Thursday, April 21, 2005

The "Reality" of Images

This art has an interesting take on the reality of images. It's the work of a man who draws large-scale art on sidewalks or the ground of public squares; much of it looks like you could fall in, and for some of the more realistic pictures, it's very difficult to convince yourself that it's done on a flat surface (particularly the laptop one and the one where he has drawn a picture of himself drawing).

Monday, April 18, 2005

Behind a Photograph

This example really goes back to the ideas we discussed at the beginning of the course about the power of images and the stories behind them. When I was listening to NPR over the weekend, I found this radio piece very moving, a story about a popular photograph that captures of a firefighter holding a child's lifeless body--a popular symbol of the devastation of the Oklahoma City bombings. At the same time, this photograph is a constant reminder for the mother of the diseased child and the firefighter who tried to save her as it is found not just on Newspapers but on T-shirts, lapel pins...

Both the image and the recording (approx. 10min) are available here:

Monday, April 11, 2005

Job Posting: Graphic Designer

Hey guys,

Since most of you are visual/design oriented, I wanted to pass on this job posting to you:

It's a great position as a graphic designer for the Student Technology Assistant program at CIS (which I'm leaving at the end of the year) and is a great place to both make some money and really expand your design/technical expertise. The STA program website is here. Anyway, check it out. :)

Sunday, April 03, 2005



Lately, I have become like my grandma, who is hesitant to throw anything away, mainly in the sense that I feel like I bookmark every other page I go to. Nonetheless, I try to be pretty organized about it, and over time I seem to have gathered up a nice little collection of visual resources (among other things), which I hope will be of some use to you all.

A nice little collection of stock photo sites
Color palette generator, very cool
The biggest stock photo site (I think)
hmm, a backwards color palette generator?
Rock Band Fonts, fun!
Color scheme generator
Movie Fonts!
Open clip art....!
Photoshop Tutorials

Oh yeah, and I got a lot of these from, which is a very wonderful website that I'd suggest you check out if you haven't already.

Have fun!


Thursday, March 24, 2005

I found this while looking for information on virtual museums. It's a pretty neat project that tells the history of virtual reality as a natural outgrowth of Wagner's theory of the total work of art.

Multimedia from Wagner to Virtual Reality

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Cool Digital Art

I came across this site full of algorithmically generated art. Unfortunately the launch applet links seem to be broken.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Important change to submission of business card files:

Please submit files in PDF format with the fonts embedded. If using Illustrator, set the downsampling compression levels to 300 dpi (Photoshop files should originally be created at 300dpi already). Illustrator and Photoshop formats which contain non-standard fonts will not be displayed correctly upon grading.

If you have already emailed a file and it was not a pdf with embedded fonts, please resubmit your project.