Today was my last day at Tumblr.
There’s a party rental business idea in this one.
The only critique I have with the animated version is that the tweening could use a bit of love.
Three units, which are resembling standard record players, translate concentric visual patterns into control signals for further processing in any music software. The rotation of the discs, each holding three tracks, can be synced to a sequencer.
This tiny, ticker-tap like device from BERG design consultancy is their latest product launch that merges digital and physical to create a fun and playful gadget.
Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.
From looking at the Little Printer site, it appears that it is the first of many playful home electronic products that they plan on launching for their new BERG Cloud device that lives on your home’s network.
Think Facebook is safe? He knows where you live.
Don Draper pitches Facebook Timeline
Every 150 days the innovative mid-west agency space150 updates their entire corporate identity from business cards to website to environmental design on the agency’s doors. The futuristic branding for v27 was created in collaboration with designer and entrepreneur Taylor Pemberton. If you visit space150’s site now you’ll see they recently moved on from v27 to v28.
Additional credits on the project from the space150 team:
Design - Andrew Ridgeway, Michael Seitz, and Matt Kuglitsch
UX - Shawn Kardell
Created by - Courtney Davis, and Heather Chau
Written by - Jon Resheske
Video production - ThreeVolts
Creative Direction - Billy Jurewicz, and Ned Wright
Thanks Ned for the additional credits over email!
Three Legged Legs joined forces with agency Droga5 to create this animated spot for Method Cleaners to air on Virgin flights. The characters and animations are incredibly well done, but the most impressive fact is that the piece wasn’t created in After Effects or Flash but all the animation was done in Photoshop.
Here are a few images from the “making of” post on Three Legged Legs site:
Found on Jack on Adobe
Excellent presentation by Mike Monteiro co-founder of Mule Design and as a guest his lawyer Gabe Levine (follow him on Tumblr) on getting paid for your work. If you have or ever will do work in exchange for money take the time to watch this 30 minute presentation from Creative Mornings. If you don’t have the time to watch it now, bookmark it and watch later.
Be specific and confident about money. Money is an incredibly nerve wracking thing to talk about. If you are trying to convince somebody to give you money and that you are the right person to give it to when they’re asking how much something costs and the first thing out of your mouth is “uhhmmmm”. You just lost $10,000.
If you know how much something cost stand up confidently and tell them. If you don’t know how much something costs then say “I don’t know, but I’m going to find out and get back to you as soon as possible.” Just be confident.
Here’s my summary from the talk - always use a solid contract, be confident in pricing and negotiations, and hire good advisors.
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Designer and art director Marek Okon at W+K Tokyo recently updated his portfolio with a number of well designed and executed design, typography, print, motion graphics and user interface design. The image above is from Marek’s work on the Nike RUN FWD long distance relay interactive campaign to promote Nike+.
Found on Ventilate.ca
A few weeks ago at Tumblr’s SXSW party I meet Andrew Zolty and Mattias Gunneras who co-founded BREAKFAST, physical-digital interactive agency. As an agency that hacks and creates physical toys that hook up to the digital world. Everything from a Conan auto-Foursquaring blimp, b-line a batphone for prospecting new clients, an office music democratizer, fresh bread that tweets (while the founders were still at POKE), and now Instaprint.
At the Tumblr party they stuck the device off in a corner and every time someone to an Instagram photo and set the location to The Highball in Austin one of the two Instaprint devices would print out the photo Polaroid-style. The team at BREAKFAST did a brilliant job hacking together the Instagram API, location-based services and a ZINK printer to bring the digital into the real world.