Monday, December 31, 2007

Apple iPhone + Subway Map

As you know you can take advantage of the iPhone's thumbnail system for your photos but what you need to know is that, you can do the same with your city's subway map! Basically this map includes few sliced images from the actual subway map in such a way that you can pan across the map with the forward and back buttons. Subway maps usually are available as a PDF file but navigating the few hundred kilo bytes PDF file on the iPhone is very slow yet (beside the connection!). Also some of the disadvantages by using these kind of maps is that sometimes they have so many details and a little bit complicated! And if you have low res images you can’t really use the map (distorted and pixilated images).

I just collected couple of links from different websites! You can download these packages below and upload the images to your iPhone and use them the same way you browse your pictures.


Other Option

Filemarks let you store high res images, text files, and PDFs on an iPhone! There aren’t any good ways to do this with the built in Apple tools - you can use iPhoto to copy images, but they’ll be scaled down and become unreadable. If you want to read a pdf on your phone, you have to either email it to yourself or browse to it in Safari. Filemarks store your file’s data inside a bookmark. When you want to view your file, you open the bookmark in Safari on the iPhone and you can view it, whether your phone is online or offline.

Basically Filemarks let you store much higher quality images than the built in photo application. Check it out,

Thank you

Friday, December 28, 2007

Microsoft Office User Interface Demo

Try out the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface with this interactive demo. In this demo you'll use the Ribbon, Contextual Tabs, Galleries, and Live Preview to quickly and easily get professional results in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. You’ll also see side-by-side comparisons with previous versions of the applications that shows how much easier it is to get things done with the Office Fluent user interface.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Alexander Shundi

14 x 20 inches
Color pencils on paper

Alexander Shundi was my professor at NYIT. I really enjoyed his lectures and I have to say he is one of the best! He was born in Correggio (Reggio Emilia), Italy on May 19, 1944. Lived in Parma, Italy until 1957, when his family moved to the United States. Alex lives and works in a converted 1850's church with his wife Elizabeth Hill, also a painter, and has two children, Aramis, and Siena.

Bar Italia
60 x 42 inches
Oil on canvas

Alexander Shundi's works are in many public and private collections in the United States and abroad. He has been the subject of many articles in news papers and magazines including: Art News, Art in America, Arte Moderna, Hartford Magazine, Duchess County Magazine, The New York Times, Il Redentore, The Boston Globe, The Bridgeport Post, Apotheosis, The New Haven Register, South West Magazine, Ridgefield Times, Pasatiempo, Westport Bulletin, The Lakeville Journal, Harlem Valley Times, Waterbury Republican, Miami Herald, Litchfield County Times, Nimrod International Journal, The Country and Abroad Magazine, Millerton News, and La Gazzetta di Parma. Alex spent seven summers racing “off the road” vehicles in international rallies throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has traveled for twenty years exploring the American Southwest, with particular focus on both ancient and current Pueblo culture, art, and mythology.

Four Circles of Transcendence, Home
60 x 48 inches
Oil on Canvas

Visit his website:

Sunday, December 23, 2007

New York Skyline Collage

New York Skyline Collage
20 by 30 Inchs
Fall 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

Compiz Fusion GIT

Wise Quote

A clever person solves a problem. 

A wise person avoids it.

Monday, October 22, 2007


Branding is always a hot topic anytime you have strategic and creative people together thinking about how to provide a product or service. This presentation makes some good points including the fact that your customers, not you, often decide what your brand is. See slides 13-18. And principles that apply to retail packaging (slides 100-103) also apply in many other mediums...the Web for example.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Subway Ad

Bramson ORT College Subway Ad

Fall 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Chinese Postcards

Our Postcards in Chinese

What do you think?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Coroflot Design Salary Survey

Global Aesthetic-Practice Estimate 2979 respondents from 64 countries reporting $158,480,126 in wages earned in the fields of Design Management, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interactive Design / Web Design, Interior Design and for the first time, Architecture and Fashion Design...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tip: Styling Photoshop Type

Most word processing and page layout software have the ability to create style sheets, that is, a digital recipe of text formatting which can be applied throughout a document to both save time and create consistency. Did you know you can do the same in Photoshop?

First, create the desired text using the Type Tool. While the Type Tool is still selected click on the little triangle next to the tool's icon at the top-left of the Options bar to view the tool preset. Select "Current Tool Only" and click the tiny arrow on the top-right and choose New Tool Preset. Give it a name and POOF! You'll see it appear as a new preset in the list.

The next time you want to use that style, just grab the Type Tool then choose your style name from the preset menu in the Options bar and you're good to go. You can create as many styles as you want.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Microsoft Silverlight

Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform free plug-in for delivering the next generation of Microsoft .NET–based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Apple iMac Ad

After I saw Apple new iMac ad, I thought why the Mighty Mouse is on the right side? Usually it's on the left side, right? What Apple designers were thinking? After a while I realized why? Tell me which of these two pictures look better to you or let’s say which one is basically more obvious and usable for a 30 seconds ad!

However I would have done it like this. Everything is clear!

No offense, just a idea! Apple has the best designers in the world.

What do you think about my idea?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Historical Moments

Image of very embarassing moment for Apple Mac OS X and painful for me. Well I lost few unsaved documents. Anyway! Who said Mac doesn't crashes!

But at least looks lot better than when Windows crashes! Right!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Bramson ORT College Ad Campaign







Bus Shelter

Our Fall 2007 Ad Campaign

Look for them around you...

New York City Only!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Neue Helvetica

"Helvetica is the most popular font in existence"
Guardian Unlimited

A redrawn version of Helvetica with more structurally unified set of weights and widths. Helvetica grew in popularity throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and more versions of the family were introduced. This led to vast confusion: the same weight is often referred to by two different names, design features often vary from one face to another, and so on. In the early 1980s (1983 to be exact), Linotype remedied this situation by redrawing the entire Helvetica family. Differences in alignment were corrected, subtle features were made consistent from one face to another, and all the weights and widths were designed to work together as one family. This new drawing is called Neue Helvetica (German for New Helvetica), and incorporates an easy-to-use numbering system to identify various styles and weights. The weight and width program of Helvetica Neue is similar to that of the Univers typeface designed by Adrian Frutiger.

Designers: Max Miedinger and Linotype Staff

Year: 1983

Copyright: Linotype

Publisher: Adobe Systems Inc.

Part of a family that offers an exceptionally wide range of weights and/or styles. Included with Apple's Mac OS X operating system.

Influenced by: Helvetica (1957)

Similar fonts:

Nimbus Sans
Swiss 721
CG Triumvirate


Price: $149.00 USD

Monotype's Arial, designed in 1982, while different from Helvetica in some few details, has identical character widths, and is indistinguishable by most non-specialists. The capital letters C, G, and R, as well as the lowercase letters a, e, r, and t, are useful for quickly distinguishing Arial and Helvetica. Differences include:

  • Helvetica's strokes are typically cut either horizontally or vertically. This is especially visible in the t, r, and C. Arial employs slanted stroke cuts.

  • Helvetica's G has a well-defined spur; Arial does not.

  • The tails of the R glyphs and the a glyphs are different.

In 2007, Helvetica's 50th birthday, Microsoft replaced Arial as the default in Microsoft Office applications with a new sans-serif design Calibri by Luc(as) de Groot.


External Links:


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Thursday, July 26, 2007

570 Lexington Avenue

570 Lexington Avenue

(formerly the GE Building and originally the RCA Building)

(S. E. corner at 51st Street)

Developer: The RCA Victor Company

Architect: Cross & Cross

Erected: 1931

The General Electric Building is a historic 50-floor skyscraper in Midtown New York City, United States, at 570 Lexington Avenue (southwest corner of Lexington and 51st Street). Originally known as the "RCA Victor Building" when designed by Cross and Cross in 1931, and sometimes known by its address to avoid confusion with the later GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Center.

It backs up to the low Byzantine dome of St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue and shares the same salmon brick color. But from Lexington, the building is an insistently tall 50-foot stylized Gothic tower with its own identity, a classic Art Deco visual statement of suggested power through simplification. The base contains elaborate, generous masonry, architectural figural sculpture, and at on the corner above the main entrance, a conspicuous corner clock with the curvy GE logo and a pair of silver disembodied forearms. The crown of the building is a dynamic-looking burst of Gothic tracery, which is supposed to represent radio waves, and is lit from within at night.


More Pictures...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Just forget it!

Hey, when your a man, the world is your toilet...

Sunday, July 22, 2007


The PageRank of a website is determined largely by the importance, or popularity, of the site based on the PageRank of the sites linking back to it. You must take advantage of quality backlinks to increase the PageRank of your site. More...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Adobe MAX Awards

The annual Adobe MAX Awards program showcases some of the most innovative projects built with Adobe technology over the past year. The program recognizes the groundbreaking work of leading business innovators, creative professionals, and developers from around the world using a broad spectrum of Adobe technology, from consumer software to enterprise solutions.

The top two finalists in each of seven categories will be invited to showcase their work at MAX 2007 in Chicago, Illinois, October 1-3. Winners will be announced live at the conference, and one finalist will be selected by attendees to receive the coveted People's Choice Award. Entrants are also eligible for additional Special Recognition Awards.