Friday, October 30, 2015

Boo!

Thank you Leadership Class for the photo backdrop. Can you find Andrew & Derrick?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Weapons of Mass Instruction



In celebration of World Book Day  7UP commissioned Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff to construct one of his famous book tanks. In this case he began with a stripped down 1979 Ford Falcon which he used to build a new roving library on wheels with an exterior framework capable of carrying 900 free books.
Click to watch a video to see it all come together. (via Designboom

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Giving Shape to Story Plots

“The fundamental idea is that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper, and that the shape of a given society’s stories is at least as interesting as the shape of its pots or spearheads,” Kurt Vonnegut said. 



Vonnegut plotted stories on a vertical “G-I axis,” representing the good or ill fortunes of the main character, and a horizontal “B-E” axis that represented the course of the story from beginning to end.
One of the most popular story types is what Vonnegut called “Man in Hole,” graphed here by designer Maya Eilam. Somebody gets in trouble, gets out of it again, and ends up better off than where they started. “You see this story again and again. People love it, and it is not copyrighted,” Vonnegut says in his lecture. A close variant is “Boy Loses Girl,” in which a person gets something amazing, loses it, and then gets it back again. Read more via Know More, Wonkblog's social media site.