Archive for November, 2014

Need New Customers Fast? Try These 4 Ideas

@ 3:28 PM on November 28, 2014

Have you ever been desperate to find new customers for your business? These four tactics can help you attract new business in a flash.

License Plates From The 50 States, Redesigned | BRING CLASS BACK TO YOUR TAGS.

@ 11:53 AM on November 28, 2014

Today’s license plates seem like they’re in a contest to cram as much gross design and dumb patriotism onto a 6-inch-by-12-inch metal plate as possible. But the license plates of yore? They had class. Atlanta-based designer Jonathan Lawrence wa…

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

@ 1:29 PM on November 27, 2014

And he also used a blend of manipulative tactics to ensure his victories, particularly in boardroom meetings with some of the most powerful company executives in the world.

Many consider Jobs a genius, but there’s no reason we could all learn a thing or two from his tactics.

Comics Push Print Boundaries

@ 12:57 PM on November 27, 2014

Recently Marvel unveiled plans for the release of “Ant-Man” No. 1, whose cover will feature the title character – a superhero who can shrink to the size of a (yep) – actually appearing at a slightly different size on every single cover. If you put every issue side by side, you would see a progression of the character shrinking right down to ant-size.

Ten Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Erik Spiekermann

@ 12:27 PM on November 27, 2014

Enjoy these ten things you (probably) didn’t know about the man, the myth, the Spiekermann:


Bloomberg Businessweek New Design Sets Stage for Magazine Brands

@ 3:09 PM on November 26, 2014

Bloomberg’s Businessweek is on a roll, thanks to a creative team that is firing on all cylinders to bring the formerly stodgy brand screaming into a new image of honest, authentic and wildly witty storytellers.

Paper by FiftyThree updated with Adobe Creative Cloud integration, push notifications and other improvements

@ 2:03 PM on November 26, 2014

Adobe Creative Cloud integration is singlehandedly the biggest part of this update to Paper, enabling users to use the share menu to export drawings to Adobe Creative Cloud storage and send Paper sketches directly to Photoshop and Illustrator. …

Time Assets vs. Time Debts: A Different Way of Thinking About Productivity

@ 11:34 AM on November 26, 2014

Most productivity strategies focus on short-term efficiency: how to manage your to-do list effectively, how to get more done each morning, how to shorten your weekly meetings, and so on. These are all reasonable ideas.

We often fail to real…

7 Lessons Designers Learn From an IKEA Catalog

@ 10:26 AM on November 26, 2014

I didn’t know then that the magazine was teaching me a few design basics that I eventually learned more thoroughly about. Here’s a few things you can pick up from that Ikea catalog you keep ignoring on the center table.

Tablets Aren’t Killing Laptops, But Smartphones Are Killing Tablets

@ 2:54 PM on November 25, 2014

Tablet sales growth is declining, and Apple is selling fewer iPads every quarter. PC sales are improving. Ever-larger smartphones make great consumption devices. Microsoft has even realized Windows should be a desktop operating system, because PCs aren’t going anywhere.

Tablets used to seem like the future. Everyone would abandon laptops and desktops — or, at least, everyone would have a smartphone, a tablet, and a PC. But tablets are now looking more like a niche product.