VR Data Visualization: A New Way to Address Community Issues

VR Data Visualization: A New Way to Address Community Issues

August 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm

I am part of a San Francisco Brigade team that has been partnering with SFHIP for almost a year now on a data visualization project that looks at alcohol licenses in San Francisco, specifically those establishments that sell alcohol to be sold off premise. Before any mapping or visualization could […]

 
GIANT LOGO!

GIANT LOGO!

July 22, 2015 at 12:35 am

I have always wanted to start an agency called “GIANT LOGO!”. It would be a client’s dream come true. We would do only one thing, but do it well. Yes, just the logo, nice and big. How big, well, billboard size. So, you can imagine my consternation to see Yahoo!’s […]

 
Cadillac. Living Large in America.

Cadillac. Living Large in America.

November 4, 2013 at 2:19 am

Want to have some brand fun? Compare the new video from Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis for “White Walls” with one of Cadillac’s latest videos—looking slick and Madison Avenue. Cadillac’s ads are all swagger, performance and attention to detail— with cars that are sleak and fast—they’re literally blowing the doors off […]

 
The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

September 20, 2013 at 12:15 am

How three tech companies got it right, and wrong, with their new logos. It has been quite a month or so in logo-land with a redesign popping up seemingly every other day. So much is tied up with a company’s logo—a small graphic expression intended to personify a brand’s values […]

 
New Yahoo Logo is more BOOHOO! than YAHOO!

New Yahoo Logo is more BOOHOO! than YAHOO!

September 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Have you been been wondering why the new Yahoo logo is banal, so “meh”, so underwhelming? I have found the answer on Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer’s Tumblr: “On a personal level, I love brands, logos, color, design, and, most of all, Adobe Illustrator. I think it’s one of the most […]

 

Survival of the Fittest

May 25, 2011 at 8:58 am

It took a little longer than I expected, but Video Droid, my local video store that closed last year, was finally replaced with a gym. The epic Tower Records in my old neighborhood in NYC’s Village was replaced with some kind of gym. Ditto, the Barnes & Noble a few […]