CNET: Teen’s Google Doodle Highlights Importance of Having Support

CNET: Teen’s Google Doodle Highlights Importance of Having Support. “Sometimes, caring for yourself means recognizing that there are others in the world who are also there to help you. That realization is the cornerstone of a Doodle created by high schooler Sophie Araque-Liu. Google announced Tuesday that her Doodle, titled Not Alone, is the winner of the 2022 Doodle for Google competition, an annual contest open to school kids across the US.”

Nintendo Wire: Online exhibition lets you explore the world of Pokémon Trading Card Game illustrations

Nintendo Wire: Online exhibition lets you explore the world of Pokémon Trading Card Game illustrations. “The Pokémon Trading Card Game has been going strong for well over 20 years now and it’s showing no signs of stopping. The illustrations on each card play a large part in the game’s lasting appeal – whether you collect old favorites or seek out Full Art cards, there’s plenty to appreciate. Now a new website has opened up in partnership with Anique that lets you interactively explore the world of Pokémon Trading Card Game illustrations.”

Vermont Biz: National Digital Archive project absorbs Vermont music album art

Vermont Biz: National Digital Archive project absorbs Vermont music album art. “Vermont Business Magazine The ‘Green Mountain Digital Archive’ (VT-GMDA) is a collaborative statewide initiative to bring Vermont’s digital cultural content to a highly visible national platform, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Big Heavy World, with the generous expert support of staff at Middlebury College, recently channeled digital images of approximately 5,000 Vermont-made musical recordings into this national digital collection.”

Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation: IPLC Launches the Design Card Decks for Ideation and Exploration Web Archive

Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation: IPLC Launches the Design Card Decks for Ideation and Exploration Web Archive. “The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of the Design Card Decks for Ideation and Exploration Web Archive, curated by librarians at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University. Card decks are used in design fields as a game-based methodology for ideation and stakeholder participatory collaboration.”

It’s Nice That: A new identity makes language learning a safe, friendly experience for Ukrainian children

It’s Nice That: A new identity makes language learning a safe, friendly experience for Ukrainian children. “Language Supp Ukraina is an initiative of free online language platforms; it supports children from refugee families who have fled Ukraine in learning a new language and, in this instance, with Polish lessons, to help aid in the transition to a new country.”

Creative Boom: Anthony Burrill launches his graphic ephemera archive to inspire the design community

Creative Boom: Anthony Burrill launches his graphic ephemera archive to inspire the design community. “Anthony Burrill has launched an online archive this week featuring the graphic ephemera that inspires his process and work, making them available for anyone to download. Full of inspiring print, graphic design, typography and other pieces, it’s a treasure trove for any discerning designer.”

University of East Anglia: Rare Volumes Provide Contemporary Design Inspiration

University of East Anglia: Rare Volumes Provide Contemporary Design Inspiration. “What kind of image do the words ‘rare books’ conjure up? Probably a man turning pages with white gloves in an atmosphere that’s reverent, hushed, and a bit stuffy. The Unlocking the Archive project, led by Dr Tom Roebuck and Dr Sophie Butler from UEA’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, has been about challenging that perception.”

Poz: Viewing the History of HIV Through AIDS Posters

Poz: Viewing the History of HIV Through AIDS Posters . “Three recent art exhibitions emphasize the pivotal role played by HIV and AIDS posters since the virus emerged in the early ’80s. Donald Albrecht drew from the poster collection of the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation to curate Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster, which was presented at the University’s Memorial Art Gallery. Andy Campbell worked with the ONE Archives and ONE Archives Foundation to curate Days of Rage, a multimedia online exhibition featuring activists and designers discussing their work. Theodore (ted) Kerr organized the online exhibition AIDS, Posters & Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic for the National Library of Medicine (NLM).”

It’s Nice That: Posterwar supports Ukraine with a downloadable archive of 80 posters and counting

It’s Nice That: Posterwar supports Ukraine with a downloadable archive of 80 posters and counting. “As it stands today (21 June), the Posterwar archive features 82 posters from countries across the world – Sreenihal [Pouka] counts submissions from: Ukraine, Italy, Finland, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Bulgaria, India, Brazil, Colombia, Iceland, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and the US. But this extensive selection looks likely to expand quickly, with the campaign also allowing visitors to submit their artwork directly to the site (after downloading the correct templates). What’s more, Posterwar lets anyone download their preferred poster – or posters – to publicly display their support of Ukraine, either online or in person.”

Boing Boing: AI tries to generate chain restaurant signs with hilarious results

Boing Boing: AI tries to generate chain restaurant signs with hilarious results. “Janelle Shane is an AI researcher and the author of You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place. In one of her more recent AI experiments, she tasked the Dall-e neural network with trying to generate corporate restaurant logos with some … interesting results.”

Make Tech Easier: 8 Tools for Designing Amazing Social Media Graphics

Make Tech Easier: 8 Tools for Designing Amazing Social Media Graphics. “Social media has become a key part of the marketing strategy for most companies and influencers. However, not everyone has the graphic design chops to make amazing social media graphics on their own. Luckily, there are several great online tools that can help you design graphics for your social media accounts, and many of these tools offer free versions.”