Posts Tagged ‘ Breakdown ’

Take A New Look At The Suicide Squad.



DC’s Suicide Squad has been a primary source of interest since 2015’s Comic-Con reveal.  A few days after the release of their character posters for the film, DC and the powers that be have revealed a new trailer, showing off tons of new footage, and a bit more of the story.  Lets start with the negative (simply because there isn’t much of it.)  The CG doesn’t seem complete, and could be better in certain shots, specifically in regards to El Diablo.  Thats really about it.  You get more well rounded view of all the characters, and their individual roles with the exception of the Joker.  It appears as if Joker isn’t the only advisory if he’s an advisory at all, and he gets a bit more screen time than the previous footage.  Both “Mr. J” and Harley Quinn steal the show, with Joker doing his famous laugh while laying amongst a kaleidoscope of knives, and Harley giving an amazing line about the voices in her head.  Check the trailer below.


How Famous Companies Got Their Names.

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The Palettes You Love.

I’ve stated many times on this blog that I spend a great deal of time with graphic designers.  Color ways, typefaces, mood boards, all that good stuff, it’s all part of my everyday life (weather I want it to be like that or not).  But because of that, I have a special appreciation for well thought out design.  I came across a site yesterday called ‘Design Seeds’, and on it, I saw the work of a woman named Jessica who (among other things) breaks down photos into their most prominent colors.  That’s the most basic way to describe it, but if you want a rundown on Jessica, just read below, and to see more of her work, just click right here.

My love (okay…passion) for color sprouted at a very young age. I played with color markers (my favorite colors of course) as action figures and loved melting Crayolas into different hue sculptures. We would go to the Detroit Auto Show every year, and I would cut up all the brochures and create my first mood boards by collaging the images to cover my bedroom door. Fast forward decades later… having worked as a car designer, shoe designer, color & material specialist and forecaster (hmm…could see that all coming from my earliest days)… my love of color was actualized through my biggest joy of life… my daughter’s name {Ruby Joy}.

Beginning in art school (and throughout my design career), I have journaled color palettes and inspiration. The earliest of my journals were compiled in a sketchbook with pantone chips and dymo label callouts…the design seed blog is a modern interpretation of my original journals.  It is my pleasure to share with you my journey and inspiration as I continuously track and forecast emerging colors and palette combinations.


Ludacris – Big Bada Boom.

Beef in Hip Hop is something that has been around since the beginning and will continue to be around until the end.  Essentially all beef boils down to, is not liking someone, which happens in the real world all the time.  You may have a gripe with a co-worker, a slight inclining of hatred for your brother in law, or a discontent with someone you did a favor for.  When it’s in Hip Hop, you have massive celebrities who are known all over the world sending messages that can be heard by millions, so things tend to be a bit more intense.  I personally have no idea why Ludacris went after Big Sean with his newest track ‘Bada Boom’, but it seems to have people talking. (I’ve also heard through the grapevine that Luda is also taking shots at Drake with this song, but I don’t see how).  Take a look and give some feedback on Luda’s video for ‘Bada Boom’.

”The Prediction”.

So while spending a day at home, getting over a bad fever, I was looking for some oddities, or something really crazy to put up, and after a few hours of searching, I found a good one.  This little diddy is called “The Prediction”, and it’s a hands on demonstration that is essentially meant to boggle the mind the first time you see it.  The entire demonstration is presented by Richard Wiseman. I’ll let you watch it first, then I’ll give you a bit of insight…

So let me start out by saying that the first time I saw this video, the prediction was incorrect.  I didn’t have my finger on the photo that he picked, but all of the other inclinations he had were correct.  I happen to be an avid puzzle solver, so after I watched it for the first time, my mind went to work… I haven’t figured out the secret just yet, but this is what I came up with.  There has to be a reason why he systematically eliminates certain tiles, and a better reason why he picks different numbers for you to move each turn.  This obviously has something to do with the trick, but whats even more clever… is that if you freeze the video at 1:07, there’s a flash frame of the smiley face that many people miss the first time they watch it.  Now I know at the end, there’s a 50/50 chance for him to get it right, but I’m very intrigued as to weather or not the flash frame has anything to do with peoples decisions on a subliminal level.