Thursday, February 18, 2010

Technology and Policy = Design Opportunities

The Federal Communication Commission will reveal in the coming weeks recommendations for the further development and access to the internet.

America's 2020 Broadband Vision

"But right now, we are at a crossroads. For while the United States invented the Internet, when it comes to broadband we are lagging behind where we should be.

Roughly 14 million Americans do not have access to broadband, and more than 100 million Americans who could and should have broadband don't. That's an adoption rate of roughly 65 percent of U.S. households, compared with 88 percent adoption in Singapore, and 95 percent adoption in South Korea. The U.S. adoption rate is even lower among low-income, minority, rural, tribal, and disabled households.:"

- Julius Genachowski
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Aricle: FCC's Plan Revealed

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Design Now: Darhil Crooks

A relatively new and talented designer Darhi Crooks is producing a nice body of work as an Art Director at Esquire.

Darhil Website

Darhil Bio/ Blog

Design Idea: DesigNYC

Here's a great idea whose intent is to connect design professionals with not-for-profit organizations in the New York area.

Design Observer

Monday, February 15, 2010

Design History: Saul Bass

I recently discovered one to the great one's whose influence is evidenced by the variety and quality of his work.

NYTime's Article: Making the Tile a Film Star

Saul Bass's Website

Bio on Bass

A Short Bio on Bass's Work

Original Movie Posters

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Great E-book War - The Daily Beast

Books were pulled from Amazon this week in a dispute with publishers over the price of e-books. Nicholas Ciarelli on why the book industry is making the same mistake as the record labels.

Article: Can the iPad Save the News?

Below is what the iPad has the potential to do for magazines.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

A List of Influential Designers by BusinessWeek

As with any list the findings are subjective, but many of these designers are people to recognize for their contributions.

The List