I am posting some visual identity expamples from Behance Network. This would be good for our students taking VA 301 course.
And please check the branding section of Behance and this site as a whole: Branding Served
With the academic year upon us this blog will hopefully get many new additions over the next few months.
At the same time we are also branching out – however with a slightly modified mission, although design education is still our primary goal. This new endeavor is targeted to provide inspiration to our students by putting together the incredible amount of related material that is available on facebook pages. So, our aim with this page is not to showcase design work per se – although we will of course be doing that as well, from time to time; but rather to collect visual material that will give our students and ourselves “ideas.” That may make us think, or laugh, or help us make new connections, or broaden our horizons.
The content available on Facebook in this regard is quite extraordinary, and we have already put down a sampling of the type of content that we will be focusing. So, if you are on facebook yourself, please view and “like” our page to get our updates here:
This is a nice tool for interactive drawing. Using Jay’s application you can draw really complex (and cool!) looking images. It’s basically a line drawing tool where you just put dots on the canvas and they create lines – But the trick is, the new point you put gets connected with the nearest dots you already drew. The result is a geometric line explosion and it really looks incredible if you use it the right way (just look at the images). There is a <a title=”web app for sketchy structures” href=”http://jayweeks.com/sketchy-structures-html5-canvas/#/ web application that you can instantly play with and also an Adobe Illustrator Scriptographer script (for the latter, take a look at scriptographer page on how to install and use it- it’s an amazingly good tool for illustrator fans!, you’ll thank me..)
Can anyone tell me why we never see these kind of posters on street of istanbul? let alone istanbul, at least on facebook event pages or something?.. Ok i’ll calm down.. Just check them out and see how they engage you to go to your fav band’s gig..
A group session we held yesterday to evaluate our graduate students’ current work status, has made me decide to go public with a password protected page which I wrote some time ago. Back then, this was written only for the benefit of students who enroll in CS450, our art and computer science hybrid course. Now, it is available to everyone both there as well as here, as a new page under Tutorials and Resources:
I just stumbled across these by accident. Immediately downloaded and installed them to give them a quick try out – and they really are good stuff, if you want to be able to do more than just read the pdf file. Such as add comments, do basic editing and so forth. Obviously they will not do the full job of adobe pro pdf, but they are certainly a good cut above the little basic reader.
FOXIT Reader (Download)
Nuance PDF Reader (Download)
XPert PDF Reader (Download)
PDF-XChange Viewer (Download)
STDU Viewer (Download)
And they are free…
I had actually checked out issuu a long time ago but had never really uploaded anything. Today, the hung-over aftermath of a somewhat raucous New Year’s Eve, seemed to be a good time to play around with something like this. I have uploaded a few things and particularly this one presentation from 2005 which I have always rather liked and which I have never posted anywhere (image above is the link).
Issuu seems to be great, except for a few things to pay attention to: Do not use solid dark backgrounds. Black does look good – nice and shiny, but dark grays give you the most god awful moire effect. Sometimes the conversion takes forever, and there is no rhyme or reason for it that I could make out, larger files may take less than smaller stuff. Another problem is that whatever format you may choose, you seem to end up with a flip book – or at least I did. Then again, I have not checked out all of the options yet. And finally, something assembled out of landscape formatted pages looks much better than portrait type pages stuck together since rather than go by the width/height of your original upload file, Issuu seems to fit things to the screen widthwise, so anything which is too high looks really huge and clumsy.
But, all in all, it is quite a cool place to publish stuff.
hi hi hi, back in the game..
Funny that i’ve never heard of such a web site (maybe you did?) … The host (Adrian Shaughnessy) organized a nice compilation of radio interviews with some of the big names from the area (like Stefan Sagmeister, Neville Brody, and many more). Shows are inspiring to listen and there’s nice music in-between conversations too. I would love to listen a version with Turkish designers… Hopefully someone will do it one day.. Here is the link..
Highly recommended inspirational web site, Thinking for a Living has many useful articles and posts. It’s worth taking a look at this site.