August 2008

Aug 28
Nikon D90
Nikon just announced the new D90, a wonderful mid-level SLR. Looks like I might finally upgrade from my D70. Don’t miss the hands-on preview.
Aug 25
Knitta
Knitta, a tag crew of knitters, bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art, wrapped around everything from beer bottles to public monuments. Great URL too.
Bone Idol
I don’t usually go for shirts with big prints, but Threadless’ Bone Idol is pretty bad ass.
Aug 21
Cake Wrecks
Cake Wrecks, When Professional Cakes Go Horribly, Hilariously Wrong. Some gems here, here, and here.
Selections From H.P. Lovecraft’s Brief Tenure as a Whitman’s Sampler Copywriter
“Yes! Hidden beneath its rich exterior is a hideously moist cherry cordial! What deranged architect could have engineered this non-Euclidean aberration?” Selections From H.P. Lovecraft’s Brief Tenure as a Whitman’s Sampler Copywriter. (via CP)
Dear Lulu, Out Now
Dear Lulu, a Lulu-printed book that tests print fidelity and capabilities, is available now. Truly fantastic idea. More info at Speak Up.
10 Ways Newspapers Can Improve Comments
Derek Powazek with solid advice for improving discussion and fostering community on newspaper websites.
Aug 13
IDEO
IDEO has a beautiful new website that blends Flash and markup for some great layouts and interactions.
2008 US Air Guitar Championships
Windhammer (A.K.A. Rob Weychert) on competing in the 2008 US Air Guitar Championships in San Francisco last week. Don’t miss the videos and photos. Hell yes.
The Curious Job of Kevin Cornell
Kevin Cornell illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button—which is also being released as a movie later this year. Check out all of those lovely thumbnails and production sketches!
Aug 12
A List Apart: Issue 265
A List Apart: Issue 265, Use comment fields and discussion forums to collaborate; take your understanding of accessibility to the next level. Articles by Carolyn Wood and Lisa Herrod.
Aug 11
The Daily Figure
The Daily Figure, beautiful and flowing gestural drawings.
Aug 08
Not the Same Old Story
Not the Same Old Story, If the web provides so many ways to connect with audiences, why are we all stuck telling the same story with our designs? Hear from a panel of storytelling experts on the importance of narrative and art direction online to break away from static and boring experiences. My submission for a SXSWi 2009 panel.
Aug 04
Theme Magazine
Theme Magazine, a lifestyle magazine that focuses on stories about contemporary Asian culture. Freshly redesigned by me, Dan Cederholm, Liz Danzico, and Rich Watts.
Aug 01
Bear Tools
Bear Tools, a 4-part series where Kevin Cornell details the tools he uses to Draw, Ink, and Paint, as well as the Surfaces he does them on.

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