September 2009

Sep 30
A Graphic Designer’s Perspective
A Graphic Designer’s Perspective, Brian Hennings’ (resident designer at Hoefler & Frere-Jones) thoughts on type and setting the samples for their latest family, Tungsten. Great read.
Another Paul Rand logo put out to pasture. This time, Yale Press.
Sep 25
Pictorial Webster’s
John M. Carrera’s Pictorial Webster’s, a short-run, stunning hand-crafted volume of classic dictionary engravings reborn in a fine-press edition. Don’t miss the video making-of video, Inspiration to Completion. If I had $5200.00 just sitting around, I would buy one of these sets immediately.
Sep 23
Google Chrome Frame
Amazing: Google Chrome Frame is an early-stage open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome’s open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer. Even IE6.
Sep 22
A List Apart: Issue 292
A List Apart: Issue 292, Triple issue on UX and search. Get rational with search site analytics. Test search for relevancy and precision. Join our search party! Articles by John Ferrara, Avinash Kaushik, and Lou Rosenfeld.
Sep 15
Adobe to buy Omniture
Adobe to buy Omniture, “Adobe customers are looking to us for solutions to deliver engaging experiences and more effectively monetize their content and applications online”. No, we’re looking for you to make a piece of software that actually acknowledges current practices in design and doesn’t fucking crash 5 times a day. Adobe is lost.
Sep 11
CODE(X)+1 Monograph Series
CODE(X)+1 Monograph Series 2008-09, looks worth it for this title awesome alone: Why There Are Pages and Why They Must Turn by Robert Bringhurst.
Jules Vernacular
Jules Vernacular, a spectacular collection of found type. Some really beautiful and oddball stuff. (via CP)
Sep 08
Birds on the Wires
Birds on the Wires by Jarbas Agnelli, Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes. Beautiful.
Website Finger Hold
This is the de facto way designers present posters. Luckily, it looks just as silly to do it with a website.
Sep 02
A New Apple
Kirk Peterson with a nice redesign Biggest Apple, complete with P.G. Wodehouse inspired header illustration by Kevin Cornell.
Sep 01
A List Apart: Issue 291
A List Apart: Issue 291, The future is big: a new world of markup awaits. The future is small: tiny changes in user experience can save the day. Start now. Articles by Luke Wroblewski and J. David Eisenberg.

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