As millions of people are playing with AI-powered image-generation tools like DALL-E and Midjourney, new works of art are generated by the billions. Many of them are curiosities, some of them are legitimately incredible works of art that I wouldn’t hesitate to stick on my wall. read more…Copyright law is going to get real interesting, y’all — TechCrunch
Tom Wright, whose wide career embraced photography of many rock greats and time spent as a tour manager for The Who and other major acts, has died. He was 78 and details on where and the cause were not immediately available…Tom Wright Dies: Rock Photographer, Tour Manager And Confidant Of Stars Was 78 — Deadline
The colorful convertible will be auctioned for charity in early 2023, and proceeds will be donated to blood cancer research.Bentley Honors Late Sports Reporter Craig Sager’s Sartorial Splendor With a Custom Floral Continental GT — Robb Report
Until quite late in the process of crafting “The Last Movie Stars” — a six-hour deep dive into the on- and off-screen lives of Hollywood golden couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, now streaming on HBO Max — director Ethan Hawke resisted the notion that he was making a TV series.Ethan Hawke Explains Why His Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward Doc Became a Six-Hour Affair — Variety
Jack White has always been a bifurcated kind of guy. That was evident right from the name of his very famous first band: Announcing you’re a stripe may be one strong indicator of a two-tone sensibility…Jack White on His New Twin Albums, Spurring the Modern Vinyl Revolution and That Onstage Wedding — Variety
The car competed in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans wearing its gorgeous “Lucybelle III” livery.This Beautifully Restored 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Could Sell for $5.5 Million at Auction in Pebble Beach Next Month — Robb Report
The fully restored open-top racer even has a numbers-matching inline-four engine.This Ultra-Rare 1957 Ferrari Race Car Could Fetch up to $10 Million Auction Next Month — Robb Report
‘Ganesha’ took prizes for both its class and in the race overall.Meet the 150-Foot Sailing Yacht That Just Won the Superyacht Cup Palma — Robb Report
One of the innovators of using “Figure Ground Reversal” design in branding and advertising worth mentioning is Walter Joseph Landor (1913 – 1995), who founded San Francisco-based Landor Associates in 1941.
Walter Landor is considered to be the “inventor” of modern branding strategy, and designed hundreds of famous logos. Some logos created by his firm used Figure Ground Reversal-inspired techniques including FEDEX, Apple and Bank of America. It was one of Walter Landor’s employees, Lindon Leader who created the legendary FedEx logo in 1994 while working as Landor Associates’ senior design director.
Walter Landor himself redesigned the then fifty-year old and very stale Bank of America branding and logo in 1969. The bank’s new logo icon introduced in 1969, the “BA” initials used Figure Ground Reversal, which upon closer examination, reveals a hidden seagull.
I worked part-time in the marketing department at Bank of America in the late 1970s while a student at the University of Southern California’s School of Business, and was very involved and learned many lessons while helping create many advertising and promotional campaigns using the logo and branding strategies created by Landor.
Bank of America’s seagull logo, as insiders called it, lasted thirty years until 1998, when Bank of America was purchased by Charlotte-based NationsBank, which adopted the Bank of America name with a new branding and logo for its network of NationsBank branches.
Apple Music has revealed its top tracks and trends of the year so far with their mid-year report highlighting powerful and outlasting music trends and songs. Those with top songs include Future, Harry Styles, Jack Harlow, Glass Animals, Bad Bunny and Gayle…Harry Styles, Jack Harlow, Future Lead Apple Music’s 2022 Top Tracks and Trends Report — Variety