Archive for September, 2011
This week’s spotlight was a pretty controversial product at the crowdSPRING office. When I brought it to the lunch table and announced what it was, people were skeptical, even downright cynical. But to those that were adventuresome enough to try it, it ended up being a tasty treat. What was it, you ask? Simple Squares. [...]
Just about everybody has one. Your desk has probably is littered with little piles of them. I would be willing to bet good money, that right now you have a few of your own in your wallet or purse. In the past year you have probably handed out and received literally hundreds of these tiny [...]
I stumbled on a fun project by Alessandro Novelli, an Italian designer who created a spelling video, where each character is the initial letter of a font name. Here’s the short video: If you’re interested, here’s a nice writeup on how Alessandro Novelli created the video.
Every piece of advertising or design has a root in cultural symbolism, otherwise, nobody would understand what it’s trying to say. For example, most people brought up in a Judeo-Christian society recognize an apple as a symbol for knowledge. Every culture has symbols like this. The study of cultural signs is known as semiotics. One [...]
In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build [...]
Recently, crowdSPRING hosted a project for the United Nations Population Fund 7 Billion Actions Campaign. The Campaign was developed to raise awareness around the opportunities and challenges associated with a world of seven billion people (we are expected to hit that mark around October 31, 2011), and to inspire governments, NGO’s private industry, media, academia and [...]