Resolve to design

Matt Chase as part of the To Resolve Project

clean up my language

TO RESOLVE PROJECT is something that came about last year when I started talking new years resolutions with my girlfriend Fiancé Amy Kirby. You create a list, stuff it away in a drawer and it never sees the light of day till the year has passed. I decided to ask as many talented designers I knew (or didn’t know) to create a resolution for the new year as an iPhone background.

Polka-dotted joy

Polka-dotted joy:

It’s a good thing on this blog when something like consensus emerges, and so many of you have sent this my way that it seems we all agree: This is joyful!

An interactive installation at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art by the self-described “obsessive artist” Yayoi Kusama, The obliteration room offers a whitewashed home interior as a blank canvas for children visiting the museum to cover with colorful dots. It’s a joyful exercise in participatory art, in abundance, in layering and accretion. Visitors leave their traces on the space. Their experience of the exhibit becomes manifest in the exhibit. And through the innocent randomness of children’s choices, a pleasurable kind of order emerges. The impulses to cover and to cluster — to cover and conquer a new white space or to cluster around a social crowd of others — make the distribution playful and human.

[How incredibly awesome. I now declare 2012 the year of the dot.]

Source: aesthetics of joy

Tour de France Champion Greg LeMond to Attend Tour of the Battenkill

Tour de France Champion Greg LeMond to Attend Tour of the Battenkill:

Organizers of the Tour of the Battenkill announce that 3-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond will be the guest of honor at the 8th annual event on April 14-15 in Cambridge, NY.  The former champion of the largest professional race in the world, LeMond will attend the largest one-day road race in America –the Tour of the Battenkill – and will lead the 22 mile non-competitive ‘Bike Marathon-Battenkill’ ride on parts of the challenging course just prior to the UCI 1.2 Professional Men’s race on Sunday morning.

Be generous with your links

Warned: This post contains what some consider offensive language.

One minor point on the comment bullshit:

I’ll reference the article(s) in question in a reasonably clear way. I may even use the title, (In this case, it’s “Comments Still Off” on Siegler’s parislemon tumblr blog.) That way, I’m still attributing “correctly”, (for at least smallish values of “correctly”.) But even the minimal SEO value I generate, I’m not giving that away just because someone’s too fucking snotty to allow their precious genius to be “tainted” by comments. You want me to link to you? You want me to help boost your SEO? For Free?

Fuck You. Pay Me, as Mike Montiero is fond of saying.

[I disagree. I get it, but links make the web. No links, no web. Be generous.]


On opinion

Fanboy theory –

It’s impossible to express a useful opinion to any significantly sized audience without inadvertently angering someone enough to hurl irrational insults at you.

[And so it has always been. But as it is noted, what’s the point without them? And why deny having them? Everyone has them, and everyone knows you have one (or more). Enjoy.]