Tuesday, December 29, 2015

314 Architecture Studio designs Greek optometrist's store to look like a gallery

Athens-based 314 Architecture Studio has converted a listed building in Chalkida, Greece, into an eyewear store, pairing mirrored furniture with white surfaces. (more…)

A/B Testing Goes Mainstream: Used By Stores, Campaigns, Even Schools

As our world moves more and more into the digital realm, industries that used to be aligned with art and craft are becoming more scientific. Design in particular is increasingly done by the numbers.

Monday, December 28, 2015

These Are the Must-Have Accessories for All Your New Stuff

These Are the Must-Have Accessories for All Your New Stuff

Got a new phone? A new television? A new iPad? Whatever piece of technology you just welcomed into your life, get ready to welcome some more.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Designing the holidays

It’s that time of year again. You know, the time when we all write articles about “that time of year”? I thought it would be fun to research how design (and the advertising industry) have affected not only Christmas, but a few of the major international holidays.

It’s hard to know exactly how much advertising has affected history. I mean, consider the story of how Coca Cola made Santa fat and red. It’s not true… at all.

According to the Snopes article that I just linked:

at best what Coca-Cola popularized was an image they borrowed, not one they created.

All in all, that story says more about how the advertising and design industries sell themselves than how they’ve changed holidays. The truth is that it’s usually the ads themselves that change with current practices, values, and trends.

But still, advertising has had some impact. Let’s find out just how big that impact was.


There are a hundred Christmas legends, and even more theories about how we came to have the holiday we have now. Mind you, I say “the holiday we have now” somewhat loosely, because Christmas is celebrated differently all over the world.

One of the best Christmases I ever had was when I was alone, and I made steaks for myself and my dog, then watched a ton of Stargate SG1. My point is that while there are some common cultural markers, Christmas itself can be very different for all of the people who celebrate it.

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Now those cultural markers… that’s where the advertising comes in. While Coca-Cola may not have invented the Santa we know today, it definitely spread Santa a lot further than he would have gone on his own.


Mind you, that second one is not specifically a Coca-Cola ad, but it serves to show the extent of their marketing prowess.

But they were just working with existing elements. Santa was red already because Christmas itself was red (and green) by long-standing tradition. (Thank you random plants and the Catholic church). Long before Coca-Cola practically patented the color, other brands were using red for emphasis on Christmas as early as 1900:


And now?

Now, Christmas is a much bigger deal than being a religious festival, because it’s a huge marketing opportunity. I mean, yes, Santa is known in Japan, but other parts of Asia are getting in on it too.

I won’t go on about how brands made Christmas more of a consumer holiday than a religious festival. The truth is, we did that ourselves. Coca-Cola just adapted existing imagery to their brand, and cashed in big, while reaching into new markets.

Heck, they’re even trying to give Chinese New Year the Santa Claus treatment with some new mascots.


Okay, I’ll give Hallmark the credit for this one. Them and Hershey’s, basically. I mean sure, it was a thing before all of that. People exchanged notes, handmade cards, small gifts, and the like.

However, it was having a reliable mail system that really made the whole thing take off. Shy types could buy ready-made cards, drop then in the mail for a cent or two, and declare their love from afar. Lovers separated by distance could celebrate together… sort of.

Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced Valentine’s cards somewhere in the 1840s. Hallmark was founded in 1910. Now there’s a thing called the “Hallmark channel”, and it’s every bit as sappy as you might imagine. It’s as if Lifetime and the C.W. had a family-friendly baby.

In between the greeting cards and the TV channel are thousands of examples of aggressive marketing along the lines of: “Buy her stuff (especially chocolate) or she won’t love you.”


This is one holiday where I have to say that marketing and design did make a huge difference, and not necessarily for the better. Congratulations Whitman’s Chocolates (and others), you turned Valentine’s day into our cautionary tale.


Halloween is only an “international holiday” in a very general sense. It was only recently that trick-or-treating became a common thing here in Mexico. In some places in Europe, no one does it at all.

The interesting thing about Halloween — or “All Hallows’ Eve” (as in the day before All Saints’ Day) — is that it’s an Irish holiday, that was virtually forgotten in Europe, took off in America, and was then exported back to (amongst other places) Ireland.

But even when it got started in America, it was more of a harvest festival. Pumpkins were just big squash-things. Sweets were something you made for your guests when they came over to party.

And those sweets were home-made, mostly. There was, it is amusing to note, a general distrust of candy packaged and sold by companies. The home-made treats had to be more healthy, right? Why would a company know better than someone who baked their treats fresh?

By the 1950s, however, packaged candy become more acceptable, and the candy companies advertised it more. The 1970s brought urban legends of evil homeowners randomly poisoning children, or putting razor blades in the brownies. By then, anything that wasn’t packaged was seen as unsafe.


Then all candy companies needed to do was stick cute ghosts and bats on their packaging, and it was basically a goldmine.


Market forces follow the opportunities, and sometimes make them, if they have to. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but we should not be proud of what happened to Valentine’s day.

We designers may not be as powerful as we’d like to imagine; however, we do need to pay attention to the work we do. Stay tuned for my inevitable future article: “Do we need a Hippocratic oath for designers?”

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Obama Commutes Prison Sentences For 95 Nonviolent Offenders

The White House says it is shortening the sentences for 95 men and women in federal prisons for nonviolent crimes. Obama has now commuted more sentences than the previous five presidents combined.

Click SVG Element to Focus (and Style)

A reader writes in:

Is there anything on your site that shows me how to make an SVG clickable using CSS? As in, I have an SVG and I click on part of it and it should reveal an outline on that part of the element? I have a telephone interview Tuesday for a job as a remote SVG Illustrator and I don't want to look like a turkey.

Say I have an of The United States and it's like this:





Each state then is kind of a direct descendant of the , the selector would be svg.us > *.

Typically, when I think "clickable", I think JavaScript. Here's how we could watch for clicks on each state. We'll also apply a class to the state clicked:

var allStates = $("svg.us > *");

allStates.on("click", function() {

That class will do the styling for us. You mentioned an outline, so let's do that and a fill color as well:

.on {
  fill: pink;
  stroke: red;
  stroke-width: 2;


See the Pen Click State to Activate by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen.

But you DID say "clickable using CSS" specifically. That's a little trickier. Usually we have :focus in CSS, but I don't think there is any tried-and-true way to make an SVG element itself focusable. There was talk (long ago) of a focusable attribute, but I think that's out. The HTML-way is tabindex, which I believe works in some browsers, but we can't count on it. I think the best way is using anchors in SVG (yep, we can use them in SVG too!) which are focusable in all browsers. Then apply the :focus style to the anchor which cascades into the shapes.

Amelia Bellamy-Royds did just this in a StackOverflow thread. Here's my slightly simplified version:

a:focus {
  fill: pink;
  stroke: red;
  stroke-width: 1;

That should do it:

See the Pen SVG with Focusable Elements by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

An Art Installation Reflects on the Syrian Crisis and Extinguished Hopes

Burnt matches are a captivating element of an installation at Trinity Church called “Another Day Lost” by Issam Kourbaj, an artist who was born in Syria.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Luther

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Luther

Here’s how to bringe-watch the gritty British crime drama before it makes a one-night return on Dec. 17.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Polish film festival identity references Le Corbusier's Modulor Man

Polish design studio UVMW has created a visual identity for Warsaw's Beton Film Festival based on Le Corbusier's Modulor system of proportions. (more…)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Trio of geometric forms by Shift Architecture Urbanism form new Dutch museum complex

Shift Architecture Urbanism has built a spherical cinema, a cube-shaped gallery and an elevated walkway to create a complex of design, science and technology museums in the Netherlands (+ slideshow). (more…)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Marc Thorpe's latest chair for Moroso is based on the shapes of corn husks

Movie: American designer Marc Thorpe reveals which vegetable influenced his Husk chair for Moroso in our next exclusive movie for the Italian furniture brand. (more…)

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Like every establishment that loans spend, the individual's who bargain in safeguard securities charge financing costs to the administration. These rates regularly rely on upon the extent from the advance and also the criminal background in the charged. With the point each time a respondent is considered a conceivable flight chance continues to be allowed safeguard, it could be a hardship on him to get a credit from the bondsman. Inside the mind larger area of the cases, whatever the case, a security alarm is posted on the genuinely sensible rate of 10 percent.

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In case a bondsman is worried how the respondent might run or "hop" safeguard, he might request security. Performing this because of the fact that when his customer neglects to show up, the judge will think about the bondsman fiscally dependable, i.e., he'll almost certainly lose the call he posted using a sure number of days. In the point if the advance is a big one in fact it is relinquished, the bondsman could put his business at an increased risk.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Monday, November 23, 2015

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

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My name is Victor. I am a design freak. I love clean minimal design. The term we use for this is negative space. The place I call home is Los Angeles. It is a great place to live for anybody interested design with it's web design or interior design or whatever you are intrested in there are plenty of opportunities. This blog will follow my journey in design and beyond. I am looking forward to posting again soon.