JoyEngine was created in 2005 to highlight good work and serve as a source of creative inspiration. Driven by an author/contributor base of like-minded creative professionals, the site is in a state of perpetual change, occasionally pausing to call attention to noteworthy ideas, individuals, and endeavors.
As JoyEngine enters its fifth year it hopes to continue to inspire, inform, and ultimately promote positive change in the world. The JoyEngine team holds the belief that access to information is one of the many factors limiting ideation and innovation. With this ideal in mind, JoyEngine strives to function as a platform for the exchange and the utilization of information.
While the content of JoyEngine spans a range of subject matter from graphic design to technology, from indy DIY fashion to contemporary art, from global events to local politics, it’s all bound by a collective consciousness. This collective consciousness shares the belief that change, while often challenging, is inevitable. That change is good and that change leads to progress – whether it be in the arts or in politics or in your own neighborhood.
Design Loves Print x 10
While the immediate future of a great many things, including quite possibly our planet, rest firmly upon the communication potential of the internet – some things are still best communicated in print. Design is one of those things.
We all love contributing to and consuming the World Wide Web. A 27″ cinema display, or dual 27″ displays for that matter deliver a wonderful view. The iPad is an amazing device and the experiential potential therein can certainly be mind-bending at times. But, the web can not engage all of our senses like a proper piece of print. And that’s just fine for now.
The web is faster, arguably an easier environment to publish in than print, and it’s where the money is at – for the most part. Hence our respect for print, and particularly for those who produce it. Below is a list of 10 lovingly prepared print publications where design, and those behind it really shine. Keep it real and support small-run print.