I’d Like to Buy a Vowel…My Wheel of Fortune Adventure (As Seen on IndySphere.com)

That’s right.  I was on Wheel of Fortune.  I could go into great detail here, but I’d rather share the story I wrote for my fellow entrepreneur friends over at  IndySphere….where they are “Curating All Things Indy”.   I originally provided design assistance with their logo design back in early 2012 and now I’ve been invited to be a featured writer for their site.

My first story?  My roller coaster Wheel of Fortune experience.   Enjoy the read!

I’d Like to Buy a Vowel…My Wheel of Fortune Adventure.

Social Media History via One Giant Infographic

Who wants to simply read something when it can be presented in a much more visual fashion.   I believe we are becoming an increasingly visual culture, relying on the image more than the text to convey a message.   However, I also believe the happy medium between the two forms of communication is the infographic.

To prove my point, take a look at this infographic from Brand Flakes (@brandflakesblog).  It’s a visual representation of the history of our social media world from 1971 to today…yes it goes back that far.  The topic is presented in a way that is visually pleasing while still very informative.

What do you think?

brandflakesforbreakfast: social media history in one giant info-graphic.

Branding the Presidents: An exercise in political design

A fun exercise I found in political design…which is your favorite? Mines the Kennedy one.  Be sure to look through them all, although the author left out Obama down through H.W. Bush.

Branding the Presidents  http://brandingtheuspresidents.tumblr.com/

Remarkable Graphic Design from the World of Beer: Oh Beautiful Beer

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I admit it.  I’ve bought beer strictly based on the label.  Guilty as charged.  Running into the store with a limited amount of time, looking for the first thing to catch my eye…that’s my plan.

But who hasn’t?

It’s all about marketing really.  As a graphic designer much of my time is spent in promoting a brand or entity.  Print, web, logos, social media, event fliers…it’s all about catching the audiences attention, and engaging them enough to want what I’m presenting.  So it should come as no surprise when I say I “window shop” for beer from time to time.  If I like the label, I’ll probably like what’s inside.

Now to the point of this post.  Oh Beautiful Beer.  Oh Beautiful Beer is a site that “celebrates remarkable graphic design from the world of beer”, a site showcasing the creative energy that goes into marketing beer, and the amazing designs that result.  It’s a work of art on a six-pack!  I’m a huge fan and I think you will be too.

Here is their site
Oh Beautiful Beer.

Check em out on Facebook
www.facebook.com/ohbeautifulbeer

And follow them on Twitter @ohbeautifulbeer
twitter.com/ohbeautifulbeer

Enjoy!

Camden Town Brewery

Bogus Brewing Hard Guy Label

Dominoes and Art – Starry Night – Vincent van Dominogh

I played with dominoes as a kid, sadly I never had a Domino Rally.  That being said I would never have thought to recreate a famous work of art.

Check out this domino creation by Flippy Cat as he recreates Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.  I’ve always been impressed when people use unique mediums to create art.  This example is no exception.  He’s got a Mona Lisa too.

Enjoy!
Starry Night – Vincent van Dominogh – YouTube.