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New Jack in the Box Logo

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New Jack in the Box Logo

New Jack in the Box Logo

Looks like we are getting closer to what the movie Back to the Future was invision the future like.  The new logo of Jack-in-the-Box is 1 part script, 1 part tech.  What do you guys think of the rebranding of this great food chain?

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RANT: Why Do People Still Use MySpace?

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Can someone answer that for me?  As a Web Designer by day, it is my job to create web sites and ads that look good.  Websites and ads that have an artistic direction while pushing a point forward.

But why in the heck would ANYONE give just ANY Joe the power to *pretend* they have skill in this art? Flash music players playing audio on top of flash video players playing videos. Background animated gifs. Backgrounds with the same color as the main text color. Confusing layouts! STUPID MOUSE CURSOR FOLLOWERS!

AHHHH!! This is why I call MySpace the SH*T hole of the internet and why I love Facebook. Facebook gives people what they want from a social networking site and NEVER gives anyone but REAL designers/developers a way to design and code things in the site.

Ok, I’m done ranting. What are you thoughts on MySpace today?

Re-launch of VillainTech.com

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We have upgraded VillainTech’s look today from the old dusty gray layout. We feel that color is important and now you’ll be seeing a lot of green since we don’t get enough of it….lol

This is the reason for a lack of posting on the site in recent weeks. We wanted to focus and ensure a great user experience with as little hiccups as possible. Anyhow, some key points this new design includes a prominent and full color masthead, easier navigation, and a more intuitive method for searching past archives. Read On

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Comments Off on Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation

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Eric Schlosser’s non-fiction book Fast Food Nation is a dense but fascinating (and nightmare inducing) read, an in-depth dissection of the many elements that feed and influence the fast food machine in the U.S. I have to confess I couldn’t get all the way through it – about half way through the chapter concerning how the companies prioritize profit over the safety and welfare of their teenage employees, I threw it across the room in horror.

The roots of the industry as we know it today are so deep, so entrenched, and so high-dollar, it’s terrifying. It’s much more alarming and pervasive than a few industrial accidents, exploited teens, or nasty-tasting product. Schlosser’s book goes into the how and the why and who benefits and who suffers, and it’s more than just the obvious hierarchy of capitalism.

Read On

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