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IPad Music Apps Blog With Drum Loops HD 2 (as with Drum Loops HD) you have a live drummer right in your back pocket! And in GB he plays exactly at your desired tempo, grooves and fills! In this totally new app: Blues/Reggae/Rock/Bossa/Samba/New Orleans/Fusion and Super Dry Loops (incl. full Audiobus and Inter App Audio support). 50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation (Part 1) I recently travelled 2517 miles to try to solve 50 problems in 50 days1 using design — a journey that would challenge me to fundamentally rethink my understanding of the user-experience design process. I set myself a challenge. I wanted to test the limits of design’s ability to solve problems — big and small. To do this, I left the comfort of my computer chair and set out into the unknown. Each day, I had 24 hours to observe a problem, attempt to solve it and then communicate the solution. On my own shoestring budget, from grimy backstreet hostels to bustling cities, I travelled Europe attempting to solve a different social problem that I observed every day.

Vamps, Prom Queens and Sluts: Covering the Women of the Petraeus Scandal by Jarrah Hodge Earlier today I joined Mother Jones writer Kate Sheppard on CTV News Channel to talk about the way that some news media and blogs have been portraying the women involved in the recent scandal around David Petraeus. I can’t embed the video clip but you can watch it online here if you’re interested. I wanted to pull out some lowlights of the media portrayals, in case there are any readers who haven’t seen how widespread the sexist stereotyping was. Here are some of the most common ways the main players have been portrayed, along with responses from writers like Sheppard.

50 Illustrator Tutorials Every Designer Should See Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your head around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of applications such as Photoshop. The differences between layer use and the creation of objects and shapes can be really strange at first hand. Luckily there’s a range of help available for free online in the form of tutorials. Here is my collection of hand-picked articles from various sites that every designer should see, whether you’re a beginner or advanced user, there will be something here for you! Vector Tracing a Photo Flat And Thin Are In Advertisement In the last several years, we’ve seen a rapid shift in software and app interface design, from 3-D and skeuomorphic to flat and minimal. Although this trend has become nearly ubiquitous, let’s take a moment to consider how we got here and what influence it’s having on interface design as a whole. Additionally, I’ll share some tips and considerations on designing flat interfaces.

Bizarre Micro-Planets Made From Hundreds of Landscape Photos While working on films like Moulin Rouge and 300, photographer Catherine Nelson learned cutting edge compositing techniques that she’s now using to make fantastical planets out of her favorite landscapes. “I guess you could say that they are impossible photos that are absolutely inspired by the real,” she says. “They are my interpretation of the environment around me.” Inspired by the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel, who was known for including several different scenes in one painting, Nelson said she chose the shape of a circle — as opposed to a traditional rectangle — because it allowed her to do something similar.

65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free Freebie 65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free by Alex on Aug 9, 2012 • 9:43 am 11 Comments There are so many free fonts all around the web these days and sometimes it makes me think is their any really point purchasing fonts. I’ve decide to collect 65 fonts which are suitable for web, print, etc just overall high fonts which can be used in design projects. Neuton Font Family Ikea goes green with a cardboard digital camera 27 April 2012Last updated at 10:47 ET The camera can be recycled just like any other piece of cardboard Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has revealed an eco-friendly digital camera made almost entirely from cardboard. Having snapped 40 photos, users can dispose of it along with any other recyclable materials. The device is a part of a campaign around Ikea's PS at Home project, aimed at getting buyers to share images of their furniture on the chain's website. Called Knappa, the camera will not be sold but rather given away to consumers in selected stores around the world.

A Year in Jail for Not Stating the Power of God? How Kentucky Office of Homeland Security May Be Violating the Separation of Church and State November 21, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. 9 Amazing Type Designers to Inspire You Type design is a growing field these days, from beautiful labels for beer and coffee to custom typography, type designers have a lot to work with. In this post we feature some of the top type designers from around the world. Some are amazing new type designers, others have been around for a while. They are the creators of beautiful logos, awesome labels, and creative typographic layouts.

Design Philosophies From the Masters When creating a presentation, it’s easy to get caught up focusing on the content — after all, it is the meat of any deck. But we can’t forget that if this information is not presented in an engaging way, its impact will not be as great. In other words: Design matters. Below are 13 powerful design quotes from Leonardo Da Vinci, Bruno Munari and more, along with lessons you can implement for your own presentations. Romney: 'Some Gays Are Actually Having Children. It's Not Right on Paper. It's Not Right in Fact.'  We've witnessed many Mitt Romneys, but the one unearthed by the Boston Globe's Murray Waas yesterday is perhaps the most vicious and cruel: a zealot who, as Massachusetts governor, became hellbent on stigmatizing the children of gay and lesbian parents, labeling these kids as outcasts and causing them to suffer hardship throughout their lives. Waas reveals how, after gays and lesbians in Massachusetts won the right to marry in 2003, Governor Romney wouldn't allow the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics to revise birth certificate forms for babies born to same-sex couples. The plan was to have the box for "father," for example, relabeled "father or second parent." But according to documents obtained by Waas, Romney rejected the plan, demanding the agency continue using old forms. Those children would then go through life with birth certificates that marked them as strange, abnormal, less than everyone else, punished because Romney didn't approve of their parents. Close

Camp Firebelly With an inbox that was consistently full with requests for internships, yet still wanting to remain a small studio meant we didn't have a ton of room to accommodate more than 1-2 interns a year. Mix this need with our ongoing pursuit to help the underserved nonprofits in our city and there you have Camp Firebelly, an endeavor of Firebelly Design. Camp Firebelly challenges young designers who are looking to do-good with their skills through a collaborative project working directly with a nonprofit organization. Campers work together to research, concept, design + produce amazing pieces that will not only impact the organization, but the lives of the people they serve. All throughout the 10 day experience, there are surprise guests, outside adventures, hands-on workshops, incredible meals and most of all, friendships made that will last a lifetime. Not to mention, REAL skills and relationships that will help you further your career regardless of where you live.

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