Influ­ence of Art in Design, a ter­rific idea from Anton Peck that I just had to help push through. Mod­er­ated by me, and fea­tur­ing some very tal­ented dig­i­tal artists, illus­tra­tors, and pho­tog­ra­phers (includ­ing Bryan, Anton, and a few oth­ers that we won’t name-drop just yet), this is one panel you won’t want to miss.

Which brings me to the rea­son I’m writ­ing about it in the first place: You must vote for the panel (search for the title or my name), and get all your friends to vote for it too, for it to ever see the bright lights of Austin.

Help us bring this panel to life — we promise it won’t disappoint.



Design is making fun of things lining up, and fonts

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Design is making fun of things lining up, and fonts

Thanks to Jon, Shaun and Scott, I was forced (believe me, I had no choice in the mat­ter) to sar­cas­ti­cally tweak their desk­top images. It wasn’t a job I enjoyed, I promise you, but this is the kind of dirty work some­one has to do, and today that respon­si­bil­ity fell to me (and that’s the fault of Jina, for telling me about your posts to begin with).