There are so many forms of media available to each consumer; so many channels through which information is relayed that traditionally short attention spans have shrunk to minuscule lengths.
That’s why brands that have achieved instantly recognizable, even iconic, status deserve respect. Think Disney, McDonald’s, Honda—each is global, ubiquitous and evocative of specific characteristics. A few climb even higher, potentially reaching the status that consultant Olivier Blanchard refers to as “love brands”—basically, companies or products people literally fall in love with.
i think I’m one of the worst bloggers ever. I have ignored my blog for…I don’t even know how long. But that ends tomorrow. I wanted to have everything perfect before I started putting up posts again, but here’s what I realized: nothing is ever perfect. In the design world, nothing is ever complete. Artist, designers, writers can go on forever tweaking their work and still never be statisfied. I don’t want to stay stuck in that endless cycle because that’s what has gotten me to this point. What’s worse: putting up projects that you want to tweak OR not putting up anything at all?
I’ve decided that I’d rather post things that I always want to fix…it’s my blog and I’ll post what I want to.
“Let’s face it, #ff has become a joke. For a lot of people it’s become a way to scratch backs, and most of them are undecipherable. If you see a tweet with “#ff” and ten twitter usernames, you’re not going to follow all those names.
But the idea behind #ff has worth: to introduce people to new people they should follow.
But in order to make it stickier, we have to move to a new paradigm: the #twintro”—Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry