Shepard Fairey—Iconic Design, Controversial Subject Matter, the Barbara Kruger of Our Generation.
I don’t know about you but I remember the first time I encountered a Separd Fairey piece. It was about a decade ago and on the street (where it was meant to be seen). With graphic design being the being the main driver behind his work, for me it was a no brainer, I’ve been a fan ever since. His work had the same impact on me as the first time I saw a Barbara Kruger piece. The work is iconic, bold, at times controversial yet highly accessible.
Visit gestalten.tv and see the artist talk about his work, copyright law and the pending lawsuit via the Associated Press over the referenced photograph used to illustrate the Obama Hope poster. Fairey’s philosophy on copyright law makes total sense and in many ways has been in practice for decades. There are, of course, many grey areas.
In January a New York judge dismissed the copyright lawsuits, but left a March trial date in place for additional claims over merchandise sales using Fairey’s image. It will be interesting to see the outcome!
ROI Tools that Actually Look Good—A Challenging Website Design
A few months ago our friends at Korrio (and a great client), commissioned us to create an ROI tool that demonstrates the cost-benefits of using their product. It had to speak to a no-techie audience, be simple yet effective and give the user multiple options for sharing the resulting information.
I don’t know about you but when I think about “Return on Investment” tools I think about dry, left-brained analytics tools – no fun for us right-brianers right? As I started doing research I came a across a beautiful ROI project by Google, appropriately called, “Gone Google”. Inspired by what they had created, as well as a few others, we dove right into design.
Yes this project was a bit of a challenge but fortunately the client let us get creative with it and we like that! In terms of coding, fortunately those genius Korrio developers were able to connect the final dots and launch what I think is a really well-rounded web design project. The resulting PDF might be the most impressive part so be sure to take a look.
Finally – The New Pixelube Site Has Launched!
Yup, after a full year of fidgeting, designing, re-designing, adjusting, pixel-pushing and WordPress updates we’ve finally launched the official new web site. Oh, and not to mention a fully refreshed portfolio.
Pixelube Brings Cutter & Buck’s Newest Branding Initiative to the Web with Flash Site
Seattle-based sportswear company Cutter & Buck recently turned to Pixelube for help in introducing CBUK, their new clothing line of men’s golf wear for those looking to “push the style envelope.” cbuk.com, the resulting collaboration of Pixelube with the company’s Art Director, Eunice Chan, tees off today. A primarily flash-driven site, cbuk.com debuts the new clothing line to its more youthful audience with a bang.
PhoneSherpa Logo, Web Site Debut
With the collaboration of Grady Leno, CEO of the Seattle-based technology company PhoneSherpa, Pixelube created a new web site where users can edit, remix & download their own custom ringtones and wallpaper for their cell phones. Check out the site to create a tone that is uniquely your own! In addition to the site, Pixelube was also responsible for designing PhoneSherpa’s logo, as well as the brand system’s visuals.
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