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What is Facebook to you? A tool? Entertainment? The air you breathe? Or a  complete waste of time? I began on Facebook three or four years ago and thought, shit, there goes my business. "I'm a loser. What am I doing here?" I then found it to be a useful tool. It never crossed my mind that the 21 year old kid I just interviewed (and offered a job) would someday leave my office in 08 to work at Facebook and later offer me a job- the front, log-in page of Facebook.
 
But, well, thats what happened.
 
The kid's name is Ben Barry ( www.designforfun.com ) and he's quite a stud when it comes to design and nerdy shit like html, social networking, icons, letterpress and go carting with mark zuckerberg in the basement at Facebook. Nerds. Nerds! Step aside old studs, young nerds rule (and can change) the world. Yes, Ben drew these icons (beautiful aren't they?) you see each day on Facebook. Who knew what they actually looked like in detail right?
This is the front page, or log-in design I presented. It went through many variations but we came back to a one color idea, for purity/ simplicity. I was super excited about the prospect of being on the front page of Facebook. I made it to the final few selections but alas it end up on permanent hold.
While in limbo (I've waited about 6 or 7 months) I comped up this iconographic "full view" wherein you can start to see how my linear tentacles could strangle the information. I have no idea who Magu is or why he poked me. I don't poke dudes. Or anyone for that matter. the notes at the bottom of the page were for Ben, who at the time of this was functioning as a designer, as he still is, but they recently hired another freaky nerd genius in Ji Lee. A perfect fit for Zuckerberg and Facebook IMHO.

this is a letterpress collab with jon selikoff at voteforletterpress.com . i have some postcards of this that I'll be sending out soon.

the table Ben comped up. the actual table, to be presented at f8, i have not seen yet.

This was the first and only sketch. It just seemed obvious that dialogue and conversation were king. Whats your opinion? With Facebook going thru so many new design and functional updates I thought this would be a good time to unveil these ideas.



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