From House Industries’ typography catalogue.
The Nerdery →
Love this name for a company.
Charley Harper posters, cheap, free shipping, no... →
Click on title above but those and more posters by Harper are for sale at the NPS Harpers Ferry Center store (this is where they do all the graphic design and signage and wayfinding for the park service). Same cheap price as US Gov printing office. Do a word find “Harper” on the Harpers Ferry page to see all his posters. Note: as far as I know, there is no connection between Charley...
Research in graphic design, graphic design in... →
“the leading theme will be the importance of scientific research for graphic design and the influence of graphic design over the acquisition of knowledge resulting from research. We would like to indicate the diffusion of the disciplines and show the importance of co-operation between scientists and graphic designers for the development of knowledge-based society.” International Design...
Difficult People →
Designers = We
@johnmaeda tweeted: “Artists are trained to work on the minutest of details while simultaneously keeping the whole in full perspective.” I disagree. Artist often forget the “whole” (focusing on the me). It’s designers that work on details and the big picture - the we!
Why Photographers Love Tumblr →
Descendants of the High Line →
Other cities are looking at turning abandoned rail and metro lines into parks. Slide show here is a little wonky. Keep an eye on the title and description under the small images as you click through to tell when the city changes.
Tumblr Lands $85 Million in Funding →
I hope they use that money to improve the front end blogging features which have not changed much for years. It all needs to be simplified, made more efficient, more open to other tools, etc.
The Graphic Design Museum App →
The Equinox And The Tyranny Of Modern Time →
Adam Frank on NPR
What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Growth →
Nilofer Merchant - Harvard Business Review
The 10 Best Photo Portfolio Apps for the iPad →
The story behind some of the world's most... →
Warco is a video game that wants to put you in the... →
Hopefully points are scored for great images, helping hurt journalists, soldiers, and civilians, getting images out in time for the deadline, knowing where to go for the action and story, etc.
Scientists Reconstruct Brains’ Visions Into... →
Star Trek kind of stuff. Pretty wild.
Five Grammatical Errors that Make You Look Dumb →
Just say the words fully. If you type your but it should be a you are, say the sentence. “You are crazy!” is you’re. “You’re mother is a sex pot!” You are mother is a sex pot would clearly be wrong. But it is OK to look Affect and Effect up in the dictionary. Never assume you use it correctly! Than and then are two others. And too and to. Too is “Also”. If you use too, say it with also and see...
Workers’ Own Cellphones and iPads Find a Role at... →
A long struggle for creative fields that use Macs. 99% of the incompatibility has nothing to do with a Mac but MS using proprietary features that only works in Windows. IT Windows people do not know that this MS stuff will never work on a Mac and unwittingly (and wittingly) build it into web sites and other shared networks internal and external to the company. Part of the problem is IT not being...
China Eliminates an Entire City →
Divides a city the size of Phoenix into three neighboring cities and eliminates it. The Atlantic
Adobe Typography Primer →
It’s a PDF.
On Kickstarter, Designers’ Dreams Materialize →
Why I’m not committing to Lion →
I agree with Breen, who writes about Lion here. Apple has really blown it with some important interface and functions in the OS update. iCal is a disaster. No, I don’t want to pay $50 for BusyCal! Just make iCal like it was pre Snow Leopard when it worked, was not buggy, and was not a fake leather book. Yuck! Plus all the other small “improvements” which are not improvements at all. No...
Client Scorecard →
Freelancers Union has a client rating web site. The good and the bad.
Dealing With Difficult Clients →
Clients From Hell →
As good as it sounds.
The potential of a new idea is inversely proportional to its comfort factor.– Marty Neumeier
50 Most Influential Designers in America →
Kind of a F’ed up chart. They have Michael Rock on it (instead of 2x4 or the three partners - it isn’t just him!) Sagmeister is listed more a Thinker than Rock but, Rock (2 x 4) is more the Thinker! Missing are about 30 other designers who should be on here. But the whole idea of one axis of the chart: Thinker - Maker is a mess. As we all know, good design is a good idea. If you are just...
Know Your Rights: Photographers →
American Civil Liberties Union
Check your bookshelf. If it’s full of titles on HTML, CSS, and the like, instead...– Jeff Croft
Quotes on Design →
How to Make Cities Sustainable: What the Experts... →
Books in the WSJ
Each face has a spirit of its own. New type expresses the tempo of the times....– Popular Mechanics, April 1942
What 9/11 Taught Us About Designing Skyscrapers →