Jens Oliver Meiert

Jens the Artist

10 Photos IV

Continuing the x-monthly series, here are yet again ten of my photographic favorites.

Post from February 10, 2017, reflecting Jens the .

Apocryphal Apostrophes

Oh, typography. How have you been.

Post from January 8, 2017, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

10 Photos III

Establishing a three-, four-, or five-monthly series, here are ten more of my photographic favorites as of late. Of my own works, sure; if it was public what one liked on EyeEm I’d happily disclose which 4.200 photos…

Post from August 8, 2016, reflecting Jens the .

10 Photos II

Some more of my EyeEm photos, published over the last few months, that have become others’ or my own favorites.

Post from March 25, 2016, reflecting Jens the .

It’s Not Too Late

…to contribute to good causes.

Post from February 5, 2016, reflecting Jens the .

Endless Peace

Amidst all the wars we never wanted but our governments and industries wage and participate in regardless of our will, we threaten to lose sight of our goal. That goal, surely, is peace. That goal, clearly, is durable peace. That goal, indeed, is endless peace.

Post from January 1, 2016, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

Museums Should Always Allow Photography

The observation that there seem to be good reasons to allow most photography—to charge extra for it if necessary—, but none to offend visitors by banning it.

Post from April 30, 2015, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

10 Photos

Some of my favorite and most popular photos lately.

Post from April 24, 2015, reflecting Jens the .

Web Design and Principles

Web design has become complex. More people, more ideas, more use cases, more technical innovations, more design variations, &c. pp. More makes for more complex. However, there’s a life line helping us with this complexity, as well as trends.

Post from January 30, 2015, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

Jens and Photography

I love what technology has allowed all of us to do, from writing and publishing for the masses to designing and coding for the masses to photography and arts for the masses. But as a professional in an industry that is easy for people to enter…

Post from December 22, 2014, reflecting Jens the .

Animated Traffic: My 10 Favorite Travel Photo Animations

Last December I launched Animated Traffic. Animated Traffic is an experiment in which I play with photo animations that feed off my eternal journey, of which I share the results. The material, as of this moment, made for 302 posts covering 4 continents…

Post from July 25, 2014, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

A Word on Contemporary Web Design

These days, and as juror for Design Made in Germany I see a lot of websites, many a designer knows how to make a page appear spacious, even grandiose. Alas, as many appear to have forgotten how to use space effectively…

Post from February 5, 2014, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

Travel, Photos, Art?

I started another side project. It’s about taking a ton of photos of street scenery, working some magic that I talk about in this very post, and putting the results up on Tumblr. On the one new travel tumblr art installation that I call Animated Traffic.

Post from December 9, 2013, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

The Art of Saying Thank You, One Thousand Times

But not here, on onethousandthankyous.org.

Post from August 29, 2013, reflecting Jens the .

Updating a Definition of Art

When I once tried to define art, design, and decoration, I described art as: “Art hides. Art has a meaning, and it hides it, on purpose. Art delivers a message, and that message is hidden, on purpose. It is an art to create art. Art is unusable, by definition.” Continued.

Post from July 29, 2008, reflecting Jens the .

Compared to What?

…is probably one of the most important questions there is. “Compared to what?” is the question that should be answered every time it is about data, be it through charts, in newspapers, on websites, or in conversations. Yet it is rarely asked, rarely answered, and people end up with less or even false information.

Post from July 3, 2008, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

The 10 Design Theses of Dieter Rams

Moving up industrial design on my agenda and studying the work of German top designer Dieter Rams (who was responsible for the great design of Braun products for about 30 years), I deemed it useful to emphasize his design theses…

Post from March 25, 2008, reflecting Jens the .

Qualities of Design: It Works and It’s Durable

Attempting to improve my simplified definition of design—“design reveals”—I identified another important attribute beside functionality, namely durability (or robustness). This means that a design—be it physical or intangible—that works may nonetheless be bad…

Post from October 13, 2007, reflecting Jens the .

The Art of Dancing in 1910 and Narratives of Time and Space

Information design time travel with several photos of Zorn’s ancient “Grammar of the Art of Dancing.” Featuring craftsmanship, “small multiples,” and, surprise, “narratives of time and space.”

Post from August 28, 2007, reflecting Jens the .

Me on Czech TV

Czech Nova TV phone interviewed me about The World’s Highest Website!

Post from May 14, 2007, reflecting Jens the , or perhaps .

Notification on updates: RSS feed (only for Jens the Artist).

Like what you see here? Many technical posts are also available as a pretty, well-behaved e-book: On Web Development.

Categories

Archives

By Year

By Month

Happy? Found a mistake? Email me, jens@meiert.com.

You are here: HomeArchive → Jens the Artist

Last update: March 20, 2017.

“All education shall be free […].”