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welcome back :)

This site was inactive for few weeks as it was hacked by someone!!! That was really surprising. I thought hacking happens with the famous things only and I never thought me so famous. But I think I am really thankful to this person who hacked my website and made me feel that I am someone… ha ha ha.

Well, if I count the differences those came to my life within the time this site was inactive… I should say – yes, I’ve got a massive change in my mind. I’ve reinvented something from around me which seems really extraordinary to me. Something like ‘…etodin chilo sadharon tarmajhe ekjon jake aj boro alada lage’… ha ha ha.

About my work: I’ve completed designing a blog for the daily star which hopefully going to be live within few days… I am happy for that. Few more projects are also coming where I was involved with the designing part… I’ll let you know when they will be live… and as well as I am working with this website… I want to give it a new look and add some new features.

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the year 2008

the year 2008

this post should be published earlier of this year as this was mostly written on 29 december of last year…

This is going to be the last post of the year and I was thinking about the whole year when writing it. The first thought that came to my mind is I am getting closer to a destination… this is weird thinking but obvious… I’ll die! I could remember one of my childhood friends who got sick and died within 24 hours before starting any serious treatment. I often remember him and still can’t believe though it happened 10 years before. Two weeks ago another known face disappeared though as far I remember I never talked with him. But after getting the news I can’t forget the face. And lastly, one of my uncles died last Monday who was one of most talented but has been treated as ‘wasted talent’… that’s a big story. So I am thinking about my death. What probably could happen then? I don’t know and I can’t guess anything but I am thinking lot about it…

Last Friday on my way back to home I was thinking and found myself so happy. 2008 should be said as a year of achievement… I’ve learned lot of things. I did some freelance works those probably mentionable. I did 2 big print design works for care Bangladesh by the first half of the year. On the second half I got the daily star website project which was a really new experience for me. As regular job in ebizzsol I have worked with several design projects within this year…like [1][2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10] and many more…

Before everything one thing is so important… the saddest part of life is to let a wrong person knows that you love her. I wish that’d be a life long lesson for me.

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Designing the Biggest Newspaper Website

At last it came to live… the biggest web designing task so far, a newspaper site. I was very ambitious about this project but the live version is not exactly what I had dreamed when started the work.

The Daily Star is the most popular english daily in Bangladesh. So based on the size of the opportunity and me, it was such a big deal for me. My responsibility was to create the look of the website… the web design.

Here you can see just 10%-15% of the total plan and I am not sure when we can call it a final version with all functional features from the plan book.

Again, this project is really bigger than me. So I have learned too many things and I would always like to work with such type of website design project.

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still in love with the idea of love…

For last few months I’ve published two posts on average in every month, but this month nothing yet. I was thinking lot to write something… few words or few lines. But nothing came up. So what happened to me? The season is changing… winter has come. So it’s foggy sometime… specially at night on my way back home I enjoy it. I am working hard… sometime harder. The newspaper site going to be live within few days, I got another project from a multinational organization…I’ve designed, gave name to a website for one my colleague. So I think I am doing good… and still in love with the idea of love… hahaha…

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Universe Work

working with print disign

Print designs are more complicated than any other media. You have to maintain too many things at a time to get a better output. But I feel comfort working with this media. You have to be so sure about your design… the colors should be clean, contents should be aligned perfectly.

print design

This job was given by care Bangladesh. It’s a training manual containing 106 pages, describing 10 different issues, published in 2 languages. I just tried to keep a simple look, light pastel colors, least design elements… just playing with the given contents. I am happy with the final printed production.

Here is a pdf of the English version. It’s a 25 mb file. So think before have a look on it.

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Process Typography Work

Working with typography :: the full set

bangla typography

The post working with typography got the highest visit among all the posts of this blog. It’s really wonderful. I am really grateful to them who commented there. They inspired me to create the full set of the typography. It’s really a work of patience. I could find many problems in the set after completing it. The more I am working with it, more I am learning. Hopefully I am going to make it as a ‘font’ so that I can use it when I type a sentence. It’ll need some more detailing and I also have to learn a font creating software. I’ll keep a copy here so that people can download it and check it. so keep in touch.

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work scope

sometime actually most of the time when I work, I feel myself so lucky that I have the opportunity to work (one thing should be clear: here work means which will bring you some money, food or fame or some other materialistic benefits). Leisure is good but it’s a really awful when you don’t have anything to do for a long time. So let us discuss how to make opportunities to work and definitely I’ll talk here from the perspective of a graphic designer.

1. Most importantly you need a job… no matter how much they are paying you. You need a platform to learn and show your talent.
2. It’s my belief that in this universe very few people are extra ordinary talented… real creative and definitely I am not among them. So when I work I never try to do any extra ordinary thing… don’t think that this work is going to be a milestone… I just try to understand what the client wants to say, I try to imagine a visual which ten other ordinary people also able to do. It always helps to reduce the pressure of the work.
3. Don’t be silent… share your ideas with your friends, colleagues… even sometime with the rickshaw pullers. It’ll help you to expand your work scope.
4. Patience is too important for a designer… there is no alternative. So keep practicing typography lot… it’ll help you to increase your skill and patience both.
5. Don’t give up any scope of work unless you are in a huge pressure. Sometime work just as volunteer… it helps building reputation.

Ha ha ha… so clever and wise writing! Did I ever follow any of these? I know you have your own way of working. Just keep the faith on you… you’ll be the part of the next history…

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Big bang!!!

Sigh… I know its 9 april but don’t know which day it is. Last 8 days I just had one thinking in my mind… even when I dreamed in my sleep, I just saw this thing. It’s over now and suddenly I have nothing to do… silence after the big bang! Nothing was perfect but somehow it’s okay. There were hundreds of mistakes in the catalog, the website still incomplete, there was no dhaki (folk drummer) and so the rally was almost silent. The food was readymade, not that much tasty. Lot of problems in the management but I don’t know why many of my friends thanked for the effort. Most of the senior said it was superb. Teachers said they even didn’t imagine that much could be happened in such short time… it’s like a milestone. I am happy because I myself even didn’t expect that much. There was hundreds of crisis, obstacles… but now nothing seems impossible. Well, I wanted to publish a post and let my readers know about the exhibition. But I am sorry, I didn’t get the time.

I’ve learnt few things:
1. work let you forget everything, even it’ll let you forget yourself.
2. you should have a ‘rhino skin’ if you are a part of the management of an event.
3. duniya shokter vokto, noromer jom
4. sobai to amra amrai. Doshe-gune achi, thaki na kichudin…

09.04.08, 23:55
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unhappy :(

I am working with a corporate brochure for last several days… and I am feeling very bad that the work isn’t going well. I am thinking something and I could visualize it inside me but I can’t express it with my paper and pencil… It’s a very painful situation. I am thinking and thinking… thinking even in my sleep. I hope it’ll come to a conclusion but I don’t know when. May be soon I can show you something…

 

rough layout
[ these two drawings are some sort of my thinking but very far from the real one… do you have any suggestion? ]

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Photoshop CS3

Photoshop became a part of my life because I spend almost 8 hours with this software everyday. I am used to with just Photoshop 7 version though adobe has introduced some other newer version within last 2/3 years. Once I’ve tried the Photoshop CS years back but it didn’t suit me. Few days ago I’ve installed the Photoshop CS3 and worked few project there. I liked it. It’s much better than the CS though I still prefer the 7 because I learnt Photoshop with this version and I know it better. From the very first day I liked mostly three new features of CS3:

1: its revised hand tool which allowed you to scroll the canvas all around the screen and let you work at the last pixel of canvas.
2: option to create folder inside a folder and multiple layers selection option just with a ctrl+click.
3: cool interface.

I think it must have some other new options and there are some problems too. You must have to have a very good configured pc. It took almost 2.5 gb hard disk space and when it works you can’t work with other software properly. If you increase the history states and you work with a large file, it starts showing ‘scratch disk full’ message. Otherwise it’s a cool software and I hope I am going to like it.

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sculptorjosh.com

www.sculptorjosh.com

i am trying to show this site to many people because i really enjoyed working with this project. the blog page is yet not completed. i hope you can see this page with some nice post within a very short time. josh da gave me all the opportunities to make the site better. first it was a challenge for me to plan this site. i am not so good in this sector. some of my friends criticized it’s too whitish surface. but i like it. my main point of concentration was to make the site easy accessible for the users and i’ve tried my best to give it a simple ordinary look. your constructive comment will help me to go further. thank you.