nothing seems out of the ordinary when you first look at Life Clock. upon closer inspection, you may notice the numbers seem a little high. this is because one rotation of this clock is equal to the average human lifespan. the clock is an artwork by bertrand planes which uses an ordinary clock slowed down 61320 times to make each minute equal to a year.
Julie Cloutier and Claire Nereim have physically shifted the forms of the alphabet, creating a B from an A, a C from a B and so on until they reached Z and lost one letter. They write: This shift in form and meaning is intended to both reveal and celebrate the formal deception inherent in the act of reading and to create new meanings by exposing the resemblances and fissures inside our hierarchical alphabet. SHIFT, available in 26″ x 40″, screenprinted on paper, edition of 45.
Jerri Chou, organizer of The Feast Conference(and new studio member here in our office) just informed me that their agenda has been finalized with a series of inspiring, mind-expanding, and innovative talks. “The Feast” will try to showcase a look at social innovation from all angles. Speakers include Dickson Despommier, the mind behind the “vertical farming” concept and Scott Belsky, Founder of Behance who will discuss how to make good ideas happen.
They only have 70 tickets for sale so buy yours today as space will sell out fast! And as a special bonus, use discount code “FIFTY” to receive $50 off your ticket price. To register for The Feast and get more information, please visit thefeastconference.com.
photoshop photo frame: the first ever analog digital photo frame. This is high quality 4×5 white wooden white frame with hand silk screened image of software window, only 50 will be produced in time for holidays, and will be selling for about $50. *Love* it!!!
A page from Typographie. The phrase, “nach Mass” translates to, “made to measure” Photo: insect54
Past examples of structured grid design and typography by Swiss masters such as Josef Müller-Brockmann continue to influence both print and interactive design to this day. However, after realizing there is no shortage of Müller-Brockmann fan clubs, I wanted to explore some of the other, maybe lesser-known founders of the International Typographic Style. My search led me to a typographer and designer by the name of Emil Ruder (1914-1970), who played a key part in the development and dissemination of the Swiss Style.
Alphabet Bags was created in 2008 by business partners and couple Hayley Thwaites & Lucas Lepola, two twenty-somethings living in London. You might be familiar with their first project, the KeepCalmGallery, which I often link to. Their latest project, Alphabet Bags, which launched yesterday gets my two thumbs up for its sheer simplicity. The bags have been made using 100% heavy-weight cotton and have been stitched and screen printed in the UK. What’s your favorite letter?
The average blog that runs ads, according to Technorati, is actually making money: Among those with advertising, the mean annual investment in their blog is $1,800, but it’s paying off. The mean annual revenue is $6,000 with $75K+ in revenue for those with 100,000 or more unique visitors per month.
Making money off original content isn’t hard as long as you aren’t afraid of making money. You can sell it, you can offer subscriptions to it, you can talk about it, etc. But what’s more interesting — and easier — is making money again of something that already made you money before.
I am looking forward to wednesday’s CLICK conference here in NYC. It’s an annual conference on advertising and digital media, a one-day symposium featuring some of the most forward-thinking leaders in the industry: James Cooper/Another Anomaly, Alex Lieu/42 Entertainment, Sergio Gordilho/Africa Propaganda, Alessandra Lariu/McCann/She Says, Michael Lebowitz/Big Spaceship, and Benjamin Palmer/The Barbarian Group, to name just a few. Moderated by Liz Danzico of Happy Cog and the School of Visual Arts. Are you going?