Here’s a link to 40 Beautiful Examples of Vintage and Retro in Web Design from Sixrevisions.com. It has a nice collection of various websites that have the good retro feel. It’s amazing to see designers go back to old times and bring back what was hot during that time. It’s true, history does repeat itself, except I feel designers add a modern twist.
Autism is a terrible disability and it affects 1 in 150 American children. So, when I went on google for a search, I saw that they had a link to this creative project with autism people. I never knew google had a 3D program called, “Google SketchUp” and there was this “Project Spectrum.”
This is what appears as the purpose for this idea on the link:
” Project Spectrum was created to give people with autism the opportunity to express their creativity and develop a life skill using Google SketchUp 3D modeling software.”
They have a link where educators can learn exercises, so they can have their students use it. There’s a video of how to use this 3D program and it’s cool and simple. There’s a gallery of different models where students can try to create their own versions of these models. I believe that art is very important and it does wonders to the human soul. Everyone needs an outlet to express themselves and it doesn’t matter if you do not believe you cannot draw or sculpt, it’s about expressing yourself. Technique is important, but sometimes when you have to get something off your chest whether it’s joy or anger, just let it out. I’m glad that this is a positive element for autistic people, because they’re like everyone else-different.(I mean that in a good way, because we are all unique individuals)
Check out more info here:Autism Society of America
Presenting a client with your artwork on a template is very useful. It gives them a view how it would be perceived if it actually was on the surface of whatever you are designing for. It’s much better than just presenting them with the 2D art. I came across these extreme, excuse me XTREME sports templates. You have a skateboard template, a snowboard template, a surfing template, a skiing template, and a wakeboard template for you to add your XTREME designs on. Have fun with these.
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Whether you’re a fan of logos or looking for inspiration here are three sites that are useful.
http://www.logopond.com This is a good site, where you can join and upload your photos as well. There are plenty of designers, you can talk on the forums, pick your favorites, maybe be a featured designer, and have your logo appear on the homepage. You’ll see some heavyweight designers in the industry in the “Feature” section. It’s worth checking out. Logopond has a sister site called Illypads for illustrators to showcase their work.
http://www.faveup.com This site showcases logos and unique business cards that were submitted and approved by the people at Faveup. This site is updated every couple of days, so it’s usually current with new work. I like looking at the business cards a bit more when I’m on this site, because it’s an element of the corporate identity package.
This site is similar to Fave Up and probably has some logos from there on here. This site wants to have only the best logos out there, so you can recommend a logo that you find inspirational or submit one of yours.
Since, I worked as a graphic artist for a really good New Jersey screen printing company, http://www.colorflographics.com and I continue to work on t-shirt designs I figured it would be good to show the process. This is a good video that one printing company created.
My good friend, hip hop artist Jay Wise is releasing his music video, “Foolish Things” to the public which will be hitting television sets nationwide soon. I was asked to contribute some of my design elements to the video, which some of it made it to the final cut and I’m pretty excited. I’ll be looking at the video later on today, but from the preview clips I’ve seen it looks like a fun video. I also appear in the video, not as an extra, but as a scientist/nerd. I immediately told Jay that I wanted one of the scientist roles and he was able to get it for me.
If you’re in the New York City area, I highly recommend you come through and have fun on April 19, 2009 at the Guesthouse. We’ll chat, party, and have fun on a Sunday. I would’ve promoted this even if I wasn’t friends with Jay Wise or had myself or my designs in it, because Jay Wise creates some good music. His music is good and happens to be good hip hop as well. You can purchase some songs on iTunes or I’ll post a free download later on. You can find him on facebook, check out his myspace page ( http://www.myspace.com/jaywise181 ), and you can check out his blog. http://www.teammilehigh.blogspot.com/ His blog has a lot to do with what he considers fresh in hip hop, sneakerheads, clothing, videos, his group the Corp Cartel and Team Mile High, and more.
Here’s the sneak peek of the video.