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Going Beyond Reality with Animated Music Videos

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US in March, animated music videos have appeared everywhere. Animation in music isn’t a new concept, but the pandemic has given it new relevance. It provides a solution to the rising costs and COVID-related limitations that crews shooting live-action would encounter. And creatively, animation offers freedom… Read More

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Google Reimagines Its G Suite Apps

Since our team has been working remotely for the past six months, our company’s reliance on the Google family of products has become even more pronounced. I use Google Meet for video conferences with clients and team members at least five times a day. We place large files on Google Drive for distribution to partners.… Read More

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Pandemic Pastimes

2020 sure has been stressful, and, like most people, I’ve sought out pastimes to serve as a distraction from the day-to-day mayhem. Some of my chosen pastimes have been typical — like running, biking, and gardening. Gardening has always been one of my favorite distractions, however this year, getting dirt under my nails and watching… Read More

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Minimalist Movie Posters

Dutch graphic designer Chungkong has been designing minimalist movie posters for every movie he’s watched for the last several years. He now has a collection of over 1,200 posters. Each poster highlights a key or iconic moment in the film that makes all the posters easily recognizable. How many of these movies have you seen?… Read More

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Land Doesn’t Vote, People Do

If you have been following the election results as they slowly unfolded over the last six days, you may have been reminded of the power of good infographics. Through this painfully detailed, county-by-county unfolding of data, the New York Times created three main infographic maps to keep people aware of what was happening—with one quick… Read More

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Bad Design Just Happens

Bad auto design, bad skyscraper design, and bad medical device design often result in real-life consequences. Lump bad graphic design in there, too. Remember the Florida presidential recount? In the 2000 election, Palm Beach County used a “butterfly” design for its ballots (above). The space that voters pressed to mark their choices was misaligned with… Read More

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The Big Reveal

The ‘big reveal’ and other elements of surprise have long been revered design techniques. I have always loved designing stationery that looks white and typical from the exterior, but once opened delivers a big punch of color to the viewer. While these techniques are often used by print, web, and animation designers, there is less… Read More

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Un Hombre Cohete / A Rocket Man

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I came across a very impressive American. His name is Franklin Chang-Díaz. Originally from Costa Rica, Chang-Díaz became a physical engineer, physicist, and is a former NASA Astronaut (he was NASA’s first Hispanic astronaut). He is also the founder and current CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company, a leading… Read More

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You Can Soon Buy Your Own Private Security Drone

The company Ring announced a really cool new product called Always Home Cam. For those who don’t know, Ring has produced a variety of home camera products such as their popular Ring Video Doorbell, all targeted as safety products. Their products connect to your home wifi and allow you to look through any of the… Read More