When not thinking out loud about movies, music, and design here at The Dork Report, I’m a designer in real life. As part of a recent overhaul of my online portfolio, I’ve recently added a new series of case studies detailing the process and thinking behind a few personal projects. First up is a presentation of my entry for a design contest run by the blog Venus Febriculosa, to imagine an imaginary cover for Brian Eno’s 1978 album Music for Films.
Once upon a time, web designers & developers had it easy when it came to the venerable favicon. Our tiny .ico files served a much greater purpose than their meager 16×16 square pixels would suggest. These humble graphics allowed us to populate the status bars, tabs, and bookmarks of our visitors’ browsers with our emblems. They were a test of our ability to communicate our brands in a strictly limited number of pixels.