Tag Archives: Dan Cassaro

friday blinks – 3/30/12

30 Mar

Here is a list of sites we’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that we think are worth sharing. We call it friday blinks.

App that locates NYC subway art
The ‘Arts for Transit’ app, “created by the Metropolitan Transport Authority and app firm Meridian, tells the locations of hundreds of artworks throughout the historic New York subway.” Find the sculptures, murals, installations and other works dating back to the 1980s, as well as background info, photos, and audio or video podcasts about each artist. Nerds will also like this app. It will guide them to bookstores and help them find a particular book in the store. It’s like a nerd magnet.
(via The Creative Finder/twitter)

How Creativity Works
Interesting NPR interview with author and editor Jonah Lehrer, about his new book called Imagine: How Creativity Works. I think I need to take more breaks. It seems like I’ve been overwhelmed lately, hitting more walls (creatively and physically) than usual. Also, a short promo video from Jonah Lehrer.
(via my wife, Holly Gatton) (via UCDA/twitter)

Tiny cards
What a better way to make a point that you work with small businesses than to get super tiny business cards? That’s what one Alberta, Canada-based bookkeeping business did. Measureing 1” x .6”, these little guys were letterpress printed by Minneapolis-based Studio On Fire. They had to make a special die just to cut them down to size. Brilliant!
(via Cranky Pressman/twitter) (via Studio On Fire/twitter)

Ten Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be
Great list of 10 things to do on a regular basis to be all you can be, design-wise.
(via Linda Sanderson)

Dan Cassaro rides the Highway
Designer, illustrator and highway extraordinaire Dan Cassaro shows off his newest type masterpiece. Highway, which was initially created on the road, traveling across the U.S. of A. this past summer, then completed in his home studio in New York. Check it out and safe driving.
(via Grain Edit/twitter)(via Dan Cassaro/twitter)

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friday blinks – 12/9/11

9 Dec

Here is a list of sites we’ve come across throughout the past couple weeks that we think are worth sharing. We call it friday blinks.

Meme-ification of Art Directors
This made me laugh. The truth hurts sometimes.
(via The Creative Finder/twitter)

Mysterious paper sculptures
Found in and around UK libraries, these intricate book sculptures are really amazing. Maybe Banksy has decided to start supporting libraries.
(via David Sizemore/twitter)

Dan Cassaro’s Ace Hotel contribution
Designer Dan Cassaro completes an awesome piece for Ace Hotel, and does it with loads of fun, style, and dance parties.
(via Dan Cassaro/twitter)

NEXT: The future of T-shirt graphics
This really makes me want to get back intto T-shirt design. Like, a lot.
(via Brandon Rike/twitter)

To Resolve Project
NYC-based designer Chris Streger is starting his 2012 New Year’s resolution design project. This year, he has invited the general public to create designs towards the cause. I heard Chris is going to put in at least one submission. Excited to see how this turns out! I might have to do a few of these, too.
(via Chris Streger/twitter)

In other news…
Hot or Not Snowmen from Target (via Kym Davis/twitter)

Also, I liked this quote:
“Like all forms of design, visual design is about problem solving, not about personal preference or unsupported opinion.” — Bill Baxley, 2003
(via Tim Driscoll/twitter)