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What is Pareidolia?

If you see faces in these two objects, you are experiencing pareidolia. By definition, pareidolia is the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern. Last November, in this blog, I shared my pandemic pastime of picking up scrap metal while riding my bike back and forth to… Read More

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Donut Touch Wet Paint

I’m pretty deep into a home renovation, and one of my favorite parts of the process is painting! I recently stumbled across a paint company called Backdrop. Their fresh branding and unique paint can shape are what initially stood out to me. They’re currently doing a collaboration with Dunkin’…it’s basically a merging of two of… Read More

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“Art is All in the Details”

From contemporary artist Christian Marclay, that quote can definitely be applied to 19th-century British painter and suffragist, Anna Alma-Tadema. I just discovered her thanks to a “Painting-A-Day” post in my Newsfeed on Facebook. Her body of work is relatively small, but her incredible realism and attention to detail are huge. Anna Alma-Tadema was the daughter… Read More

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Flutterby Butterfly

After building out my HTML and CSS animated version of Cindy’s “Lunch and Learn” logo last week, I was inspired to take on some coding challenges on CodePen. CodePen is a social development environment where you can write code in the browser and see the results instantly. It is one of my favorite places to… Read More

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2021 Logo Trend Report by LogoLounge

It’s that time of year—LogoLounge‘s Trend Report time! After reviewing over 35,000 logos, LogoLounge distilled the logos into 15 trends that were most common this year (and gave them pretty fun names): The report starts by reflecting on the past year, and how branding was influenced by the events of the world. It then goes… Read More

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Build-a-Burger

This year, we introduced “Lunch and Learn” sessions at Taylor Design where we invite various professionals every few weeks to give our team a presentation on their talents so we can learn a thing or two. Our last one featured yours truly, and my dev partner in crime, Chris Yerkes. Chris covered everything you need… Read More

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Rockin’ 1000

Over this past year during Covid, I have really enjoyed many late nights of watching YouTube music videos. A special shout out to my son-in-law for introducing us to a large variety of musical treats and for keeping our family room hopping! There is one selection that he introduced us to that I really think… Read More

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Mixed Sign-als

If you’ve driven on highways in the US, you may have noticed that signs don’t look quite the same. Vox recently highlighted the two different fonts that are approved for use on highway signs: Highway Gothic and Clearview. Highway Gothic was designed by the California Department of Transportation in 1948. It was designed with specific… Read More

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Ze Ze Lai

Some may not care too much for watercolor paintings, some may love them. I have always been a big fan. On Instagram, I stumbled upon a watercolor artist by the name of Ze Ze Lai. Her watercolor paintings are very realistic and absolutely stunning. She mostly paints animals, in particular birds, in dreamlike and mystical… Read More