This was a fun project to work on. Inspired by Walt Disney's It's a Small World I designed this branding and identity illustration for People to People International's Global Youth Forum conference taking place in Kansas City later this year.
The design will be used on postcards, websites, guide books and t-shirts. Below is a t-shirt design concept for the event.
Did you know Walt Disney went to the Kansas City Art Institute and first drew Mickey Mouse at a studio around the corner from where I work? At least that is the story.
I am a runner (with an iPhone) and I need music when I run. I can't just run and listen to the birds, traffic or plain old silence. I like the little extra motivation you get from upbeat music. I have been using the Nike+ GPS application for awhile now (a total of 120 miles to be exact) and absolutely love it. I love the functionality and the design.
The Nike+ GPS app designed by R/GA works with an iPod touch or an iPhone and works indoors (though not as well) and outdoors. It tracks a user's pace, distance and traces the route using the GPS in the phone or iPod.
One of the most creative features of the app is the Facebook cheers function. Before the run it posts a message on Facebook that the user is starting a run and asks to cheer them on. As the user runs "cheers" posted by friends on the Facebook post are heard through the earphones.
After the run is complete the user can view the run and pace with Google maps. If you do a good job Tracy Morgan or Lance Armstrong will let you know. After a run the app updates instantly to the Nike+ website. The app itself will keep track of the user's history.
If you have an iPod or iPhone and like to run this app is definitely worth the price and its beautiful too. One of the best app designs I have seen (or used).
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I am honored to announce I have been selected by AIGA, the professional association for design, to be a juror for the 2010 "50 Books/50 Covers" competition. The jury, chaired by Chip Kidd, also includes Barbara Glauber, Kimberly Glyder, and Joseph Sullivan. Our Selections will be made in New York City, May 2011.
The selections from the “50 Books/50 Covers” competition exemplify the best current work in book and book cover design as chosen by a distinguished jury of design peers. The selections become part of the AIGA Design Archives, join the physical archives at the Denver Art Museum and Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Collection at the Butler Library, and are exhibited in a traveling exhibition that begins at the AIGA National Design Center, in New York.
— Check out these great book designs in the AIGA Design Archives.
— Eric Fischer graphs race and ethnicity in America. Here is Kansas City compared to New York City.
— Mexican Coffee Yum!
Have a splendid weekend and ride your bike.