Archive: January 2006

January 30, 2006

Busyness As Usual

Hot on the heels of getting married, slogging through some difficult family passings, and my first year of self-employment, I find myself inadvertently taking on more and more duties. SXSW is looming (as is the rest of the work for the two panels I’m on), I have plenty of client work to keep me more than occupied, and I just… more »

January 24, 2006

Four Things

It’s a lazy day back to work, and I always love a good distraction. I blame Zeldman. Four jobs I’ve had: Dishwasher Waiter Bassist Designer/Art director Four movies I can watch over and over: Miller’s Crossing Predator Evil Dead 2 Transformers: The Movie Four places I’ve lived: Schwenksville PA Kuztown PA Topton PA Philadelphia PA Four TV shows I love:… more »

January 19, 2006

Under The Loupe #2: Hierarchy and Focal Point

This week is a 2-for-1 deal! We’ll take a quick look at two formidable bedfellows, Hierarchy and Focal Point. Hierarchy in design is simply the ranked classification of information, and Focal Point refers to a main area of visual interest. The power these two tools hold can not be overstated. They allow us to guide viewers to the things… more »

January 15, 2006

Design It Yourself

This past Thursday, curator, professor, and author, Ellen Lupton, gave a short talk in Philadelphia. Most of her presentation revolved around her latest two books, 2004’s wonderful Thinking With Type, and her newly released, D.I.Y.:Design It Yourself. Her latest was created with help from her students at the Maryland Institute College of Art and focuses on design for the… more »

January 5, 2006

Under The Loupe #1: White Space

Under The Loupe is a new bi-weekly feature I’m starting here where I will focus on a small technique, detail, or building block of well-formed and well-informed design. Some things you may already know and some you may not, either way, I enjoy talking about design and I still feel there is more need for design-related writing online. This is… more »