David A. Smith is a traditional sign-maker/designer. He created the covers for the ‘Born & Raised’ album and ‘Queen of California’ single by singer/songwriter John Mayer. He also created two decorative reverse glass panels for Mayer’s company. Smith is a true craftsman — it is fun to see his design process.
Categories: design, Music, Typography, Video
Categories: Journalism, Web design
Tags: Washington Post, WordPress
Great presentation by Yuri Victor on the use of WordPress at The Washington Post for blogs and special reports.
“This presentation explores the importance of empathy, brainstorming, rapid prototyping, testing and iterating and how to incorporate these methods to build better products, faster.”
The Washington Post hearts WordPress and I heart WordPress by Yuri Victor
Tags: Data visualization, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King, speech
This seems like a very good data visualization for this week, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Nancy Duarte analyzes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
More on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom:
Full text of “I have a Dream” (PDF)
PBS: The March
A new documentary honoring the 50th anniversary of the original March on Washington
Resonate by Nancy Duarte
By leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature, Resonate reveals how to transform any presentation into an engaging journey.
Categories: inspiration, Quotes
Here’s a lovely thought: “Spend the afternoon, you can’t take it with you.”
The quote is from Anne Dillard the athor of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, An American Childhood, The Writing Life and many other books. Her nonfiction 1975 Pulitzer-winning book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a favorite of mine. It’s a “sustained nonfiction narrative about the fields, creeks, woods, and mountains near Roanoke, Virginia.” It also is a study of Theodicy which “is the theological and philosophical studying of the nature of God, in the face of evil in the world.” It’s a lovely, thoughtful book.
More on Anne Dillard:
Categories: Illustration, sketch, sketchblog
Tags: Guardian, Oliver Jeffers
Sometimes life does no go as planned. As such, I have not been able to post here on a regular basis. But here’s to new starts….
There is a blog series at the Guardian called “How to draw…” for children. It’s very charming and worth a look.