May 30-June 5, 2010

June 5, 2010 § 2 Comments

009 – This week, I start with a contest that is not only bringing more awareness to a mess but also showcases creativity. Good combo.


DESIGN CONTESTS ::

LOGOMYWAY is presenting the BP (LOGO REDESIGN CONTEST) LOGO DESIGN CONTEST – a request to design and present the biggest environmental disaster the U.S. has ever faced.

THE BRIEF
THE OBJECTIVE: Logo Redesign Contest
COMPANY NAME: BP
THE SLOGAN: Open for suggestions
THE TARGET AUDIENCE: The world
CONTEST PRIZE: $200
DEADLINE: June 11, 2010

TOP THREE THINGS TO COMMUNICATE THROUGH THE DESIGN:
#1 Oil spill disaster – Toxic
#2 Death of wildlife
#3 Incompetence

Winning design will be used on: Web, Print Media, Billboard & Sign, Television, Mugs & T-shirts

The design community and the general public will vote on the winner of this logo contest.
 Be creative and make sure your logo has a strong brand for BP.

(via @logomyway)


PHOTOGRAPHY ::


There is something about the image of a child crying that (should) make us all go “awwwwwwww” – in a good way, that is.

And, Best Free Web Resource’s PHOTOGRAPHY: CHILD AND BABY CRYING post of photos is not different.

There’s the feeling of wanting to sooth, calm and, perhaps, in a strange way, you also want to smile. Not cruley (okay – I hope not cruley) but the fact is, there’s this innocence right in front of you. Pure and uncompromising.

Okay, maybe a bit of compromising. I bet that if you gave him that ice cream, he’ll stop crying.

(via @bestfreewebres)


WDL offers 30 BREATHTAKING EXAMPLES OF BOKEH. Bokeh photography is taken with a tight depth of field – resulting in parts of the photo being out of focus and other portions being shown in amazing detail that you want to just reach out and touch the reality.

“The term Bokeh comes from a Japanese word that means “blur”. In photography, it’s used to describe the blur or the quality of the blur in the out-of-focus regions of an image.”

Which leads me straight to HEAVENLYSHELL’S PHOTOSTREAM. It’s a lovely combination of sharp combination and creativity. Worth the time to take a gander in it’s own regard.

(via @webdesignledger)


SELF-PORTRAITS ::

GIZMODO offers a weekly Shooting Challenge and, this past week, brought 168 GIZMODO READER SELF-PORTRAITS

“For this week’s Shooting Challenge, 168 of you were brave enough to not only share your photography, but to share a little piece of yourself with it. The results are sometimes funny, sometimes haunting and sometimes beautiful.”

I personally just joined GIZMODO’S FACEBOOK GROUP and, by doing so, you’re in the know of what the challenge is. While I’ve yet to actually participate, I am looking forward to getting into the challege also. Good creative fun with a twist of originality and knowledge all rolled into one.

MY FAV – not only for creativity but also for the fact that Jonathan took muliple shots, time and patience to make it all work…
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jonathan Vazquez
CAMERA: Sony a700
LENS(ES): Minolta 50mm 1.7 / Sigma 24mm 2.8
ISO: 400
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/80
APERTURE: 1.7 / 2.8
LIGHTING: Alien Bees ab800 (camera right high through octabox)

“For this shot, I first used my 50mm at 1.7 for the portrait of my face (the photo on the iPad), the bottom half of my torso (photo on the Macbook) and used the iphone’s camera to take a picture of the couch behind it. I then put the photos on the devices an spent about an eternity lining up all the devices with my body, shooting almost 100 takes with the 24mm lens at 2.8.”

(via @gizmodo)


A giant portrait is filled with hundreds of self-portraits that were created show a PORTRAIT MOSAIC TO HELP CHARITY and bring awareness to Action Aid’s Make Your Mark campaign.

“It is hoped that the new artwork will raise awareness of the 72 million children around the world who do not attend school because of poverty.”

The charity appealed to many across the South West – helping them to reach out, create their own self-portraits and contribute to the cause. The result is this magnificent mosaic of five-year-old Enid from Uganda. Enid’s dream is to become a teacher – so, with awareness of such creativity, she may be able to go to school and achieve her dream.


A close-up of one of those self-portraits in the above mosaic is Darth Vader, himself. Okay, it’s actually DAVID PROWSE, the actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.

“Every now and again a good cause comes along that could do with a little help from the dark side.”

That makes me smile.


Because sometimes you just need to know what your skull looks like, THE SKULL GENERATOR renders it for you.

Basically, I laid my head on the block for St. Pauli and this was the result.

Go ahead and SKULL YOURSELF.


Have a great week…
~ Jennifer

QUOTE OF THE WEEK ::
Here’s to the crazy ones.
 The misfits. The rebels. 
The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes – the 
ones who see things differently. 
They’re not fond of rules and
 they have no respect for 
the status quo. You can praise 
them, disagree with them,
 quote them, disbelieve them,
 glorify or vilify them.
 About the only thing that you 
can’t do is ignore them.
 Because they change things.

~ Steve Jobs

~ Apple Computer Ad, 1997

TAGS: BP, logo, contest, challenge, Bokeh, Photography, self-portrait, skull, mosaic, charity, Darth Vader

Advertisements

§ 2 Responses to May 30-June 5, 2010

  • Tessa says:

    Hello,
    I just thought you should know that your quote of the week, is actually not Kerouac’s quote. It is a Steve Jobs quote that was used for Apple. It is often mistaken for Jack’s On The Road quote, which is far more poetic….

    “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

  • Thank you, Tessa. I did find reference to both Kerouac and Jobs writing it – and since Kerouac’s name appeared more, I went with that one. It’s now updated — thanks again.
    ~ Jennifer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading May 30-June 5, 2010 at THIS WEEK IN DESIGN.

meta

%d bloggers like this: