Archive for September, 2006

In case you’d like to see the sites where I got those covers from for today’s class. Here are the links and thanks to the author’s of all these sites: • The Esquire cover gallery • The New Yorker covers • Dam Magazine • Time Life cover gallery • Madonna cover gallery • The Decline […]

The Guardian has an interesting story about the history of the book cover. It’s a little old, but still very relevant.



826NYC is a nonprofit organization which helps New York students ages 6-18 with their creative writing skills. They offer free workshops and provide students with a forum for creating projects they might not otherwise have the support to undertake. Workshops range from the playful to the practical, and all are taught by volunteer writers, artists, […]

StudentFace is a social networking service, which allows Australian university students to share information, swap photos, videos and more. I guess it’s the MySpace of university life. You can read an interview with the founder here. I have also just come across this new MySpace competitor called Mog which focusses much more on sharing people’s […]

I apologise to all the web design students for neglecting them these past weeks. Hope that this post will go some way to alleviating your isolation. One of you had asked me how to transfer a print grid to an online page. Not knowing if there was a way to do this, I did some […]

Web to Print


This will interest those who are creating both a website and a print publication for the major project. A new model of publishing is emerging where content from the web is used to make a print product. Many publishers are gathering content (words and pictures) from readers and then packaging it for a magazine. You […]

In a Media Guardian article from Friday, Patrick Barkham investigates the influence that free newspapers are having on the traditional newspaper market. He asks whether people (particularly the young) still want printed news in this information-saturated age.

A competition that encourages both up-and-coming and established artists to express themselves and display their work in a unique format – everyone’s favourite piece of maple, the skate deck. There is a cash prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, $2,500, $1,500 and $500 respectively. The theme for the artwork needs to centre around ‘Destroy […]

Need a photo of Something? Then head to the Visual Dictionary. It has over 3000 images of common and some very uncommon words.

The new Black?


The full version of the graphic above is cool. It lists all of the instances that Diagram magazine found in 2005 of the phrase “X is the new X” – as in “brown is the new black”. Thanks to Good mag for the link. I love this magazine!


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