The first time, I cut the piece of tape into a star shape. The next time, I decided to cut it into a poop shape.
Tumblr Tuesday: Ye Olde Internet Edition
WIN 98 SE
Never again will you lose sleep trying to remember what an Internet Explorer 4.0 error message looked like on Windows 98.
Pixel Art + Windows 95 Themes = Windows Fantasy. Loosely defined mixed-media art at it’s best.
Photo via One Terabyte of Kilobyteage
Pretty middle school through high school
Today is Human Rights Day
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1950, sought to establish the ‘inalienable rights of all members of the human family.’ It bestowed on all people the rights of security, education, and self-government, among others. The reality of human rights protection has, of course, been far trickier. While organizations worldwide struggle to uphold the ideals of the Declaration, evolving political and environmental situations constantly present new challenges.
Images (top to bottom): KURIGRAM, BANGLADESH: Villagers hack away the embankment left by the most recent flooding in the area where their village used to be. They are doing this on the orders of the local landowner who is using the earth for construction in another area. These men are effectively further removing the only barrier between them and further flooding but they desperately need the small amount they are paid so do the work anyway. Flooding, Poverty and lack of protected land ownership amongst the poor is driving a serious food crisis in Bangladesh. Extreme poverty and rising food prices couple with an oversupply of cheap labor has meant that many people can only afford to eat once a day. (photo by Brent Stirton, from Global Water Issues)
QAMSHILI, SYRIA: Faycal, 77 years old, presents his military service record book of 1951. Neither he nor any member of his family have Syrian nationality. They are part of more than 300,000 stateless Syrian Kurds. Most of them lost their Syrian nationality in the census of 1962 and have no national rights. (photo by Julien Goldstein, from Kurdistan: Anger of a People Without Rights)
SAN VICENTE, MISIONES, ARGENTINA: Fabian Rodgriguez suffers from hydrocephalus. His mother, Candida Rodriguez, works in the tobacco industry, as does her husband. They use agrochemical products for the cultivation of their fields, following the guidelines set out by the cooperatives of large local producers, who require the use of such agrochemicals as a condition to the purchase of their crop. Fumigations in the agricultural fields of Argentina are being denounced as the cause of the increasing number of children born with malformations. (photo by Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, from Stories of a Wounded Land)
My friend and I are scraping together pics of Tigre by stalking her (ex-)owner’s social media. This pic broke my heart a little because she was at one point surrounded by her sibling pooches and human, a dramatic contrast to being at a high-kill shelter.
Let’s find her a home:
Dog ID A340625
Pasadena Humane Society
626 792 7151
Hey guys, I posted about Tigre before, but her situation has slightly changed. She got out of her yard, and ended up at a high-kill shelter.
Unfortunately, her owner has decided not to go claim her (I KNOW!), but let’s focus on the fact that this beautiful, well-trained dog is now adoptable!
Tigre is a trained, house-broken, friendly dog with all her shots up to date. It is a shame that she ended up in this situation. A loving pet deserves better than this.
Let’s try to find her a home before her literal deadline. Please ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers, or hit reblog.
New work in the portfolio!
- Images 1–3: Initial concepts
- Image 4: Final execution
- Images 5–6: Details
TL;DR: Client wanted hand-drawn illustrations for an infographic about housing/traffic, and ended up picking a super-graphic execution instead.
This project was an infographic about smart growth, which is an approach to urban planning that gives weight to public transit, bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly locales, and affordable housing choices. This is a cause that’s close to my heart, since my very first freelance project was with a nonprofit real estate developer that championed walkable neighborhoods.
Anyway, the client for this project started out wanting something in the direction of hand-drawn, sketchy illustrations, and I was totally on board with that! They had seen the Brux & Boggle illos I did, and felt that this organic approach would complement the spirit of smart growth. No argument from me!
However, all of the client-picked inspiration images I received were all flat graphics. So… yeah… Well, I guess mixed messages happen. I provided two of the three initial concepts as sketchy, and one as a graphic approach with road motifs.
I was sooo hoping they’d pick the sketchy option (my fave was concept 2 with the ink brush lines and half-tone shading) because how often do clients understand the value of a great hand-done illustration? But they picked the roads.
Images of roads for something talking about traffic. So conceptual!
But, this went through many, many rounds of revisions, and the end result here is not bad.