Monday, September 29, 2008

FBC Site Launch is now launched! There's still a lot of things we want to do with the site, but it's now officially out in the public.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Illustration Friday "Packed"

He's packing it in! I think it works for this week's topic… kinda'.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Microsoft does something RIGHT

I've often asked myself the age-old question, "If I ever do graphic design for Microsoft, is it okay to use a Mac?"

I now know the answer: YES!!

Lately Microsoft has launched a large $300 million ad campaign pushing Windows Vista. It includes TV commercials starring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates, and a new TV ad mocking Apple's "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" campaign. Below is a screenshot of a print ad I downloaded from the Microsoft campaign site. The ad is gorgeous in my opinion, and that's not sarcasm. However, check out the type of computer it was created on… (click image to enlarge it)

That's right, a Mac using InDesign CS3. Microsoft does something right. In order to do the best creative work you need the proper tools. Microsoft recognizes this and I give them credit for that.

The actual ad shown above can be viewed here. (just click "print" to view a pdf of the ad). And, if you want you can read more about these PC-ads-created-on-Macs here. (I hope I don't get in trouble for posting this).

Another thought: I wonder if Apple's accountants use PCs?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New blog look… Again!

Well, I did it again. I got bored and refreshed the design of my blog… again. I just couldn't help it. Hopefully this one will last for more than 3 months. Who knows. I may be playing around with the illustration in the next couple of days so it may change here and there.

The black background really doesn't work well with large amounts of type, so if I decide to start typing more in my blog posts I need something that's easier on the eyes.

Edit: At the last minute I decided to submit it to this week's Illustration Friday. Topic: Island… because, he's kind of on an island, I guess.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Illustration Friday "Memories"

Who doesn't remember the epic water wars of yester-year?

I'm not sure if I'm done with this yet, but I wanted to post it for this week's Illustration Friday.