But I think it’s especially cool that none of the projects I designed were selected. My co-founders Chris & Scott handled the visuals of our three winning entries. Why’s that cool? Because I did the copywriting for two of the winning entries.
Writing is just as important to a good design as the goal or the layout. And I’ve been getting even more into writing since founding Tremendousness in 2013. I’ve always enjoyed it, but I just seem to be enjoying it more lately. That is all.
Who sees the shapes of states in random cracks in mortar? This guy. #50foundstates has all the states, in found form (rocks, boarded-up windows, cuts of wood). Bill Keaggy’s Instagram account is a glimpse of a creative life. For a while, he posted his captions upside-down. Why? We’re not sure, but they were tagged #dailyabstraction. Follow for his keen eye, scenes from St. Louis that don’t scream frozen custard and scribbled sketches on notebook pages.
I know there are many, many better Instagrammers here in STL, but thank you! I’m @keaggy on Instagram.
PS: The #dailyabstractions captions were upside down so people would not immediately understand what the abstracted photo was and could absorb it minus context.
Yesterday XPLANE posted the sixth installment of the Did You Know? video series. DYK 6.0 looks great, and focuses more on the implications of the rapidly changing business and technology world. 4.0 (which I directed) focused on technology and media facts and the 2.0 and earlier versions on education.
Yes, according to Wikipedia “it is believed [Francis Bacon’s] father was a direct descendant of Sir Nicholas Bacon, elder half-brother of Sir Francis Bacon”—but what’s the fun in that? And there’s this, but that’s different.
Based on cursory research, it turns out there are just four degrees of separation…
Sir Francis Bacon was a confidential adviser to Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.
Charlton Heston portrayed Essex in the 1968 TV series Elizabeth The Queen.
Sophia Loren starred in the Academy Award-winning film El Cid with Heston.
In 2007 Loren auctioned Bacon’s 1956 painting Study for Portrait II for a record $27.5 million.
Original photographs by Paul Popper, left, and John Deakin.
Here’s a simple and free way to pump up the volume when playing music through the external speaker on your iPhone: Just place the phone inside a spray paint can lid, speaker down. Resonance chamber! Sounds better IRL than it does here.