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October 6, 2011 5 Comments
Steve Jobs’ masterful objects of desire are proof of the purchasing power of design. He made this world a more beautiful place and changed how we work, learn and communicate with each other, among other things. Fast Company examines what made him so great in this article, calling him a “user-experience savant”. This excerpt says it all: “A reporter who asked Jobs about the market research that went into the iPad was famously told, “None. It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” Read more of this post
September 30, 2011
Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood radiated with energy as the 10th annual Midpoint Music Festival hosted over 100 local and touring acts this past weekend. With 17 official stages and numerous unofficial events, the city experienced some amazing music and festivities over the 3-day occasion.
(above :: The Midpoint Midway, photo via http://www.eachnotesecure.com/)
February 4, 2011 1 Comment
Is the power of orange being diluted? For a color that used to stand strongly behind the construction industry, it is getting a lot of traction across multiple industries. The Brand that is currently using it in the boldest way is AT&T (or should I say the remnants of the Cingular merger). Read more of this post
January 21, 2011 2 Comments
The new Comedy Central logo has elicited a vast range of responses from Boooooooooring to Kick A**! The network set out to update their look, which has gone nearly unchanged since the 90s, launching the new logo January 1. According to thelab, the designers for the project, the goal was to create an ‘irreverent wink’ and to have an inherent simplicity that works on all levels of media. Read more of this post
October 12, 2010 1 Comment
Canadian furniture retailer Maison Corbeil implements stunningly simple signage elements that make the retail experience at moments feel like a day at the spa.
Utilizing internal lighting and simple typography—the integrated signage solutions are highly impactful without overwhelming the space—and remind me of what I love about the branding of another successful furniture retailer Crate & Barrel.
All images paprika.com