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Walter Luthorberg

Just my showing my excitement on the epic news of Bryan Cranston (hopefully) being cast as Lex Luthor in the next Man of Steel



Well, they’ve finally done it.

Adobe has gone about making the change from being able to purchase software upgrades at one’s convenience to having to pay a monthly subscription to be able to use the programs. Development of the next iteration of the Creative Suite has been cancelled in lieu of this new cloud-based subscription model, which is sure to upset many.

Allow me to explain.

The common equivalent would be owning a house and the bank saying, “Well, we know you’ve already bought it, but how would you like to rent your house instead?” It’s outrageous.

Adobe claims that this will allow them to more easily implement updates to the software and prevent piracy. But it also makes those of us who didn’t feel the need to purchase every new iteration of the product (unlike certain smartphone enthusiasts) forced to do so.

The move wouldn’t be as heinous if there were another real alternative to the Creative Suite. There are other text editors to replace Dreamweaver (Aptana, Sublime Text), but what of Photoshop? And Illustrator? Sure, there are programs such as GIMP or Krita, but, honestly, I hadn’t heard of them before a cursory Google search.

Even though the monthly fee isn’t that steep (yet), what’s to keep Adobe from raising the price whenever they were so inclined? The change also allows them to decrease their efforts on each of the following updates/iterations. Gone are the days where they would have to make significant improvements to the software as a purchase point.

It also means that access to your ACS files is always dependent on your payment for that month. If you miss one month’s dues, all of your files exclusive to those programs (PSD,EPS,INDD, etc) will be rendered useless until payment has been resumed (most likely with an additional late-payment fee).

It’s not too late!

This subscription-based access hasn’t been enacted yet, but it appears that the event horizon is fast approaching. CS6 will be the last purchase-to-own version of the Adobe Creative Suite before switching over to their new business model.

A difference can be made! Sign the petition linked below and we can influence the change!

Adobe Anti-Subscription Petition

Thanks to Stephanie Cunningham for posting the rant that I shamelessly regurgitated for this blog post.

After stumbling upon a Viktor Hertz pictogram poster, I decided to make one of my own. It’s a bit reflective of my mood as of late, but nothing cheers you up like design, right?

No Sunshine

Movember Commemoration

In commemoration of all of the mustaches lost last November.

Okay, so after a long hiatus, I’m back. I’m getting settled into my job I started after graduation. A few weeks ago, I saw the quote, “Amateurs made the ark, professionals made the titanic.” I found that amusing, so I decided to break the quote and use it in a two-part, typographic exercise.

I attempted to use the typefaces as well as the color scheme to convey not only the materials used in each boat, but the circumstances in which they floated. The straight, slab-serifs and brown earthy colors relates to the rough wood used to build the ark. The script and sans-serif refer to the more modern era in which the titanic existed, while the blue color relates to the iceberg and the ocean in which the ship sank.



This idea came to me on a sleepless night (one of the many I’ve been having lately). I’m kind of a Stumbleupon addict at the moment and I tend to post what I find on my Tumblr. Because of this co-dependent relationship between the two sites, I decided to combine the two. Literally. These are two quick logo combinations that I thought were amusing. 

I haven’t exactly posted on here in a while, so here’s a little cartoon I cooked up. Not exactly how it happened, but it’s all gravy.

Click for a full view.

I do. Well, not really, but I feel like I invoked one during this project. For those of you who don’t know what that means or who the subject matter is, you need to watch Dexter on showtime. It really is a great show. In order to quell my desire for the upcoming sixth season, I decided to digitally paint the enlightened serial killer. I’m debating on whether to make a tutorial on how to do this, it really depends on how people respond to it. Enjoy!

Truth be told, I’m tired of girls going on about how all guys are assholes. They claim to want the nice guy, then go out and date another fist-pumping douchebag. Rinse, lather, repeat.  I figure if I brand this on my body somewhere, maybe the ladies will realize the error of their ways and start practicing what they preach.

So say hello!

My overall feeling towards our esteemed benefactors. Unfortunately, the combination of a sudden fever and a late day of classes means I’ll have to postpone my more ambitious and time-consuming ideas. In the meantime, here’s a little something for you. That’s two political posts in a row. Interesting, no?

Hey, thanks guys!