Someone is living their life on the back of you missing yours and you are living your life on the back of someone missing theirs. The work/consumer equation is unstable. Lets bring back bartering, connect trade back to social communities.
Hashtags# are branding, @ a user defined subrand. The length of 140 characters is a verbal mnemonic #brandpatterns @threepress @method_inc
Argentina are being somewhat hypocritical about the Falklands, unless they’re willing to give Argentina back to the Patagonians, the idea of sovereignty is a mute point.
From just do it, to just doing it. Brand as interface in the next evolution in motivational sport tracking @rga @nike #brandsaspatterns
5 things that destroy a companies value via jon bains
As much as I admire Pentagram’s heritage, and I do. To create an identity that neither connects to the product and service offering of the brand, or behaves in the way that an interface driven product should demand, becomes a demonstration that large branding companies are out of touch with the needs of modern identity. A static, visual representation of a metaphor for a utility based...
Too much familiarity is retread or kitsch, too much uniqueness is jarring and difficult to appreciate. Jeff Hawkins, On Intelligence #brandsequence
We want art to be familiar yet at the same time to be unique and unexpected. Jeff Hawkins, On Intelligence
It’s great news to still see ‘brands as patterns’ ripple across the social graph. I’m glad in someway that open source thinking has effected this dusty industry. In the spirit of open source I’d like to take a second to add some contextual citation to the piece. You should all check these people out, because they had broad enough minds to debate the topic and...
We’re at the dawn of the second industrial revolution. With the advent of rapid prototyping, there will no longer be the need for mechanized factories, building obsolesce into goods we don’t need. Soon, i will be able to access the cobbler and mend my shoe with the printed part, download a TV repair man to grow me a new screen. We now live in a world of patching, customization and...
If you want to move an army move the enemy.( Deserves its own entry)
Two things my Granddad taught me that kept me pretty safe. 1. If someone says they’re going to hit you they won’t 2. If you want to move an army move the enemy
That would mean that most bankers are gamblers, surgeons are hypochondriacs, designers are vain, chefs compulsive eaters, bodybuilders physically weak. I could be on to something.
Maybe people choose a profession based on what they cannot, or want to control.
I could barely hear the quietly spoken woman who was telling me about her new career as a voice over artist on the bus.
My quite wonderful and unfortunately Agoraphobic motherinlaw had a successful career in a travel agent.
All the elements of the SoftKinetic identity come together. Created with Ryan Lee, Brad Griffin, Rusty Munro @methodinc
When people talk about design, they’re really talking about, technically, everything in the universe that has to do with intent.” - Milton Glaser (from Design Voices)
The still image will continue to lose its importance. Everything that can be animated will be animated. The printed book will die. - Stefan Sagmeister (from Design Voices)