If you haven’t slept the last 6 months away, you would know that the recent downturn in the economy is affecting us all. People are waiting to make large purchases and investments – a large economic pause is in effect. One of the biggest hit areas is the auto industry. A combination of thousands of layoffs world-wide from all of the large manufacturers and consumers keeping their cash in the bank, the question is where are the unsold automobiles going? Well they aren’t going anywhere. Stocks of unsold cars all over the world where lots, bays and docks are reaching near capacity. Soon these manufacturers will be looking for new inventory solutions or ways to get these cars into people’s garages. Maybe its time to offer a different transportation solutions if people are no longer buying automobiles and are driving less.
Thanks Guardian for the news source.
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A new online source just launched recently that is a source and archive for book covers. It’s in Beta mode right now but it seems like its sole intent and purpose is to archive, organize and categorize for alll “appreciators” to gaze, look and appreciate. There are some great designs here by Chip Kidd, Pentagram Studios, Frank Miller and Wolfgang Weingart.
This has all the promises of a great resource so stand by all for future updates.
I ran into Shigeo Fukuda’s work as a student in design school. At first glance I just thought “oh just another old-school designer”. But after looking closer at his work and spending a few more moments in a book I found in the library I developed a deep appreciation for him. As a sculptor, artist and designer his work challenges the norm visual norm. Coined a master of deception and compared to the likes of Escher and Dali, Fukuda is extrmely well known in Japan and his impossible objects, ambiguous sculptures, distorted projections and anamorphic art can be seen all over the world.
“Shigeo Fukuda passed away on January 11th, 2009 at the age of 76. He was a master of creating optical illusions, simplistic logos, and designing bold and engaging posters. In 1987 Fukuda was the first Japanese designer to be inducted in the Art Directors Club (ADC) Hall of Fame.”
Change is here!
With President elect Obama in the Whitehouse the rest of the world is in hopes that positive change will come for the economy, the environment, world politics, and social and judicial issues.
While Obama will be busy making changes, Microsoft has been busy changing the way we search for photos online. CNN and Microsoft brings the inauguration to your screen with this amazing software called, Photosynth. Photosynth creates 3D-photo based environments with 2D images.
Try it to see what its all about.
“I love how you can zoom in on the secret service agents along the dome.”