“On Demand Graphic Design”? For real?
Oct28

“On Demand Graphic Design”? For real?

Changing Trends. Ever notice that the traditional way of doing something can almost become non-existent overnight? How in just a blink of the eye the old way that used to be so popular can just vanish, of course on other hand some things do slowly fade out over time and gradually become just a distant memory. But the truth is that almost everything is eventually taken over by a new or improved way of doing something. Lately, there has...

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Milton Glaser vs. Design Contests
Mar30

Milton Glaser vs. Design Contests

The Ocean State has a new logo. Unveiled on March 28th, the logo is part of a $5M branding campaign and was designed by respected designer Milton Glaser, creator of the iconic “ILoveNY” logo. It’s not very popular. The first reaction to the new logo, initially shared on the campaign’s new Facebook page “Visit Rhode Island“, was simple: “Do NOT like logo. My choice.” Other comments...

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Everything you ever wanted in a computer chair. And then some.

I ran across this incredibly awesome computer chair / bed earlier today. It has all the bells and whistles, including specially placed pillows to distribute your body weight,  armrests that support both arms and a monitor mount that gives you a great view of your screen. It even looks sort of like one of those Imperial Speeder Bikes from Return of the Jedi, which just adds to the coolness. The downside to it is that even if you were...

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Official French “Anti Piracy Squad” Caught Pirating

Everyone makes mistakes. I get that. But every once in a while a group or orginization makes such a stupid mistake that it sets them apart from all other people who make mistakes. The most current “oopsy” in the design field, and one that definitely needs to be talked about,  is by Hapodi, the official french orginization that is responsible for the countries harsh new anti-piracy program (if someone you live with is...

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Expedia Fails Horribly In Rebranding Attempt
Jan05

Expedia Fails Horribly In Rebranding Attempt

Launched in ’95, Expedia arrived on the online travel booking scene to give some competition to rival Travelocity (1995) and eventually put all independent travel agents out of work.  Although I have never personally used Expedia, can’t even say for sure that I have been to their site, I can say that I do immediately recognize their logo, a cool little plane swooping around a 3d globe. At least I used to be able to...

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