I finally got my letterpress print of the H. H. Richardson Complex matted and framed. Really like the way it turned out. Well worth the money for the print. Bridget and I have been looking for a nice print of this building for awhile. This one is perfect.
I’ve added 60 plates from Dante Alighieri’s Purgatory and Paradise to the Gustave Doré Illustrations Collection. Gustave Doré (1832-1883) was a French artist from the 19th-century.
We have a service here in the UB Libraries called Delivery+ that delivers books and other materials to the departments of faculty, staff and students (students can pick up their materials at the circulation desk). From a communication perspective I really wanted to make the patron aware that the UB Libraries got this material for them. I thought a sticker on the brown wrapped paper would do great for letting the patron know “We got this material for you”. The tagline was thought up by the Libraries Communication Officer, Kathleen Quinlivan. I really think these work. We ordered the stickers from Jakprints.com.
I recently finished a website for a project called the Empire Shared Collection. Libraries from multiple library sectors in Western New York have worked together to develop a regional collaborative “last copy” print repository – the Empire Shared Collection Repository (ESCR) – that provides continuing access to a shared collection of seldom-used serial-type materials. The design is a simple one page layout that is responsive. A logo was also done for this project.
The site is not currently live but can be viewed on the staging server.
Holiday Braodside I designed for the University at Buffalo Libraries Poetry Collection. The image is by J. J. Lankes. The interior features a poem, “Carpe Diem”, by Robert Frost.
So this is the 9th annual pub crawl we do every year. I did a quick design for the shirts I am printing.
A poster presentation I did for two Librarians here at the UB Libraries. Pretty happy with the way it turned out. Never really done a lot of design work with charts and data before, so this was a nice change. The poster is 30″ x 44″. We had it printed by the Visual Studies program (Big Archival Prints) at the University at Buffalo. They did a really nice job on the print, it looks awesome.
While I really like the new features in iOS7, I can’t stand some of the icons. My wife says it looks like a toy phone and I have to agree. The icons are too childish. The nasty green gradients really bug me. I found that in the Accessibility settings you can increase the contrast of the screen. They made the dock icons look a little better.
Go to: Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Increase Contrast
And turn it ON
Here is a screen shot of my home screen with before and after. It does make some of the icons look better in the dock. It looks like the backgrounds are just darkened. Which does seem to help.
Been spending the last month updating my landscaping at our new house in Williamsville. Cut down five tree and removed about 18 bushes from the front and backyard.
I need to take better pics, since these probably don’t do it justice.
I am working on an old library exhibit website that is from 2001, so of course it is filled with <font> tags and a <table> layout structure. I wanted a way to quickly remove all the old dated code so it would be easier to put into our new template. After searching though Google I found I could use a regular expression with find and replace to remove almost anything.
This expression will remove anything that has the “font” name in the brackets. Also used it for <table>, <tbody>, <tr>, <td>, and, <div> tags. This gave me just the <p>, <img>,
<blockquote> and a few other tags to work with.