Hello readers, all 3 of you ;) I wanted to let you know that I have a different kind of “micro blog” that I post way more frequently too, which you can visit HERE.
Why do you have two blogs now?
Well basically, because I can literally make a blog post via Email in 30 sec or less with a Posterous blog. There is no logging into WordPress, click make new post, etc… So the plan is that I am going to use my Posterous as a micro blog to host my Twitter photos, post cool links, photos and videos. I plan to still come back to this WordPress blog when I want to post something more personal or actually get in depth with a topic.
If you want update your bookmarks and RSS feeds to my Posterous blog: http://dirkdallas.posterous.com/
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Who would have thought that billboards, airplane landings and parking garages could look so fantastic? I’m totally diggin Branislav Kropilak’s angles and the way he captures light, it’s awe-inspiring. Below are some of my favorites:
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You gotta check out this time-lapsed video (sorry I can’t embed it) featuring the logo development/process for Mottsy, a new up and coming online printer. The video comes from designer Ty Mattson, principle of Mattson Creative. Logo and brand designers don’t write this off.
*UPDATE: I can now embed the video in the post. Make sure to hit the fullscreen button.
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Take the gorgeous RED Camera, mix in some helicopter footage shot during the “golden hour” and an epic professional movie trailer soundtrack and you got one sweet lookin snowboarding video.
Learn more HERE.
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I just stumbled onto the very talented and versatile photographer, Laurent Nivalle. His photography is just amazing. His photos can be unusually gritty and raw, or very polished and stylized depending on the need and setting. I really found his “travel” section quite impressive, with selects from New York and Las Vegas. There is a lot to like in his portfolio so enjoy!
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Heard of the RED camera? If not then you are sure to hear more of it in the future. More and more Hollywood movies are starting to be shot with it. Why? Mainly because of it’s relatively low cost, high resolution (4096 by 2304 pixels), and it’s stunning lens. My buddy Jonathan sent me this slow-mo skate video and I thought it was gorgeous. For full high-res HD viewing click here.
Catchy song: It’s Alright
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I have decided that along with all my Facebookin I will try taking my Twitter account more serious for at least a week, hey I can’t bore my “37 followers” with random everyother-month tweets right? So thanks to some encouragement from Randall, Pat and Brad I am going to give the life of 140 characters a real spin. I’m thinking that I might really like it because the audience is way different than say the general crowd on Facebook. I’ll make sure to come back and do a recap here next week on my experience.
I’m curious to know what you all think of Twitter say in contrast to Facebook. Can you realistically handle both or do you only have time for one? Or is this just an egotistical-short-lived-fad that is sure to one day fade out like the once very popular Internet site Geocities? You tell me!
Confused? Here are some helpful links:
–A Twitter Cartoon To Mock Your Existence (aka twitter is stupid)
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I really love photography and I love architecture. So it’s no wonder why I would be totally diggin Kim Høltermand‘s work. The types of buildings, angles, and lighting he chooses to shoot are all just beautiful. Don’t you think it would be really rad to have some of his images as a desktop wallpaper? You can check out more of his work here. And stay tuned, I have more photographer’s that I will be posting soon.
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As a graphic designer you live and breathe fonts all day long. That’s probably why I thought this Periodic Table of Typefaces was such a clever idea, so I wanted to share. As you can see there are a ton of classic and popular typefaces grouped by families and classes of typefaces: sans-serif, serif, script, blackletter, glyphic, display, grotesque, realist, didone, garalde, geometric, humanist, slab-serif and mixed. You can read more about the process and how it was developed here.
SIDE NOTE: So I’m curious to know what are some of your favorite typefaces at the moment?
Some of my favorite fonts as of late are:
– Papyrus (yeah right, my most least favorite font in the world)
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I just stumbled onto one of the best redesign articles I have seen yet. If you know me you know I love all things related to identity & branding, so naturally this article was right up my alley. This list spans several different fields and shows you before and after examples.
I’m curious to know which ones you agree with as being “stunning” (below are my personal favs w/ a brief description)? And which ones do you think are just blah (*cough *cough both of the Applebees logos)?
BP – One of my all time favorite logos. I would love to have the opportunity to animate a logo bumper for BP someday!
Sprint – I have to admit, at first I was not a fan, but this logo has really grown on me. I totally get the “pin drop” and the motion inspired for this logo from those old commercials.
Discovery – The way this logo just fits together is gorgeous. The type is sexy and kerned to perfection.
QVC – One word, Wow. What a dramatic change. This redesign actually has the power to turn heads. I love the idea this one presents of unwrapping a present. Who knows maybe one day I’ll make my grandma proud and buy something off their site.
WordPress – From a guy that came from Google’s Blogger I have to admit that WordPress is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. This newly redesigned interface is so elegant and thought out, that I actually don’t mind spending time on the settings and back-end for my blog.
BestBuy – All I have to say is any font custom logotype based on the stunning Klavika typeface, has my vote! (And I like the identical angles of the “y” and the tag)
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My new favorite band is the electronic Norwegian duo, Röyksopp. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of them till last week (thanks Jonna). Check out their catchy tunes, and make sure to watch their brand new music video that is making the rounds:
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This brand new 2 minute clip shows Microsoft’s take on the year 2019. There’s some pretty fascinating technology coming down the pipe (like the digital wallet) and I can’t wait!
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This video is 4-months old, yet it’s still so superb. After watching it and then recently playing with Dee Dee’s new Canon 5D, I want one really bad.
So as of late, I’m finding myself really fascinated by tilt-shift photography. Which is basically a creative way to manipulate life-sized subjects and make them look miniature in scale. More marvelous examples can be found here.
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