Monday, February 28, 2011

Image of the Day: Tavern on the Green Man

This green man, and a matching twin, are on the northern entrance of the Central Park Visitor Center at Tavern on the Green.

Earworm of the Day: You’re The Storm

I originally heard this song by The Cardigans on Pandora.  I like the sound quality that they create, especially on the refrain.

. . . cause you’re the storm that I've been needing
and all this peace has been deceiving
I need some wind to get me sailing
so it's the storm that I believe in
you fill my heart, you keep me breathing
'cause you're the storm that I believe in

The rest of the lyrics can be found here. Not much into the video, but the music created.

Electric Sheep

via electricsheep

Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It’s run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers ‘sleep,’ the Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as ‘sheep.’ The result is a collective ‘android dream,’ an homage to Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

Another post resurrected for my previous blog, I forgot about it until I saw it running on my son’s Mac. Explore, download, and create electric sheep for dreaming androids here.

Business Cards: Page XII

[Top Row] The first card in this row is a sample — the embossed paper with a page curl is a nice treatment. I really like the next two cards artwork -- big and bold. The color “pops” on the Janae Berry card, and I like how the leaves break out of the black box on Susan Alexander’s card, On both of these though, I feel the type below the art is just too close to the bottom edge of the card.

[Middle Row] First colum: I really like the muted colors of the periwinkle and tangerine inks on this sample card; but dislike the overall text placement.