When you think of your favorite movie poster, what do you think of? Perhaps Saul Bass‘ posters for The Man with the Golden Arm, Anatomy of a Murder, or The Magnificent Seven. Or maybe the poster for Jaws, The Graduate, Gone with the Wind, or even earlier—Metropolis. advertisement advertisement But as movie franchises with mega-million dollar price tags, seeking big audiences and a reliable return on investment, have become the prominent choice of large studios, the movie poster has suffered. Posters for many of those films have a cut-and-paste formula of a few lead actors’ headshots below the title headline. Maybe add in a sports car (I’m looking at you Fast and Furious 1-9), credits at the bottom, and voilá. Commercial viability and brand recognition achieved. But as we enter award season, we’re reminded that although mega hits like The Avengers still dominate box offices, space is opening up for arthouse movies and TV, too. And that … [Read more...] about Are we entering a Golden Age of movie poster design?
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Marissa Mayer is back where she began: 165 University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto—the office space where, as a newly minted Stanford graduate, in 1999, she became one of the first people to work at a tiny startup called Google. Mayer went on to spend 13 years at the company, helping to shape its key services, before leaving to become CEO of Yahoo, a gig that ended in 2017 when the web pioneer sold itself to Verizon. advertisement Now Google’s onetime quarters are home to Lumi Labs, the 15-person startup Mayer cofounded in 2018 with longtime colleague Enrique Munoz Torres to develop smartphone apps that help people “save a few minutes every day,” she tells me. This returns Mayer to her roots in another way as well—in pursuing new productivity-enhancing technology, she’ll be revisiting territory she once explored as one of the people responsible for Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, and other iconic services. Mayer remains cryptic about the … [Read more...] about Marissa Mayer’s new project is a suite of timesaving apps
Below is the complete speech delivered by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on February 1, 2019."Madam Speaker,I rise to present the Interim Budget for the year 2019-20. I am deeply conscious of the absence of Shri Arun Jaitley today. I am sure the House joins me in wishing Shri Jaitley speedy recovery, good health and a long life in the service of the nation.Close Madam Speaker, the people of India gave a strong mandate to our Government. Under the visionary leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, we have given the most decisive, stable and clean Government and have undertaken transformational structural reforms. We have reversed the policy paralysis engulfing the nation and have restored the image of the country. The major achievement of this Government was that we strived our utmost to change the mind-set and ignited the self-confidence of the nation. related news Need feel-good factor to revive consumption: Exide Life CIO Shyamsunder Bhat … [Read more...] about Full text of Finance Minister Piyush Goyal’s 2019 Budget speech
Architectural projects are often a means to an end: they fulfill a need, provide shelter, create space. Beyond the blueprint, buildings have to speak, at least in part, to the people who use them; the job of the architect, then, is to communicate well. MASS Design Group, a nonprofit architecture firm, specializes in building environments for underserved populations. The designers’ new book Justice Is Beauty showcases the range of their international projects that have been completed since the firm’s founding in 2008. The monograph includes a forward from global health advocate Chelsea Clinton, and explores the ways in which a more equitable society is achieved through thoughtful–and intentional–design. advertisement advertisement “We’ve come to believe that architecture is in the realm of human rights. Access to a well and purposefully designed environment is, in our minds, in the realm of rights,” says book coauthor and founding … [Read more...] about The world’s most beautiful architecture is also the most equitable
It’s no secret that allowing employees to work remotely can have a positive impact on employee engagement and work-life balance. But a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) found that, for some employees, the ease of anytime/anywhere work can actually backfire. advertisement advertisement The report, “Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work,” found that, remote work has a number of positive effects. These include greater ability to manage and organize how their time is spent and reduced commuting time, which makes them more productive. However, there were also some disadvantages. Remote workers tended to work longer hours and tend to blend personal and professional life, which can lead to higher levels of stress. For one group of workers, the problem was particularly acute. While home-based workers tended to enjoy better work-life balance, highly mobile workers who travel frequently and work from various places, such … [Read more...] about Why Remote Workers Are More Stressed (And What To Do About It)