Latest Posts from Ian Bailey

The Chameleon Party Game

This card game box practically jumped off the shelf at me. The bright blue and highlighter yellow stand out from everything else around it. Not only that, but the text takes advantage of optical illusion to succinctly reflect the spirit of the card game, which is to blend in. It was hard to capture with…

NeeDoh Stress Ball

I was at a toy store looking for anything that I can fidget with while doing things like reading or listening to lectures. There were lots of eye-popping visuals in the store–saturated colors, high contrast, and big text. The NeeDoh box stood out to me because it made excellent use of a limited space. This…

Gy├Ârgy Kepes

If you’ve ever tried to photograph with film, and then develop and print the film yourself, you might understand already how involved this process can be. There is a lot of variability in the medium, and it takes a lot of trial and error to get the hang of it. Georgy Kepes was a master…

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

The beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey is confusing, at first–is this the right movie? Did something go wrong? For the first three minutes, the screen is black, and absolutely devoid of color, form, or movement. The only cue is auditory: a quiet, synthetic, and dissonant hum, which, every so often, grows louder as an…