April 2009

Apr 29
SVA Dot Dot Dot Lectures
Video of my short talk on the influence of print design on web design for the SVA Interaction Design DOT DOT DOT lecture series.
Apr 23
Wood Type Museum
Wood Type Museum, tons of beautiful type and specimen books. Prepare to get lost. Via H&FJ News who have a great post on Hamilton’s Wood Type Catalog #14.
Apr 22
A New Typographica
Typographica redesigns and it’s simply beautiful. Don’t miss the latest feature on their Favorite Typefaces of 2008.
Apr 21
A List Apart: Issue 282
A List Apart: Issue 282, Can we finally get real type on the web? Does beauty in design have a benefit besides aesthetic pleasure? Interview with David Berlow by Jeffrey Zeldman and an article by Stephen P. Anderson.
Apr 15
we love typography
We Love Typography, from the fabulous gang at I Love Typography comes a place to bookmark and savour quality type-related images and quotes. Basically, FFFFOUND for type nerds. Fantastic!
Parting Thoughts
Parting Thoughts, long-running design blog Speak Up says goodbye. *sniff*
A Designer And His Problems
A Designer and His Problems, video of a Paul Sahre presentation on design, problems, and failure. Saw this in person and highly recommend it.
Apr 14
Drive-By
Driving While Standing Still, a lovely series of photos by Andrew Bush of other drivers, taken while speeding down the highway.
Apr 10
Dear Designer, You Suck
A great article from Khoi on the tough part about writing (or taking) criticism for our designs, and the real need for it.
Unapplied Mathematics
NPR contacted H&FJ to find out the implications of typesetting a the World’s Largest Known Prime Number (it’s twelve million digits long). They also figured out how long the number would be set in a few of their fonts at 12pt. The differences add up to miles.
Apr 07
Findings from the Web Design Survey, 2008
ALA: Findings from the Web Design Survey, 2008, If we, the people who make websites, want the world to know who we are and what we do, it’s up to each of us to stand up and represent.

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