Apple's Aperture might be one of the most innovative and importan
Do you remember the ads on matchbooks and in comic books that invited you to draw pirates, fawns, turtles, and other pen-and-ink characters? You sent your sketch to the experts at the Art Instruction Schools, who decided whether you had the chops to be a "serious art student." I assumed this charmingly low-pressure pitch had long since faded away. Then last weekend, I almost fell over when I saw a TV commercial hawking those same characters and that same pitch. Art Instruction Schools is alive -- it's even online!
[Editor's note: Though this is the final installment of "Heavy Metal Madness," Gene Gable's new column will debut next month.]
More and more digital cameras now provide an option for generating files of raw, unprocessed data.
Photos by Idan Gil
Hebrew letters that melt, extrude spiky appendages, and crawl around on three-dimensional surfaces -- those are the disturbing and inventive forms that Oded Ezer creates when he wants to get away from everyday typography.
Late last week, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Adobe and Macromedia the go-ahead to merge.
If I was marooned on an island that celebrated only one holiday, I sure hope it would be Halloween. Not only are the images the most fun of any holiday, but you get to pretend to be someone (or something) else, and instead of turkey or ham, you dine all day on candy.
But of course I'm talking about the old Halloween, when the emphasis was on children and community, and the night held a certain innocence. It was scary, but more fun-scary than scary-scary. All you needed for a good time was a sheet to put over your head and a pillowcase to haul your loot in.
One of my best clients is a very large technology company that shall remain nameless.