December 2008

Dec 23
The Buzzwords of 2008
The New York Times on buzzwords made famous in 2008, all lovingly illustrated by the talented Jessica Hische.
Dec 22
LA Times Online revenue is booming
The LA Times online revenue now covers the cost of paper’s entire editorial payroll. Whoa.
Dec 17
Best Philly Cheesesteak in New York
NY Magazine’s food blog Grub Street looks for the best Philly cheesesteak in NY. The findings were almost the same as The Cheesesteak Crawl.
Dec 16
Leah Evans
Leah Evans quilted textile designs combine aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery. Just amazing.
A List Apart: Issue 274
A List Apart: Issue 274, A website without a content strategy is like a speeding vehicle without a driver. Learn why content matters and how to do it right. Articles by Jeffrey MacIntyre LaFerriere and Kristina Halvorson.
Dec 10
Twenty Typefaces of 2008
Twenty Typefaces of 2008 from FontShop. So much lovely type here. I really need to start a charity for the sole purpose of purchasing Soho.
Dec 09
Figure 1
Figure 1, the website of artist Ariel Aberg-Riger is full of lovely illustrations and sketches. Some favorites: hey there winter, floral ponytail, and downsides.
Dec 04
Windhammer, the awakening
The story of Windhammer, When my name finally rang out, I realized why my preparation had been so casual: I wouldn’t be the one performing.. Part of the Geek-themed second issue of Fray, True stories of people taking things too seriously.
What I’ve Learned
Chris Pullman’s What I’ve Learned, 10 lessons from the past 35 years as Vice President of Design at WGBH. Related, Milton Glaser’s Ten Things I Have Learned.
Homage to the Road to Animal Farm
George Orwell Writes a Novel. Hilarious! Enjoy more comics from Kate Beaton’s History Project. (via CP)
Dec 03
The Grid System
The Grid System is an ever-growing resource where graphic designers can learn about grid systems, the golden ratio and baseline grids.
The Typographic Desk Reference
The Typographic Desk Reference, a quick reference for all your typographic needs. I’m a sucker for this stuff.
Dec 02
A List Apart: Issue 273
A List Apart: Issue 273, Both sides now: learn how traditional, research-based IA leads to better site design, and why many are abandoning traditional methods in favor of agile design. Articles by Keith LaFerriere and Cennydd Bowles.

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