via Mary’s Rosaries
I came across this bit of news on t3n.de: Tailor Brands is out there. There’s 2 ways to deal with it: ignore it or deal with it. Well, I gave it a try to see whether logo machines like 99 designs, fiverr and tailorbrands pose a threat to our (financial) existence as professional designers.
Here’s a sequence of what my input steps were in order to get an uninspired logo that didn’t appeal to me and reassured me: I will live on as a designer!
Not quite sure how that frog is linked to Japanese cars but he’s doing a great job taking care of his yard!
It wasn’t until now, when my old 2007 MB was sitting next to my 2013 MB Pro, that I paid attention to the massive difference in detail between the old “low” res and new retina res screens. Wowser!
The number on the calculator icon apparently refers to the year 1975 when the first Apple computer was produced. More OS X icon easter eggs are listed here.
Finally I have a bit more space to breathe and work with in Illustrator (Top: Eizo 27″, bottom: 13″ MB Pro). Means less much scrolling per square inch!
Lufthansa passengers on tour
Unfortunately they don’t give away the illustrator names. Please ping me if you recognise them!
Köthke, Brennabor, Trainingsrad Piet Dickentmann 1926
Last night’s “Earth Hour” reminded me of something: As in previous years I’ve missed again to dignify the “Day of the Shoe”. So I’m just copying my lousy excuse from 2011 in here (see below). One brief note on the image – I can’t recall having abused shoes to such a degree ever. They’ve been loyal companions on numerous rides over the years. I finally had to chuck them out for health&safety reasons.
Let me describe the following as “embarassing”. I was trying to set up this public holiday, or let’s title it rather “Remembrance Day”. But how can you establish something like the “Day of the Shoe” if the founder himself forgets about it (nearly) every year. Doesn’t look like I will be able any time soon to turn that day into an extra Bank Holiday in the UK.
Anyways, happy (delayed) Day of the Shoe (15 Oct)!
(More information on this day in previous posts such as that one here.)