Monday, January 30, 2006

Quotes: Sharpening The Axe

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln as quoted in Achieve-IT!: Abe Lincoln’s Productivity Secret.

[via Lifehacker]

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Monday, January 09, 2006

Architecture: Jubilee Church

Jubilee ChurchArchNewsNow describes Jubilee Church:
The project features concrete, stucco, travertine, and glass. Three dramatic concrete shells arc in graduated heights from 56 to 88 feet that bring to mind gliding white sails. Glass ceilings and skylights in the church span the entire length of the building filling the space with natural light. At night, light emanates from within creating an ethereal presence and animating the landscape.

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Quotes: Finding A Vision

Finding a vision takes you being brave enough to not do what everyone else is doing. Do what suits you and do what you are good at. Be inspired, but give your inspirations your own twist. And don't follow anyone else.
Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay in the November 2005 issue of Remix.

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Design: Titles Designed By Saul Bass

Titles Designed by Saul BassTake a run through the great Titles Designed by Saul Bass on Not Coming To A Theater Near You:
Bass’ techniques are various and decidedly inconsistent: cutout animation, montage, live action, and type design to name only his more prominent exercises. Secondly, Bass exhibits an exemplary use of color and movement. Often sequences begin with a solid, empty frame of color (as with Exodus’ blue or North by Northwest’s green). His design tactic in this context, although characteristic, possesses subtly and variety.
[via Jason's article on white space]

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Art: Alfred Harris

Alfred HarrisThe Froelick Gallery site describes the work of Alfred Harris:
Silhouettes, positive/negative space, tracery, and line drawing are constants in Alfred Harris’ evolving painting career. His 20 year oeuvre spanning source material from the written word to figurative drawing presents from a core concept of abstraction. Harris shreds once-organized compositions and reassembles them under glossed resin to create bold, collaged paintings.

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