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It’s a ride definitely not for the faint-hearted—a PhD candidate in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art has designed a hypothetical rollercoaster meant to kill. 

Julijonas Urbonas created his coaster as a hypothetical euthanasia machine; it will, he claims, take lives as humanely and euphorically as possible. 

“Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness and, eventually, death,” he wrote on his website. 

The 500-meter structure is designed to kill its rider from cerebral hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen supply to the brain. 

 

 

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Seattle-based Japanese artist Etsuko Ichikawa works with glass and fire for her on-paper art. 

The artist has as an emotional attachment to fire. She creates abstract drawings known as ‘pyrographs’ by looping, stretching and pressing fiery 2100°F molten glass on top of paper. 

 

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WWF - We are all connected.

 

 

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I had a question, who in here is a graphic designer for a living? I'm going to school for it right now in my sophomore year. How are the job markets right now? What could be expected starting pay in your area and the average pay with some years experience? (sorry for all the questions...I figure the best way to find out isn't to ask teachers who've been out of the industry for several years) Thanks for any info!
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I'm not a graphic designer, but as with all creative fields, workload and compensation are very top-heavy. The majority of graphic designers make very little, and the median wage will be much smaller than the mean wage. It's not like accounting or pharmacy where learned skills can be applied in most circumstances by those that pass the curriculum. There is advertising value for good graphic design, so clients are picky and their commissions end up in the pockets of a smaller percentage of the overall people in the field. It's a growing field, so the overall outlook is upwards, but it's also over saturated because it has lots of popular appeal, especially among young people, whose work is really cheap. I'd recommend getting very good at web development so you can target work that lets you apply graphic design to website start ups and makeovers, because those technical skills are much more valuable.
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I'm not a graphic designer, but as with all creative fields, workload and compensation are very top-heavy. The majority of graphic designers make very little, and the median wage will be much smaller than the mean wage. It's not like accounting or pharmacy where learned skills can be applied in most circumstances by those that pass the curriculum. There is advertising value for good graphic design, so clients are picky and their commissions end up in the pockets of a smaller percentage of the overall people in the field. It's a growing field, so the overall outlook is upwards, but it's also over saturated because it has lots of popular appeal, especially among young people, whose work is really cheap. I'd recommend getting very good at web development so you can target work that lets you apply graphic design to website start ups and makeovers, because those technical skills are much more valuable.

Solid advice. I will add that along with web development, also look into mobile development, since the market for mobile apps / mobile is ever expanding.
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Thanks for the advice guys! I do want to work on some web design. Mobile apps seem interesting too. (I was a comp. science major before design and decided all the programming would make me miserable for the rest of my life.) Unfortunately, I'm not a kid (30) and I have a wife and kid so I'll have to do what pays the bills I guess. I'd love to work for an ad agency though . I've always been intrigued by the layouts of ads and brochures ever since I was a kid (yes pretty meager life I know lol) . What languages go into web design? I'm semi-proficient in Java and know enough html to get my programs to host on a site but that's about it. My only concern is I'm going to be going against people almost half my age willing to possibly work half my salary.
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Thanks for the advice guys! I do want to work on some web design. Mobile apps seem interesting too. (I was a comp. science major before design and decided all the programming would make me miserable for the rest of my life.) Unfortunately, I'm not a kid (30) and I have a wife and kid so I'll have to do what pays the bills I guess. I'd love to work for an ad agency though . I've always been intrigued by the layouts of ads and brochures ever since I was a kid (yes pretty meager life I know lol) . What languages go into web design? I'm semi-proficient in Java and know enough html to get my programs to host on a site but that's about it. My only concern is I'm going to be going against people almost half my age willing to possibly work half my salary.

Well, of course strong HTML is a plus. So is Java. For mobile, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_application_development
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Two posters for classical music concerts:

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From Alex Ross's blog.

--Andre
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.... I'd love to work for an ad agency though . I've always been intrigued by the layouts of ads and brochures ever since I was a kid (yes pretty meager life I know lol) .

You're just down the street from the largest privately help ad agency in the country you know. DFW has a bunch of agency work actually so you'll be in a good place when you're ready to get started.
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Do you have any names of companies off the top of your head? I know about the Richard Group but that's all I know so far. Thanks for the tidbit of info!
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For the book The Art of the Cleanup, Swiss artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli takes common objects or situations, and goes all OCD on them.

 

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Darius Twins's impossibly well-crafted light paintings bring back to life dinosaurs and ancient mammals.  To achieve his complex shots, Twin set his camera's shutter speed to 10 seconds at f/5.6, propped it up on a tripod and began waving a colored light in the shape he desired. 

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How to Survive a Hurricane Power Outage as a Digital Artist? - Sam Spratt

I hate fear-mongering and all this NYC “end of the world” preparation is nonsense.That said, I did use it as an excuse to assemble my own emergency art kit in the event of a hurricane power outage and I am forced to put down the Wacom and Photoshop for a bit. As crazy as it sounds, this could be my first time drawing with pencil & paper in over a year. Now I just need a small hammer and a glass case to put this stuff in that says “Break glass in the event of a digital art emergency!”.

 

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lefty

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Best website I've found for quality graphic design:

http://www.aisleone.net/

Be sure to click the links in the posts, because they usually go to the designer's website with lots of other great work.


Here's a really great example:

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wifes mum just got the agency for vitra:D
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I like that Vitra shot though I might have had the Algue growing over the building.

 



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David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, about an astronaut whose mission goes horribly wrong, doesn’t sound as good bedtime reading, but that didn’t stop illustrator Andrew Kolb from turning the story into a children’s picture book.

The entire book can be downloaded as a free PDF on Kolb's website: http://kolbisneat.com/Images/Work/SpaceOddity_AndrewKolb.pdf

 

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Stunt Poetry - Directed by Rishi Kaneria. 

Shot with the Canon 60D. Edited in Premiere. 
Post production done in After Effects with Twixtor.

Starring Dante Ha, a professional stunt man whose work includes Dark Knight Rises, Contagion, X-Men:First Class, Walking Dead, Teen Wolf and more.

 

 



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For the grand opening of Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s largest urban shopping center, a short film featuring 100 years of east London fashion style was created. 

100 YEARS / STYLE / EASY LONDON has dance and music appropriated from the past century to accompany the featured fashions, all edited to fit in 100 seconds. 

Directed by Jake Lunt. 

 

 

lefty

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I saw that Space Oddity thing on another site. It made the song sad for me.
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