Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I don't know much about Teesside University, but I do know that I enjoy these adverts that I caught sight of tonight. It's not just the 'cat is cute, I want to squeeze it' aspect, for me, it really fulfills it's aim. It's simple, it's effective, the concept and slogan are sharp and work. At a minimal 22secs, these adverts max out their message in terms of time constraint. The soundtrack is perfectly fitting. Well done, if I didn't love Leeds, I'd be looking you up Tees.
The above are amazing improvements compared to this:
Please take it away!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Kester called for a sustainability element to be embedded across education, and for the nature and value of creativity to become an integral part of all learning. He said, ‘Our educators have a responsibility to bring hard business and technological skills together with creative problem-solving capabilities.
I think it is evident that the importance and position of the subject is still being debated, and in our modern society where so many in creative design positions are very successful, I think it's almost unacceptable that this battle goes on. I am in complete agreement that design should be considered a stem subject. Design has clearly and consistently communicated it's benefit to professional industries. Not only this, but Design is a language, and one that must be nurtured and encouraged within young people. I believe passionately that the subject goes a long way to meeting intellectual, cultural, moral, spiritual and aesthetic needs. Even if the subject is not pursued, it still allows for a well balanced individual. Design is unique in that it sharpens perceptual skills, promotes independence and develops concepts and skills for practical use.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Robin Day Chair.
I really can't understand why this is the case, and secondly why I feel the need to share it quite so badly. But this roadwork just down a side road in Headingly, Leeds, looks like nothing other than a giant biro pen rammed into the ground! I realise it's just the end of an exposed gas pipe, but I can't see it. Just shows how you can get a mental block on something so silly, kind of like a trick of the eye..maybe!? (I seem to be making a habit of creating these images-wild imagination)
Monday, September 07, 2009
I don't often get to drink Turkish coffee. However, I find the art of coffee cup reading fascinating. I was on the phone this afternoon, and there it was (in the remains of my hot chocolate) -an elephant. I speedily finished the call, and like a loser grabbed for the camera phone. By this time some of the white gaps had merged a bit, so what you see here isn't as great as what I saw. Not bad though.
So I looked up what this symbol might mean as lets be honest, the internet has a quick answer for everything.
Surprisingly, nothing on elephants, but fish, in general, indicate good fortune, a lump sum of money. The dolphin is a big fish-so a much bigger lump sum of money!
You can also, observe other symbols or signs around it, they are supposedly linked to work, or travel. Consider where it is positioned in a cup. Nearer to the handle your luck may be in sooner. Also, nearer the rim is earlier rather later (away from the handle, or further down the bottom of the cup).
Have a look here, for more symbols and their meanings, and next time delve into the foam remains of your Cappuccino...it's fun.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
There's a load more Mac v Microsoft, so just type anything similar to the title of this post into the famous, Youtube.