Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Handy Little Action

You can download a free! action over at CoffeeShop Designsthat will swiftly (it took me less than 30 seconds to do)create a diptych of a couple of your photos and resize it to fit your blog. Thanks CoffeeShop!

Monday, August 10, 2009

In Theaters Friday!

This is going to be a big movie week for me. I haven't been to the movies since before Christmas due to Bill's accident, but he has agreed to try it tomorrow to see Julie & Julia and on Friday The Time Traveler's Wife is being released. I'm so looking forward to this and I really like the cast...Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. I hope they make beautiful music together in this film because I so loved the book.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Poetry in Motion

This is an incredibly cool and clever poem set, not to music, but to--you know-- typography.

Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Listen and Learn

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You may have heard by now that the Republicans are madly trying to disrupt any and all discussions of the Health Care Bill now being worked on by congress. They have been advised to infiltrate all the Town Meetings where this subject is being discussed and just keep yelling and harrassing the speakers until they are so intimidated that they give up in frustration. These adolescent fools are working directly with the big insurance lobbies to impart lies and misleading information in any way they can.

Last night Keith Olberman exposed the Republican and Democratic senators that support such tactics as the shills for the insurances and pharmaceutical companies that they are. If you don't believe all these people are on the payrolls of the status quo in health care, here is the proof. Listen and learn.

Do What You Can

Here's the pretty little thing we made this morning in my class.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Dirty Pictures

I've been obsessed lately with textures and overlays to give photos a dirty, grungy, kind of look. They take some experimenting with blending modes and opacity levels to get what you want, but it's fun to try different treatments. Here are a couple of originals and their new looks.