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16

Mar

SoundBlanket

A few local musicphiles in my hometown, Charlotte, NC have united to create a music collective that started as a private facebook group and has grown to include a blog, a twitter, an Instagram feed, a public facebook fan page with a cult-like following, a website, and most recently, a radio show with corporate sponsorship. Since our humble beginnings, our only purpose has been to spread the love for music and the good word about what we enjoy listening to, all the while remaining judgement free and positive.

We all love all music. Hearing it, talking about it, reviewing it, playing it, consuming it, living it, and loving it. There isn’t a vibe or genre we won’t embrace under this warm and comfy SoundBlanket.

I’ve had a little extra time on my hands these past few nights, and each night I’ve created a little something just for fun and to beautify our site(s). Also for my debut radio hosting slot, I’ll be hosting the seventh episode: a Southern Sampler of talent next Thursday (3/21/13) night from 7:30-9:00 PM EST.

Tune in online at Plaza Midwood Community Radio to find out how you can get involved, listen, and contribute from anywhere around the world. And, don’t fret if you can’t tune in live. All of our episodes and accompanying information are available on our site after each show premiers.

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14

Mar

brandond-design:

National Geographic

Re-branding a well known brand can be a very difficult job, especially when it comes to a brand that has been true to its roots for such a long time. But Columbus-based designer, Justin Marimon, made it his objective to create this amazing re-branding concept for National Geographic. 

With the use of striking photos, a some what altered logo and design layouts, Justin created a well rounded design scheme that translates beautify across platforms. 

29

Apr

vwatson:

Yo Momma is a Shitty Graphic Designer

I am not, in fact, on a cob. But, I’m still seriously delicious.

vwatson:

Yo Momma is a Shitty Graphic Designer

I am not, in fact, on a cob. But, I’m still seriously delicious.

20

Mar

An excellent graphic outlining details on how to better reach your target market and retain high volume of readership and online subscription. By using eye catching colors, graphics, and concise headlines, create the best outline for your site and content management. 
Click through to zoom.
via: PXMediaInc, A pretty badass marketing and advertising firm located in Pasadena. 

An excellent graphic outlining details on how to better reach your target market and retain high volume of readership and online subscription. By using eye catching colors, graphics, and concise headlines, create the best outline for your site and content management. 

Click through to zoom.

via: PXMediaInc, A pretty badass marketing and advertising firm located in Pasadena. 

19

Nov

designersof:

Design à emporter
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p.s. designersof.com would also like to see a typography tag ;) 

designersof:

Design à emporter

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p.s. designersof.com would also like to see a typography tag ;) 

02

Sep

clientsfromhell:

My boss wanted something like a coat-of-arms for his logo. I showed him one with a lion, and he said “It’s been done before. We want to be unique”. So, I showed him one with a tiger instead, but he said “Not THAT unique. Tigers don’t belong on a coat-of arms. Can’t we find a middle-ground?” A week later, tired of redesigning the logo, I just literally found a middle-ground: I sent him one with a Liger.

01

Sep

theatlantic:

The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time

It’s been called the Gig Economy, Freelance Nation, the Rise of the Creative Class, and the e-conomy, with the “e” standing for electronic, entrepreneurial, or perhaps eclectic. Everywhere we look, we can see the U.S.workforce undergoing a massive change. No longer do we work at the same company for 25 years, waiting for the gold watch, expecting the benefits and security that come with full-time employment. We’re no longer simply lawyers, or photographers, or writers. Instead, we’re part-time lawyers-cum- amateur photographers who write on the side.
Today, careers consist of piecing together various types of work, juggling multiple clients, learning to be marketing and accounting experts, and creating offices in bedrooms/coffee shops/coworking spaces. Independent workers abound. We call them freelancers, contractors, sole proprietors, consultants, temps, and the self-employed.
And, perhaps most surprisingly, many of them love it.

Read more at The Atlantic

theatlantic:

The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time

It’s been called the Gig Economy, Freelance Nation, the Rise of the Creative Class, and the e-conomy, with the “e” standing for electronic, entrepreneurial, or perhaps eclectic. Everywhere we look, we can see the U.S.workforce undergoing a massive change. No longer do we work at the same company for 25 years, waiting for the gold watch, expecting the benefits and security that come with full-time employment. We’re no longer simply lawyers, or photographers, or writers. Instead, we’re part-time lawyers-cum- amateur photographers who write on the side.

Today, careers consist of piecing together various types of work, juggling multiple clients, learning to be marketing and accounting experts, and creating offices in bedrooms/coffee shops/coworking spaces. Independent workers abound. We call them freelancers, contractors, sole proprietors, consultants, temps, and the self-employed.

And, perhaps most surprisingly, many of them love it.

Read more at The Atlantic

20

Jul

I pay you a hell lot of money. You make a printable ad out of the file I sent you or I’ll sue you.

From a client who sent a 40x40 animated gif (via clientsfromhell)

26

Jun

spencerlewis:

Woodblock Letterpress is the bomb.com

25

Feb

bishopia:

WHY SAVE PBS?
(Click image to enlarge)
On Saturday, February 19th, the House of Representatives voted 235-189 to pass a continuing resolution that eliminates funding for public broadcasting. I put together this handy chart on why PBS is worth saving. Find out how you can fight back at 170 Million Americans.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I am Creative Director for PBS KIDS but a life-long supporter/watcher of PBS ;)
UPDATE: The infographic is officially on the PBS site now: http://www.pbs.org/about/save-pbs/

bishopia:

WHY SAVE PBS?

(Click image to enlarge)

On Saturday, February 19th, the House of Representatives voted 235-189 to pass a continuing resolution that eliminates funding for public broadcasting. I put together this handy chart on why PBS is worth saving. Find out how you can fight back at 170 Million Americans.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am Creative Director for PBS KIDS but a life-long supporter/watcher of PBS ;)

UPDATE: The infographic is officially on the PBS site now: http://www.pbs.org/about/save-pbs/

29

Aug

Local cyclist, Robert Kendrick, modeling the Outspokin’ jersey and kit I designed a couple of years ago. I have to admit, nothing is more bizarre than seeing your artwork fly down the road in front of you, or on some random website, on a complete stranger, who actually paid money for it. Weird. But, amazing.
Photo cred: Eddie J. Helton… whoever that is.

Local cyclist, Robert Kendrick, modeling the Outspokin’ jersey and kit I designed a couple of years ago. I have to admit, nothing is more bizarre than seeing your artwork fly down the road in front of you, or on some random website, on a complete stranger, who actually paid money for it. Weird. But, amazing.

Photo cred: Eddie J. Helton… whoever that is.

18

Aug

fauxromano:

Sweet infographic of the best directors according to IMDB’s top 250 movies.

…I bet you had no idea I was going to repost this. Hitchcock for the win.

fauxromano:

Sweet infographic of the best directors according to IMDB’s top 250 movies.

…I bet you had no idea I was going to repost this. Hitchcock for the win.

14

Aug

Stinger in The Other Guy ending credits

So, evidently there are some pretty heavy Ponzi-scheme infographics throughout the ending credits. And, I’m pretty sure the whole Ponzi-scheme didn’t really translate in the good-cop-bad-cop-funny-cop summer flick.

Anyway, to know when there is a good reason to stay in your seats for the credits (aside from the chance that your name is up there—that one’s for you, Blake ;-)) check out moviestingers.com before you head to the theatre.