• Thirst-day Exhibit 17: Apple, I and the GUI Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. – Steve Jobs In the early eighties, small town India like my hometown had not seen computers. The closest that you came to one was when you went to book a train ticket. It was behind […]
  • Rehash: Four tips for young graphic designers Graphic design never was and never will be solely about making things pretty. It is about presenting information appropriately – persuasive, useful and usable. Like how the lay of a piece of land dictates the design of a building on it, the underlying structure of content and concept defines the look and feel. So typography, […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 14: Helvetica It’s air, you know. It’s just there. There’s no choice. You have to breathe, so you have to use Helvetica. – Erik Spiekerman Let me start with a quick bit of history. When a German blacksmith Johannes Gutenberg created the printing press in mid-15th century he also invented the first printable typeface now called Blackletter. […]
  • A masterclass from the man himself: David Kelley on Jobs and design thinking All startup creative firms want to grow up and be an IDEO. This enviably creative design studio has firmly embedded itself in the innovative strain of successful brands. David Kelley was the man at the helm of this movement. Here he talks about his friend Steve Jobs and design thinking as a concept.
  • Logo Disaster Movie: A fabulous short animation that wrecks Hollywood I was impressed with narrative, sound design and the mise en scene that sets this movie apart. And I am a graphic designer who likes logos. From the vimeo description posted by Human: This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. […]
  • Bad Piggies: Those green sniggering cure for attention deficient humans Adults and children in my house sat rapt facing their touch devices for days together conquering Angry Birds from Rovio. This Finnish firm has been releasing themed games since then. There is a new one coming soon celebrating the antagonists – pigs. I have been a big fan of hidden narrative in these games.
  • Reviewing Maily: A mail app for children to handpaint and send mails To all those who complain about the death of snail mail, there is yet another virtual product to swing in (or out) kids early. Maily is an iPad app for children and tweens to legally use email riding on a parent’s account. The app has been designed to be readied by the parent for young […]
  • Apple Timeline: Yet another curious view of a loved brand across years Guilty. I am a believer and I have been for a long time. Since 1987, to be precise, when the forbidden Apple was encased in a chilled glass cabin in our design school with exclusive access to a few chosen ones. On getting a wallet and some content in it I have owned a few […]
  • The Wizard of Woz: Steve Wozniak in line for iPad3 at Apple store I have always admired the co-founder of Apple for his humility and of course, wisdom. I found this interview where he is waiting outside an Apple store in LA to buy himself an iPad3. Interesting conversation. Watch and enjoy!