Ji Lee

September 30, 2009 by Jeremiah

I wish I was in NYC last week to see Ji Lee’s talk. The one thing I gathered from all the tweets on the talk:  Balance personal work with client work. Don’t forget yourself.

Check out the site to see more amazing ideas… like this typeface…

01univers by Ji Lee

06abc, by Ji Lee

Making of The Shining

September 30, 2009 by Jeremiah

Pretty amazing to see Nicholson jump in and out of character…
still from The shining

from YWFT blog:  Michael Paul Young says: “Came across this gem today, its well worth the 35 minute break from work to see this behind the scenes of Kubrick’s masterpiece. Jack Nicholson cracks me up when he is prepping for the scene where he bangs down the bathroom, quality.”

Died Young, Stayed Pretty

September 29, 2009 by Jeremiah

Died Young, Stayed Pretty—A Movie About Rock Posters!
Screening and Q&A Discussion

September 30, 2009
Music Box Theatre


7:20pm: Screening with introduction by Director, Eileen Yaghoobian
Film followed by a Q&A panel of cast and crew:
Eileen Yaghoobian, Director
Mark Greenberg, Music Composer
Nick Butcher and Mat Daly, Poster Artists from Sonnenzimmer
Keith Herzik, Poster Artist

from AIGAChicago: Official Selection of the 2009 South By Southwest Film Festival and 2008 Montreal World Film Festival, Died Young, Stayed Pretty is a candid look at the underground indie-rock poster subculture in North America that was reborn, post-Punk, with the launch of groupie Clayton Hayes’ website Gigposters.com. The documentary reveals a new breed of subculturists who’ve set out to destroy the mainstream through their controversial and intensely visceral design work.

Usability on the Web

September 29, 2009 by Jeremiah

Finally. Someone understands.

#3: Quality of Design is an indicator of Credibility
#7: White Space Improves Comprehension

Whether you make websites or use websites, this short article is not short on the truth. I would recommend sharing this one with your clients.

from smashing magazine

from Smashing Magazine: 10 Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines
Everyone would agree that usability is an important aspect of Web design. Whether you’re working on a portfolio website, online store or Web app, making your pages easy and enjoyable for your visitors to use is key. Many studies have been done over the years on various aspects of Web and interface design, and the findings are valuable in helping us improve our work. Here are 10 useful usability findings and guidelines that may help you improve the user experience on your websites... Read full article…

Frank Rosaly

September 29, 2009 by Jeremiah

Solo and grouped at The Hideout this Wednesday as part of the Immediate Sound Series. Don’t miss it.


Immediate Sound Series
set I
Frank Rosaly’s Milkwork
record release concert for
debut on Contraphonic/Molk Records
Frank Rosaly solo drums
set II
Frank Rosaly drums
James Falzone Bb clarinet
Jason Stein bass clarinet
Keefe Jackson tenor sax & contrabass clarinet
Jason Adasiewicz vibraphone
Jason Roebke bass
DJ sets
Joshua Abrams

Last week at The Whistler

September 28, 2009 by Jeremiah


If you haven’t gotten over there yet, I don’t know what to say,  you’ve only had 2 months, so make it happen. Plural’s installation at The Whistler will be up for one more week. Grab the free publication and postcards and sit down for a stellar cocktail.

We really appreciate all the people that made it possible, Mike Bingaman, Shannon Benine, Robert Brenner, Billy Helmkamp, Paul McGee, Ken and Roger Zawacki, and all the kind, kind people that have had nothing but nice things to say.

Here’s a video that we made for the last Show n’ Tell Show:

The Whistler Installation from Plural on Vimeo.


September 28, 2009 by Jeremiah

Earlier this year, I was mortified for days when I found out the prolific studio The Designer’s Republic closed it’s doors. Be sure to check out the new issue of Creative Review to find out what’s happening now…

from the new issue of creative review

Feature: Golden: “Thank goodness for the recession”
by Gavin Lucas
At the start of this year, the recession claimed its first high-profile creative victim as the Designers Republic had folded. Out of the ashes of tDR at least one new studio has risen: Gavin Lucas meets Leeds-based Golden….

More from Manystuff

September 25, 2009 by Jeremiah

About the Process, a downloadable PDF with contributions from various graphic artists on their working process.

When you work, do you think in terms of forms or in terms of a creation process?
Do you have a clear vision of your final image or does it come only from an upstream creation process?

Here then is an outline of the working methods and thought processes of graphic designers today.
Each reply from a graphic designer is illustrated by images of his/her work (the illustration sometimes
being the reply) together with the links to their websites for those who would like more information.

(via Manystuff)

from manystuff

Lumpen is back, though I don’t remember it leaving…

September 24, 2009 by Jeremiah

When’s the last time you read Lumpen Magazine from cover to cover? Seriously? Be honest.

Ed is up to his usual publishing insanity,
I’m assuming this re-working of Lumpen will make it better than it was, much better.
I’ll stay skeptical, so I can be surprised :)

Oh, and Lumpen is now Nationwide!

Come out and be surprised on:
October 3, 2009
Nighttime @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
32nd & Morgan
Chicago, IL


Much Love Edmar. ;)

Umberto Eco: The Lost Art of Handwriting

September 24, 2009 by Jeremiah

Umberto Eco reminds us of the value of handwriting, and the value of taking your time.

The days when children were taught to write properly are long gone. Does it matter? Yes, says Umberto Eco

Read why in this article from The Guardian:

Photograph: Eamonn McCabe