Thats right, we are currently working on a new site, yes the main youworkforthem site. As the current design has served us well for close to 6 years now, we are looking to upgrade it in speed and size to meet with todays world. The current design uses an insane amount of html tables, all of which will be replaced and removed. We are currently about 20% into the recode & redesign, but we want to hear what you have to say. What bothers you with the current site, anything you would love to have in new site? We would love to hear any features you would like to have added on. A little hint on whats to come: white, wider and an advancement of our current grid.
Flashbelt will be happening this year on June 8-11 in Minneapolis. The roster looks amazing and should be amazing as always. This year boasts names like; Robert Hodgin (Flight 404), Jared Tarbell, Erik Natzke, Big Spaceship, Imaginary Forces, Firstborn and Psyop. We will be there also peddling books on the side, so come by and say hello! I think they may have a couple of tickets left even?
Came across this article over at Creative Review. People get so worked up over awards and what happens with them. Really, who cares? There are certain genres these award shows and circus acts will NEVER deal with/ cater too understanding and going into that venue as a graphic designer vs the big money advertising world, well your really trying to work miracles. I have always found it ammusing how many people they ask to submit or allow to submit, but then complain about the junk that gets sent in. The junk sent usually costs the senders big bucks as well. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you my friends.
Sample: “MJ: Also, designers are much worse at picking the best work. The ad community – with all their wars, politics, hatred, jealousy and egos in the industry – are still able to sit there and say, ‘he’s a wanker, but that’s a great piece of work’. The design commun ity is useless at doing that and is getting worse…. An interesting phenomenon is that the international work often looks fresher. Blogs mean you’ve seen a lot of the work before – so you lose an aspect of it when you encounter it again. You have to be on your game to say, ‘I’ve seen that before and I still think it’s good’ – compared to something from Japan that knocks your socks off immediately but might not look as good in six months. And that’s where the ad industry is better – their work is in the public domain: they all read the same mags, all watch the telly, they don’t fast forward the ads, and they make judgements as they go along. They would have decided at the end of last year that Gorilla is a killer ad and, lo and behold, it wins a Gold. They’d already come to that conclusion.”
Ha, What the hell is this? Again some issues with outside looking in.
We are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s TypeCon 2008 in Buffalo, New York. If you don’t know what TypeCon is, it is the leading conference in America on all that is Type. On top of being one of the main sponsors, we are also curating a poster exhibit at TypeCon. We are looking for your best poster work that has excellent usage of Type on it. It can be the main focus, or minor. We will be showing the best submissions and the poster show will most likely travel, like our last one did. Don’t wait till last minute, send them over now! And please help spread the word, we want as many submissions as possible.
To clarify some issues: There is no specific size requirement for your posters (whatever you’re able to ship) and they may make use of any typefaces at your disposal provided you have the necessary license agreements.
Found BREE from one of the latest issues of IdN, The Semiotics of Illustration. IdN is always a nice magazine and has been for years, but I found this issue to be mega hot, tons of great work in here and even highlights on some of Geoff Mcfetridge’s latest works.
Music video for the Birds and Bees using just programs in OS X for the setup and concept. Nice idea, but there are some janky parts in the video that could have been a bit nicer. And using word, ugh, lets take a step into the application Pages and say good by to the little ghetto computer icon assistant in Word…haha. But either way, crazy cool video with some super nice parts.
Super intense video for the Justice track ‘Stress.’ I will have to admit, when this song pops up in my iTunes, it gets the ol’ skip-to-next treatment, otherwise the whole studio here in BKK goes nuts. Too hectic for our blood (at least early in morning and minus booze). This also reminds me how happy I am that I left Baltimore! The Balti had plenty of bent out of shape little thugs like this running wild.