The New York Times: The Flattening of Design -
Justin Van Slembrouck, design director at Digg, the social news site, said that while some design decisions were made as stylistic choices, “it is increasingly being driven by mobile, where you’re designing for the lowest common denominator so you can’t load a site up with heavy graphics.” He added, “The end result, with flat design, is that it all feels less cluttered.”
Don Draper doesn’t care for this whole “women’s lib” thing. The difference between ketchup and catsup: a certain amount water and blandness that makes Peggy Olsen angry.
How Bands and Start Ups Are Similar -
I recently met with a CEO of a Denver start-up. He was in Manhattan pitching one of the largest media agencies in the world. We crossed paths at a mutual friend’s apartment, where said CEO was crashing. We got to talking about the trials and tribulations of being a start-up; that world is not unknown to me, as I counseled and represented many a start-up when I was in public relations. As the CEO talked about what he was going through, I realized there are many parallels between start-ups and bands.
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Gotham’s gangsters re-imagined as 1920s gangsters.
Found via Gotham’s villains reimagined as 1920s mugshots on Crave. Original on Jempix blog and inspired by these vintage mugshots of 1920s Australian gangsters.
Toothpaste For Dinner comic: google chrome friends
You wouldn’t understand…
Limited edition USA v Costa Rica World Cup Qualifyier poster by Denver animator Shaw Nielsen and Denver printer IndyInk.
Only 100 were printed and they’re available (signed and numbered) for a pretty reasonable $100. Let’s hope this is something US Soccer will be doing going forward for home qualifiers. With matches coming up in Seattle, Salt Lake, Columbus and Kansas City, we could see some really nice prints.
What does this say about the state of social? I’m surprised to see Twitter so far behind Facebook. Google Plus, just getting to 100? Not so surprising. Granted, this is CBS, so the audience probably trends older, but this was taken during the selection show, so this bracket was the only game in town at the time.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Everyone!
Having done this, I can tell you that it’s not the riding of the donkeys that’s impressive, it’s the cleanup.
We had Donkey Basketball at my school every year — teachers vs students and I can also attest to the heroic nature of the janitors during cleanup.