How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love by Maria Popova “Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want.” “There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,” Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1941. The "Infinite Canvas" In 200 Words or Less... The "infinite canvas" is a challenge to think big; a series of design strategies based on treating the screen as a window rather than a page. The basic premise is that there's no reason that long-form comics have to be split into pages when moving online. Pages are an option—and they can work well when screen shapes are taken into account—but the advantages of putting all panels together on a single "canvas" are significant and worth exploiting. A handful of cartoonists and developers have taken up that challenge in the decade since I started beating the drum on my own site, with occasionally impressive results, but its been a rocky road.
Sagmeister & Walsh Sagmeister & Walsh - Work Sagmeister & Walsh NewsletterSubscription Navigate Remarkable Collection of Steampunk Sculptures Continuing the theme of Steampunk – Unique Steampunk Insects – we want you to show the remarkable collection of Steampunk characters, engines and vehicles created by Belgian artist Stephane Halleux. For a long time Stephane worked as an illustrator and drew cartoons in his spare time. In recent years he became interested in steampunk style and the creation of unusual sculptures.
47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IS COMMONLY BELIEVED, BUT NOT TRUE – You read by recognizing the shapes of words and groups of words. Words that are in all capital letters all have the same shape: a rectangle of a certain size. This makes words displayed in all uppercase harder to read than upper and lower case (known as “mixed case”). Mixed case words are easier to read because they make unique shapes, as demonstrated by the picture below. OK, NOW THE TRUE STUFF STARTS — When I started this article the topic was supposed to be why all capital letters are harder to read. The 10 Principles of Burning Man Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception. Radical Inclusion Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
A Simpler Page The physical book is something designers get. It’s got a lot going for it, not the least of which is the fact that it’s physical. The boundaries are there, right before us. No guess work is necessary. And so there are a lot of great examples of well designed books. You needn’t look far to uncover a mountain of beautifully typeset and balanced pages. Keith Newstead Automata My original design. To make the base,I bend galvanised wire to shape and place it on a jig. Then the pieces are soldered together (this is one of two sides) The two sides are joined together. The wheels of the flying machine will rest on these wooden rollers. The rollers will be rotated by an electric motor Minnesota Web Design Professionals (Minneapolis, MN) We are a group of professionals focusing on All Things Web Design and Web Technologies; a community built upon four pillars: Network, Engage, Share, Learn From Each Other. Our vision is to build a strong local platform for learning and knowledge sharing among peers. Membership to this group is FREE and comes with plenty of opportunities to network with some of the best and brightest web design and web technology professionals in Minnesota.
Making Music - 74 Creative Strategies for Producers We’ve all been there: opening a new Live Set, pondering the blank slate of an empty Session View window, wondering how to begin. Or, not knowing how to get from that first spark of inspiration to a finished piece of music. The fact is, despite all the music tools and technology at our disposal nowadays, making music remains as difficult as ever. Why this is, and what you can do about it is the subject of a new book entitled Making Music - 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers. While the author, Dennis DeSantis, is Ableton’s Head of Documentation, the book is not an expanded Live user’s manual.
Books in the Age of the iPad For too long, the act of printing something in and of itself has been placed on too high a pedestal. The true value of an object lies in what it says, not its mere existence. And in the case of a book, that value is intrinsically connected with content.