Monthly ArchivesMarch 2013

GIVE YOUR ARTWORK SOME PERSPECTIVE: LIVESURFACE AND CONTEXT image

[image via Livesurface.com] LiveSurface is a library of professionally photographed and retouched high-resolution, layered images with embedded 3D surfaces. Created by Apple alum Joshua Distler, Livesurface’s library is packed with billboards, promotional items, packaging, apparel…etc. to create mockups. It also pairs perfectly with the new mac app and Illustrator plugin Context which allows you to place your artwork in the correct perspective on the built-in Vanishing Point planes. You can also simulate foils and effects with a comprehensive ink library in Context. Cool beans. Currently there are a limited number of Beta invites of Context available if you want to test it out. Check out Context in action:

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SAY WHAT YOU MEAN WITH PROVOCATIVE BUSINESS CARDS BY SAGMEISTER & WALSH image

[images via paperspecs] How many times upon meeting someone have you wanted to say what you actually thought of them but didn’t find the right words (or cohones)? Acclaimed designer Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh have solved this problem. True to their provocative nature, their latest project Halftone Satisfaction is half graphic design, half social experiment. It’s a collection of seven sets of business cards to be handed out to people you meet who either delight or annoy you. The fronts of the cards are solid black with a message to share, and the backs of the cards have halftone patterns in varying densities. The lighter the card, the nicer the message. The seven phrases used are: It’s a Delight to be ...

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WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY: GOOGLE GLASS AUGMENTED REALITY GLASSES image

[image via Google] Google Glass is a head-mounted augment reality glasses that displays information like a smartphone would. The hands-free system will interact with the internet and take photos and videos through voice commands. According to Business Insider, Google Glass will go on sale about one year after the test version for developers ships. A pair will cost a lot less than the $1,500 that Google is charging for the early beta versions, which will ship in 2013.

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