Love, love, LOVE this site!

14 09 2011

I subscribe to author and graphic designer guru Chuck Greene’s “Design Links” e-letters and he shared a really great link today.

“Dear Photograph” is a website that showcases old photographs placed in the same scene from the past, accompanied by funny, intriguing and often poignant one or two line letters that begin with “Dear Photograph,” all submitted by people participating in the project. It was created by 21-year-old Taylor Jones and is now an online phenomenon. Time Magazine voted it #7 in the Best Websites of 2011 (click here for that article). Read more about Taylor’s project in this article on msnbc.com here.

I am (slightly) obsessed with recording the lives of my family and friends (sometimes much to their chagrin), as well as retracing the lives of complete strangers in old photographs that I’ve collected (see The Orphaned Images Project here), so this site really resonates with me. Wish I had thought of it! I think I’m going to have to go through my personal photo stash and see if I have some to recreate and contribute to the site. Thanks to Chuck Greene for sharing the link and thanks to Taylor Jones for his creative genius.

http://dearphotograph.com/





Life After Death by Powerpoint 2010

27 04 2010

Thank you to Chuck Green (http://www.ideabook.com/) for sharing the comedy of Don McMillan in his latest Design Links Briefing broadcast. If you’re a designer, sign up for Chuck’s free Design Links Briefing e-mail here. In his twice-monthly e-mail, Chuck does the surfing and shares his treasures with us—tips on print design, web design, fonts, imagery, illustration, and lots of links to great websites for inspiration. I own several of his books, too—he’s a great resource for designers. Check out the Ideabook.com store here. A working graphic designer in Virginia, he publishes his own books and still finds time to educate the design masses. The man either doesn’t sleep or runs on Jolt Cola! A few years ago I talked with him about designing my website because I love his clean design style—I just have to get ahead of the curve to be able to afford it (not that his prices were unreasonable—they weren’t).

This video is almost 10 minutes long, but it is really funny—particularly if you have ever used PowerPoint or watched a PowerPoint presentation. I love the acronym overload part. McMillan has other videos on youtube.com relating to the workplace.