Tuesday, March 31, 2009

AIGA Presents ::CRONAN:: Elegant Questions/Simple Answers Thursday April 2nd

Looking forward to the CRONAN event this Thursday at Bering & James Art Gallery. Please do check it out. More info below.

Elegant Questions/Simple Answers

Thursday, April 2, 2009

AIGA Houston Presents
Speaker – Michael Cronan and Karin Hibma
view website: www.cronan.com

“One of the time saving tricks we learned during 20 years of teaching was the Yes/No answer. To avoid endless email writing and phone time, answering student questions, we requested that students frame their questions so we could answer with a simple ‘yes or no.’ We saved time and also noticed that the students’ questions became much more interesting and at times, elegant. From that realization and a number of others we began to realize that the questions in Design are far more important than the answers. It was a major Ah-Ha for us.

Since then our design practice has switched from looking for the right answers to looking for the right questions to ask.”

Michael Cronan and Karin Hibma will share thirty-five years of their Ah-Ha’s (and some Ha-Ha’s) with you and will offer some thoughts on the future of design.

CRONAN :: designs and creates internationally known, innovative, successful names, identities and brands for companies, products and organizations.

Led by partners Michael Cronan and Karin Hibma, :: CRONAN :: has a wide spectrum of engagements, from developing business concepts thru start-ups and new product launches to re-energizing well-established companies and brands. ::CRONAN :: creates world-class names and visual brands for game-changers, like TiVo and Amazon Kindle.

Michael and Karin invite you to visit FORA.tv one of their latest projects.


Date & Time
Thursday, April 2, 2009
6:00 pm - social
7:00 pm - presentation

Bering & James Art Gallery
805 Rhode Place #500
Houston, Tx 77019
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Pre-registration pricing
closes at 5pm, April 1
$10 AIGA Members
$20 Non-Members
$5 AIGA Student Members
$10 Student Non-Members

Pricing at the door:
$15 AIGA Members
$30 Non-Members
$10 AIGA Student Members
$20 Student Non-Members

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are Movie Trailer

I've waited my whole life for this.

Grab the 1080p version of the trailer here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sophie Madeleine: Love. Life. Ukulele

Looking for the perfect spring album for 2009? Check out Sophie Madeleine's Love. Life. Ukulele. It's the dreamy blend of charming female vocals, knowing lyrics about love & life and laid back ukulele arrangements.

Also check out her single The Stars.

Price: $5

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cool Time Lapse of Photo Weaving

Fascinating time-lapsed video of Todd M. Duym weaving to photographs together. The clip shows 20 hours of prep with 14 hours of weaving.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Röyksopp: Happy Up Here

What do you get when you combine Röyksopp and Space Invaders? Total nerdgasm.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Interact: Watch 24 Brilliant Hours of U.S. Flights

Using FlightView and Google Maps, visual artist, Aaron Koblin, creates a haunting and beautiful interactive map displaying all U.S. air flights over a period of 24 hours.

Also be sure to check out the quicktime video of the same data set.