Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

September 5, 2017

WAY back in 2005, just by chance, I heard this band Death From Above 1979 off of their major label debut “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine.” I honestly couldn’t believe that what came pulsating out of my speakers was just the combination of drums, bass, and vocals.  It was mountainous with the agility of…

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Healthy Living – Fruits and Veggies

Healthy Living

September 1, 2017

This is a seemingly odd ball topic to talk about and it might not be something you immediately relate to work or design but trust me I have a point here. Just to give you a complete inside on why I think I’m an authority on the subject, I’ve been vegan for about 10 years…

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PHLEARN – Enhancing Color in Photoshop

How to Make Colors Pop with Photoshop

August 31, 2017

There are plenty of instances where a perfectly fine photograph can use some love by retouching and enhancing. Today’s tutorial shows you how to do just that and gives you some really useful techniques to accomplish your goals to make a photo seem more vibrant. The best part about this tutorial is that there is…

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Moni App – Featured Image

Moni

August 30, 2017

For today’s app, this one is probably the one I’ll have the most opinions about good and bad because I use it every day. Moni is a manual transaction app to help you properly manage your finances. All of these fancy apps download your transactions for you now but they’re at their very best a…

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DIIV – Is The Is Are

DIIV “Is the Is Are”

August 29, 2017

So I was hanging out for a quick minute at Jinxed Furniture on Passyunk Ave in South Philadelphia where by buddy Jeremy works about maybe a month or two ago and I hear this music playing. It’s really chill, super rad driving bass lines, progressive drums, atmospheric guitar riffs, and higher pitched Joy Division-esque inspired vocal….

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Grain Edit – Featured Image

Grain Edit

August 28, 2017

We’ve been down the path of inspiration sites that let the work do all of the talking so to switch it up this week Grain Edit is a traditional blog style purveyor of inspiration. It focuses primarily on classic design work from the 1950’s-1970’s and work that is inspired by the time period. I think…

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Practice Makes Perfect – Just Do It. Then Do It Again

Practice Makes Perfect

August 25, 2017

You’ve heard the phrase “Practice Makes Perfect” but I wonder if most people ever really take the time to think about what it means. Currently, while I’m writing this post I’m also half watching and half listening to Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While it’s not my hometown team, the Philadelphia Eagles,…

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PHLEARN – How to Remove Glare on Glass in Photoshop

How To Remove Glare in Photoshop

August 24, 2017

Back again with Plearn because these guys seriously rule at putting out quality Photoshop tuts. This week watch Aaron Nace walk you through removing glare in this tut. This is one of those fine details in any advertisement whether digital or traditional that isn’t super noticeable, however, if done properly adds so much to the…

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Yahoo Weather App – Featured Image

Yahoo Weather

August 23, 2017

While this app may be a no-brainer to a lot of people, I’ve used a ton of weather apps and this one, by far, is the most accurate out of every single one that I’ve used. Accuracy aside, it also looks amazing as well. The UX is incredible as it opens to a different photograph…

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Bon Iver, Fall Creek Wisconsin, August, 2010. ..Photo by D.L. Anderson

Bon Iver – 22, A Million

August 22, 2017

There are few albums that I can say, even at 34, that are truly transformative and original that the first time I heard it I stopped what I was doing to focus completely on the tracks of this amazing album. If you’ve heard any of Bon Iver’s previous albums they were amazing indie, folk records…

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