Filed under: Art, Blogging, Blogs, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Informal, Life, Personal Work, Work
Everyday I find myself lost in the endless abyss of blog posts coated in a sweet flavor of inspiration and I think to myself, I could do this all day! I typically save images, organize them in folders to one day post on my blog for nearly 300 readers a day and I then ponder, is this the most productive way I could be spending my time. My traffic stays fairly consistent and I’m not getting paid to do such a thing. But really, what should you expect from sitting on your ass and surfing the web all day?
It’s a realization of mine that I’ve become increasingly more accustomed to “viewing” brilliant design rather than “making” it and that should be a huge red flag. At what capacity do you try to balance inspiration and the act of designing? What I thought was a fairly even balance has slowly transitioned into an unhealthy craving to view outstanding pieces of work rather than making it and it’s an interesting to me. I believe a large part of this has to do with the progression and improvement of the internet and I could only assume that there are many other creatives falling into the same dilemma, almost a “internet addiction,” if you will.
So, I always wonder how I would prosper from a separation from the web and a step back to the days of pencil to paper? With that said, I would like to mention that I plan on taking a hiatus from blogging. I find it so addictive and extremely entertaining, but I have multiple projects I’ve had on my plate for a while now that aren’t being touched.
I appreciate the support of my readers and I assure you that I will be back soon enough along with a snazzy new blog layout. Please do me and yourself the favor of jumping around the archives of this blog as there are plenty of links that will most certainly interest you. Feel free to contact me as well! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter of the introduction of the World Wide Web and its effects on your own personal creative work. Even with a slightly busy schedule, I’m very open to freelance work, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested and take a look at my Coroflot profile to get a better sense of my work as well.
An understanding of typography is a whole practice in itself, but to then take that education and apply it in a much further direction is extremely respectable, in my book. I ran across this image as well as several other gorgeous pieces of work on DepthCore. Be sure to scavenge around the site.
Filed under: Blogging, Blogs, Design, Entertainment, Music, Technology | Tags: Apple, iPod, Laptop, Mac, Macintosh, Music
With numerous claims and suggestions that Apple will be releasing a revamped iPod Nano and iPod Touch and possibilities of a Macbook update, Apple fanatics are eagerly await. What are your predictions for the September 9th media event? Any thoughts as to what Steve Jobs may have up his sleeve next?
Filed under: Design, Graphic Design | Tags: Design, Graphic Design, type, Typography
Just because I can.
Effektive Design is not only effective, it’s f’ing BRILLIANT! Greig Anderson based in Glasgow, Scotland, UK has an astounding collection of work as well as a self promotional piece which worked so well it nearly had me in tears, joyous “I want to design something of that caliber,” tears.
Filed under: Art, Blogging, Blogs, Design, Graphic Design, Life, Sculpture, Uncategorized
First and foremost, I must admit that it has taken me this long to cross paths with Design You Trust, a extremely well organized blog with more visual inspiration than I know what to do with. With that said, I encountered a post featuring the work of Susanna Hertrich and her Chrono Shredder. A very interesting piece of work that she delves into on her own personal website.
*via Design You Trust