Archinect - News 2015-11-28T10:10:52-05:00 Architectural illustrators use tricks to ‘manipulate’ our view of buildings Archinect 2012-11-12T00:00:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T10:19:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="219" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architectural illustrations are &ldquo;meant to be manipulative,&rdquo; said Gordon Grice, a prominent Toronto-based illustrator. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re like lawyers; every case needs to have its best points brought forward.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Kickstarter bans renderings Archinect 2012-09-21T16:26:00-04:00 >2012-09-24T19:16:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Product simulations are prohibited. Projects cannot simulate events to demonstrate what a product might do in the future. Products can only be shown performing actions that they&rsquo;re able to perform in their current state of development. Product renderings are prohibited. Product images must be photos of the prototype as it currently exists.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Last night, in a blog post titled "Kickstarter Is Not a Store", Kickstarter announced that it will no longer accept renderings of products or projects seeking funding.</p> <p> What do you think about their decision to enforce realistic proposals by limiting virtual representation?</p>