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As both a creative that employs both the techniques of illustration and graphic design, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to explain to people the fullest scope of what it is I do in conversations.
This game not only demonstrates this definition by educating players, and entertaining professionals in my industry simultanteously!!

It’s called the Pitch and this was brilliantly created by Fatimah Kabba – {GO TO HER BLOG}

She’s also started up a kickstart fund to get funding for this to go into production!! I will definitely be getting one!!

LINK

In the Designers own words:

Concept:
All great design begins with one thing: a great idea. This idea is the root of every well produced, beautiful,
or savvy execution. Whether it’s the representation of a brand by understanding the audience, the consideration
of a books content when creating a cover design, or the basis of apolitical campaign that goes on to influence
millions. As designers we have the ability to influence a world that is more aware of and impacted by design than
it realizes.

Objective:
Communicate the premise of graphic design and make it accessible to everyone, especially non-creatives, and
create aproduct that helps us form a community, collaborate, and invent, exactly what I believe design intends to do.

Solution:
Create the game of graphic design. A game that allows everyone, not just designers or creatives, but your younger
brother, your grandma who can’t click a computer mouse or your best friend who’s an economics major, to better
understand and engage in the creative process.”

Would you play this game??

For months now the talk of a city-wide rental bike program has been floating about and recently it was implemented into Toronto (see BlogTO link here). Much like in Paris, Germany and throughout Europe cities have embraced the potential excercise and riding though from place to place not only encourages better health for citizens and tourists alike but who doesn’t like riding a bicycle?

Point blank:
EVERYONE LOVES TO RIDE BICYCLES.

But here’s an idea I had to share…

From Tuvie design of the future:

“London Garden is a concept car free zone in downtown London allowing bicycles and busses only as transportation means. In this connection, the designers have created an innovative transportation system combining a bike and a bus including the supporting infrastructure.

The bicycle is designed to generate energy when riding and this energy can be used as currency to pay for your bus rides. The bike electronically folds into the bus seat storage mode for space and weight efficiency and to fit on the bike stand. Bike stands can be found at the bus stops where the bikes will be stored securely in order to collect energy from the sun and wind. Moreover, it contributes energy to the bus system that was generated during riding and stored in inner batteries. Finally, the energy will be accumulated from all the bus stops into the London Garden network system, which is the Universal Electricity Network of this concept.”

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Designer : Marten Wallgren, David Seesing, and Miika Heikkinen
http://www.tuvie.com/futuristic-london-garden-foldable-electric-bicycle/

What do you think, can a city benefit from bicycle programs?
Do you think this idea of generating energy from sun, wind and people is not only worthwhile but ACHIEVABLE?

Amazing.

This dude is a comedian, writer, actor and rapper. What???

Yeah. Ever since I came across Derrick comedy skits years ago I’ve followed and watched this dude arise from the beguiled of a sketch troupe to Nbc’s Community. I was blown away when I discovered he was making music but now he’s goin on tour?? Tickets went onsale in early March and sold out quicky – “damn” I thought, should’ve moved quicker. So I hit craigslist and threw my hat into the ticket hunting and offered a custom illustration of DG to sweeten the deal. I heard nothing for all of April, then on Saturday (two days before the show) I got the email from this guy who’s friend couldn’t make the show and couldn’t resist custom art from a dedicated fan! So from there I raced to bring this one home over the weekend and delivered it to him downtown Monday afternoon. Turns out he and his friends were from Florida and had been taking in the sights for a few days before the IamDonald tour.

The show at the Opera House: standup, strong intro and live versions of “So Fly”, freaks and Geeks, and put it in my Video. Structurally everything was on point. Comedy: I appreciate and commend Donald Glover opening for himself with his standup act, but here’s the thing – it was just okay. Let me be clear, this guy is funny but I’ve seen other sets online and know nearly every Derrick Comedy sketch and follow Community. It might ave been untested from his other material.

Totally glad I scored the ticket and got a good story out of it.

Peace.

Illustration Progress and shots from the show:

I couldn’t hold back my smile after reading this. If you love family, or superheroes, or photography check this out!

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From Geek Tyrant:

A few years ago photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed.  So to cheer her up, and put a spark back into her life, he turned her into a superhero! He took a series of awesome photographs of her wearing costumes in unusual superhero type posses. “Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling.”

“Aside from great strength, Frederika has an incredible sense of humor, one that defies time and misfortune. She is funny and cynical, always mocking the people that she loves.Frederika isn’t only a superhero in these photos, but she was a real hero during World War II. Here’s her story…”

Photographer Turns his 91-Year Old Grandma into a Superhero to Cheer Her Up – News – GeekTyrant.

Hey world, go easy on me.

Let’s get into it.

Welcome.