Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
Artists and Designers show their digital prowess with Facebook’s new profile page
The French artist Alexandre Oudin (see image) was identified as the creator of the craze. Obviously more have followed in his footsteps, artists and regular folks with an image editing program are all in the mix! Check out these samples below.
I am curious to see how long it will take for someone to create an “app” that does this for you! If you want to see more check out Mashable’s blog entry here.
Facebook has created a little more of a platform for artists to play in with this latest update, keep an eye out for future updates as they occur and drop by our re-vamped website and order some printing for your next design job as well! Online printing, correct and on time!
Monday, November 1st, 2010
That’s a LOT of BLING in an iPhone…
The world’s most expensive phone with a total construction cost of £5 million (in the UK obviously), and it sells for around 8 million US. Designed by Stuart Hughes, the bezel is handmade using rose gold with approx 500 individual flawless diamonds which total over 100ct. the back of the case is formed using rose gold with the added touch of a diamond encrusted (53 of them!) Apple logo.
The main navigation button is made from platinum which holds a single cut 7.4ct pink diamond. Don’t like the pink navigation button diamond? You can replace it with a rare 8ct single cut Flawless white diamond. A little on the flashy side for my tastes but SOme of those fashionistas out there will love it!! The chest which houses this unique handset is made from a solid block of Granite lined with Nubuck top grain leather, which weighs in at a 7kg. The iPhone handset is the 32gb version and a limited edition of only 2 to be ever made. want to see more? Check out more pictures at StuartHughs.com
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
A Blog to make any Designer Laugh
Trying to come up with something new for you designers out there every week can be challenging with the plethora of sites already spamming the web. Todays post will take you on a different path, the path you need most as a designer when the only response you can get from your client is “I just don’t like it” or “It’s too plain”. So when you have that deadline looming over your head and absolutely no feedback on direction for your design, take a five minute break and browse the “Clients from Hell” Blog for a quick laugh and to realize… It could be worse!
Here is an example, enjoy:
Me: “Okay, so here are some rough concepts I’ve worked up. Once you’ve -“
Client (interrupting): “What the hell am I looking at? These look like scribbles my five-year-old could do.”
Me: “Oh, they’re just roughs to get the concept figured out, once we have that done I’ll begin work on the finished piece.”
Client: “How am I supposed to decide which illustration I like if I can’t see them all finished. Finish them and then I’ll decide which one to use.”
Me: “Well, I can certainly do that, but just so you’re aware, I will have to raise my fees to cover the cost of bringing each of these concepts to a finish.”
Client: “Who do you think you are to make demands?! I’m the client, I get to make the demands! It’s not like this is a real job anyway, all you’re doing is drawing.”
I hope you enjoy the laugh! …and when you finally finish that design from the Client from Hell make sure you bring it back here to us for printing!
Monday, July 12th, 2010
The evolution of the FIFA World Cup Logo (1930-2014)
While looking for something design related to blog about this morning I ran across a great post on the logo blog that shows logos of all the past World cup events. I found it interesting to review as a designer. One of the few things on our planet that not only changes every year but a new country actually designs the logo. On of the amusing things to consider… how much input or rather design by committee was involved in each? I think it is pretty obvious which ones were designed by committee and in which ones the committee just trusted the designer for his skill set. There is a lot more to logo design than just a pretty picture. Consideration has to be given to usage on shirts, bumper stickers, large and small scale for premium items and much more. A link to the post on “the logo blog” is here
Once you have your logo created and ready to print come see us for your printing needs!
Christopher Robinson – Atlanta, GA
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
PG Print’s new ad campaign will go live today.
Around Atlanta digital billboards will go live with our new Ad campaign. A series of Three amusing billboards along with a more reserved corporate layout. So if you are in Atlanta keep your eyes open traveling on Interstate 75 and also around Buckhead. Here is a sneak preview…
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We hope you enjoy them and get a chuckle as you sit in Atlanta’s horrible rush hour traffic… do you still call it rush hour when it lasts three hours?
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Friday, April 30th, 2010
From a recent Gallery show of Mike's robot sculptures
Robotic Sculptures from Collected Antique Objects
I know an amazing Artist, Mike Rivamonte, that creates Robot Sculptures out of antique “collected objects.” Today I thought I would blog about it and post a few pictures. These Robot sculptures are some of the most interesting creations I have ever seen. Once you know some of the background behind these creations I am always amazed Mike is able to let them go.
Im my artistic endeavors I know letting my art go out the door is like selling children… It rarely happens! Mike’s care and attention to detail in these creatures is beyond compare. I can recall late night discussions of that rare find of a “perfect object” at an out of the way antique store that became part of a robots head, or the time when he was able to procure some vintage electrical wiring from a source out of the country. Having grown up in Huntsville, Alabama, “The Rocket City”, with the worlds largest space museum in your back yard its hard to not have some influence. I don’t think I could put it any clearer than Mike himself states it on his own website…
“These sculptures reflect the imagination and influences of my childhood. They are my interpretation of robots and spacemen capable of flight and mischief. Rare and collectible objects from all over are transformed to create expressive unique characters. Each piece is constructed so that they appear as natural and lifelike as possible. I invite the viewer to enjoy their individual personalities and have as much fun observing the pieces as I do creating them.”
I hope you enjoyed these pictures and by all means go and check out his full site with many more pictures HERE
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
I received a link to this in one of my various email newsletters I am inundated with on a daily basis. Working for a commercial printer and watching the industry change over the last 20 years has been very enlightening. The advent of “book readers” such as the Kindle and now the new addition of the iPad makes one think about the industry as a whole. In my personal opinion I think Newspapers and Magazines in print do have a very limited lifespan left. iPad sales on the opening day were at 300,000 units, at last look there were over 250,000 iBooks were downloaded just in the first day, 600,000 by April 8th. Trouble for the Print Industry? I think so, I think we are still a long way away from replacing business cards, letterhead, marketing collateral etc.. but many things printers do will be going the way of the do-do bird… I hope you enjoy the satire, I know i did.
“Print is Eternal” (a satire by Joe Konrath)
Moderator: Welcome to Obsolete Anonymous! I’ve gathered you all here to welcome our latest member, the Print Industry.
Print Industry: Hello, everyone. But there’s been a mistake. I don’t belong here.
(chuckles all around)
Print Industry: I’m serious. I’m not obsolete. I’m relevant. Print books have been around for hundreds of years. They’re never going to be replaced.
VHS Tapes: Yeah, we all thought like that once.
LP Records: It’s called denial. It’s tough to deal with at first.
The whole amusing story can be found here “Print is Eternal”
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Italian Inventor Enrico Dini creates a way to “print” buildings.
D-Shape’s Huge 3-d printer is amazing technology that allows one to use a inkjet type print head to bind “sand” together. It isn’t quite that simple but you get the idea! The “print head” actually sprays an inorganic binding glue onto a bed of sand and builds the image from the bottom up. Mashable reports that the inventor is currently in talks with the european space agency discussing a future version that would be able to use lunar dust to build structures on the moon… Calling Moonbase Alpha!
D-Shape truly could change the face of the building industry. It has the ability to construct a building four times as fast at half the cost (or less) of traditional building methods. The material has a marble like consistency and is strong enough to not require a metal skeleton as most concrete does. Mashable has a good article and links to the videos from D-Shape’s website.
We may not have a 3-d printer but we can print on a large scale with our Large Format printers… order your banners today!
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Cosmic Rays may be causing Toyota’s woes
I have no idea how I missed this gem last month, although there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information about it on the web. The original story tracks back to the Detroit Free Press (Freep.com) where it was reported that regulators are taking a deeper look into the electronics and possible problems related to cosmic rays.
A letter from an anonymous tipster suggested federal regulators have a closer look at the possibility. The letter stated that Toyota’s software, memory chips and processors could make them more susceptible that those of the other manufacturers. Justin Hyde of the Free Press really delves into the possibilities and has several interviews with testing firms in the full story on Freep (see link above). It’s an interesting read, I can’t wait to see if anything actually comes out of it.
Cosmic Rays got your Toyota acting up? Don’t let that happen with your print jobs too! Send them over to us at PG print and we will check them, print them and get them back to you with intended acceleration! Online Printing Correct and On Time
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Apple Gives us a Sneak Peek at the Future of the iPhone Operating System
I have also attached a link to the original keynote address so you can watch for yourself, Steve Jobs had a keynote on April 8th and went over the success of the iPad so far and then immediately delved into the the benefits of the upcoming iPhone OS4 upgrade coming to a phone near you this summer, iPads get the same upgrade in the fall.
Included in this phenomenal upgrade are the ability to multitask up to seven apps at once, the addition of folders, super mail enhancements (especially for those with more than one account), iBooks (of course), tap to focus on video as well as adding a 5x zoom and tap to focus on videos now.
On a side note, as of the 8th, 450,000 iPads sold, ibooks 600,000 sold, over 3.5 Million apps for the iPad downloaded. Sounds like it was a success. Watch the Apple Keynote
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