Yesterday, my friend Steve mentioned that the signage of Boston’s T, which originally used Helvetica, was slowly being replaced with Arial. It inspired this image.
Design Observer, a consistently strong design blog/journal/website, has a great piece on Wilhelm Deffke by Stephen Heller. To claim my awareness of Deffke was anything more than vague would be stretch, but most people do have an awareness of his work. After all, we are all living in a world influenced by the work of […]
As reported by Engadget, it appears that the Sony e-reader and Amazon’s Kindle are both essentially the same product. The Kindle, if the FCC photo is to be believed, is ugly as hell. It looks like something out of NASA in the 1980s. The Sony reader is a bit better, but as you can see […]
Over at Design Observer, founding contributor and designer of some note, Jessica Helfand has written a succinct piece on some of the factors at play when a designer chooses type. “About a year ago, I participated in a student portfolio review involving nearly a dozen American schools, many (most?) exhibiting the classic projects that characterize […]
Typographica’s ‘Our Favorite Fonts of 2006’ list is out. A bit late, but certainly no less worthwhile. The list is a bit longer than usual, since 2005 was pushed to two parts with the second ultimately withheld until now, due to the “sheer volume” of entries this time around. To me, this is a good […]
I’ve been shamed by Greg Storey. Oh, I don’t know Greg personally. And he doesn’t know me. But last month, I was reading a post of his and was confronted by my own delinquency. I had known what I should do, and I had even known when. Heck, I had even tried to do it, […]
I have a handful of delicious posts planned for you to mentally munch on, most of which were meant to be up by now. But we all know how that goes. In the meantime, feast your eyes on Hevlticake. I have about 11 hours of train ride ahead of me over the next two days, […]
As promised, now that I’ve gotten my mitts on a copy of Casino Royale on DVD, here are some screen caps of the title sequence, designed by Framestore CFC.
Original wood engraving illustration by Gustave Doré. Good people of the internet, the DVD has existed for more than a decade. Yet, the design of DVD menus seems to grow more tyrannical and confused with time. Those responsible are blinded by the insidious vices of pride and greed, tempted into committing one, two, or perhaps […]
In addition to a myriad of other odds and ends, I, with Alisa, run a small design studio called R Design. The reason I mention it is that after wrestling with the dull giant that is Internet Explorer and my own dodgy code, the R Design website is now up. Feel free to comment here […]