Design


I love the internet. Anyone with a good idea, talent and effort can put it out there. Then pure democracy kicks in. No need for agents, kow-towing to publishers, etc.

I only wish that everyone will credit the original source of the illustration, writing, picture, etc. Sometimes it’s hard to find the original source but at least credit the last source.

Anyway, I digress to quickly. Like this one. How to properly pet animals. Got it from http://themetapicture.com/how-to-properly-pet-animals

 

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I love this. A lot. Mesmerising. This piece by Enra is called pleiades.

Enra is a Japanese troupe that combine dance, performance art, music, technology, light, music and more to create, in this case, “magic.” Incidentally, pleiades  “is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.” (Source: Wikipedia)

The people behind this dance/light performance are:

Music and Direction – Nobuyuki Hanabusa. He is also enra’s team supervisor.

Choreographers and Dancers – Saya Watatani and Maki Yokoyama

Animation – Seiya Ishii and Nobuyuki Hanabusa

This is Enra.

Source: http://enra.jp/about

Folks, this is good. Really good. I’ve gotten a slight insight into people with autism through a commission I am working on. People with autism and their families lead lives which are different from what we call mainstream.

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Go to this post by Doug Pedersen. He’s created a series of graphic design art pieces  called “Hindered Thoughts”. This series was built around phrases spoken by his 5 year old son with autism. In his words, “the words are disassembled and rearranged to simulate for the viewer the difficulty an autistic person has putting words together.”

Just like us, people with autism and their families have difficult moments. Sometimes these difficult moments are exacerbated by us not understanding what autism is. So I’m a fan of anything that raises awareness of autism.

In reality, they are just like you and I. We all have our differences.

If you want to know more about autism and support this community, check out St. Andrew’s Autism Centre.

Here are some of the designs by Doug.

Go Outside

Don’t Want to

Put By Sink

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