January 2009

Jan 30
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice).
Learning about type in Italy
Masters Workshop: Design History, Theory and Practice in Rome and Venice. Spend two weeks studying visual communication—especially typography—in Venice and Rome, the birthplace of Western typographic tradition. Sounds amazing.
Jan 22
Layer Tennis
Layer Tennis is back with Season 2 and it promises to be awesome all over again. You might also enjoy my Halloween-themed match from last season. A Coudal Partners and Adobe joint.
Jan 20
Teach the Web
Teach the Web: So how do we teach web design and developmentā€”a subject that is constantly changing? How do we prepare our students for the real-world and for real-world expectations? And how do we, as educators, stay up-to-date about the information we are teaching? Leslie Jensen-Inman interviewed 32 web professionals for her graduate thesis and has published the interviews, findings, and a sample curriculum for a web design program. Congrats, Leslie!
A List Apart: Issue 276
A List Apart: Issue 276, Web design education is stuck in the Stone Age. Participate in the movement to bring it up to date. Articles by Leslie Jensen-Inman and Aarron Walter.
Jan 17
The Impossible Project
The Impossible Project, We aim to re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010. We have acquired Polaroid’s old equipment, factory and seek your support. Oh hell yes.
Jan 13
Feltron Eight
The 2008 Feltron Annual Report is out, and as usual, it’s a beautiful example of information design. Nicholas Felton analyzes the statistics of, well, everything that happened to him throughout the year.
Objectified to premiere at SXSW
Objectified, Gary Hustwit’s new documentary, will premiere at SXSW this March (the same place Helvetica premiered two years ago).
Jan 12
Pretty Loaded
Pretty Loaded, an homage to Flash preloaders, each loader loads the following loader. Great idea!
By any other name
By any other name, Mandy muses on the evolution of name changes for book-type-things, and how we’ve arrived at the clunky name ebook. Can’t get enough of this site.
Jan 09
FontExplorer Pro Icons
A behind the scenes look at some of the 280 odd icons Jon Hicks created for Linotype’s new FontExplorer X Pro.
Jan 06
Marks and Milestones
Marks and Milestones, Liz Danzico on the design of the SVA MFA in Interaction Design website, and upcoming lectures in the awesome DOT DOT DOT series.
Greg Storey, Goldfish: “Let’s not go into this next year with blind enthusiasm or crushing anxiety, but with a great sense of kinsmanship and and eager promise. Let us all work together to do what we can to grow our network into a future titan of industry. One that contributes to the community and the economy, global and local.”
Jason Has Left the Building
Jason Has Left the Building, Thanks, Z :)
A List Apart: Issue 275
A List Apart: Issue 275, Duty now for the future: HTML 5 and extensible semantics; plus the ins and outs of mobile CSS. Articles by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux and John Allsopp.
Jan 05
Dude-a-day, 365 days of illustrated dudes from (so far) film and comic books. Awesomely hilarious style.
Objectified Trailer
Objectified, Gary Hustwit’s upcoming documentary film about industrial design, now has a trailer.
FontExplorer X Pro
FontExplorer X Pro, my favorite software for font management, releases a new version, complete with a revamped interface and 280 new icons by the talented Mr. Hicks. Three cheers for Linotype!
Encouraged Commentary
Encouraged Commentary, Jim Jeffers with a neat jQuery commenting solution that allows people to reply to, highlight and quote other comments.
An Event Apart 2009
A slick new website for An Event Apart 2009 has launched, lovingly redesigned by Jeffrey Zeldman and coded (with HTML 5) by Eric Meyer. I’ll be speaking at AEA Boston this year.

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