Monday, March 9, 2009

Good Design.

Found this cool little blog today. It's called Design Observer. Each Monday one of the authors posts a series of desgin images for their readers to contemplate. His name is Eric Baker and this is the clip from the end of his weekly post:

Eric Baker Design Associates is a Manhattan-based design firm established in 1986. Eric teaches the history of graphic design and corporate identity at the School of Visual Arts, and has twice received National Endowment for the Arts Grants for independent design history projects. He is inveterate collector of books and ephemera.

I'm thinking more about communication outside of my usual styles and I'm feeling very inspired.

Doug is having a "shocking realization" (his words) that the world is moving forward faster than he can keep up. He just spent the last half hour on the phone with the, most likely, only government employee whom keeps track of all of the airphotos of Canada. Apparently, you can't see the 7 million photos online, you need to find the location, e-mail them, and they will snailmail you a letter containing the desired photo. In essence, the government can't afford to provid the service that googlemaps can for free. This is much like the way musicians can't afford to make a CD because noone will purchase it. People will just obtain it from the internet for the low, low price of zero dollars. None of this really makes sense to him and I try to support the indie music scene as much as I possibly can.

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