Maciej Cegłowski, Pinboard – XOXO Festival (2013)

Maciej Cegłowski’s amazing talk on Thoreau at XOXO this year. #eatthedonuts


The piece was essentially grounded on the principles of Stage Magic, invoking five of the basic categorizations of Illusionary.. These Categories greatly informed the conceptual and aesthetic foundation and were fused with a graphic design aesthetic heavy in Minimalistic Form and Illuminated Geometry.. This direction was then placed into a projection-based Physical Installation, where all the ‘magic’ was captured live and in-camera, filmed documentary-style with no post effects or treatment; in essence the immense technology behind the curtain being completely masked from the viewer by the methods used to capture the performance..

An icon set truly designed for the modern web, pushing iconography forward with new technologies, techniques and thinking.

Iconic is probably already familiar to a lot of people, and I think PJ is working on some next level shit with this iteration. I’m positive that in the next year we’re going to see similar efforts taking off all over the place, probably for free. However, I’m all about pitching in on the future of the web. You should be too.

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Hipster Ipsum

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Logo, Bullshit & Co., Inc.

Logo, Bullshit & Co., Inc.

For a brand like Yahoo there is something more important than spacing, kerning, colors, serifs, or making designers angry at this point. No, it’s not getting attention. It’s gaining trust. Ironically, for that you need a reflective, clear, and consistent brand identity. A different logo powered by bullshit doesn’t convey identity and trustworthiness. It conveys desperation.

Oliver Reichenstein

But sometimes, being nice isn’t the right move – especially when someone is full of shit.

Be nicer

Be nicer

Consider this. When commenting on design always try to imagine the designer(s) that created it is in the same room as you. You’re speaking directly to them; human-to-human.

Also try to imagine what if it was your work that was being torn apart by your peers like a baying pack of wild dogs. How would that make you feel?

A good reminder from Mark Collins.