Jonathan Potter

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NY Public Library releases 180,000 free public domain pictures

The New York Public Library has made 180,000 old-timey, out-of-copyright pictures available as high-res downloads through its Digital Collections website. "No permission required, no hoops to jump through," writes its Public Programs Manager Shana Kimbal. The Library has even created a few demo …

Libraries

The Impermanence Series by Seung-Hwan OH

Impermanence – Experimental photographic artworks by Seung-Hwan OH.<p>Seung-Hwan OH was born in Seoul, South Korea. After studying film and photography …

Art

Delightful Illustrations of Quirky Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor

Self-taught artist David Zinn uses chalk and charcoal to create works of street art that cleverly interact with found objects and the surrounding environment. Since 2001, his quirky illustrations have popped up primarily on the streets of Ann Arbor, which is home to the University of Michigan and a …

Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won’t Even Notice

Google’s new design ethos, living on and beyond every screen, could make Google an amorphous problem solver of unimaginable scale.<p>“I have a weird question for you,” I stammered, sitting in a hotel room across from Matias Duarte and Jon Wiley, the Google design leads for Android and Search, …

Material Design

Google’s Street Art Project is a Step in the Right Direction for Graffiti - The Fox Is Black

Google’s Paris-based Cultural Institute has recently launched a database called the Street Art Project. This initiative features street art from …

Dancing Shadow Sculptures by Dpt. and Laurent Craste [Updated] | Colossal

<p>Parade is an interactive art installation concevied by ceramacist Laurent Craste and digital agency Dpt. for the Chromatic festival in Montreal. At …

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

Cute

The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color

This seemingly simple area of study offers insights into all sorts of behavior–from attention to decision-making.<p>Neuroscientist Bevil Conway thinks about color for a living. An artist since youth, Conway now spends much of his time studying vision and perception at Wellesley College and Harvard …

Modern Californian Home Features a Rooftop Garage

Built just outside of Los Angeles, the <i>Car Park House</i> by Anonymous takes a traditional home layout and literally flips it upside down. While many homes across the country feature garages adjacent or below the main structure of a residence, parking spots for occupants of this house are found above it …

Los Angeles

Heinemann Special Fonts Collection

Heinemann Special Font Family.<p>The <b>Heinemann fonts</b> were designed by the in-house design team of Heinemann educational publishing. The focus was to …

The Science Behind Fonts (And How They Make You Feel)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I’ve noticed how seemingly small things like font and the spacing between …

Startup Design Framework by Designmodo

Startup Web Design PSD Framework.<p>This stunning framework was designed by the creative people of Designmodo for those who want to represent their …

Web Design

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Design Thinking

How Lippincott, the branding and strategy firm behind Coca-Cola’s swirl, Starbucks’s logo, and Samsung’s global identity, fuses creativity and analytics.<p>I lead an unusual company. Lippincott, part of the highly analytical management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, is the creative force behind the …

Learning

‘Grey City’ is a Documentary that Digs Deep into the World of Street Art - The Fox Is Black

Interested in Street Art? How about art in general? Maybe politics is more your thing? Or perhaps you’re just curious about Brazil? If you answered …

9 Rules For Running A Productive Design Critique

Design critiques can be painful, long, and unfocused. Here are some guidelines for avoiding the most common pitfalls.<p>Four people crowd around a 27-inch monitor, peering at a design mockup.<p><i>First developer: “Are you nuts? We can’t build all that for the next release.”</i><p><b>Second developer</b>: “Have some …

UX Design