Jason Santa Maria: Oddities & Diversions http://v4.jasonsantamaria.com//oddities/ en Copyright 2010 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:15:00 GMT Design Is History http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.designishistory.com%2F&seed_title=Design+Is+History http://www.designishistory.com/ Design Is History, created as a teaching tool for young designers just beginning to explore graphic design and as a reference tool for all designers. Chock full of great info. #]]> Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:15 GMT Education at FontShop http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fontshop.com%2Feducation%2F&seed_title=Education+at+FontShop http://www.fontshop.com/education/ Education at FontShop, a great resource for tips, tricks, and type knowledge. #]]> Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:11 GMT A List Apart: Issue 311 http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alistapart.com%2Fissues%2F311&seed_title=A+List+Apart%3A+Issue+311 http://www.alistapart.com/issues/311 Issue 311, Start web design projects the right way. Learn when and how to say no. Articles by Whitney Hess and Kevin M. Hoffman. #]]> Tue, 03 Aug 2010 17:11 GMT 8 Faces http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2F8faces.com%2F&seed_title=8+Faces http://8faces.com/ 8 Faces, a new magazine from Elliot Jay Stocks that asks a few designers “If you could only use eight typefaces for the rest of your life, which would you choose?” I’m interviewed in this inaugural issue along with Erik Spiekermann, Jessica Hische, Ian Coyle, Jos Buivenga, Jon Tan, Bruce Willen & Nolen Strals. Print editions sold out fast, but PDFs are still available. #]]> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 21:37 GMT Newspaper Club, International http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.newspaperclub.co.uk%2F2010%2F07%2F08%2Fworld-domination-beckons%2F&seed_title=Newspaper+Club%2C+International http://blog.newspaperclub.co.uk/2010/07/08/world-domination-beckons/ shipping internationally! So excited about this. I think I need to come up with an idea for a newspaper now. #]]> Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:39 GMT Tuning Condensed Fonts with WebFont Loader http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.typekit.com%2F2010%2F07%2F07%2Fquick-tip-tuning-condensed-fonts-with-webfont-loader%2F&seed_title=Tuning+Condensed+Fonts+with+WebFont+Loader http://blog.typekit.com/2010/07/07/quick-tip-tuning-condensed-fonts-with-webfont-loader/ Quick tip on condensed webfonts, I just posted a brief tutorial on how to use WebFont Loader to tune your font sizes for fallback fonts when using condensed webfonts. #]]> Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:38 GMT Field Notes, County Fair http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Ffieldnotesbrand.com%2Fcounty-fair%2F&seed_title=Field+Notes%2C+County+Fair http://fieldnotesbrand.com/county-fair/ New Field Notes sets for county fairs! A 3-pack for each state, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbon colors. Phenomenal. I just ordered Pennsylvania and New York. #]]> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 17:29 GMT Art of McSweeney’s http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.designrelated.com%2Finspiration%2Fview%2FKaren%2Fpage%2F1%2Fentry%2F4043%2Fart-of-mcsweeneys-book-and-dust-jacket&seed_title=Art+of+McSweeney%26%238217%3Bs http://www.designrelated.com/inspiration/view/Karen/page/1/entry/4043/art-of-mcsweeneys-book-and-dust-jacket Art of McSweeney’s, A coffee table book all about the design of McSweeney’s? Yes please. #]]> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 17:28 GMT 48 Hour Magazine http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.48hrmag.com%2F&seed_title=48+Hour+Magazine http://www.48hrmag.com/ 48 Hour Magazine, good golly this is awesome. A virtual dream team of magazine writers, editors, and aficionados plan to make a magazine in a scant 48 hours, all from your contributions. Sign up today, this all goes down in a week. #]]> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:49 GMT The Typesetters, 1910 http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.shorpy.com%2Fnode%2F8077%3Fsize%3D_original&seed_title=The+Typesetters%2C+1910 http://www.shorpy.com/node/8077?size=_original The Typesetters, 1910, so many things to love about this photo. For one thing, the sign on the left wall about spreading disease, next to the (presumably) shared cup at the fountain. And look how gigantic that room is and how many workers are there, and not a press in sight. Just the typesetters. #]]> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:45 GMT Combining Type With Helvetica http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fontshop.com%2Fblog%2F%3Fp%3D2436&seed_title=Combining+Type+With+Helvetica http://www.fontshop.com/blog/?p=2436 Combining Type With Helvetica, the wonderful Indra Kupferschmid with a guest fontlist for FontShop. #]]> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:41 GMT Shoes http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fputthison.com%2Fpost%2F535994284%2Fepisode-2-shoes&seed_title=Shoes http://putthison.com/post/535994284/episode-2-shoes Episode 2: Shoes. I love this series so damn much. Don’t miss Episode 1: Denim. #]]> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:18 GMT Pixies Onomatopoeia http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fyayeveryday.com%2Fpost%2F10012&seed_title=Pixies+Onomatopoeia http://yayeveryday.com/post/10012 Pixies Onomatopoeia, HA HA HA HO. #]]> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:17 GMT Universal Packaging System http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yankodesign.com%2F2010%2F04%2F20%2Fups-universal-packaging-system-recyclable-corrugated-cardboard-sheet-by-patrick-sung%2F&seed_title=Universal+Packaging+System http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/04/20/ups-universal-packaging-system-recyclable-corrugated-cardboard-sheet-by-patrick-sung/ Universal Packaging System, an interesting prototype for completely malleable cardboard packing materials. #]]> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:16 GMT Danger, Pictory http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pictorymag.com%2Fshowcases%2Fdanger%2F&seed_title=Danger%2C+Pictory http://www.pictorymag.com/showcases/danger/ Danger”. If you haven’t checked out Pictory yet, don’t miss out, it’s one of the best places around for photography and storytelling. #]]> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 23:21 GMT A List Apart: Issue 302 http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alistapart.com%2Fissues%2F302&seed_title=A+List+Apart%3A+Issue+302 http://www.alistapart.com/issues/302 Issue 302, Format wars: HTML5 vs. Flash, ePub HTML vs. proprietary technologies. Articles by Dan Mall and Joe Clark. #]]> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 13:40 GMT Humble Pied http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.humblepied.com%2Fjason-santa-maria%2F&seed_title=Humble+Pied http://www.humblepied.com/jason-santa-maria/ interviewed me for his great series on design, Humble Pied. Spend some time with the interview archives, there’s lots of wisdom to go around. #]]> Mon, 01 Mar 2010 22:41 GMT BBC’s New Visual Language http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fblogs%2Fbbcinternet%2F2010%2F02%2Fa_new_global_visual_language_f.html&seed_title=BBC%26%238217%3Bs+New+Visual+Language http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/02/a_new_global_visual_language_f.html An insightful look at the process and planning behind the BBC’s new design system. #]]> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:53 GMT The Art of the Arcade Machine Marquee http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sci-fi-o-rama.com%2F2010%2F02%2F23%2Fthe-art-of-the-arcade-marquee-1%2F&seed_title=The+Art+of+the+Arcade+Machine+Marquee http://www.sci-fi-o-rama.com/2010/02/23/the-art-of-the-arcade-marquee-1/ The Art of the Arcade Machine Marquee. Hell yes. Always loved the art from Zaxxon and Asteroids as a kid. #]]> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:29 GMT A List Apart: Issue 301 http://mint.jasonsantamaria.com/feeder/?FeederAction=clicked&feed=Oddities&seed=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alistapart.com%2Fissues%2F301&seed_title=A+List+Apart%3A+Issue+301 http://www.alistapart.com/issues/301 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. #]]> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:07 GMT