Archive for May, 2010

something to tweet about!

Happy Victoria Day!

I came across this article through the laughing squid site…

According to iA, they’ve identified the 140 most influential people on twitter, sorted by #name #handle #category #influence and #activity. You can even purchase a poster of it, (though truthfully, I’m not sure why you would want one!) It’s an interesting exercise just the same … it provides a snapshot of what matters most to the Twitter community. (And you guessed it, some of it is as banal as you may have thought! … E.g.  Jason Santa Maria, 02 | 09: ‘Trying to wake up.’)


a few good books for inspiration on graphic design …

While strolling along Queen west today, I stopped into one of Toronto’s hippest design-y bookstores, called –Type.

I found a few good books on current trends in graphic design, including:

Sarah King is just one of the many fun typographer/ illustrators from Playful Type, to entice you!

There are so many great books on this subject … I’ll keep adding as I find them!

For a theoretical retrospective on graphic design, check out Helen Armstrong’s, Graphic Design Theory –it’s excellent!

looking for inspiration (or work) in graphic design …

This list of edgey design portals comes courtesy of Kris and Robyn! Thanks, guys! 🙂

qbn: a huge portal of graphic design:

thunderchunky: a design portal from the UK

Canadian design blog

Scott Hansen’s blog

lost at e minor: this is a great site that links to lots of other cool sites about art and design

rexbox: visual design for fun things

And last, but not least …
Ffffound: image bookmarking

(by clicking on images you like, it links you to more images that are somehow
related. this site is an inspirational rabbit hole with no end,  connected by a large group of artists and designers.)


Tutorials for digital imaging & all things Adobe …

Staying current and keeping up with fresh new trends in the digital design world is no easy task in this highly competitive industry!

But it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! To learn a few new tricks on Adobe’s latest and greatest suite, try your hand at LAYERS Magazine’s FREE tutorials . (LAYERS is the How-to Magazine for Everything Adobe!)

You’ll find all kinds of goodies on ‘how-to’ make cool stuff in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, AfterEffects, Premiere and more!


timelapse video animation of twitter …

For those of you who wonder what the point of Twitter is …. here’s a quick time lapse video to spell it out! –Enjoy! 😉