February 2009

Feb 27
In Love With A. Lincoln
In Love With A. Lincoln, Beautiful NYT Opinion article by Maira Kalman. I’d love to see more articles like this.
Her Morning Elegance video
Stunning pixilated music video.
Feb 24
SPD Online Competition
SPD Online Competition is open for entries! This is needed so badly and could go a long way towards recognizing different kinds of design online. Enter you or your company today!
Feb 23
Cufon
Cufon, a dead simple alternative to sIFR that uses only Javascript. There are still some issues to work out (like support for more font file formats) but it’s very fast and a promising start.
Feb 17
A List Apart: Issue 278
A List Apart: Issue 278, Give your readers some space and ride out the hard times. Articles by Mandy Brown and Pepi Ronalds.
Feb 12
Mindfuck Movies
Some movies inform. Some movies entertain. And some pry open your skull and punch you in the brain. Matthew Baldwin gathers up the films that have caused him to clutch his head and moan.
Pepsi Logo Response
This is what I think whenever I see one of the new Pepsi ads, by Lawrence Yang. A perfect response to this clusterfuck.
Feb 03
I LEGO N.Y.
I LEGO N.Y., “During the cold and dark Berlin winter days, I spend a lot of time with my boys in their room. And as I look at the toys scattered on the floor, my mind inevitably wanders back to New York.” I love the way Christoph Niemann’s mind works.
A List Apart: Issue 277
A List Apart: Issue 277, Design, debug, details. Articles by Hallvord R. M. Steen, Chris Mills, and Kevin Potts.
Super Bowl Tweets
Twitter Chatter During the Super Bowl, the map shows the location and frequency of commonly used words in Super Bowl related messages. Fantastic visualization.
Five Simple Steps
Five Simple Steps, A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web, by Mark Boulton. A fantastic read for web designers of all levels.
Your Fonts
Your Fonts is a free, web-based program that allows you to turn your handwriting into a font.
Comics Grammar & Tradition
Comics Grammar & Tradition, Comic book lettering has some grammatical and aesthetic traditions that are quite unique. What follows is a list that every letterer eventually commits to his/her own mental reference file. (via DF)

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