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Max Bill is the most famous Bauhaus student. Other than being an influential 20th century graphic designer, sculptor, architect, industrial designer, politician, teacher, silversmith, rector and the principal figure of Concretism, he also designed a watch befitting any designer’s wrist or the wrists of those who knows how to appreciate great designs—the Junghans Max Bill. I will not go into an in-depth review of this timepiece. You can find that elsewhere. We’ll discuss why choose Junghans Max Bill, especially if you’re a designer.
Alt-social media platforms are on the rise as Facebook, Twitter and more recently YouTube started censoring and demonetizing content. These social media platforms have become "anti-free speech" or at least unfriendly to speech coming from the right side of the political spectrum.
So to creators who are on alt-social media platforms like vid.me and gab.ai, here are some icons that you can use for your website. Just drag drop the images to your desktop. Enjoy!
VIDME SOCIAL ICONS
Icons for vidme. Square icons with sharp and rounded corners–max dimensions 300x300 px, png format. Vidme subscribe button–max dimensions 900x260px, png format.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro is a fantastic device. Hybrid devices like the Surface Pro is the future of portable computers. It’s well-built, well-thought of design, and it has great specs in a tiny package. Windows also improved a lot and works well on the Surface Pro. It’s an amazing device but I’m returning it.
Max Bill (1908 - 1994) is the most important artist of the 20th Century. He is an influential Swiss graphic designer, typographer, Bauhaus artist, sculptor, architect, industrial designer politician, teacher, silversmith, and the principal figure of Concrete Art (Concretism). He is also the rector and co-founder of the Ulm School of Arts and Crafts, where he was the head of the Architecture and Product Design Department in the 1950’s. He also served in the Swiss Parliament from 1967-1971. He died on 9th December 1994, he collapsed and died at age 85 in Berlin airport on his last task for as president of the Bauhaus archive.
Ok, that’s the TL; DR version. I suggest you click the button below and read more about this very, very interesting designer.
At least we know how durable DSLRs are, and that is probably one of the best reason to keep on owning one! NOT!
Aside from being a graphic designer, I'm also do photography on the side (hey gotta make money!). I’ve been “DSRL-less” since I got my Canon G15 in 2012. And for those who enrolled in my Udemy class, you know that my G15 is still in active service. Originally designed to have DSLR qualities in a pocketable format, the G15 easily became a photographers secondary camera (I use it as my main camera. Clients don’t even notice any difference, unless I show them the Canon G15).
Then in March 2014, the Canon EOS Rebel T5 came out. I held it. And that was the day I knew that the age of SLR cameras is slowly coming to an end. Fast forward to present day. I again encountered Canon’s Rebel T5…
F*ck it, I’m getting Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4! I have been using a late 2008 15” MacBook Pro for graphic design work. It’s still working but after almost a decade of service, it’s showing signs of aging. Sadly, what I’m seeing in Apple’s line is not really convincing. So I’m going back to Windows.
When I launched this website, someone asked me, “why don’t you write everything in lowercase you’re a great designer, right?” This is actually a very good question. To which I had a very good answer that is worth the tale.
To understand the significance of this lowercase question, we need to dig into 1900s Germany. Into the movement that first had the idea of what design is. Interested in a long story time? Read on! TL; DR be damned!
In October 2016 both Apple and Microsoft made their keynotes. Apple announced its long-awaited redesigned MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Microsoft unveiled the first of its kind Microsoft Surface Studio with Microsoft Dial a day ahead of Apple. Instant sadness. Microsoft stepped into the future, leaving Apple behind. I could imagine Steve Jobs churning in his grave.
I remember recommending a MacBook to my girlfriend when she wanted to buy a new laptop. She came from a Windows world, and she’s a bit apprehensive to transition to Mac. She has a lot of questions about the learning curve, the software, the OS, will her devices work on a Mac, and of course compatibility with the rest of the computing world. After Apple betrayed me with [according to them] a "radically different MacBook Pro", I mean who are they kidding!? I find myself with the same conundrum as my girlfriend, just the other way around.