A beautiful poster from the people over at Typography Deconstructed. The poster covers the Anatomy of Type and also has a Type Glossary. The poster is a high-quality 16 X 24 letterpress print produced by the print masters over at Studio On Fire. The detail on this poster is top notch:
The good news is that this beaut is for sale. The bad news is that it comes with a $100 price tag making it out of reach for casual buyers. (Promo code SOFMARCH2011 gets you $10 off throughout the month of March 2011, though.) If this were last year I would have bought it already and turned it into a tax write off for “business expenses” as this poster is top shelf. But life is hectic now and purchases are on hold. However, gifts are graciously accepted.
(Via Beast Pieces)
A great short animation based of a true legend.
The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters’ secrets. Eight are fairly easy and require only a close eye. Six are moderately difficult using various encryption methods. Two are extremely difficult and will require a genius mind to decrypt.
My wife and I had our first baby on Thanksgiving and for the birth announcement, I made a mix CD. I used the old Blue Note record designs of the 50’s and 60’s as inspiration. I sent around 50 of these out to family and friends. All the songs have the word “Baby” in their titles.
There was a fire in the neighborhood. My wife said, “That’s all it takes for all the cockroaches to come out of their houses.” She was talking about our neighbors which we almost never see. the biggest news: NEW FREAKIN’ CARPET! SO nice. My ears got clogged with wax. pretty gross. Sucked, too. Also, bought a new camera. So far, I like it.
Went camping twice. One trip was fun, one was horrible. I wore a lot of WFMU t-shirts. That’s what happens when you have about 20 of ’em. I cleaned out the car port which was VERY satisfying. Other than that, work, work, work.
GAP has decided to redesign their logo:
Well, that didn’t turn out well. This looks like it was designed by a corporate committee. “Hey, Helvetica is still hot, right? Use that. And, hey, tack on a blue box somewhere so that people can still relate to the old logo. OK, gotta go play golf!”
I am speechless. No, not really because I am about to go on. Take a look at the upcoming Fujifilm FinePix x100 digital camera (expected release: early 2011). Wow. Did the designers get this right? Yes. They did. Even down to the screw hole in the trigger button that accepts an old school cable release! Amazing.
My second thought after “WOW!” was that of of disappointment in that it has a fixed 23mm (135 equivalent: 35mm) f2 prime lens meaning that you can’t zoom or change the lens. I am over that disappointment remembering that sometimes the limitations of some things is what makes them great. Everything else that they thought of will make up for that (and the lens sounds super anyway). Like a large CMOS sensor. Solid metal top controls. A hybrid viewfinder and a small built-in flash as well as a full TTL hot shoe. Fuji GETS IT.
I just bought a new Olympus Pen E-P2 and I really like it despite it is missing a couple of features that I am baffled that they left off (built-in flash and built-in viewfinder). I do love that I can use my Voigtlander lenses on it though. HOWEVER, if the fine people at Fuji would like me to be a tester for what I think could be the camera to watch in 2011, hey, it is the least I could do. SEND ME ONE! Pretty please? Seriously, anyone know anyone at Fuji? Anyone?
*tap tap* This thing on…?
I bought a new camera last week, an Olympus E-P2. One of the reasons I bought is was because it looked like it took pretty good video and I wanted something before the baby came. Today I did a little testing and created this homage to the dogs. Fun!