TRIVIAL THINGIES

A collector for all the things that I have done pretty much since I first got involved with computers as a creative environment, which are not part of any bigger project. Just stuff that I made purely for my own amusement whenever the fancy took me. Not that everything else I have done hasn't been for my enjoyment as well, but I guess these are even more trivial - hence the title of the collector. Some are ongoing, others have been sitting around for decades and others are somewhere in-between.

THINGS DESIGNED BY COMPANION SPECIES

This project started out as part of a tutorial to show my graphic design students how to apply a visual identity to a wide range of products. From where it took on a life of its own... The inspiration comes from Donna Haraway's concept of "companion species" in which she discusses a very special relationship between household animals, cyborgs and humans. So, in this design system 3 imaginary entities who represent these 3 companion species come together to develop 3 separate visual identities all based on the same logotype.

Flipbooks: Many of my designer colleagues do not hold with them, but I love them. So, here they are, on the page that you can reach by clicking the image above.

And another thing that I like to do is prezzis - again, something that most of my colleagues do not have a lot of patience for. And, finally I try to make an effort with my conference presentations. All of that is on that page as well.

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