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the tumblr of an art director trying to be too clever with his blog title.
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How to: make a perfect tumblr layout & blog

haikaraa:

1. Pick one of the free options. Don’t worry, despite the original option looking perfectly clean (you know, BORING) you can still edit your layout!

2. Go stroll around in pixiv and take the first picture you see you see, preferrably in the smallest size, full of colours, no loop, so that the picture repeats in the background like bunch of boy band posters you have on your wall. You know, now the background is perfectly you, you picked the picture yourself! Also, don’t bother to link back to the artist, like that picture took them more than a minute to make anyway. Also, plus for adding tons of different unrelated gifs on the sidebar. It’s not like on your picture blog you could actually just post them. Anyone would rather have them repeat and repeat and blink and blink some more until their eyes will shut down. They are just not cool enough to handle the awesomeness.

3. If the colours are too matching or don’t fit your new amazing wallpaper, change them! Be sure to use colours like hot pink or bright yellow and orange, with lime green, and mix these together for most interesting results. It’s not like you will have to look at your own layout, since you have your dash (and like you wouldn’t know what you posted yourself, d’oh), surely your visitors have developed eyes that can handle all the colours of rainbow. Also, little seizure is nothing, blindness too.

4. Choose a new font! Verdana was far too easy to read, and your visitors appreciate challenge, especially if you write a lot! Also, I’ve heard comic sans is awfully popular, and gives the most comical feel! He hee. Grammar is for losers too.

5. Since your music taste is the best, you shouldn’t take into account that some would rather listen their own music. So, pick your most favourite Bieber track and put it on the background to play, on repeat too. Make sure you take away the option to shut the music off, since your music is 12325253 times more important than what your visitor was listening, despite them going trough the life works of Mozart.

6. Hide your ‘next page’ link, or make sure you put on infinite scrolling! Since surely someone will have the patience to wonder where the hell they left off, or where to find the next page. Making things easily accessible for your visitor is so last season. Which brings us to our next point.

7. Once your blog is set up and perfectly blinking and blinding, make sure that every tag has nothing to do with anything! Because you’d rather make people crawl through your every post than let them easily pick out the ones they want to see, or do not want to see. Also make sure NOT TO include spoiler warning tags.

8. Your blog is now  p e r f e c t! Make sure to advertise it to everyone, and start spamming everyone’s ask box with links to your blog or repost every picture that has ever existed from every fandom possible (like the same Pottermore pictures we’ve seen 134241234 times), so people know you are too good to reblog things.

Over and out.

Note: I am not perfectly guiltless of these points, and I am not trying to offend anyone. I picked out repetitive things that annoy me a lot. Also, there is nothing wrong taking one of the default layouts, it’s only the starting point of the tutorial. Be sure to tell me if I missed things that annoy you, when visiting someone else’s blog.

Huh. Sounds about right. Make sure you got that music at full volume too.

Banned from Cannes - Cannes 2011 - Creativity Online

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Brazilian Creatives Banned from 2012 Competition for Fake KIA Ads

To follow up on that post I previously made on the pedo-themed Kia ad, a first has been had in Cannes history with the individual creatives being banned from entering future work. Oh, and it’s not for the content of the ad.

Why, then you might ask?

Well, turns out since Kia publicly denied ever having approved or run that disturbing ad, the Moma Propaganda (the agency responsible) commited a big no-no. Read more at the link.

thedailywhat:

End Of An Era of the Day: After 40 years in business, Borders announced today that it will be closing all remaining stores and laying off 11,000 employees.
“We were all working hard towards a different outcome,” Borders Group President Mike Edwards said in a statement, “but the headwinds we have been facing for quite some time, including the rapidly changing book industry, e-reader revolution, and turbulent economy, have brought us to where we are now.”
Borders had hoped to be saved from shuttering by a last minute bid, but the deal fell apart with no one else stepping up to buy the troubled book and music retailer.
[annarbor / wsj / photo: michelelee.]

Whoa.

thedailywhat:

End Of An Era of the Day: After 40 years in business, Borders announced today that it will be closing all remaining stores and laying off 11,000 employees.

“We were all working hard towards a different outcome,” Borders Group President Mike Edwards said in a statement, “but the headwinds we have been facing for quite some time, including the rapidly changing book industry, e-reader revolution, and turbulent economy, have brought us to where we are now.”

Borders had hoped to be saved from shuttering by a last minute bid, but the deal fell apart with no one else stepping up to buy the troubled book and music retailer.

[annarbor / wsj / photo: michelelee.]

Whoa.

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I'm a designer/art director/geek that likes to make things on (and off) the internet. I'm black, live in the DFW metroplex, work at an ad agency, and drink alone in the dark on week nights. While being black, I write this blog as a creative outlet.

My work has been featured multiple times by Tumblr, published in NET Magazine, Communication Arts, Adweek, The Webbys, HOW Design, W3 Awards, Web Designer Magazine, Under Consideration, Awwwards, Web Design Ledger, Web Designer Depot, Designworklife, Speckyboy, my mom's Facebook Timeline, and a variety of other publications.

I am currently unmarried, live alone, have no pets, and believe in the Oxford comma. I like eating tacos as well. Pants optional.