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Point and click at 70 mph

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.19.2009

Underpass Gallery

While I normally shoot photos with a slightly older Canon SLR, I have recently discovered that I actually own a point and click Canon Powershot SD850 IS.

Okay, “recently discovered” might be a bit inaccurate, but up to now I haven’t really had the need (or the inclination) to use a point-and-click camera. I’ve loved my SLR since I first laid eyes on it almost five years ago and I have strong feelings about the quality of work that it has produced so far.

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70 mph snapshots

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.19.2009
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on the road

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.19.2009

Mobility: A double edged sword.

I’ll be traveling for the next few days, but will be in communication as my airport connection and cell phone reception allows. For the time being the above is a pretty good example of my mobile workstation.

In an effort to continue to supply creative material for this blog that we have just unleashed, I will be uploading a new gallery of shots from the road, with a new post to follow.

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Endangered Species

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.17.2009

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Apparel designer Glenn Jones is a personal favorite of mine. I originally ran across his stuff on the mother of all online shirt shops, Threadless, and then tracked him via a series of tubes to his online not-a-hideout at Glennz Tees. Every time that his online store releases a new product a little voice in the back of my head whispers, “You should have thought of that.” It’s maddening.

Glennz Tees is now in the process of offering laptop skins, desktop downloads for mobile devices, calendars and apparel. The site currently has a voter-based setup where new designs are uploaded to a staging area, then produced based on user submitted rankings. The whole thing, as a friend of mine likes to say, is Tabasco.

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the design police

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.17.2009

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Sometimes I play a game that I like to call “Random Bookmark Selection.” This is a fun little ditty that involves randomly selecting one of my previously bookmarked websites for a nice little visit to see if any content has changed or if the bookmark should be deleted. This site has made it through every single round of this game so far, and currently is high on my list of survivors, despite being pretty much the same since I added it to the list, over two years ago.

The design police always deserve a second viewing and oftentimes I find myself checking in just to confirm that I’m not going totally crazy as a designer. Definitely worth the visit, especially if you are familiar with some of the finer pitfalls of design and creative services.

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creativity from an early age

Posted By Jaime Gassmann
06.15.2009

Design at its most basic is a study in contrast, chiaroscuro, light and shadow, positive and negative space. And technology, stretching back to the first photo flipbook, has been mobilized in the pursuit of diachronic design — images portraying motion over time.

In other words, something like the most excellent black and white DVDs from Wee See.

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Can design save newspaper?

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.15.2009

My professional creative career began in 1994 with my interest in journalism layout design. I was originally hired by a local newspaper for advertising design, then moved into infographics, photography and eventually, page layouts.

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A fistful of posters

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.13.2009

Concert posters have a very special place in my heart right next to the ventricle where apparel design is located. It’s a two part system.

For a fistful of some great gig posters click on over to Poster Cabaret. I’ve pulled a few favorites of mine, but I’m sure that you can search through the artists and find the perfect piece for your wall amongst their offerings.

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Army Ranger Semaphore

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.13.2009

Everything is better in semaphore.

The gallery addition of the U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, circa 1980, may seem a little out of place at first glance, but when you stop to think about it from a design perspective it’s inclusion as our flagship gallery really does have quite a bit of meaning behind it. When taking a closer look at this particular gallery from a communication arts perspective several key points stand out.

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Where it all began

Posted By Josh Dillon
06.09.2009

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I was introduced to Henri Matisse at age 5 while participating in one of my Grandmother’s high school art classes, which I attended during my days off from preschool.

After she presented a particular artist, the high school students were asked to produce their own work based on the style and manner of the artist discussed. I made a nice little beach scene, cut out freehand from construction paper.

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