links for 2010-09-27

  • In my grouchier moments (one of which I am having right now), I am considering a public relations campaign to make fun of people who can't do simple math and shame them into either acquiring some fundamental skills or staying quiet and not bothering the rest of us with their ignorance. I've devoted a significant part of my career to education: working with K-12 teachers, teaching at a university, developing programs for the public.  I'm beginning to wonder whether we are not all just wasting our time and we would do much better to focus on developing an elite cadre of high-powered science literate researchers who will discover wondrous things and save us all from ourselves.  Of course, that won't work because the people who know the science will be prevented from fulfilling this task by the science-ignorant who comprise the public, as well as the executive and legislative branches of the government.
  • When it comes to logo design a lot of designers find it difficult to combine a lot of ideas in a small icon, if the logo have a symbol, or to make a unique typeface that tells you all you need to know about the business it represents. And the truth is that logo design is not easy. Here at ProDesignMedia I try to make designers’ life easier. This time I want to help the logo designers. A tip can save you a lot of time and efforts. It’s easier to hear a tip from someone than to say the tip. To say a tip you must make mistakes; you must try what is good and what is not. The model is the same in logo design. In this article you will find 15 tips which will help you to design logos the right way.
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