January 2008 Archives
I am one of those people (as I'm sure many of us are) who goes out to a bar or restaurant and, other than drinking or eating, takes a look at and pretty much ends up critiquing the overall design and experience of the place. I know I'm not alone in this - especially as the crowded marketplace of restaurants and differentiation of them continues to grow. Well, there is now a book out on restaurant design and the unsung heroes of the craft. That book is called, Restaurant Graphics.
San Francisco was the home of the third installment of Compostmodern, a day of sustainable design solutions, held downtown at the Academy of Art University's Morgan Auditorium. What started out as a simple idea of getting folks together to talk about "green" design solutions in 2001, Compostmodern has become one of the most informative and respected sustainable design conferences in the US - and I was happy to be there.
Being a 2-Dimensional, print and Web graphic designer, I don't know all that much about the world of 3-Dimensional work, let alone film. But I was recently sent a GREAT book from Chronicle Books that wowed the 3-Dimensional pants off me. That book, published by Laurence King Publishing, is called Motion Blur 2.