Posted by Melinda Kiba inBlog, Prepresson Monday, January 14th, 2013 06:32 pm GMT +00:00
In late 2012, I was contacted to create a 2 color t-shirt design for “Wink’s Drive Thru” in Akron. The client provided a photograph of the car he wished to have as a full back imprint as well as a rough version of his logo that he wished to have cleaned up.
Posted by Melinda Kiba inArticles, Blogon Monday, January 14th, 2013 12:00 pm GMT +00:00
It is an undisbuted fact that the success of our modern civilization, was formed by the printed word. And the printed word, was shaped by Johannes Gutenberg’s development of movable type and the printing press.
The invention of movable type is the world’s most valuable and useful treasure. It allowed the mass production and distribution
Posted by Melinda Kiba inArt, Blogon Monday, November 5th, 2012 12:10 am GMT +00:00
Located on Bank Street in Akron, OH, the Akron Bomb Shelter houses an unbelievable collection of vintage furniture, dishware, clothing, figurines, records, movie posters, movies, board games, motorcycles and even old signage!
Last Sunday, my incredible boyfriend and talented photographer Ryan Whittaker and I took a random trip to the shelter to spend a rainy
Posted by Melinda Kiba inBlog, Photographyon Thursday, October 4th, 2012 04:21 pm GMT +00:00
Unique, inspiring and simply stunning are only a few of the words I’d choose to describe the Photography of Ryan Jacob.
Branching out from the typical portraiture head shots of the average photographer, he is best known for his “Portraiture in Motion” work. His portfolio also takes architecture, industrial and nature shots to a whole
Posted by Melinda Kiba inBlog, Literatureon Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 09:03 pm GMT +00:00
Who Is John Galt?
A repetitious question from Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged’, the character John Galt himself (not revealed until the last third of the book), is the main subject of the popular question. The answer to said question in it’s regular form, is simply, don’t ask questions that no one knows the answer
Narcissus so himself forsook, and died to kiss his shadow in the brook. – William Shakespeare
One of my favorite tales which originated from Greek mythology, “Narcissus” can be found in it’s classical form in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” book 3, which was completed in 8 A.D. This particular story still holds a great impact on
Posted by Melinda Kiba inBlog, Graphic Designon Thursday, March 8th, 2012 06:17 pm GMT +00:00
Let’s kick start Women’s Day with the first female Graphic Designer, Cipe Pineles! (pronounced SEE-pee pi-NELL-iss)
Born in Austria in 1908, Cipe’s design career began surrounded by all male designers carving her own name in an era where the profession had previously been dominated by men. Throughout the 30′s and 40′s, Cipe studied
Posted by Melinda Kiba inBlog, Graphic Designon Monday, March 5th, 2012 03:04 am GMT +00:00
Stefan Sagmeister’s book “Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far” is one such work that everyone should experience. To say that it’s simply a “book” isn’t quite accurate either, it’s more of a collection of smaller books, each with their own visual representations of his many design accomplishments mixed with
Titled, Cross Country Random Acts of Flowers , Andrea LaHue’s blog was a random find for me online but it quickly became an instant fixation. Andrea has left 150 magnificent and GIANT flowers in 48 states, painting on “for lease” buildings off of main streets wherever she wanders. Her use of color, light and
One of my favorite poems from “Through the Looking-Glass” (Lewis Carroll’s sequel to the popular “Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland”), “The Walrus and The Carpenter” poem was a childhood favorite of mine for it’s creative ingenuity, wit and overall foolery.
Since I recently purchased an older copy of this masterwork, I thought
Miniwanka is an imitative piece describing the various states of water. The text consists of words for water, rain, stream, river, fog and ocean, in the following North-American Indian languages: Dakota, Wappo, Crow, Chinook, Achumawi, Otchipwe, Salish, Natick, Klamath and Luiseno. It may be sung by a choir of S.A. or by a mixed chorus
Over the summer I was wandering around Downtown Akron taking photographs when I came to the door of “WhiteSpace Creative” (A local design and marketing firm, specializing in print and web advertising). My curiosity got the better of me and I began meandering the hallways. I soon found myself in front of the magnificent