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Mehallo merch: how and why  . . .

i’m digging all this
I’ve had these merchandise ideas for a few years and just never got around to building them until recently. Production issues always held me up   . . .  so did fulfillment, pricing   . . .  inventory   . . .   [Read more →]

Totally blunt: 8 common graphic design myths revealed

Thinking about going into graphic design? Wanna know what you’re getting yourself into? What’s it all about?

Click the image and read thru:

Found via Twitter.com/Colorburned

[early] Avant Garde Cinema

A collection of historical bits and ends  . . . .

F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto as film, by D. Christie
‘An animated/live action interpretation of F.T. Marinetti’s 1909 Futurist Manifesto. Inspired by the artwork and design of Norman Bel Geddes and Raymond Loewy.’ [Read more →]

50+ designers on Twitter to follow   . . .

Grain Edit has posted the “50+ Designers on Twitter: Our favorites to follow.”
(and I’m one of them!) Twitter.com/mehallo

+ my very first tweet:

mehallo forming a band called SpinachCan, with this one-eyed guy as lead singer and this sqawky skinny chick on bass.
2:04 PM Nov 26th, 2008 from web

Normandie: the band

I just finished designing the MySpace page for Normandie, a side project of Aimee, Jamie and Chelsea of theSTART. (Did the custom lettering for the logo too)

The key word in this design project was ‘decadent.’ Click on either image for the link.

David Letterman 101

Late Night with David Letterman premiere, February 1st, 1982
Photo: Nancy Kaye/AP

I’ve been a fan of David Letterman for years. Back when he used to guest host the Tonight Show and he did a long, long bit on how thick the chili was in the NBC commissary, when he once mentioned that the word ‘snacks’ never, ever appeared in the Bible, and asked a store called ‘just light bulbs’ if they sold anything else. [Read more →]

Vignelli’s new type book: free download

Swiss International Style guru Massimo Vignelli has released a new book on using type in graphic design. In it he explains in concise detail how it’s done. And as with all his work, it’s precise, clean, neat. Also, it’s free.

Download here: The Vignelli Canon [PDF]

The art of Calligraffiti

The work of Niels Shoe Meulman, via Some Type of Wonderful

This comes up a lot in my type classes. Urban lettering – graffiti – is often practiced by students in my typography courses. The work is typically great, however, where things tend to fall apart is when I’m teaching traditional form, such as script or italic.

As one student put it, “in this class I learned not to be gangsta  . . . . ” [Read more →]

Introducing: Jeanne Moderno, 9 new modernist fonts

get modern[o]
This is what I’ve been up to for the past year. Instead of plopping down in front of the tee vee, I decided to do something a bit more productive. [Read more →]

History of the Internet

History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo

Plus, check out The National Science Foundation’s official Birth of the Internet page.

I keep meaning to add a short web history component to my graphic design history class – and found some great classroom-friendly sound bytes in NSF’s collection.

Also found this fun little history of Twitter ditty.

Bob Wilkins R.I.P.

“Our second film is Monster From the Ocean Floor. This movie is so bad that it was delivered to Channel 2 in a brown paper bag. When we’re through showing it tonight, it will be part of a garage sale in Alameda tomorrow.”

Bob Wilkins was this incredible host of a late night horror television show back in the 1970s. And he really hated horror movies, which made the show all the more sublime. [Read more →]

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