Herman Miller’s Why Design Series
Short TED talk by Renny Gleeson on creative uses of the “404 page”
Little things, done right, matter.
Well-designed moments build brands.
For Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of her reign over England, advertising agency Leo Burnett London and Pantone have developed a numbered shade guide to Her Majesty’s most memorable choices of color for her stately ensembles.
The small, Queen-shaped book contains sixty years of Queen Elizabeth II’s most memorable wardrobe shades, printed by precision imaging using HP indigo technology… Beginning with color choices dating back to the queen’s coronation, each of the individual shade references include the date and location of that particular ensemble.
An oldie but goodie: a music map based on the London Underground.
We’ve all seen a lot of these reimagined or retooled subway/metro/Tube maps around the internets, but I recommend reading the article attached to this one!
The process was pretty thought out and tedious, making the map a fun attempt to artistically map out 100 years of music history through genre, chronology and relationships.
Dubstep Drumline of the Day: The Princes of Pen-Based Percussion Shane Bang and Kevin Ke do a decent dubstep beat with nothing but a few common school supplies.
As for the lack of a drop, says Shane: ” i apologize on behalf of my plastic ruler. it tried its best.”
Dubstep’s not my thing, but hearing these sounds made with pencils and rulers is pretty cool/fun/impressive.
This is the Chromatic Typewriter, my entry to the 2012 West Prize competition. The prize is awarded via popular vote this year. Click [here] to get to the West Collection and to download the West Collection app. The app will let you browse the amazing entries and to vote on
this pieceyour favorites. Fellow artists: It’s not too late to submit your own work!
Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping. When tests of masculinity/femininity are given to young people, over and over one finds that creative and talented girls are more dominant and tough than other girls, and creative boys are more sensitive and less aggressive than their male peers.
This tendency toward androgyny is sometimes understood in purely sexual terms, and therefore it gets confused with homosexuality. But psychological androgyny is a much wider concept referring to a person’s ability to be at the same time aggressive and nurturant, sensitive and rigid, dominant and submissive, regardless of gender. A psychologically androgynous person in effect doubles his or her repertoire of responses. Creative individuals are more likely to have not only the strengths of their own gender but those of the other one, too. [via Psychology Today] (via asie)