March 24, 2020 2:55 pmPublished by John Carmody
"Trust In God & Keep Your Powder Dry", or, "Always be prepared to take action yourself if necessary." I came across the phrase soon after watching Magnum Force, that was that, the .357 image was fully-formed.
October 3, 2018 6:52 pmPublished by John Carmody
Five Points (or The Five Points) was a 19th-century neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It gained international notoriety as a densely populated, disease-ridden, crime-infested slum that existed for well over 70 years.
I'd been reading a history book about the Five Points and found a woodcut of a notorious intersection. I cleaned and up-sampled it in Photoshop, and used VIPs to create the image tile pyramid for the OpenSeaDragon library.
A nice piece of history and art and open-source software.
August 22, 2018 2:08 pmPublished by John Carmody
I designed the "We Can Moo It" T shirt for the 2017 Walk To End Alzheimers.
The shirt company gave me a lot of grief about copyright, despite the image being owned by the National Archives; despite my changing 25% of the main text, and despite a font change in the main headline.
Legal heads prevailed, and the shirts were a big success.
August 14, 2012 8:50 pmPublished by John Carmody
Journalist Robert Hodierne covered the Vietnam war from the DMZ in the north to the Mekong Delta in the south, from the Central Highlands to the coastal plains, photographing soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen & civilians caught up in the war.
January 9, 2015 6:57 pmPublished by John CarmodyThere are many ways to say the same thing. I designed and coded these examples for my students to demonstrate the idea of "portability of content", to get them thinking about the information hierarchy and simultaneous uses of data in layout design. For each design, there are the same 7 sections in the information hierarchy. The HTML in each of these designs is 100% the same - all that changes is the CSS.
July 7, 2014 5:01 pmPublished by John Carmody
This is a feature-rich genealogy framework w/interactive family trees; digital maps; galleries; timelines; 8mm home movies; restored 78s; census records; manifests; detailed research, and much more. This high-end secure CMS solution uses the latest and greatest, scales to any size (screen, data-set and audience) and is entertaining and educational.
April 21, 2019 1:38 amPublished by John CarmodyThe Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC hired me to build an interactive exhibition kiosk as part of their special exhibition "The American Evolution - A History Through Art". Displayed prominently in the gallery, this interactive exhibition presented visitors with an educational and entertaining look into 100+ pages from the sketchbooks of German-American master Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), from which came some of his most famous work.
July 23, 2014 7:41 pmPublished by John CarmodyLouise Nevelson (1899 - 1988) was an American sculptor known for "her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures." I delivered this elegant website for the foundation dedicated to her life and work.
September 14, 2013 7:25 pmPublished by John CarmodyThe Hawk ‘n’ Dove Restaurant & Bar was *the* classic dive bar in Washington, DC. Situated for 45 years on Capitol Hill, its charm, vibe and decor were renowned throughout the District and beyond.
July 29, 2014 7:09 pmPublished by John Carmody
A big part of teaching emergent communication (and programming) to college design majors is getting the students comfortable with the new paradigm that virtually all future design will be executed by code. They have to learn basic programming skills at the very least to be competitive. These screenshots are from work I designed and executed for class lectures toward that end: I took print ads, album covers and book covers and reproduced them with HTML5, jQuery and CSS3. Then the students created their own fully-coded versions, recycling dying media into future-proof solutions.
Custom-Designed Clothing For Sale!
Mostly, I focus on recreations of ephemeral relics from the better days of the USA.