Animator, illustrator and designer from Melbourne, Australia
Install Theme
streeter:

1997
"Could I get all the graphic designers in the conference room, please? First of all, welcome to a little company we’re calling GoDaddy.com. What we do here is sell people domain names over the world wide web. What’s that? Why didn’t we choose a name like ‘DomainName.com’ or ‘Domain.com’ or ‘Website.com’ or ‘any other name because it’s 1997 and all of them are available?’ Good question. Well number one, you’re fired. And number two, because none of those names convey what we’re all about here: cool-i-tude. That’s a new word I just made up - actually, Trish, can you register ‘coolitude.com’ for me? Thanks. Now, on to something more important. Let’s talk about a logo. We want something that represents cool-i-tude. Maybe a guy? Think coffeehouses, which, this being 1997, are very popular at the moment. But the people there don’t serve coffee. They serve Java. That’s what they call it because they’re cool. Think of a guy who would know the Spin Doctors. Personally. What’s that? Does he wear sunglasses? Uhh no. He wears shades, daddy-o. Maybe he’s hot, too. Hot from all the cool ideas in his head. What kind of style should we draw him in? Hmmm, good question. Maybe ‘Shitty Keith Haring?’ OOH, wait, I’ve got it! You guys know Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica? Yeah, the one that shows the aftermath of a German Luftwaffe bombing during the Spanish Civil War with all the distorted faces of humans and animals crying out in pain. OK, so imagine if Picasso had also painted one of the German pilots. He’d be pretty happy, right? A job well done, right? He’s flying his Messerschmidt back to base with a little smirk on his face because even though war might be hell, at least he did a good job today. They might even give him a star or somethin-OOH, he should just have a star on him, too, right? Yeah, why not, right? Cool-i-tude. OK, I think that’s enough to get you all started. Come by when you have a logo ready to present. I’ll be working with our web developers in an attempt to create the most confusing checkout process imaginable.” 

streeter:

1997

"Could I get all the graphic designers in the conference room, please? First of all, welcome to a little company we’re calling GoDaddy.com. What we do here is sell people domain names over the world wide web. What’s that? Why didn’t we choose a name like ‘DomainName.com’ or ‘Domain.com’ or ‘Website.com’ or ‘any other name because it’s 1997 and all of them are available?’ Good question. Well number one, you’re fired. And number two, because none of those names convey what we’re all about here: cool-i-tude. That’s a new word I just made up - actually, Trish, can you register ‘coolitude.com’ for me? Thanks. Now, on to something more important. Let’s talk about a logo. We want something that represents cool-i-tude. Maybe a guy? Think coffeehouses, which, this being 1997, are very popular at the moment. But the people there don’t serve coffee. They serve Java. That’s what they call it because they’re cool. Think of a guy who would know the Spin Doctors. Personally. What’s that? Does he wear sunglasses? Uhh no. He wears shades, daddy-o. Maybe he’s hot, too. Hot from all the cool ideas in his head. What kind of style should we draw him in? Hmmm, good question. Maybe ‘Shitty Keith Haring?’ OOH, wait, I’ve got it! You guys know Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica? Yeah, the one that shows the aftermath of a German Luftwaffe bombing during the Spanish Civil War with all the distorted faces of humans and animals crying out in pain. OK, so imagine if Picasso had also painted one of the German pilots. He’d be pretty happy, right? A job well done, right? He’s flying his Messerschmidt back to base with a little smirk on his face because even though war might be hell, at least he did a good job today. They might even give him a star or somethin-OOH, he should just have a star on him, too, right? Yeah, why not, right? Cool-i-tude. OK, I think that’s enough to get you all started. Come by when you have a logo ready to present. I’ll be working with our web developers in an attempt to create the most confusing checkout process imaginable.” 

prostheticknowledge:

The Pixel Painter

Meet Hal Lasko, 97 year old retired graphic designer, who spends his days making art on MS Paint. Pixelites … prepare to have your heart’s melt … video embedded below:

Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.

Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.

Hal also has a website where you can see more of his works, which you can find here

Reblogging this today as today would have been his 99th birthday (he sadly died in July the 6th this year). He even had a Tumblr blog, hallasko.

RIP Hal Lasko

wildhogs2:

im sorry your mom got bit by a bird and now shes dead

They’re whirly birds, dad.

(via good-enough-for-a-poke)

thebonnie asked: And that's fools gold. That is not for sale.

good-enough-for-a-poke:

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no-complaints:

bastardblaster:

COME RUN MY FUCKING MALL

AAAAAANYONE CAN MAKE A BILLION

no-complaints:

bastardblaster:

COME RUN MY FUCKING MALL

AAAAAANYONE CAN MAKE A BILLION

(Source: sinkanthonysink, via good-enough-for-a-poke)

ratmeela asked: I had a dream that I found the word "onocoolo" written in wet cement in the sidewalk by my house and I kept trying to take a picture but the lighting was juuuust terrrrible and it wouldn't show up.

That was not a dream! Also this is a really great ask. Thankyou so much xx

Anonymous asked: stars can be fun! people say dohnna you get so wrapped up in the physics of it don't you have any fun?

good-enough-for-a-poke:

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zerowiseman asked: WHEN ARE YOU GONNA GET A REAL JOB

good-enough-for-a-poke:

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  • person: so where did you learn html?
  • me: not.... neopets...
I brought the palm tree from the kitchen into my room and it’s very nice.

I brought the palm tree from the kitchen into my room and it’s very nice.

vidjamation:

In the absence of the cruel and curmudgeonly student, chairs will dance happily to the dulcet tones of Rita Pavone.

This is really great!

Today I eated three big macs for lunch

Washing, phone, laptop, tablet

Washing, phone, laptop, tablet