Have You Seen This? Pt. II
Every now and then, I compile a list of things I think are worth checking out (and for my sake, worth remembering.) Previously, called Jotting It Down, but Have You Seen This? sounds so much more exciting.
- “Models’ Real Faces, Before The Photoshop Magic” – We all know Photoshop exists, but I think constant reminders on what is real and what is not is a good thing on a personal and cultural level.
- “Fast Food – Ads vs. Reality” – I couldn’t find the original site/photographer who posted this, but I thought it was interesting, especially in the aftermath of the whole Taco Bell, real beef controversy. When are major corporations going to be responsible for false advertising?
- 1ℓimit faucet – Love this faucet design by Yanko. It may not actually save water, but it will make the amount of water people use a conscious thought. And in the long run it may even save water through people’s perception. Love it like I want it. Found via Seoul Colors.
- Back to the Future. Love this photography series by Irina Werning showing adults in the same clothes/poses from their childhood photos.
- A-1 Scrabble, Designer Edition. – Love it like I want it. Scrabble for designers by Andrew Clifford Capenar.
- “It’s the Inequality, Stupid.” – Infographics displaying the growing gap between rich and poor in America. Be outraged people. Outraged.
Must Use Tool:
- We We Calculator. – We all know that from resumes to ad copy, text should be about the audience. This calculator actually breaks down how much of your text is focused on you vs. focused on the audience.
Portfolios & Work:
- Manipulator. Beautiful commercial work by Jill Greenberg Studios.
- Kashiwa Sato. I know Flash is bad, but… I know music/sound effects is bad, but… I think this site is one of those examples of, know the rules so you can break them. It may not be standards, but it is out of the ordinary in such a wonderful way that is both visually captivating and yet restrained. He walked a fine line and won.