Friday, November 20, 2009

clients from hell

Hilarious blog of anonymously posted horror stories from designers.

"I’m not sure about the color that you’ve used for the background, I guess it looks OK on screen but when I print it on our office printer it kinda reminds me of a pair of corduroys I had as a child."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

what purpose does this serve?


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

QR codes

QR Codes are awesome! I'd never heard of them until my teacher assigned an interesting homework project -- make a teeshirt with your blog's QR code.

People use their phones to take a picture of your code on posters, teeshirts, flyers, magazine spreads, etc. and it links directly to to your site right on your phone. Everyone in my class did it, it really works! Apparently they've been using them in Japan for ages.

if you have a blog/website, its easy to get a QR Code - go to a generator site and follow the steps.


makes me want to upgrade to 3GS...

New York Nearest Subway augmented Reality App

ahhhh i wish I had 3GS. iPhone 3G doesn't have the essential compass software to make this awesome program work.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

people to know

the beginning of a (hopefully) ongoing list of designers, design projects and graphic styles to look up and be aware of.

Art Chantry


Paul Rand

Paula Scher

Steven Sagmeister

Things I've Learned in My Life So Far


Saturday, November 7, 2009


i'm into the new ad campaign by Brooklyn Fare which pokes fun at trendy coffee drink sizes.

Friday, November 6, 2009

translated freestyle battle


Thursday, November 5, 2009

the "blog" of "unecessary" quotations

CHECK IT OUT - The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks

"the". funniest. thing. ever.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

the biggest reason i love apple

i love this service! Apple Expert is awesome! The other day my 3 1/2 year old macbook pro power adapter burst into flames at work. the smell was terrible. my adapter is well out of warranty so i was sad because i knew i'd have to buy another one for $80.

i kind of moped around for a week and procrastinated. i hate that Apple's warranty for any product seems to expire approximately 90 seconds before the product finally breaks. anyways i almost bought a new charger until my friend told me about calling Apple. If you call these people, they do SO much for you. The awesome customer service almost makes up for the aesthetically pleasing but exceptionally fragile design of their products. they agreed to send me a new charger for free. i was surprised when it showed up FedEx the next day!

because im out of warranty, usually i would have to return the old charger, but they excused that part because the fact that the charger was flaming is a safety hazard. i guess they wanted to keep me happy so i wouldn't tell anyone :)