Polish Poster Designs

Born Free, 1968 This is an awesome collection of Polish movie posters (mostly for American movies). Amazing how design sensibilities vary so dramatically with a bit of distance. Also worth note is how these were created mainly under communism — perhaps an explanation...

iPod: The Global Gadget

An interesting New York Times article about how the iPod is assembled from parts manufactured all over the world. By the time the gadget gets to your pocket, it’s already travelled the world several times, if you count all the components individually. One of...

Design better with C.R.A.P.

No, this is not a criticism on everyone else’s designs skills, it’s actually a technique for making better design. C.R.A.P. stands for Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity. A good rule of thumb for those who are tackling basic design, but for...

Spotlight on Retouchers, Again

Every now and then, the masses take to the streets screaming the name of retouchers for making photos look better. Remember a few months back when the Order of the Phoenix movie poster showed Hermione with slightly inflated breasts and wavy hair? Not that big a deal...

Lost in Translation: Pizza

Intense Japanese Pizza – click for a larger view O, how I love those Japanese and their crazy ass products of all kinds. Food is not spared. Check out what happens when the Japanese do pizza. Does it still count as pizza if there are mini hamburgers on the...