Oct 31

Creative Lead Oct 31

Top 10 stories this week from The Creative Lead

1. http://mashable.com/2012/10/27/apple-stolen-ideas/
2. http://www.diyphotography.net/a-creative-time-lapse-showing-the-cityscape-of-chicago
3. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-amazing-google-street-view-mashups/
4. http://allthingsd.com/20121024/baby-ipad-arrives-comic/
5. http://io9.com/5955072/probably-the-best-woman-transforms-into-giant-man+eating-snake-scene-youll-ever-see
6. http://mashable.com/2012/10/29/android-photos-world/
7. http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2012/10/comics-of-the-week-153/
8. http://colorburned.com/get-an-awesome-texture-pack-450-high-quality-textures/
9. http://designtaxi.com/news/354153/Japanese-Artist-Paints-Hyper-Realistic-Body-Modifications/
10. http://imprint.printmag.com/branding/a-hurricane-by-any-other-name/

Oct 21

Creative Lead Oct 21

Top 10 stories this week from The Creative Lead

http://blog.drawn.ca/post/33868046623
http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/how-to-design-a-brochure-123267
http://digital-photography-school.com/14-ways-to-significantly-improve-your-photography-today
http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/wp-themes/classic-photography/
http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com/how-to-protect-your-logo-ensure-it%e2%80%99s-really-yours/
http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/connie-zhous-images-inside-googles-massive-data-centers
http://acrisdesign.com/2012/10/30-ios-icons-from-dribbble/
http://io9.com/5953449/concept-art-writing-prompt-the-girl-who-was-a-giant-eyeball
http://mashable.com/2012/10/17/google-stormtrooper/
10 http://mashable.com/2012/10/20/big-cats-youtube/

Oct 08

New morguefile is upon us.

Last week we launched the new morguefile.com. Everything is running smooth (with a small exception of outgoing mail, an issue we are still working on). This version was built entirely on cakephp and hosted on Amazon Web Services. The previous site was last updated in 2007 and it was due for an overhaul. In fact the original code went as far back as 2001. (I orignally had the idea for morguefile in 1998).

This time when I sat down to envision what a new site would look like I had two goals in mind. First was to build the “minimal viable product”. What would morguefile look like if I wanted to find photos, or upload and share photos with designers. Add to that the interaction with the fun and amazing people of the morguefile community.

And two, besides what was the very minimum for finding free photos, was to make it more like a game for the photographers. We added likes, favorites and ranks as well as a the ability to follow users and view their activity within the activity log to create a social interaction. We also are increasing our own soical media presence on facebook and hopefully I can reintroduce guess the photo as a facebook game.

There was also a smaller third component that I see as a growing trend currently. News aggregation pioneered by startupus like flipboard. The new site has a news aggregator bolted onto the bottom of the homepage. Its not really part of a minimal viable product and there has been discusion should we even have it. It is a gamble and we’ll see if its worth having on morguefile or moving it to a separate site.

Aug 29

New Site!

Something big is coming, a new morguefile site coming right at you this Oct 1st, 2012. Stay tuned!

Aug 15

1,000,000,000,000 Frames/Second Photography -

Ramesh Raskar and his team set out to create a camera that could capture not just a bullet (traveling at 850 meters per second) but light itself (nearly 300 million meters per second).

Mehan's Kitchen -

A science librarian named Mehan with a food blog

Aug 14

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet -

Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project and redesigned the bike helmet.

Aug 13

Joe Kubert (1926-2012) -

Joe Kubert left a lasting legacy when he died this weekend at the age of 85.

Aug 08

Humans of New York -

HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City.

At The Olympics, Photographer Guides Lost Tourists In Exchange For A Portrait -

London Olympics, Brooklyn-based photographer Caroll Taveras capturing lost tourists.