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2 months…that’s how long it has been since I have posted to this blog. I try not to use this blog as a personal voice, but I will this time. My world has been taken over by cancer, in these recent months and my focus has moved from searching for the obscure and interesting to watching the end of my 67 year old Father’s brave 4 year battle with stage 4 cancer.
As I sit in his room in the Palliative care wing at his hospital, I decided that maybe I should just get back at it….and so I will start with a few infographics of the mysterious and rampant disease, one that is estimated [by WHO] to take 84 million people between 2005-2015. A staggering figure.
Sitting in my *office* this morning, procrastinating on writing that 10 page paper, I discovered the ultimate time sucker!
This is a pretty amazing drawing tool developed by Dr. Doob [Ricardo Cabello], a designer and developer who has come up with a ‘procedural web based drawing tool’. So far there are 10 pens, but more may be added.
Here is a little sample of the 5 minutes I spent on it. Add a tablet and pen….a bit more time and the results could be far more impressive! Try it out for yourself here.
A friend sent this to me this morning and I had to share! Pentagram, the very well-known Graphic Design Firm in New York, created as very unique ‘holiday greeting’. They developed a questionnaire to determine what typeface best describes your personality.
Just 4 questions to reveal your personality in a typeface. Try it! Oh…the password is character. What am I? Dot Matrix.
“Start a lie about the bottled water industry. If they can lie, so can you. Find out the truth at tappening.com.”
Here is your chance to tell a big fat lie., without getting into trouble. You’re encouraged to in fact.
New York Times wrote today…
“Taking a cue from anti tobacco campaigns, Tappening, a group opposed to bottled water on environmental grounds, has introduced a campaign called “Lying in Advertising,” that positions bottled water companies as spreading corporate untruths.”
“The campaign was started almost two years ago by two marketing executives, in part to demonstrate their marketing skills but also to promote their own reusable water bottles.Mr. Yaverbaum and his Tappening co-founder, Mark DiMassimo, the chief executive of the advertising agency DIGO Brands, each contributed $100,000 toward Tappening’s founding, including a Web site, advertising campaigns and producing reusable bottles. After they introduced Tappening in November 2007, Mr. Yaverbaum said, they sold out of bottles within five days. So far, he said, Tappening has sold about $5 million worth of the bottles, and profits go into producing more bottles and further advertising.”
Word of the campaign is quickly spreading, when I checked tonight it had almost 10,000,000 page views. With social media, and downloadable viral ads, it is sure to get a lot more traffic and awareness, and more importantly, more people switching to the tap.
‘The Wicked Sick’ project, by the creative team at George Patterson Y&R, prooves that a little creativity goes a long way. They bought a bike on eBay, re-listed it with a bit of originality and creativity and sold it for 5 times what they paid for it!
I guess the big question is…did it get lots more interest because it went viral? Or…was it really just a regular ad with regular viewers? Either way…it seems to have worked.
via: this may be it
The perfect search service for us visual types. Find links, photos, videos at a glance.
“ Spezify is a search tool presenting results from a large number of websites in different visual ways. We take web search further, away from endless lists of blue text links and towards a more intuitive experience. We want you to get a good overview of a subject, find useful information and be inspired with Spezify. We mix all media types and make no difference between blogs, videos, microblogs and images. Everything communicates and helps building the bigger picture.”
It has only been online since mid-June, and while it is un-likely to replace Google anytime soon, it certainly is nice to have a completely different option.