Tip of the Week | will.i.am | WSJ Startup of the Year (by WSJDigitalNetwork)
Wanted to ridicule this video, as will.i.am is no experienced graphic designer. But to be honest, much of what he says is on-point.
I’m amazed when companies make logos that are illegible at smaller sizes. In a digital space, logos need to at least somewhat work at about 50 pixels wide (or even as small as a favicon!).
He does ramble a little about symbology, though. Good point about logos needing to be globally viable, but I think a more reasonable expectation is that logos can’t be offensive when viewed through another culture—it may be too much to ask that a single symbol carry the same meaning worldwide. And companies like UPS, Coke, McDonalds, etc. make the argument that logos don’t need to have intrinsic meaning but can still become iconic as the company gains fans.
Words of wisdom from Amy Poehler
I agree with some of these enough to make me want to post the whole batch…even though some are sort of BS. I’ll let you decide which are which.
#4. Controlling the Outcome of Professional Sports
[T]he poor woman in this video knows for certain that the Green Bay Packers can win with nothing more than her power of intention, but only if she wears the right nail polish.
Though she may, at first glance, seem like a drunken mess with a hunk of cheese on her head sobbing over something completely asinine, she is actually the physical embodiment of the adage by which every superhuman must live: “With great power comes great responsibility.” This video is a warning to every other sports fan, reminding them that no matter how good of an idea it may seem, don’t ever wear the fucking sparkles.
I so strongly believe in my powers to jinx my team that there are certain things I won’t do EVEN WHEN THE GAME IS OVER AND I JUST HAVEN’T WATCHED IT ON DVR YET.
How many can you name?
How to use Chatroulette, a bikini, and “Call Me Maybe” to make the greatest music video ever.
Dear MTV. We promise to never ask you to go back to playing music videos again. You can continue broadcasting your dizzying loop of teen moms and tanned Guidos until the apocalypse for all we care, because we know you will never be able to broadcast a music video as indescribably joyous as this one. It’s been raining for a while on the East coast, but thanks to the great and hirsute Steve Kardynal, the sun just came out. Happy Friday, people.
Via Happy Place
Ylvis - The Fox [Official music video HD] (by tvnorge)
I ask the same thing about giraffes all the time.