The NY Times tells it like it is with this beautifully functional visual map of the Obama Administration’s 2011 budget proposal. Be sure to click “Hide Mandatory Spending” to see just how little of the budget is up for discussion this year.
Category Archives: Design & Type
Magic Highway USA
This is just fantastic. It is at once prescient, naive, thoughtful, and simplistic: Via Daring Fireball
Why You Care That Ikea Adopted Verdana
Ikea, after decades, has changed its corporate typeface. Its Futura look-alike, Ikea Sans, has been replaced by Verdana. If you shop at Ikea, start watching them, because changes like this one are often an indication of lost direction.
gogreengo remixes – Listen at Apothecary 9/10
I recently finished up work on the album cover you see above. Composer Joe Hallman’s gogreengo has been remixed by Megan Cauley, Peter (PONY) Celment, DJ Carl Michaels/Jamie Johnson, Kono Michi (Michi Wiancko), and Paul Pinto. gogreengo is a hard album to pin down, and tends to be pretty abstract and probably isn’t for everyone, […]
Letters & Ligatures: Something to PLINC About
I had to good fortune to kick off the weekend of the 5th by dropping by House Industries’ opening of their Letters & Ligatures Show at the 222gallery in Philly on Friday.
From their site: “For everyone who’s ever wished Clarendons had italics, everyone whose favorite slab serif is shy a few weights, and everyone who’s ever needed a slab serif to thrive in text: we designed Sentinel for you.” Sign. Me. Up. While I don’t use Clarendon all that often, largely due to its limitations, it’s […]
Announcing Gothamudy Old Style?
ALERT: Secret typeface (possibly) under development revealed through Illustrator CS 3 bug: Gothamudy Old Style. Possible Linotype/ Hoefler & Frere-Jones collaboration? Buy-out imminent? Unsubstantiated rumor or prescient techno-fortune-telling? YOU DECIDE.
Syfy: Try Better
So, the Sci-Fi Channel is becoming Syfy. We could endlessly debate the merits of the name, the logo, and their new mission to stray from their core content (science fiction). But there are others, fervent individuals, who are doing this good work already. What I would like to point out is what you see if […]
It’s official: Tropicana is ditching the Arnell redesign. Good. It was a shoddy rebrand that ditched common sense and brand equity for a meaningless sub-brand update/unification project. You can see a side-by-side at Brand New here and here. I’m just happy they had the sense and fortitude to dump it. I wonder if what really […]
Winner of the Least Scary Font for Horror Movie Title Card Ever Award
Serpent and the Rainbow! I don’t remember the name of this kooky faux-African woodcut font (anyone?), but Taco Salad (kindly identified by Stewf) is the exact wrong typeface for this kind of thing. I typically see it attached to kid’s programs and ads for low-rent Caribbean packages. I’m having a hard time figuring out who […]