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Sci-Fi-O-Rama

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.30.2009

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I ran across this site today and it’s got my sci-fi hairs standing on end. Sci-Fi-O-Rama categorizes and spreads a wealth of information about all things graphically space aged. Drawing from locations all across the majesty of the interwebs, this site acts as as a great resources for any designers interested in sci-fi inspiration.

The above images originally come from a great flickr account filled with matchboxes of all styles and purposes.

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Marco Brambilla: Civilization

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.29.2009

The following are slides from an elevator installation piece from The Standard Hotel, NYC.

The artist, Marco Brambilla, combined video clips and snippets from a wide variety of movies to make one large scrolling work, which is projected onto a series of glass dividers in the hotel and elevator. The video, entitled “Civilization,” scrolls vertically while individual elements play throughout.

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Online Project Management

Posted By Alupa Creative
06.28.2009

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Alupa Creative participates in client side conversations in person, by phone and through use of Basecamp, an online project management tool that has become essential to our expanding business goals.

By signing in to a centralized project management dashboard, our clients can maintain a constant stream of communication for each of their projects.  The Basecamp dashboard offers reminders on project deadlines, task assignments to key project contributors, notification levels for different members and their task sets, and a wide variety of other communication solutions.

Project participants, both internal and external, are kept abreast of the situation through ongoing email notifications and a forum-like environment where project coordinators can contact each member of the team to further direct the course of action for each project.

Basecamp offers a wide variety of communication solutions for all of our clients, regardless of size or project scope. We highly recommend clicking the link above and viewing the Basecamp site for further information about how this great workflow management system can help you.

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Design’s rising status

Posted By Alupa Creative
06.26.2009

Here’s a great interview about the changing perceptions of design in today’s economic climate. No longer considered an “extra, unnecessary cost” to clients, this new approach to what design adds or takes away from the saleability of goods and services will hopefully strengthen the presence of good design and remove aspects of less-than-ideal design practices.

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Dock Spelling

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.26.2009

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Those gel-laiden mac icons (very web 2.0 indeed) are more than just eye candy. They’ve evolved into a form of communication built on top of another layer of communication. Dock Spelling. Mike Giepert’s blog has a longer list of these gems that you should check out, and submit your own.

Spelling challenges are easier the more applications you have, and with the number of available applications rising, there should be no end to this form of mac desktop composition. Can’t wait for an index of all the available letters of the alphabet and their associated applications. This is mac design geekery at it’s best.

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Edition Populaire

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.25.2009

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French illustrator and street artist, Dran, has released a new book of images under the title of “100 Jours.” A great read, to be sure.

His illustrations are on the dark side of the street, so be aware prior to purchasing. Fortunately for you, dear reader, we have no aversion to black comedy, in any form. Unfortunately for you, we don’t speak French, so some of the delivery of the illustrations is beyond our linguistical capabilities.

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the death of analog

Posted By Alupa Creative
06.24.2009

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On June 12, 2009, US cable stations pulled the plug on analog broadcasting altogether, opting for the more tech-savvy digital broadcasting platform instead. We think that this move by the largest mass media market on the planet effectively ended whatever was left of the once proud and mighty ideology of analog.

RIP analog, we’ll miss your kitschy, yet maddeningly over simplistic way of doing things. We’ll burn a candle for you inside our gutted console TV’s on June 12 every year, promise. We won’t forget you, or the years of “The Price is Right” that you have provided for us.

This new Alupa Creative desktop, ready for download, is dedicated to everyone who actually knows what the graphic itself means. Sure, the people who are in the know won’t be downloading it, but hopefully this memoriam will bring a tear to the eye of those interested in remembering the past for the glorious, idealized technological era that it was.

The future is now. Welcome to it.

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Alice In Wonderland

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.23.2009

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Recent photos have been released regarding some early publicity shots of “Alice In Wonderland” as seen through the lense of Tim Burton. Amazing.

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Design is everywhere

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.23.2009

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I love seeing touches of creativity on the simplest of objects.

Some of these “throw away” packaging graphics actually surpass the “high brow” graphics that are touted as being top quality in the creative community. In this case, a ziploc bag containing rubber bands for orthodontic braces. Rubber bands are applied to some peoples dental braces to assist in tooth re-alignment. To kids this can be a painful and scary process, but with “Cliff” there to reassure you, the whole idea of braces just seems a little less scary.

Pretty strange little find, but it made me laugh, none-the-less.

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Layer Tennis

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.23.2009

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What does Layer Tennis even mean?

Design talent from across the globe competes in a one-on-one, no holds barred, live action design contest, whereby participants are given a topic, and then compete by sending a working file back and forth in fifteen minute increments, or “volleys.”

Content ranges from video production to old-fashioned illustration. Participants are limited only by time. All content is appropriate, as long as it can be created in fifteen minutes. Winners are determined based on not only their creative brawn, but also their message and the cleanliness of each round’s delivery. Trash talking is preferred.

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