I’m often fascinated by creative feedback I receive in regards to color. Colorblindness is particularly prevalent in men, so it’s not surprising that some of the weirdest feedback I receive is from men, often who have no idea they are colorblind. The odds are stacked against the designer, as one in twenty people have some form of colorblindness. Couple that with the fact that virtually no one calibrates their monitors, so colors are never accurately represented to begin with, and it’s just a giant mess of what you never intended your work to look like.
I love the color blindness simulator by etre – it’s incredible to take a moment to see how your clients or colleagues see things. Above is my logo in standard colors, then viewed left-to-right as someone with the following forms of colorblindness: pronatopia, deuteranopia, and the very rare tritanopia. I think this is a fantastic exercise in logo development before showing your concepts – do your colors work for virtually everyone? Or do they only work for those who have no color deficiencies?
I like to think I’m not horrible at decorating, but I’ll be damned, if I get stuck on a room, I cannot figure it out. I can drive myself mad staring at a room, moving furniture from here to there to back to where it was.
It kind of makes me lose my mind. And seriously, what is with homes in SLC having at least 4 living rooms? I’m good with one room-type per house. This is precisely why I love small homes – only a couple rooms, each with it’s own use, that don’t need a ton of furniture.
I decided it was time to learn a thing or two so I could conquer our extra living rooms in our new place and signed up for AB Chao’s mini design camp here in SLC. Aside from a shit load of laughs, champagne, and ribs, I finally learned those weird little rules that you pretend you know but really don’t when you’re decorating your own home. I’ll be documenting the progress of a few of our rooms on here and am going to try to make it to one of the full camps to make sure the champagne didn’t keep me from absorbing everything. Join the fun and sign up here for one of the upcoming camps!
glasses made out of skateboard decks? seriously? COOLEST.IDEA.EVER.
check out this great interview with sk8 shades maker dave wit then order a pair here.
i have two major pet peeves when it comes to PS files:
1. layers saved in a file that have no purpose
2. layers that aren’t labeled
why this is so difficult for some people to do is beyond me, but i am pretty sure every messy PSD i’ve ever taken over has shaved a year off my life. i should wear this shirt every day…order yours to spread the word here.
say hello to the alfa. a bike made (mostly) out of recycled cardboard, weighing only 20 lbs, capable of supporting riders over 400 lbs, and costing only $9. i cannot even begin to explain how much i hope designer izhar gafni gets the funding needed to turn this bike into a reality for the masses. incredible. absolutely incredible.