I’ll Be Back
September 3, 2008, 7:44 pm
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 ryhaigh@yahoo.com if you’re interested and take a look at my Coroflot profile to get a better sense of my work as well.

Warm Regards,
R



Design You Trust / Chrono Shredder
September 2, 2008, 4:46 pm
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.

Go ahead and scavange through Susanna’s impressive portfolio along with doing yourself the distinct pleasure of adding Design You Trust as one of your most trusted bookmarks.

*via Design You Trust



Gregor Timlin
August 15, 2008, 11:48 am
Filed under: Art, Design, Entertainment, Life, Sculpture, Uncategorized, Video

Conceptually astounding work from Gregor Timlin. His homeless shelter and copter light are just a couple of great pieces to an interesting grouping of work on his website.

*via Inqmnd



Your Daily Dose of Imagery
July 29, 2008, 6:05 pm
Filed under: Art, Entertainment, Life, Photography

Every day since July of 2003, Sam Javanrouh has taken a picture and uploaded it to his site, Daily Dose of Imagery. The site features an endless collection of images (scroll through the archives, it nearly never ends) as well as the option to purchase the photos. Sam offers the option of purchasing quant little 6×8″ photos ($18 ) all the way up to a subliminally magnificent 44×60″ photo ($550). Do yourself a service and bookmark the Daily Dose of Imagery.



The Hills of Tennessee
July 19, 2008, 12:23 am
Filed under: Life

Well, loyal readers of Big Chase, I’m off to good ol’ Tennessee for about a week to hang out with family and entertain my little cousins. I’ll be thinking of you fine folks while I sip on Long Island Ice Teas lakeside and have my feet rubbed with the most fabulous of oils that one can find. I may even be fed grapes if I play my cards right. It’s quite the lavish life in Tennessee, I’ll tell ya!

Enjoy some of my recent posts as I feel the last few have been fairly strong. Some great resources for you folks. Be sure to click around the archives as well, there are plenty of old links that will strike your fancy. Have a great week…I’ll be supplying links in due time.



Save Polaroid

I think all of us fellow creatives felt a sharp pain in our chests when we learned that Polaroid film’s existence would soon cease to exist. I’ve practically lost count of the number of times I may have cried myself to sleep over this sad spectacle, however there is a decent amount of action we can all take to save the precious little rectangular photos we love most. Thanks to the Save Polaroid website, several options are offered to help make a stand and inform film companies that there is money in the Polaroid film product. So get to it people, start a Polaroid revolution!



World of Timers
June 29, 2008, 6:32 pm
Filed under: Art, Design, Entertainment, Graphic Design, Life, Web Design

World of Timers is an interactive website created by Navi Studios (a forced to be reckoned with when it comes to web design). Users can enter a “goal(s)” of sorts into the site and a timer will begin a countdown until you reach the date and time your goal has been set to. Half of the experience is scrolling through the other achievements that have been set by hundreds of other individuals. The site features very fluid interactivity and cute-sy sound effects and it’s definitely worth a look.