Furious | Curious

Posted by on Jul 15, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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They rhyme, but they have opposite meanings. It’s very difficult to feel both emotions at the same time, and one is far more productive than the other.

~ Seth Godin

Image via Vecteezy.com

To collect where no man has collected before

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A personal project that began during the 2020 quarantine, a long-time Trekkie and collector of design objects used in Star Trek created this fun and comprehensive website of his findings. Star Trek + Design showcases his collection.

Bonus: You can also follow him on Instagram here.

Dark patterns are everywhere

Posted by on May 21, 2021 in Abso-effing-lutely | No Comments

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Dark patterns are common in websites and apps we use everyday, but they’re sometimes hard to spot because they’re designed to deceive us. Through secretly obtaining personal information and making us do things we don’t want to do, dark patterns can create inconveniences or even serious harms.

Dark Patterns Tip Line’s mission is to change the status quo by advocating for stronger consumer protections and holding companies accountable.

Learn how to spot and report them here >

Signal to noise ratio

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Here is my favorite quote from an excellent article by the good folks at UX Collective:

As a designer when someone asks you to “make it pretty” or “do your design thing” what they really mean is “give me a good signal-to-noise ratio.”

Worth the full read here >>

Photo by Khara Woods on Unsplash

We are balloons

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Masayoshi Matsumoto is a self taught balloon artist who realistically creates creatures using only balloons!

Read the story here >
Follow on Instagram >

The COVID sign archives

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Creatives I admire, Designers I Like | No Comments

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Although as of this date we are still living this, I thought it would be important to share this ongoing collection of  Pandemic Graphics and Covid Posters Archive.

It is a growing list. If you would like to contribute go here >>