Taylor Design Blog

Sharing. Telling. Creating.

By

The Simpler the Better. Introducing the Labrador Retriever Robot.

Amid the overwhelming amount of new home electronics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, like quantum LED televisions, new self driving car tech, and futuristic cyberpunk-esque face masks, there was a brand new robot that looks like it could actually be quite handy. When it comes to consumer robots, the simpler the robot, the better… Read More

By

Pigcasso the Painting Pig

Pigs can’t fly, but did you know they can paint? Especially a pig named Pigcasso who recently sold a painting titled “Wild and Free” for $27,000! Surpassing the mark set in 2005 by a chimpanzee named Congo, who sold a series of three paintings for $19,000. The huge painting is 8.5 feet wide x 5… Read More

By

Birds Aren’t Real

Have you seen the billboards, flags, t-shirts, and social posts claiming that “Birds Aren’t Real?” Along with the notion that the 1969 moon landing never happened and 5G frequencies from cell phone towers undermine your immune system, this conspiracy theory postulates that birds don’t exist and are really drone replicas installed by the U.S. government… Read More

By

Art Meets Humanitarianism

“He tries to give a voice to what’s been silent,” is a quote taken from the trailer for the soon to be released documentary featuring French photographer and street artist JR. “Paper & Glue,” a MSNBC Films production chronicles years of JR’s photography and installations, which increasingly focus on humanitarian issues. In JR’s own words… Read More

By

‘Tis the season

There are children around the world who are not able to go to school because their days are spent hauling water for their family’s survival. This realization alarmed two young sisters from Texas and motivated them to try to make a difference for these innocent children. The pair discovered that not only are these children… Read More

By

An Iconoclastic Design Rebel

In 1962, designers Bob Gill, Alan Fletcher and Colin Forbes formed the agency Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, which became Pentagram a decade later. While Bob Gill left the firm in 1967, he had helped establish idea-driven design with the notion that aesthetics should serve the concept, not the other way around. Good design was about communicating a message,… Read More

By

When Your Face Lands in the Public Domain

No one knows who took this picture of B.J. Novak, the actor best known for his role as Ryan Howard on “The Office,” But at some point, years ago, someone uploaded this photo to a website where it became part of the public domain. That usually means the image is free to use without permission,… Read More

By

Fascinating Faces from Our Past

Some may think creepy! Others may think cool! Wherever one’s feelings lie, all can agree that the work of Swedish sculptor and archaeologist Oscar Nilsson is amazing. I must admit that, at first, I was a creeped out by the faces featured on his website. Nilsson’s work focuses on facial reconstruction of people who lived thousands of… Read More

By

Enhancing History

For the past 16 years Stuart Humphryes (on-line persona BabelColour) has been a notable colourisation artist. What is that exactly? Humphryes is known for his restoration of early color photographs and film. This is not colorizing, the addition of color to black-and-white images (still or moving), Humphryes restores and enhances aged color images. Recently Stuart… Read More