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Photoshop Exercise

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InfografĂ­a de Caperucita Roja

 

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TSA Video

A video that is simplistic yet delivers information in sophisticated way.

 

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The State of Wikipedia, January 2011

This is a great video for information graphics that can be followed easily and keeps the viewer entertained. He uses 2D graphics and has some great transitions from scene to scene. The video seems a bit long but it still gets the point across.

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Mohawk Show Judging

Just had one of the best design experiences a student could ask for. I was invited along to help out and witness the Mohawk Show Judging. The show’s purpose is for clients/designers/printer/merchants to enter pieces to be judged on purpose and designed that were primarily printed on Mohawk papers. There were four judges this year: Chair-Marty Neumeier, Gaby Brink, Diti Katona, and Bryan Edmondson.

 

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Mohawk Fine Papers Internship

So I’ve been interning at Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. for a couple weeks now and I really like it there! Not too much design work but I’ve been working on the Mohawk show and collecting all the entries and they are really amazing to look at (well at least some of them!).

So here is a few entries/observations from the job these past weeks:

May

18, Tuesday

First day on the job. Had an overview of the Marketing department and all the tasks involved. Did some proof reading for the new Via Swatch book that will be printing during the summer.

20, Thursday

Recieved some more entries for the show. Up to almost three hundred, which isnt a lot for the deadline in a week or so. They said last year they were up to a thousand and the year before that almost 1500. This shows a lot about the economy and where it’s going. Less and less is being printing and people are going to web. Even AIGA this year has posted their 365 annual online rather than printing it and distribuitng it. Such a shame…I love that new printed smell.

So today I had an entry that was really awesome. We received around 45 entities from Raleigh Papers in Australia and one of them came from Red Robyn Design. It is a designer’s coaster set that spells out “R E D” and some accompanying gift tags. There are also Christmas promotion gift tags. The reason I really liked this piece is the color combination and the design. There is great consideration in the arrangement of the design and the colors are green and red and the hues are so bright and they just complement each other so nicely. After seeing this designer I look at their website and the rest of their work is really great as well.

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The Conception of Wine – Infographic from Tiago Cabaco on Vimeo.

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In response to Paul Graham’s “Hackers and Painters”

I think Paul Graham makes a good point when he says “computer science” is a bad coining of such a variety of people. I’ve asked people what their degrees were and they would respond with such answering and I have to ask, what exactly is it that you do? There is such a spectrum associated with computer science that it needs to be redefined.

I think its interesting when he talks about subjects for papers and being original. Graham suggest that the only way to be sure that you in new territory is to “stake out a piece of ground that no one wants.” During this information age it is very difficult to “stumble upon” a new idea since there is so much out there already. Not to mention the same idea that you have may be being developed by someone at the exact same time. Everyone has the same common source of research these days: the internet, and with that common thread of information inspiration can tend to lead many people all in the same direction with out the intention of doing so.

I agree and disagree with his statement about the only way things thrive is through time. Bad things will cease to exist and good things will strive through time. However, I think that the society we live in during the 21st century allows artists/programmers (etc.) to be more eccentric than the norm. Thinking and building outside the box is what most of us strive to do. We don’t want to follow what style has already been done before, we want to create and coin a whole new style. But this coincides with his theory that it may only be appreciated later after the creator and followers are gone.

I like how Graham correlates his painting and hacking. He explains that hacking is just like paining in that you have to learn by doing, not by reading or someone teaching you. He also talks about the progression of the hacker like a painter you have different versions of the final product, helping you learn the process. I think when he suggests that the hackers be more like painters in that they start from scratch is both a frustrating and brilliant idea. You only learn from your mistakes if you can accept that it is a mistake and move on from it. If you continue to stay with a solution that isn’t working it will only frustrate you and taking you even longer, if not ever to fix and finish the mistake.

I think Graham explains how his two extreme but yet so similar areas of study coincides very well together. He understands the process of a hacker/programmer as well as that of a painter. He knows how to apply his knowledge in one field to that of the other and this benefits him in being a better artist throughout.

I think Paul Graham makes a good point

when he says “computer science” is a bad

coining of such a variety of people. I’ve

asked people what their degrees were and

they would respond with such answering and

I have to ask, what exactly is it that you

do? There is such a spectrum associated

with computer science that it needs to be

redefined.

I think its intresting when he talks about

subjects for papers and being original.

Graham suggest that the only way to be

sure that you in new territory is to

“stake out a piece of ground that no one

wants.” During this information age it is

very difficult to “stumble upon” a new

idea since there is so much out there

already. Not to mention the same idea that

you have may be being develped by someone

at the exact same time. Everyone has the

same common source of research these days:

the internet, and with that common thread

of information inspiration can tend to

lead many people all in the same direction

with out the intention of doing so.

I agree and disagree with his statement

about the only way things thrive is

through time. Bad things will cease to

exist and good things will strive through

time. However, I think that the society we

live in during the 21st century allows

artists/programmers (etc.) to be more

eccentric than the norm. Thinking and

building outside the box is what most of

us strive to do. We dont want to follow

what style has already been done before,

we want to create and coin a whole new

style. But this coensides with his theory

that it may only be apperiated later after

the creater and followers are gone.

I like how Graham correlates his painting

and hacking. He explains that hacking is

just like paining in that you have to

learn by doing, not by reading or someone

teaching you. He also talks about the

progression of the hacker like a painter

you have different versions of the final

product, helping you learn the process. I

think when he suggests that the hackers be

more like painters in that they start from

scratch is both a fustrating and brilliant

idea. You only learn from your mistakes if

you can accept that it is a mistake and

move on from it. If you continue to stay

with a solution that isnt working it will

only fustrate you and taking you even

longer, if not ever to fix and finish the

mistake.

I think Graham explains how his two

extreme but yet so similar areas of study

coenside very well together. He

understands the process of a

hacker/programmer as well as that of a

painter. He knows how to apply his

knowledge in one field to that of the

other and this benefits him in being a

better artist throughout.

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