I recently did a presentation titled A Phone, a Tennis Ball, and a Wardrobe: Tools for Designing Effective Slide Presentations, dealing with basic design tips to help people craft better slide presentations and aimed at raising design awareness in general. (Download the handout here (PDF).)Read More
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra (LCO), a fixture of the Lawrence music community, and so the timing seemed perfect to launch a new identity for the group. They recently hired a new musical director, Steven McDonald, and have made some other sweeping changes to the operations of the orchestra and they have never sounded better! To reflect these changes, the new identity serves to usher in a new era for the group. The primary themes behind the new LCO identity (see logo above) are contrast, layers, and energy. These themes are directly influenced by the music and spirit of the LCO and serve as a conceptual foundation upon which the new identity is built.
To supplement a presentation I’m giving about responsive web design, here is a “evolving list” of good articles on the subject. I thought it would be nice to have them gathered in one place so it’s easily shared.Read More
I just wrapped up a poster for the upcoming Lawrence Chamber Orchestra concert featuring music and poetry of the WWI era. I tried to loosely base the imagery, type, and color off of old WWI propoganda posters. I thought the idea of a music making factory that was supporting the national interest would work great for this veteran’s day concert.
It should be a great concert and the LCO is in the midst of making some big slashes this year, so come on out for an evening of great 20th century music!Read More