February 2010

Feb 26
BBC’s New Visual Language
An insightful look at the process and planning behind the BBC’s new design system.
Feb 23
The Art of the Arcade Machine Marquee
The Art of the Arcade Machine Marquee. Hell yes. Always loved the art from Zaxxon and Asteroids as a kid.
A List Apart: Issue 301
A List Apart: Issue 301, Speaking in public? Be afraid. Be very afraid. (It’s actually good for you.) Plus: How to write web software that is not just “internationalized” but truly multilingual. An interview with Scott Berkun by Liz Danzico and an article by Carlos Bueno.
Feb 15
Reserve Window Design
Reserve Window Design, John Downer does some gorgeous gold leaf lettering on the window of a Los Angeles clothing store. Would love to see glass gilding make a comeback.
Feb 11
Newspaper Club
Newspaper Club, helping people to make their own newspapers. This makes me want to design a newspaper, like, right now.
EndGrain
EndGrain, Bethany Heck’s blog chronicling letterpress and her wood type collection. Lovely.
Feb 09
Preserve
Preserve, an on going project to produce a permanent visual record of hand painted building signage. Many of these are being erased from our cityscapes either being worn away by weather over time, covered as buildings have been repainted, disappearing as buildings are demolished or replaced with modern signage equivalents. The visual wonders abound. Prepare to get lost here.
Feb 02
The Best in Custom Letters 2009
From LetterCult, The Best in Custom Letters for 2009, 15 pages worth of hand done lettering.

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