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Unfolding beauty of strictly functional

October 20th, 2014 No comments

 

 

Erstaunliche Schönheit strikter Funktion in Yosemite

Ligne claire in OS X Yosemite

 

 

The beauty of strictly functional is now unfolding world wide thoughout much of Yosemite, the current version of the Apple’s Mac OS, released only four days ago.

Chrstina Warren’s revue from July sums it up.

 

 

The amazing beauty of strictly functional

October 17th, 2014 No comments

 

 

People's Roadmap to a Digital New York City

People’s Roadmap to a Digital New York City

 

 

Amazing. Be it for study purposes, do visit the site.

Recently Ello causes a stir. With more amazing beauty of strictly functional.

“That’s the thing of the Scandinavian thing.” says Per Arnoldi in a video interview with Richard Quest. “We are practical people. It is not a fantasy thing. There is not a lot of mystery here. Not a lot of mystery…”

 

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Per Arnoldi: In a hotel, art is a decorative element. You are not trying to tell anyone anything about existentialism. That we are all gonna die, that life is short and cruel. (laughs out loud) I mean that is not where we are. That is not where we are. It’s hospitality.

Richard Quest: Striking design that is also strictly functional.

Per Arnoldi: It’s organised, we are organised here.

Richard Quest: Scandinavian design is very much followed and en vogue at the moment. Why is that you think?

Per Arnoldi: The serious answer is that in a crisis, when a crisis is on, which it is, you propably want to buy something that is not too elaborate. Where you feel that the design has been minimised, kept at a minimum, so we don’t splurge.

Richard Quest: Now this is one of the corridors of the hotel.

Per Arnoldi: (gigglies) Yes. Definitely.

Richard Quest: But your art is here. You Did these pieces.

Per Arnoldi: Yes, I did these pieces.

Richard Quest: What where you thinking?

Per Arnoldi: This is a decorative piece. No one is crying or screaming or begging or preying – or anything difficult.
This is a hotel corridor, for christ sake. Find your room and pray that your key works. (giggles)

That’s hotel philosophy, don’t you think?

 

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Hint:
When it doesn’t add up start subtracting (derived from)

 

 

Joe Leisner, owner of Comic Book Heaven, is the ideal curmudgeon

September 30th, 2014 Comments off

 

 

Joe Leisner, owner of Comic Book Heaven

 

Director:
Editor:
Producers:
Cinematographer:
Additional Camera:
Post Producer:
Sound Engineer:
Colorist:
Comic Book Expert:
E.J. McLeavey-Fisher
Ethan Simmons
Tom Maiorino, E.J. McLeavey-Fisher, Ethan Simmons
E.J. McLeavey-Fisher
Nathan Lynch
Tom Maiorino
Dave Huston
Colin Travers
Danielle Lewis

 

 

The farmers had the right idea… they put the comics in the outhouses, to wipe their asses. And that’s all comics were really worth. But in this country, because there’s so many wealthy people, they make junk worth money.

Joe Leisner

 

 

For film inquiries (including access to Joe, who is now interested in becoming an actor!) email E.J. at ej.mcleaveyfisher@gmail.com. Sunnyside shop Comic Book Heaven to close after 26 years.

 

 

A Swede redesigns Finnland’s identity

September 29th, 2014 Comments off

 

 

© Foto-Bob the Robot/Screenshot

 

 

Finnland’s nazis have hijacked their national symbols like elsewhere in the world too. They decided to recreate a national identity and introduce it at Eurobest in Dezember.

Watch where the beautification of Finnland is going.

100% a Swede, Henrik Nygren, has been assigned with the redesign. His web presence is horribly pretentious though and boring.

Von Frauke Schibbelt mehr erfahren.

 

 

Venture Capital means exits, says Aral Balkan

September 28th, 2014 Comments off

 

 

About Ello

 

 

While still in beta, Aral Balkan says goodbye to Ello in a recent blog post. Ello the simple, beautiful & ad-free social network that promises you, that you are not the product – as it turns out- has made itself the product and sold out.

Something is missing for the about page, Balkan found out. It’s not just Paul’s face, there’s also no mention of FreshTracks Capital and the $435,000 in venture capital that Ello took from them.

 

 

 


Read in full.

 

 

You are not the product is Ello’s promise, a new social network by invitation only

September 26th, 2014 Comments off

 

 

Ello social network

No nonsense Ello invitation only social network.

 

 

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From: Ello
Date: September 24, 2014 at 11:28:32 PDT
To: mydaringdaughter@elsewhere.com
Subject: Ello: Simple, beautiful and ad-free.

 

 

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We will invite you as soon as we can. Ello is currently in beta, and we are inviting new users in small groups as we roll out new features.

In the meantime, please share our Manifesto — and help us spread the word.

 

 

Read the manifesto

 

 

 

Forwarded by my daughter, an email I can appreciate as graphic designer. Good work.

 

 

 

 

We all are stakeholders of responsive systems

September 23rd, 2014 Comments off

On the nature of digital transformation

September 22nd, 2014 Comments off

 

 

10 observations by Mike Arauz

 

 

If you’re responsible for a business or industry, and wondering where the weaknesses or opportunities lie, look closely at the cracks and crevices where information is currently trapped, and help it to flow more freely.

Learn a few things Mike Arauz noticed about how technology works. Recommended 20 min lecture at your very convenience on medium.

 

 

Aaron Dignan: Digital isn’t software, it’s a mindset

September 20th, 2014 Comments off

 

 

Aaron Dignan: Digital Isn’t Software, It’s a Mindset

 

 

The most dominant companies, no matter the industry, are digital-first. Think Netflix over Blockbuster or iTunes over Tower Records. So how can we take advantage of this trend in our work and with our own projects?
Aaron Dignan walks us through how we can have the right mindset to thrive in the future: We need a purpose, a process to support it, the right people, and (most importantly) these need to combine to make products that serve a community larger than any employee or organization. Dignan shows off plenty of examples and tells us what to adopt for our own work. “When we look at the companies that are really dominating, this is what they are doing.”

Aaron Dignan ist CEO and founding partner of New York agency Undercurrent. Undercurrent continues from were McKinsey left of. They help ambitious teams and their organisations discover the courage and capabilities to do the impossible.

 

 

From

Purpose
A commercial growth agenda

Process
A linear process for reducing risk

People
Manager of competitive advantage

Product
Built to last

Platform
Closed system for us to build on

 

To

Purpose
A visionary growth agenda
 

Process
An agile process for reducing risk

People
Makers of competitive advantage

Product
Built to evolve

Platform
Open system for the world to build upon

 

Learn more.

 

 

Graphics standards in kindergarten clarity

September 14th, 2014 Comments off

 

 

70's NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual was a ring binderStandard ring binder for the graphics standards manual of 1970

 

NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

 

 

The keyword for design
is composed of the words
kindergarten
and clarity

What graphics designers strive for, reaches far beyond the extend of the New York subway system, into our time dominated by mobile devices and usability design. The rediscovery of not too simple simplicity is eating the world.

The 1970 NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual, by Unimark’s Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda, reissued as a full-size book.. Kickstarter helps Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth get their project off the ground.

 

 

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