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 >
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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 >>

Design vs Art

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“…imagination has to be tamed to serve a practical purpose. Otherwise, it’s art. Art is a blue-sky venture. Design is a planned activity with specific goals.”

Jovan Rocanov

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If you could redesign covers of books you’ve read

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As a personal project (unpublished) graphic designer Jenny Volvovski redesigned covers for books she has read. And if you want to see the covers of books she designed but did not read check out her design agency ALSO here.

Leave safety behind

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Abso-effing-lutely, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments

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Maggie Kuhn was an American activist known for founding the Gray Panthers movement, after she was forced to retire from her job at the then-mandatory retirement age of 65.

“Leave safety behind. Put your body on the line. Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind — even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say. Well-aimed slingshots can topple giants. And do your homework.”
— Maggie Kuhn

Photo by James Pond on Unsplash