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Musicians are creative too.

27 Apr

As each semester draws to a close, I always enjoy seeing the posters from the music seniors. They always have good ideas. Below: it’s about the crayons–and I’m pleasantly surprised the poster is not defaced.

Our political situation in one adhesive nutshell.

26 Apr

I recently found half of a bumper sticker in the stairwell here in the Arts & Communications Center. I think it speaks volumes through its truncated form. I haven’t seen a complete version of this particular graphic, which adds to the uneasy ambiguity.

Happy Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

The Heart of a Waterland Playground!

11 Nov

Current UWO Students might be very interested to view this online exhibit of the contents of the fifty-year-old  Clemans Hall time capsule, which was recovered during demolition over the summer. According to University Archivist Joshua P. Ranger, “each item tells us a little bit about the campus in the 1959/1960 school year, a time of enormous growth in the mission, student body, staff and, of course, physical plant of Oshkosh State College.”  Be sure to “flip” over each image for additional information.

What would the student of 2010 put in a time capsule? How things have changed!

Celebrity Broth?

8 Nov

This might be my most mundane post ever, but for some reason, I have to report that I was dumbfounded at the grocery store this morning by the amount of celebrity chef-endorsed boxed stock on the shelf.

Now that I’ve got this off my chest, I will undoubtedly move on to more important things. (And for the record, I bought Pacific brand broth, which features a simple image of vegetable stock on the front, and nothing else.)

Yesss!

27 Oct

Nice use of the ‘ol em dash, too.

Thanks to Melissa R. for sharing this.

All In Order

25 Oct

I knew I had to share this link when it was brought to my attention yesterday by two unrelated artist friends who live on opposite sides of the country. (South Dakota and Texas, to be exact.) Things Organized Neatly is just that: hundreds of great images of, well, things organized neatly. With very little else. Check out the archive page: it’s like a Google Images results page without all of the unnecessary crap.

All of this seems to correspond nicely with a passage read again this morning in Ellen Lupton’s Thinking With Type: “In order to help readers make connections and comparisons as well as to find information quickly, a single surface packed with well-organized information is sometimes better than multiple pages with a lot of blank space.” (p. 75) Not that I don’t love vast amounts of white space, but variety might also be the spice of design.

I’m posting my favorites here. The first image is actually a visual list of ingredients from a recipe in an Ikea cookbook. Please excuse me while I better organize the items on my desk, and then my kitchen, and then….