Archive for December, 2010
Hackers…or uh ‘enterprising designers’…are turning the re-designed profile pages on Facebook into works of art.
Many bloggers are crediting Alexandre Oudin as the art movement’s pioneer. His supplies? Photoshop and Facebook’s privacy settings. Yep, it’s that easy.
Need some inspiration? Check out 15 of the best “profile hacks” on refaceme.com. Then hack away, hackers.
Here’s a cool website authored by Graham Smith, a graphic designer in England. What’s cool about Graham? He takes brand logos and simplifies them down to circles in an effort to see and study how many of them are still recognizable.
Circles are cool, but Morse code would be pretty sweet. Just sayin’. (via design.org)
The Cincinnati office relocated to downtown Cincinnati this week from the Evendale building they’d occupied for the last 20 years.
The new, nearly 9,000-square-foot space is located on the fifth floor of The Edge building at 310 Culvert Street. Employees work in a mix of glass-fronted offices and “pods” and share an expansive view that overlooks the Ohio River.
The new digs started as a concrete shell and have transformed into an eco-friendly industrial showcase, under the professional guidance of Space Planner Denis L. Back and Architectural Designer William Arthur, as well as MKTGINC team leaders Paulette Moran and Tina Hudson.
Where possible, repurposed and renewable resources are incorporated into the design, including bamboo and other flooring materials, low-voltage and LED light bulbs (Light Emitting Diodes), skylights, faucets with tankless water heaters, appliances with the highest rating for energy efficiency, and desks crafted from the reclaimed front doors of historic homes.
Employees should also have a more eco-friendly commute when they call on clients. Two of the branch’s largest local clients, Chiquita and Procter & Gamble, are just a couple of blocks away.
MKTG, take note: if my morning commute was like this, I would come to work every single day…
With the Oscar race heating up – and just around the corner – these classic screen studies by some of our favorite Hollywood actors and actresses, produced by the New York Times Magazine, are small in size but large in style and presence. Check out these great small screen shorts.
Think your commute is bad? Have a look at the poor sods on this Tokyo commuter rail. Noted photographer Michael Wolf’s new series, Tokyo Compression, captures Tokyo commuters on their way to work — pressed flush against the windows of their packed subway cars. Even the glass sweats. (Via Animal New York)
Yeah I stole the title from the Food Network, but that’s okay, some of the best things in life are recycled. Kind of like the experiment that food blog Chow has taken on. With the sad demise of Kodachrome recently, those lovely colors we remember from our childhood have officially been replaced by whatever filter your phone app happens to have. Well, as all good planners do, Chow bought up a whole slew and then did what they do best: Cooked up a big feast (or two, or three). Using vintage menus and vintage film Chow paid direct homage to the cookbooks and recipes of the 50s and 60s. ‘Tis the season for good food and nostalgia, and this brings it all home in one yummy looking package!
“You Harajuku girls, damn you’ve got some wicked style.” – Gwen Stefani
No doubt: Gwen knew what she was talking about when she penned these lyrics about her favorite Japanese fashionistas. The Japan Fashion Now exhibit at FIT in New York is proof. Around every corner you’ll find otherworldly creations on the bleeding edge of fashion.
Considering a visit? Good fortune awaits you. Well, good fashion anyway.
For the last three years, Cincinnati MKTG employees have celebrated the holidays with our neighbors in need. This year, the 21 employees donated 10 large boxes of canned goods, household staples and personal care items to Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center (VIFCC) in Wyoming, Ohio, less than a mile and a half from the MKTG offices.
Administrative Coordinator Arnie Witt delivered the goods, where they were immediately placed in the pantry for distribution to waiting customers. The office’s philanthropy is particularly important to Witt, as her community came together when a fire claimed all her family’s possessions—except for the nightgowns and t-shirts they were wearing—around the holidays when she was 5 years old.
“To me, it wasn’t even a traumatic experience because of the generosity neighbors and strangers showed us. I remember that every season and try to give back.”
The Cincinnati office continues the giving tradition for Christmas, by gifting a toy and clothing item/outfit to 21 community children through VIFCC.
We all know what the arrival of the holiday season means, right? (DRAMATIC PAUSE FOR EFFECT) The end of the Cross Country season of course! And although we’re excited for the upcoming season of goodwill and cheer, we can’t help but reminisce about the past few months of fun had on the Nike East Running Mobile Tour Programs.
This Saturday will mark the 7th running of Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon, an event where the nations top high school runners compete to prove they’re the best. They’ve been preparing for this day all season long, and most of them have been doing so with the Mobile Crew by their side.
The Nike Spike Bus and Nike East Running Van have been there every step of the way… Training with the fastest runners, cheering with the masses at races, and spreading knowledge about running and Nike to all. They’ve spent time in the freezing temperatures of Vermont and Florida sunshine, with countless weeks on the road, and thousands of miles on their vehicles… Tens of thousands of laces and hundreds of Gait Analysis tests later, it all comes down to one thing… Running.
The Nike East Running Mobile Tour has reached new heights this season and passed by countless milestones. The season may be over by the memories will live on. Keep up with us daily on RunnerSpace, tweet @nikespikebus and Like us on the ‘Book.