Memos from August 2011


ill-ocano” — An Adobe Illustrator Warmup

I’ve been doing some exper­i­men­ta­tion with Adobe Edge this past week since it’s pre­view release on Mon­day. I fig­ure to have a break, and do some exer­cis­es with Adobe Illus­tra­tor. Hence, the above: “ill-ocano”.

The Ilo­cano or Ilokano peo­ple are the third largest Fil­ipino eth­no­lin­guis­tic group. Aside from being referred to as Ilo­canos, from “i”-from, and “looc”-bay, they also refer to them­selves as Sam­toy, from the Ilo­cano phrase “sao mi ditoy”, mean­ing ‘our lan­guage here.’ The word “Ilo­cano” came from the word “Ilo­co” or “Ylo­co.“1

Yes, it looks like the spelling is off, but the expla­na­tion of why it is so and the exer­cise is right after the jump.

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  1. Source via Wikipedia []

Decontstructing The Expressive Web

Inter­est­ing inter­view of the breakdown/process poured into mak­ing Adobe and Big Spaceship’s lat­est project: The Expres­sive Web.

Adobe Prin­ci­pal Prod­uct Man­ag­er Mike Cham­bers sits down with Stephen Koch, Sr. Devel­op­er from dig­i­tal cre­ative agency Big Space­ship, to dis­cuss new design tools in HTML5 and CSS3 that can help you cre­ate expres­sive fea­tures in your web­pages’ UIs.

Here’s the video.

Rhythm Natives — “Make Up Your Mind” Music Video

Rhythm Natives pre­miered this music video at Lifeswell #7 last Thurs­day at Blu Mon­key in LA. For those not for­tu­nate enough to go, we can final­ly see it as its released online today.

So here it is, the Rhythm Natives’ lat­est music video for their lat­est sin­gle, “Make Up Your Mind”.

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