I came across this short article over at Esquire.com praising Avatar not for its groundbreaking visual experience, but for its cool 3D glasses. Just like this fellow at Esquire, I expected a little plastic package containing a flimsy super-thin cardboard pair of glasses that fall off if you tilt your head too much. Instead, we all looked more like an impossibly cool JFK chillin on a sail boat. I’ve seen Avatar (in 3D, you must see it in 3D) twice now and if you have not yet then I strongly suggest that you do. Not necessarily because the storyline is super compelling (the acting is pretty cheesy at times). Avatar, I believe, is a little snapshot (a preview, if you will) of the future of the movie theater experience. My buddies and I walked out of the theater discussing this very thing. I think that in the next year or earlier, we will all go to the movie theater, buy a ticket, pick up our 3D glasses (or bring our own), grab some Skittles, and head to our movie.
GQ creative director Jim Moore sounds off on his 10 favorite looks coming from J.Crew this Spring. Check it out.
I’ve always been a big fan of Seattle-based, Invisible Creature, and I always love the day when awesome design companies update their websites. Check it out. If you don’t know Invisible Creature, then you should!
So, I have been trying my hand lately at some photography. I have always loved taking photos but recently been more and more intrigued with using people as the subject matter, which is something I have done very little of. The photo above is one I took recently, a little preview of some things I have been working on. Stay tuned…
I came across this logo the other day on one of my favorite blogs, Brand New, and I think it is really fantastic. Designed in house under the guidance of the New York Public Library’s Art Director, Marc Blaustein, the logo celebrates the long history of the library but also gives it a modern feel with the font choice and placement of the text in relation to the circle. The font, if you are wondering just like I was, is called FF Kievit. The lion icon is also quite remarkable. The varying line weights captivate me. Check out Brand New for a much more eloquently written summary of the logo, as well as some fantastic images of sketches and other parts of the design process.
My cousin and BFF, Thad, is globetrotting indefinitely right now. He created a slick little website that features updates, videos, blogs, and photos from his travels. He currently finds himself in Vietnam. Anyone who loves to travel will really enjoy his site. Check it out, and leave him some American love since he is flying solo. Give Passion Life.
I just RSVP’d through Facebook for an AIGA event here in Cincinnati called, “Go Behind the Scenes of IKEA Design.” It is actually at the IKEA in West Chester, Ohio and is Wednesday, December 2 from 6 to 8 pm. Sounds pretty awesome. Click here for more info including how to RSVP. Hit me up if anyone in or around Cincy wants to go with. (You can contact me in a variety of ways near the bottom of that sidebar to the right.)