Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Contour Design Macbook Sleeve

contour design macbook sleeve is a very versatile carrying case for apple laptops.  Being able to be purchased to fit any sized laptop they make great safe transportation units.  The Contour cases come with a zipper pouch where the laptop charger, mouse, or any other equipment can be stored.  There is also a Contour Reversible out now that can be flipped inside out to reveal a second color that the case can be. 

Consisting of two layers of cushioning neoprene, the macbook sleeve wraps comfortably around the laptop on the inside while having a very convenient an easily accessible zippered pouch on the outside. the Contours outer pocket is comprised of the entire front creating a deep compartment. The pocket is perfect for keys, cell phones, wallets, or anything else that you may be carrying on you.  While the laptop is in the carrying case it will be protected from scratches and cracks as well as lower the chance of the laptop cracking or breaking if it is dropped.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Allen Iverson Braid Design

allen iverson braid design typically have what are called cornrows or braids but what sets his hair apart from just plain corn rows are the various patterns and braid designs that make up his personal hairstyles. The hairstyles can be considered pieces of artwork. To braid hair to look like Allen’s you must be real talented with a lot of skill. His braids are very popular due to the fact that he always changes the rows and artistic style of his hair.

Dionne Matthews is the woman who braids his hair. She even comes up with original names for the hair styles that she gives to Allen.  Creating these types of hairstyles is not easy and the process of doing the corn rows takes a good deal of time.  In order to achieve elaborate designs through corn rows the person must have a rather long head of hair.  Though the process of achieving stylish designs through cornrows takes quite a bit of time the finished product lasts for a couple of weeks.  

Monday, January 17, 2011

Scottish Thistle Tattoo Design

 The scottish thistle tattoo design is a distinctly Scottish emblem, it relates to the pride in being one of the people who descended from the Scots who emigrated around the world. The thistle is a symbol of pride, determination, tenacity and toughness in the face of great hardship and long odds
The plant on its own is not unlike a weed. 

The plant is very defensive in the fact that it has thorns and spikes covering the leafs as well as its flower.  The plant grows back stronger after being pulled if any of the root system is left in the ground. Another defensive aspect of the plant is how little water it needs.  The thistle is able to survive drought better than most other plants.  These defensive strengths make the plant very strong and hard to get rid of which is why it has been the symbol of the Scottish for so many years.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Design Racing Silks

design racing silks are the clothing that jockeys wear as they race.  The silks got their name from the fact that they were once entirely made out of silk.  Thought you can still get real silk racing clothes the more common occurrence is that of nylon or lycra.  The nylon and lycra breaths a little bit easier and allows for more comfort.  The colors and patterns that jockeys wear have to be registered in order to participate in races.  This allowed spectators to be able to tell jockeys apart as well as know who they are racing for.  So when it comes time to decide your uniforms design and color scheme it would be a good idea to check to see if your design has been registered already. 

When looking at high quality silks one should look to see if the shirt uses buttons or the more commonly used poppers.  The poppers will not fall off a shirt as easily as a button will.  It’s also a good idea to find a racing shirt that has longer shirt tails.  The tails allow for easier tucking of the shirt as well as keeping the shirt from becoming untucked while racing.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flight Design CTLS

flight design ctls has been certified to international airworthiness standards in the United States, Europe, China and India. The structure of the CTLS is over 90% carbon fiber and aramid providing superior protection in the form of what is called a “Safety Cell” for the pilot and passenger. In addition to the structural safety built into the CTLS, four-point safety harnesses and wing located fuel tanks are just a few safety features of this aircraft.

Every Flight Design delivered to the United States of America comes equipped with the BRS 1350 parachute system.  The airframe parachute is deployed with a handle located between the seats and provides an added measure of safety for pilot and passenger.

The large cabin of the CTLS has a width of 49″.  The ergonomic arrangement of the controls and instruments, plus the CTLS terrific visibility, makes long flights and learning to fly more relaxing and fun.

Thermoforming Hinge Design

Thermoforming is a term describing the process of producing plastic parts from a sheet of plastic under temperature and pressure. Thermoforming offers, tight specifications, and sharp detail. With advanced finishing techniques, high-technology thermoforming creates products that are on par with those formed by injection molding.  Thermoformed plastics surround us in our daily lives. They have replaced many parts previously manufactured from wood, paper, glass, and metal.
thermoforming hinge design is efficient and cost effective for the production of plastic parts for any size, shape, or quantity. Temporary tooling offers an inexpensive short-term test for design issues and product market acceptance.


The steps to successful thermoforming starts with heating a thermoplastic sheet to a temperature that softens it for molding purposes.  Sheets come in a wide range of thicknesses depending on the desired product.  Then you must stretch the sheet to conform to a custom mold.  Then it is cooled until it becomes rigid and maintains the desired shape.  You then trim the plastic parts to eliminate edges.  The next step is the fabrication to configure it in to its final shape.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jockey Silks Design

In early horse racing jockeys would wear the colors of the person that they were racing for.  The colors would be displayed on their uniforms which are called silks.  Called silks because the early variations were, in fact, silk, today most are actually nylon or lycra.  The colors and patterns that jockeys wear have to be registered  in order to participate in races.  This allowed spectators to be able to tell jockeys apart as well as know who they are racing for, this was before jockeys wore numbers.  While in their earliest iterations silks were merely different colors, today the designs can be quite intricate, ranging from geometric patterns to pictures and symbols.  

Over 28,000 sets of silks are registered with The Jockey Club.  Each of the 28,000 silks that are registered are unique.  Nobody is allowed to race in that color/pattern other then the person that has registered it.  Anyone that races in a registered color races for the owner of that color.  http://www.nzracingwear.co.nz/colour_design.htm is a great site available to look at different color schemes and jockey silks design.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ctts Milestone User Interface Design Solution

The goal of ctts milestone user interface design solution is to make the user's interaction as simple and efficient as possible.  The inputs and outputs of the system are the system.  Important decisions can be made depending on the outputs.  The ease and accessibility to putting in the inputs can make the process harder or easier.  Good design means that a system can be used efficiently and effectively. 

The system uses interface design dialog that will combine the inputs and outputs.  Some of the different outputs that can be used are transaction (external/turnaround), detail report (internal), summary report (internal), and exception report (internal).  Some of the inputs that may be used are source document, client/server screens (e.g., Windows), and web screens.  To make the process simple and smooth requires a simple interface that is not too complex to understand but not so simplistic that it is unable to accomplish what needs to be done.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Anastasia Congdon Rhode Island School Of Design

Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of art and design.   The college offers degrees in architecture, design, fine arts and art education. The college is located in Providence, Rhode Island, between Boston and New York.  Neighboring anastasia congdon rhode island school of design is Brown university.  While attending RISD students are able to take classes at both campuses working towards their degree.

At RISD students are encouraged to take on work with their peers as well as faculty to complete projects and class assignments.  Teachers and students work together to think outside the box and come up with solutions and ideas to better the things around them.  The art and sculptures that students create often get accepted into art galleries where their hard work can be admired by all.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lions Club International Logo

The lions club is an organization that is focused on helping out the communities around them.  It’s a nonprofit organization that is held up by the members themselves who believe that the world cannot survive without people helping each other.

The lions club international logo uses large bold seraph style font for its letters.  The focal point in the center of the logo is a large yellow L contrasted against a dark blue circle behind it.  To the left and right of the ( L ) are two lion’s heads facing opposite each other.  Their mouths are drawn open with the incisors being prominent.  At the top of the logo LIONS is spelled and on the bottom INTERNATIONAL; both adorned with the same blue color of the center circle.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Metacrawler Logo

metacrawler is a search engine of search engines.  It combines Bing, Google, Yahoo!, Ask.com and a few other search engines to create one big search.  metacrawler searches through this websites and finds the best answers to the query that are available.  metacrawler will then omit duplicate returns so that the search is as effective as possible. Metacrawler also allows the search of videos, news, images and even the white and yellow pages.

The metacrawler logo has a bold ‘meta’ in black print with the crawler being a faded out grey. The second line has a small red arrow that points to the words search the search engines!.  The color of the arrow appears throughout the webpage.  Underneath it says “including Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask. In the logo it gives the name of the company, the overall generality of what the search engine does, and then who specifically it searches with.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

HRBlock Logo


The creators of H&R Block are Henry and Richard Bloch.   They wished to put their name on the business but were worried that people would pronounce their names Blocht, so it became Block. The hrblock logo is very simplistic in design.  It consists of a large green square standing to the left with the words H&R Block in bold black font to the right.  The normal design of the logo reads left to right making the green block the first thing seen.   The logo is also more recognizable from a distance because of the green block.

An interesting fact about the logo is that it cannot be copyrighted; the symbol and letters are so simple that they do not meet copyrighting requirements.  Though not copyrighted, the logo still stands alone as a trademarked symbol of the company.  The green color of the block is meant to symbolize health or a healthy environment.   

Monday, January 3, 2011

long island ducks logo

The Long Island Ducks are a professional baseball team based in New York.  They play out of the baseball park that has recently been renamed Bethpage Ballpark having been changed from EAB Park.  This team does not play in the MLB. 
The long island ducks logo is a word mark; meaning that the stylized graphic is specifically created for and solely owned by the Long Island Ducks.  The logo itself consists of the colors black, green and orange and has a cartoon styled duck’s head which creates the shape of the D.  The letters following are filled in orange with a black shadow hanging down and to the right.  The letters are linked together in a cursive style with the ‘s’ looping through itself.  The logo that is placed on the hats is the same duck faced d that starts off the logo but is used as a stand alone symbol.