I like so much the recent experiments with HTML + CSS3 pure logos, great examples of creative use of :before and :after pseudo-elements and border, transform and gradients new properties.
But: for ‘real’ pages will you spent hours and hours to combine a lot of tags (semantics 404?) and a lot of selectors to just create something difficult to transform, scale and animate? This remembered me the guy that in 2004 jokes to build a page with only <small> or <big> tags.
To introduce my new experiment, I will begin from my memories like grannies or business managers with black long-sleeved mock turtleneck.
In late 2003/first months of 2004 I was exploring, among the other things, two new aspects of the web world:
(next slide- stock image with people angry with computers and smiling videomakers on fisheye)
– SVG: the Scalable Vector Graphics standard that deceived a lot of people for his potential alternative to Macromedia Flash, but was stopped from the lack of Microsoft native support until the born of Explorer 9. Here’s a simple file i made later for this blog for the first Mozilla native support, or here’s the paper of the tool i worked for as researcher, introduced at SVG Open 2005);
– videoblogs: a lot of expert or wannabe videomakers started to use the web to let their creation available to people as .mov files linked by thumbnails in Blogspot posts, extending the experience to the jungle of icons of your desktop where the files were downloaded.
(next slide- stock image of a dawn and smiling people playing ring-a-ring-a-roses [or better, rosellas])
From april 12th to april 14th, Milano will be invaded by the best industrial and graphic designers for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the largest decoration trade fair in the world supported by tons of events of different nature.
I’m lucky to be active with two projects: as art director of Essen | A taste magazine at at the Big Cake with thePantone big cake (april 15th); at the Appartamento Lago there will be, instead, “Mani in pasta”, the live cooking of Kim Neill’s colourful Pantone Cookies ® (16th and 17th).
After the jump, the dedicated flyer: continue reading…->
My musical project SE/EMM, with the track “ACPT”, is one the finalist of the national prize “Premio 2061 / The electronic italian music in 2061” for the best and futurist italian music:
The winners we’ll be announced the november 4th. Fingers crossed!
— Update november 4th: I lost! As Pierre de Coubertin used to say in these cases: “Fffffuck!” ;)