Here in Greece
A quick note on my trip to the conference in Greece. It has been fun and exciting. I had dinner last night with the director of Helvetica, Gary Hustwit. The man has been traveling all over the world promoting his film and will continue for another few weeks before a break. It was great to meet and talk with him. More on that later. I also mostly sat in on a workshop lead by Gerry Leonidas from the...
N.Y.P.D. Sirens →
Suburbs Are Graying Faster Than Big Cities →
“Dr. Frey said the extraordinary growth in the number of Americans from 55 to 64 will fuel a “senior tsunami” beginning in less than four years when the first baby boomers turn 65. The greatest growth in the 55-to-64-year-old group has been in the West and in Sun Belt metropolitan areas (including Atlanta; Austin, Tex.; Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Raleigh, N.C.) — areas that, like the suburbs,...
Arrff! Don't Mess with My DNA! →
Magazine Death Pool →
Solar Power Set to Shine Brightly →
The solar industry is poised for a rapid decline in costs that will make it a mainstream power option in the next few years,according to a new assessment by the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Prometheus Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the meantime, supply shortages have led manufacturers to find ways to use polysilicon more efficiently, and have accelerated the...
Typophile Film Fest 4 // Call for Submissions! →
The film festival is wide open to anything relevant to typography, design history, and/or type design. It can be educational, experimental, inspiring or humorous.
Apple Releasing a Windows Browser (Safari) →
Now, if only Apple would start improving some of the frustrating things on Safari for Mac - like adding simple things such Safari remembering you prefer a certain size font for a specific web site (I think Camino does this) or a dozen other simple user improvements to make browsing better. It really is a good browser, site compatibility issues are rare, but it falls short on amenities.
Quote via AIGA education list
In response to a question about data on what designers do after they graduate from a program posed by James Cook to the group, Jan Conradi, who teaches at SUNY Fredonia, wrote this today: “Of course we all hope that our grads will continue into the profession and will remain active and passionate about it for many years to come. But if they don’t is that really something to worry about?...
John Stewart on the 2012 design.
“If the consumption of sushi is, as Issenberg proposes, a key indicator of modernization, a signifier of participation in the globalized economy, then it’s only a matter of time before China and India become major markets for bluefin tuna. “To eat sushi,” he writes, “is to display an access to advanced trade networks, of full engagement in world commerce.” The “Iron Chef” star Masaharu Morimoto is...
“createmake is a blog about graphic design, typography, illustration, photography, product design, architecture, fashion design, music and art.”
Except for the image loading delay, I like this web site design.
Technology Review: Videos →
Other good videos here.
They want it to be desiccated in a way like the American work place is, not to...– Bruce Sterling
Typography animation →
This Ain’t No Disco →
Interior spaces of creative firms.
2007 National Design Awards →
“I go both ways on that insider factor,” says Michael Rock, principal of 2x4, by phone from his Manhattan studio. “Design is a difficult profession to understand and a hierarchical system of evaluation means that good work can be recognized. “If you try to make it really broad and about what the layman thinks, the things that get awarded don’t necessarily embody...
Calif. sees sprawl as warming culprit -... →
100 Most Endangered Sites - World Monuments Fund →
Click on USA, then roll over dot in middle (Wyoming?), click on more info for more info. The endangered is all USA and Mainstreet Modern in particular. I could not agree more. Some really great modern buildings in small downtowns all over the U.S. are (mostly) being resurfaced or destroyed by people who see the simplicity and see something that is out of date. But these usually small modern...
Plastic, killing the worlds oceans →
Wolff Olins animation →
OK, the logo is still ugly but, this is a very neat interactive (move your mouse around) animation of the ugly logo. Better, but still not so good.
Jessica Helfand and others on BBC about London pink mess.
It is my greatest fear to die stupid.– Erik Spiekermann
Spiekermann gives us the business →
2012 Olympics logo animation causes epileptic... →
Bad design injures. More on stupid ugly 2012 Olympic identity: “A segment of animated footage promoting the 2012 Olympics has been removed from the organisers’ website after fears it could trigger epileptic seizures.”
Chinese writing '8,000 years old' →
BBC: Chinese archaeologists studying ancient rock carvings say they have evidence that modern Chinese script is thousands of years older than previously thought.
Dead People →
Don’t worry, it is safe for children.
New Walt Mossberg and Karen Swisher blog.
Forgetting May Be Part of the Process of... →
“In all, this research suggests that memories are more often crowded out than lost. An ideal memory improvement program, Dr. Anderson said, “would include a course on how to impair your memory. Your head is full of a surprising number of things that you don’t need to know.” The findings should also reduce some of the anxiety surrounding “senior moments,” researchers say. Some names, numbers and...
NY Times article on how to bike safe and how to... →