With the tech wizardry of Interlude, Israeli musician and co-founder Yoni Bloch has made music videos an interactive experience rather than merely a visual one.
Read further on the Design Indaba site here.
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014
GOOGLE VENTURES'S MICHAEL MARGOLIS IS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN EVER. HIS SECRET? SHORTCUTS.
When you know which answers you’re after, it’s quicker to choose the most efficient way to find them--by picking an appropriate research method (survey, A/B test, literature review, usability interviews, site visits, etc.), and the right segment of customers to study.
Read further on the Fast Company website.
THANKS TO APPLE UNLOCKING THE IPAD'S POTENTIAL, FIFTYTHREE'S PENCIL WILL SOON GET EVEN BETTER.
Today, the iPad stylus takes another step away from stupid stick and closer to expressive artistic tool. FiftyThree's Pencil--a wooden stylus made for the impressive iPad sketching app Paper--will soon allow you to vary the width of your line as naturally as drawing with a real pencil or marker.
Sunday, 18 May 2014
Monday, 12 May 2014
If this doesn't want to make you travel and go and see the world, maybe something else will. Whatever you do just get out there.
Monday, 7 April 2014
This is a bold claim, but I stand behind it: if you learn and follow these five typography rules, you will be a better typographer than 95% of professional writers and 70% of professional designers. (The rest of this book will raise you to the 99th percentile in both categories.)
- The typographic quality of your document is determined largely by how the body text looks. Why? Because there’s more body text than anything else. So start every project by making the body text look good, then worry about the rest.In turn, the appearance of the body text is determined primarily by these four typographic choices:
- point size is the size of the letters. In print, the most comfortable range for body text is 10–12 point. On the web, the range is 15–25 pixels. Not every font appears equally large at a given point size, so be prepared to adjust as necessary.
- line spacing is the vertical distance between lines. It should be 120–145% of the point size. In word processors, use the “Exact” line-spacing option to achieve this. The default single-line option is too tight; the 1½-line option is too loose. In CSS, use
- line length is the horizontal width of the text block. Line length should be an average of 45–90 characters per line (use your word-count function) or 2–3 lowercase alphabets, like so:abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdIn a printed document, this usually means page marginslarger than the traditional one inch. On a web page, it usually means not allowing the text to flow to the edges of the browserwindow.
- And finally, font choice. The fastest, easiest, and most visible improvement you can make to your typography is to ignore the fonts that came free with your computer (known as system fonts) and buy a professional font (like my fonts equityand concourse, or others found in font recommendations). A professional font gives you the benefit of a professional designer’s skills without having to hire one.If that’s impossible, you can still make good typography with system fonts. But choose wisely. And never choose times new roman or Arial, as those fonts are favored only by the apathetic and sloppy. Not by typographers. Not by you.
That’s it. As you put these five rules to work, you’ll notice your documents starting to look more like professionally published material.Keep reading this useful online guide by simply clicking on these three dots...
Friday, 4 April 2014
Book design is a kind of art in and of itself, and nowhere more so than in the case of art publication design. Here, the design choices and intricacies of the printing process itself impart meaning and create another experience for the reader between the book they hold in their hands and the artworks themselves.
Get inspired further by clicking on these dots...
Monday, 24 March 2014
Patterns are a great way to add additional texture and depth to your designs. Some can appear to be fairly complex, and the thought of making one can be overwhelming. You may find, however, that many aren't as difficult to create as they look. In this tutorial, I will show you an easy way to create colorful, and complex-looking geometric patterns in Photoshop.
For Step by Step instructions go here
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Monday, 10 March 2014
Infecting The City 2014 includes 40 distinct artworks, which unfold over the Festival week across Cape Town's CBD. The Programme includes both daytime and evening performances much of which are designed as routes weaving through the City's streets.
10 - 15th March / Cape Town City Center