Tag Archives: design

9 WordPress Themes from 2007 that Still Work

I’ve been preparing ELS Blogs to be flattened and archived, and I’m working on another, longer post that both reflects on and documents the process. Part of that post became unruly, so I figured I would break it out here. … Continue reading

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A Campus Divided

For the 35th episode of Reclaim Today, I had the distinct pleasure to sit down with professor Riv-Ellen Prell and artist Livia Foldes to discuss their collaborative project A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anticommunists, Racism, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota, … Continue reading

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NYC and the Visual Design of Season 2 of The Wire

I fell behind a bit on last week’s design work for Wire 106, and I know folks are already onto audio assignments and radio shows. But while I was in NYC I took along my camera and decided to do my … Continue reading

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Shenandoah’s Noir Issue Logo

I’ve been working with the Shenandoah literary magazine for a while now, and next week they launch their noir issue. The editor, Rod Smith, asked me to try and come up with a logo/ad for Poetry Daily, and given it’s design week … Continue reading

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Wire 106: Week 6 – The Design of Things

Wire episodes: Season 2, Episodes 9, 10, and 11. DailyCreates: 3 Video Discussions: If the following times don;t work for you, let us know times that do for future weeks. Also, you have to be part of at least three video … Continue reading

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When User was Equal to Developer

Olia Lialina pointed me to this amazing post she wrote back in 2010 about what she has coded the “Prof. Dr.” style of webpages that can be dated back to 1993. In fact, the post is a tour-de-force of information … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice

Inspired by Claire Patrick’s Art Invitation for “The Midnight Sun” Twilight Zone episode, I decided to take Robert Frost’s poem “Fire and Ice” and place it on top of Norma’s painting from that episode. I love that the poem maps … Continue reading

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Don’t wait until the end of the world to…READ!

I created yet another design assignment for ds106 because I’m just that good. This one is based on the Read poster campaign that started in 1985. Here is the description: Since 1985, the American Library Association (ALA) has tried to … Continue reading

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“TIme Enough at Last” Minimalist Book Cover

I am really happy with how this one came out. It was a mashup of things, so let me run you through them quick. I started out thinking about using the iconic symbols in this episode of Twilight Zone, namely … Continue reading

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ds106zone: Introduction to Design

After some introductory admonishments from yours truly to start the episode, Tim Owens and I sat down to introduce the design portion of ds106 in some detail. We started off the discussion around the idea of what makes an artist, … Continue reading

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