- Why programmers work at night.
- Buzzfeed has an interview with the creators of the Live Action Toy Story video that was all the rage this week.
- “Aaron’s Law” introduced, would change computer law so violating Terms of Service isn’t a felony
- The Empire responds to the White House’s Deathstar response. Probably related White House raises the number of signatures needed to get a response to a petition.
- Writers strive to get science right, and a seal of approval.
- Disney builds 8-bit street in London to promote “Wreck-it Ralph.”
- 8 insights about the coming era of interactive design.
- Typographic Star Wars prints.
- The psychology of a well-designed business card.
Tag Archives: typography
- A few links on the news that rocked the nerdosphere this week: George Lucas donating Disney billions to education; How women can save the Star Wars franchise; Han Solo as one of Andy’s toys; and Darth Vader goes to Disneyland.
- Have you had your daily dose of cute animal pictures? If not, get thee to Cute Fight.
- Halo 4 executives are threatening to bring out the banhammer for sexism Xbox Live.
- This is fun. Seven best zoo ads.
- MPR’s Newscut reports that in the wake of Sandy in New York, old tech is making a comeback.
- 5 questions you can ask to learn about a company’s culture.
- Dr. Who/Madmen t-shirt mashup.
- From The New York Times: Hurricane Sandy timelapse.
- History of typefaces: Industrial-strength type.
- Google celebrates the 46th anniversary of Star Trek with a choose-your-own-adventure doodle.
- Soon to be yours Game of Thrones bobbleheads.
- If you didn’t make time to watch the Mad Men Rick Roll, you should.
- An App for finding & preserving the old typography that’s all around us.
- Want to be more productive at work? Research says stay at home.
- Removie posters, what happens when you remove a letter of a movie’s title.
- So you need a typeface: a flowchart.
- Interesting list of assumed internet habits.
- Homage vs Ripoff.
- Observations from the greatest convention in the universe (Dragon Con).
- Will Minecraft and Makerbot Usher in the Post-Scarcity Economy?
- Jason Kottke: Web browsers I have known 1994-2012.
- Speaking of Kottke, he linked to the invention of lunch, which is very interesting.
- Word nerds: Check out Zombie Nouns from The NY Times Opinionater blog.
- MakerBot 3D Printer mixtape for music sharing. So much want!
- Check out this MFA thesis exhibit: Superhero Typographic Classifications.
- Funny: Your logo is not hardcore.
- New Twitter verifications, or at least ones we wish they had.
- Year of the Robot, a delightful single-serve Tumblr.
- The scientific power of naps.
When you’re ready for a little break in your busy monday, head on over to the Kern Game to see how good you are at kerning type. It’s a maddening and addictive little game. Oh, and all kinds of fun. I was all ready to brag when I got two 100s right in a row, but then I ended up with a dismal 79 as a final score. But 79 out of 100 for a writer, that’s not so bad right? Right? Yeah, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’m going back to top that as soon as I finish this sentence.
- Rad and Reckless: an Overview of Punk Graphic Design, a post by the fabulous Chip Kidd.
- The Skywalkers of Hazzard.
- Remake of Sesame Street’s pinball animation that celebrated counting to 12.
- How pencils are made.
- Top creatives offer five lessons about managing a $35 billon brand. And that brand would be Target.
- Heelloo is Twitter for pretenders (and kind of funny).
- Why you should care about typography.
- Want: Pantone postcards.
- NPR listeners pick the Top 100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy books.
I’m a big fan of themed Tumblr blogs filled with big pictures. I’m also a fan of Helvetica. And yet somehow the pictures on Try Helvetica seem kind of cold. While the transformation of the hand-lettered signs into something actually legible is amazing, the flavor and personality of the orignal signs is missed. What do you think? Also, with the bird next to that text on the bottom of the building, doesn’t it look like a latest tweet? Now that, would be awesome.
Ever wondered what those Hoffler & Frere-Jones dudes looked and sounded like? Well, you’ll get the answer to all that and more by watching this sweet, short typography documentary that’s part of PBS’ Off the Book series. This is a must-watch for typography nerds and the people who love them.
Check out more typography nerdiness over on The Atlantic.
Twenty fortune cookie fortunes are sent to 20 internationally renowned designers to create a poster. The results are pretty awesome, and it’s all for a good cause. The posters are auctioned off with the proceeds donated to they Type Directors Club Scholarship Fund for students of typographic excellence. So cool. This is one of my favorites.
As you might recall a few of the nerds are quite the Conan O’Brien fans. Some us are also huge fans of typography. So you can see why we thing this kinetic typography video of Conan’s farewell speech to NBC is really some kind of wonderful.