Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Continental Shift

This is a Flash animation by Kentaro Nagai that creates the animals in the Chinese zodiac from the world map.
Via Swiss Miss

Monday, March 30, 2009

Eco Zoo

Eco Zoo is a fun website from Japan (with English text as well). You get to "climb" a tree and read "pop-up" books about little creatures. An engaging website even if you're not a kid.

Friday, March 27, 2009

CQ16: Call for Entries

Calling all artists, designers, illustrators and photographers! Time is running out to enter Creative Quarterly 16. The deadline is Friday, May 1. All winners will be exhibited in the next issue of CQ, due out August 2009.
We look forward to seeing your work.
The deadline is Friday, May 1st.
Learn more about eligibility, fees and preparing your work.

Seeing Mario Hugo

Last night AIGA presented a lecture by Mario Hugo. He's a talented artist/typographer whose career has gotten off to a big start.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


A truly beautiful (and yummy) blog of scanned sandwiches.
Found at Design Observer

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hangin' Out with Aaron Meshon

Yesterday we got to meet up with illustrator Aaron Meshon. And as a parting gift he handed out his most recent project: zipper pulls. These cuties are available at KidRobot.

And special thanks to Jessica was kind enough to model be our model.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Free Apps for Macs

I love Macs and I love free stuff and this list combines my 2 loves. Granted, I haven't had the time to download and test any of these, but i've got my eye on a couple...

Via Smashing Magazine

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

CQ15: Winners Announced

It's been a while since any new posts have appeared, but it's been crunch time over here.
First, we've sent out CQ14 to the printer. So you should see the new issue on the newsstands in a couple of weeks.
Secondly, we just announced winners for CQ15! It's a great showing. The list of winners is posted online. And because there were so many great pieces, we've decided to expand the winner's categories and include a new category, Runners-Up. The work of Runners-Up will be shown in our new online gallery premiering later this month. And as always our medal and merit winners work will be shown both in the magazine and now online as well. As soon as this new online gallery is up, we'll let you know.
And finally, the third item we've been working on is opening up the CQ16 competition, but more on that later....

Monday, March 2, 2009

Winterhouse Design Writing & Criticism Awards is Open

This competition is open to professionals and students. Deadline is June 1

Creating a Cover: CQ14

Phewwww! CQ14 is off to the printer. And the cover image selected is by Howard Schatz! And the runner-up is Amanda Small whose work will be on the inside front cover.