It’s nice to see these developments drawing a favorable response:
“By far my favorite thing announced at I/O today…” — John Gruber
“Google’s transition from a company that used to think about design the same way as it thought about human resources—as a cost of doing business—to a company that prioritizes design is remarkable, at least insofar as its products look and feel and work so much better today than they used to.” — Khoi Vinh
This transition will take us plenty of work, and it will be worth it. [YouTube]
Photoshop has become a symbol of our society’s unobtainable standards for beauty. My project, Before & After, examines how these standards vary across cultures on a global level. […]
With a cost ranging from five to thirty dollars, and the hope that each designer will pull from their personal and cultural constructs of beauty to enhance my unaltered image, all I request is that they ‘make me beautiful’.
Below is a selection from the resulting images thus far. They are intriguing and insightful in their own right; each one is a reflection of both the personal and cultural concepts of beauty that pertain to their creator.
My team has built a fun little feature: Add a hashtag to your photo (e.g. #PaintUSA), share it on Google+, and we’ll automatically apply the country flag of your choice. My colleague Alex Powell (who recently joined us from Dreamworks) did this work and writes,
Take a photo of yourself and up to 5 friends who’d like their faces painted
Share it on Google+ with the hashtag #PaintUSA or any other country in the knockout round (list of hashtags)
After a few minutes check back in your stream. The faces will be painted with the country flag of your choice
If this doesn’t get you ready to take on the day… what could?
You’re about to face your greatest battle be it your nemesis/space aliens or just life in general. What do you do? You need to GEAR UP. Check out this awesome supercut of all finest ‘gearing up’ scenes from movie land.