From time to time Jeromy and I get to decide whether we want to do work for someone, some organization, or some cause, just because we want to. Did you know that the men, and women, who make up search and rescue teams, all over this country, are all voluntary (actually they get paid $1.00 per year)? They train hard, work hard, put in a lot of hours, and end up saving a lot of lives. Remember the September 12 train collision up in Chatsworth, California? They were among the first responders. My friend, Roger Lebrun, Reserve Captain for the LA County Search & Rescue Team, approached us about a month ago. He wanted a new logo for the team (see below). This non-profit represents 7 teams that are with the LA County Sheriff’s Department. They will use the logo on their new/updated websites, printed materials, vehicles, etc. We were happy to help out. Kudos to Travis Wiley, the designer who helped me out on this one. Nice work, Travis. And a thousand thanks to the Los Angeles County Search & Rescue Team for all the lives they’ve saved, and families they’ve made happy, over the last 50+ years of their existence. We appreciate you folks!
Posted by admin on December 19, 2008 Categories: Design, Market
Mash it up! Your site a friends site, blog site, myspace, or any URL your little XMash heart desires. Upload your face to become 1 of 4 XMashers. And get your mash on at www.merryxmash.com
It has arrived, the third, in a trilogy of three, Christmas promos that started back in 2006. But this year we decided to throw out all the stops. Make a smash hit! Our goal was to do something that had never been done before. Not by us, or anyone else for that matter. READ MORE
Music to Design, Develop, and Market by? Maybe. All I know is that the goal was to create a killer mix, Alex’s Best of 2k8, comprised entirely of songs that came out this year. Everybody’s doing it. NME, Rolling Stone Singles and Albums (i especially like that that last url is “…albums_of_the_yea”), Spin Magazine… even Dave Brown at Holiday Matinee made a mixtape for Sanctuary143. Well, this one is mine. READ MORE
On Saturday, December 13th, members of our team gathered at Imperial Beach in a clean up organized by Surfrider, an organization dedicated to keeping our beaches beautiful and the waters clean. Its amazing how many people where there to clean up! READ MORE
Posted by admin on December 15, 2008 Categories: Design
“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” ~ Dale Evans Rogers
For the last 61 years, from October through December, thousands of companies and individuals rally together for one cause: to give the gift of Christmas to nearly 3 million children per year through the Toys for Tots program.
This Year the elf yourself campaign by Office Max teamed up with comedy media experts Jib Jab to bring on the elf madness. Not only can you upload 5 Hi-Res images but you get to view and send 4 different elf dances. If you have about an hour to compute I recomend you get your elf on.
Yes, I mostly wanted to blog this because of the praise it brought, but if patting your own back after someone else pats it, on a Thursday afternoon, is wrong, then I … I just don’t know. Anyways, the above image shouldn’t have white space inside the non-white, in theory, but it does. And you should have seen it before we got the images working!
I’ve always dug industrial design. From the furniture of Charles and Ray Eames, to the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, to the automotive design of Ferdinand Porsche, and to the great stuff presently being done by Frog Design and others. I recently came across this firm: http://www.suissacomputers.com/ Unbelievable synthesis of art and science… Functionality and form… Use of contrasting materials and textures. Love it. Just thought I’d share it.
WordPress 2.7 has been released today, nicknamed “Coltrane”. And in case that means nothing to you, where should I begin? WordPress is a most awesome open source blogging system that has been expanded to really become a fully-functional Content Management System. With plugins to allow everything from image galleries (check out WordPress’ creator Matt Mullenweg’s nice setup) to fully customizable Meta-data on every page and post you create (check out what Ron is doing over at the SDInteractive blog), there is something for everyone.