If there ever was tragically visceral evidence of how remix culture fuels creativity and copyright hinders it, it is this: Despite – or perhaps because of – millions of views in less than a week, The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust has filed a copyright claim against the wildly popular YouTube version of the wonderful short film adaptation of Wallace’s timeless 2005 commencement address, This Is Water. (Luckily, you can still watch the film on Vimeo – but that’s beside the point.)
Here is an example of a project made out of love, the existence of which harms the estate in no way, financial or otherwise, but serves the public good by way of cultural preservation and celebration of Wallace’s spirit and legacy, extending his message and allowing it to touch more lives. That the estate finds any of this harmful is gobsmacking, at once an aberration of the law and a complete failure of cultural duty.
Joanna Kustra is talented photographer, who lives and works both in London and Krakow. This is her collection called ‘colours’.
ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESIGNS BY ANDREAS PREIS
Stunning illustrations by Andreas Preis, an artist from Germany.
To help non-Chinese readers learn written Chinese characters, entrepreneur and venture capitalist ShaoLan Hsueh has developed a learning system that aims to “penetrate the Great Wall of Chinese language”.
Called ‘Chineasy’, it features a series of works that forms the core characters from the Chinese language.
Students are taught to identify the eight core characters—fire, tree, sun, moon, person, mouth, door and mountain—after which, they can learn 64 different new words by combining the characters together or by adding new strokes.
The key to a great presentation design is to create visually stunning yet simple slides that your audience can quickly comprehend. Most people can’t effectively read and listen at the same time. The presentations that really stand out allow viewers to avoid reading lots of text by communicating information visually. The following presentation by Alex Rister takes a look 7 fundamental rules in creating slides:
Typography is one of the most fascinating elements of graphic design. If it’s web design, album art, posters, or any other type of graphic design, typographical inspiration can be a great resource for designers. Here we have added 35 Beautiful Typography Master pieces for your inspiration.