28/05/2009

1 minute photoshop - unemployment


recovering lazycholic – Erin Hanson, photography & stuff
blog

AWH – always with honour


design collective making graphics for Monocle and GOOD

miniature earth

what if there were 100 people on the earth? a bit of stats
now appreciate what you have, will you

also: projects by Toby Ng 'The world of 100'

NEW MATH


MODERN NEW MATH website by Craig Damrauer

English things


you either love it or hate it? all things English on this flickr

The Seed

The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.


(+online portfolio of animator johnny kelly and his flickr)
his PROCRASTINATION is also in portfolio

Making of 'The Seed' from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

morph flashmob near TATE


flickr pool of flash mob photos with morphs, a tribute to Tony Hart

9 0 0 0


9 0 0 0 is one of the weirdest designers i could imagine. but some things on his flickr are pretty impressive.

made in england


design blog by Cookie
(+ his The Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada)

26/05/2009

L2M3 Kommunikationsdesign


"L2M3 Kommunikationsdesign is a graphic design studio with high standards of form and content. Founded by Sascha Lobe in 1999, the agency handles signage systems and graphic design for exhibitions in addition to traditional tasks such as developing corporate images and designing printed matter. So far, the studio has received more than 70 international awards in all areas of visual communication."

25/05/2009

lulu printing

lulu.com – online books publishing & printing that Alex has also mentioned

si thorpe


some very nice packaging and branding from Si Thorpe (based in Leeds)

colour lovers

pretty much all about and with colours

COLOUR SCHEME DESIGNER


The API: Color Scheme Designer for your web

"The Color Scheme Designer 3 online application can be easily used as a color palette picker tool by any other web site. If you like it and you want to make it a part of the workflow on your own web site, you can do it in an easy way".

TYPOGRAPHICA

Type reviews, books, commentary on Typographica

amy bennett


diorama-like paintings by amy bennett (this one - from 'Neighbours' series)
(1st she makes miniature 3D models, then paints them)

11/05/2009

It's nice that: Graduate feature 2009

"Graduates 2009 is the first installment of our annual feature pinpointing the most exciting creative graduates from all over the world. Launching on 1 June 2009 we will be searching for and posting one graduate portfolio every day for the entire month, coinciding with the busy final show calendar taking place throughout June. In the post we’ll look at the chosen grauduates portfolio a little more fully as well as asking them a few questions about what they do. At the end of the month we’ll be left with 20 outstandingly talented individuals ready to launch their careers. Here you’ll also be able to see a directory of all the degree shows taking place to make sure you don’t miss out on any.

If you’re a student graduating in 2009 and would like to submit your work to be considered then please e-mail over the following to graduates@itsnicethat.com. Please note we can only accept submissions from students graduating this academic year.

— A short biography, no longer than 150 words
— 5 images of your work, 1000px wide at 72dpi with accompanying captions
— The full name of the university and course that you’re graduating from

09/05/2009

KOYAANISQUATSI

1st part of the Quatsi Trilogy dirested by Godfrey Reggio.
ko.yaa.nis.katsi (from the Hopi language), n. 1. crazy life. 2. life in turmoil. 3. life disintegrating. 4. life out of balance. 5. a state of life that calls for another way of living.
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the Day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky which could burn the land and boil the oceans."

po.waq.qatsi (from the Hopi language), n. 1. sorcerer life, an entity, a way of life that consumes the life forces of other beings in order to further its own life.
Na-qoy-qatsi: (nah koy' kahtsee) N. From the Hopi Language. 1. A life of killing each other 2. War as a way of life. 3. (Interpreted) Civilized violence.

04/05/2009

range of ISSUES for NEWS project

EARTH & WORLD:
World news (oneWorld)
biodiversity & who cares? (environmental)
climate change & global warming, climate change (oneWorld)
Asian earthquake & tsunami disaster
Second Genesis: life, but not as we know it, Second Genesis: the search for shadow life (+ slideshow), Second Genesis: making new life, Extreme life forms, Genetics, Evolution, How to hunt for shadow life
• Light pollution: Q&A, environmental protection source, lightpollution.org.uk: wasted light, light pollution atlas, night sky, Wiki, need-less light pollution, light nuisance, BBC page,
Skyglow/light pollution in UK, UK LP maps, Naked eye dark sky visibility, Night sky info, Light cost calculator
Recycling, Environment agency, light & health, environment: pollution
Live Earth map

SOCIETY&CULTURE
• poverty: facts & stats, children's deaths
more:
- Where and why?, Poverty around the world,
Health issues, Diseases: ignored global killers, WHO statistical information system, Global health overview, UNICEF: unite for children

ECONOMY&POLITICS:
global financial crisis
global foreign aid shortfall
corruption
economic democracy, + The Institute for Economic democracy
Iraq war

PRINTING

OUTIMPRESS.COM (USA, $16.8 for 600 cards (6 boxes), $36 for 300 postcards)
flickr set of cards - inspiration
gumtree directory
quolor Ltd., London, online printing
Print Continental, London, free delivery, large format
T-shirt printing
printing on Recycled paper (but quite expensive – £270 for 100 A3, £295 for 1000)
Printhouse
Printset – student prices, can arrange same day service at no extra cost (Islington)
Cheap printing (10,000 A5 flyers double-sided col. 130gsm, delivered – £160)
Large format posters
Large format free delivery (A2 £10, A1 £15)
Herts printing
Prontaprint St.Albans

03/05/2009

catch 22

Ark 22 game
22° circular halo
Chromosome 22, chr. 22, Nature report, Human genome index, chr. 22 disease list
Catch 22 - helping young people

2012 OLYMPICS

London 2012 Olympics UNofficial site
Official site

Armenian genocide

24 April: Armenian genocide remembrance day
+ Wiki
+ Armenian genocide interactive: theforgotten.org
+ armeniapedia resource
+ teach genocide
+ armenica
+ Never again campaign against genocide

Global Issues

globalissues.org
Global dimensions: Refugees
Global perspectives

campaign for education


What's The Big Read?
"774 million adults can not read this, and 75 million children who are not in school will be denied the chance to learn to read and write.
After reading a story in the Big Read we are asking you to write your name for the millions that cannot.
We are collecting the names to deliver to governments during the week of the 20th to 26th of April 2009 to demand that they take action to make sure that everyone has an education."

Picture Past

picture past: week 20-26 April: events in history

ENVIRONMENT



Alternative energy designs creative environmental Ads
Image archives for energy & fuel
Biomass & thermal power designs
archives for news & politics
Alternative & fossil fuels
Carbon credits
Earth system research laboratory
WWF: Witness Stories of climate change & climate action
Meltdown: a global warming travelogue (photographs)

The C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group
Earth911.com
100 most essential green web resources
10 of the world's dirtiest powerplants
15 cutting-edge biofuel sources
12 films with dystopian depictions of Earth's future
7 alternative fuels & fuel-powered vehicles 5 alternative ways to power your home
15 mind-boggling green facts & enviro-stats
25 essential green tools, apps & resources
25 greatest green blogs
16 painless green habits
15 tips, tricks & hacks for a greener home
16 hydroelectric, wave & tidal power designs
25 solutions to 7 most common green living challenges
10 of today's most important environmental issues

Beginner's guide to going GREEN
Going green :Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Going GREEN: smart consumption
Going green: sustainable transport
Biofuel (Wiki)
Renewable energy sources (About.com)

RECYCLING
Wastes
We count calories, why not Carbon?
Carbonventures
World recycled materials perspectives

ODDEE

weird sets of themed photographs
10 famous paintings in vegetables:

10 child prodigees
also from other sources:
10 world's dirtiest powerplants
English Đ¯ussia: russian army colour test.

Pixdaus

Pixdaus: 'God gave us pics'


swine flu

news & info & pictures from Telegraph
Guardian
full list of SF cases country by country

also: Influenza Pandemic. World's history, 1918

whales

Telegraph pictures: Saving stranded whales & dolphins in Australia
A dead 17 long-finned pilot whale is carried away from a beach after it was stranded on a beach in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia

About 80 whales and dolphins were stranded on a remote southwest Australian beach. Authorities plan to truck the few survivors to a protected bay before attempting to launch them back to sea.

Last November, 150 long-finned pilot whales died after beaching on a rocky coastline one week after a pod of 60 also came ashore on the island state. Only 11 were rescued

GENESIS

The Creation concept
Genesis 1 restored
Genesis 1-2-3
Ancient versions comparisons
The traditional explanation

02/05/2009

the who and whom of liberty taking

Mute article on liberty & law

"We are the men and women reading books, searching

In the pages of history for the lost world, the key

To the mystery of living peace, imperishable joy;

We are the factory hands the field hands mill hands everywhere

Moulding creating building structures, forging ahead....

We are the living dream of dead men everywhere,

The unquenchable truth that class-memories create

To stagger the infamous world with prophecies

Of unlimited happiness - a deathless humanity;

We are the living and the dead men everywhere....

If you want to know what we are -

we are REVOLUTION!"

(Carlos Bulosan, 1940)

also: article 'Wishful thinkers of the Calamity Bazaar'

WEEK 20-26 APRIL

EuroParliament agenda
European court of Human Rights 50 anniversary year
week of Russian language
Dark sky awareness week
Parkinson's disease awareness week (+ Parkinson's disease society)
Global action week (+ UN page)
Depression awareness week - Medical news today (+ Swine flu news)
week's Royal b-days
AMW media interactions week (Arab media watch source)

DRAG TO DROP beta - images & news of the week
ONE NEWS PAGE - LATEST GLOBAL NEWS RELEASES
WEEK in history
Wildfire prevention week
Money smart week
TURN-OFF screen week
The world photos of the week: Child's eyes 2009 (view on crunch)
Alaska week (Discovery channel)

EU press release: week in brief
UK week events
Malaria awareness week coalition
April events in Africa
KidsLife: April events
24-26 april: Global youth service day

languages swapping

gumtree resource on swapping skills and languages
Language exchange network

International Earth Day & Dark skies awareness week

international dark skies awareness week 20-26 april 2009
National dark-sky week
Dark sky discovery (UK)
Globe at night
Earth Day
Earth Hour

spiritus temporis

what happened when facts (example - 24 april 2009)

Russkiy Mir foundation in GB

Russian diaspora resource (also links to diasporas around the world)
how about looking for a job via them?
also: grants & competitions

fleet dazzle camouflage designs


camouflage designs from Fleet library

article on Isotype

Isotype archive and its origins
Gert Antz's archive page
Uni. of Reading Isotype research project (+ others on typography)
Research articles by Marija Dalbello (great resource)

soil maps of the World

massive resource of maps for all regions and countries (Europe, Africa, South & central America, Asia, USA, Canada, Russia) + very good resolution!

the Earth day 22 April


The Earth Day in pictures from Telegraph.co.uk