A Brief History of Type | i love typography, the... →
New Google Favicon - Good as New Coke? →
Just noticed the new icon in my open tabs and thought, WTF?!? Apparently I am not alone!
Disposable Lid - Color Changing Disposable Coffee... →
The innovative lid alerts consumers their coffee/tea may be too hot by changing from a dark coffee bean color to a bright red when the lid is applied.
Send messages directly to @highiam, @lowiam, and/or @cheeron. If you are in good physical or mental shape, send your message as follows: @highiam I feel as if I am a superman! If you are in not-so-great shape, send your message as follows: @lowiam I feel so bad!!! I have made many mistakes… If others express their not-so-great conditions, let’s cheer them on: @cheeron @theirtwittername...
Rss иконки на заказ | 2 | Design Freak →
Some really cool custom RSS icons, from sandwiches to books. Idea is that you suggest your site for Design Freak to come up with a custom icon and in return you give him a link. Well I think that’s the idea, my Russian isn’t the greatest!!
If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.– Laurence J. Peter
YouTomb is a research project by MIT Free Culture that tracks videos taken down from YouTube for alleged copyright violation. Neat idea.
Scientists Develop Auto Paint That Changes Color... →
Shopping for a car will never be the same as scientists have developed a new form of auto paint that changes color with the touch of a button. This revolutionary new paramagnetic paint is a technical wonder and is viewed by Nissan and other auto companies as an amazing innovation that would draw huge traffic to dealerships and will make it easier for consumers to get the exact option level they...
Simple idea, yet utterly brill. Love it! :)
What has been listened to and shared today on Twitter… Plus you can actually PLAY the tracks. Nice way to randomly find music.
We’ve just made a few changes to make your tumblelogs a bit more accessible and search-engine friendly. One thing you’ll probably notice right away: Permalink URLs now include a summary of the post content. http://www.davidslog.com/post/34145219/dont-laugh-at-us This makes the URLs a little more attractive, and can help search engines identify your posts. (Huge thanks to the guys at Disqus for...
TweetWheel - Find out which of your Twitter... →
Nice visual demonstration
Diminuendo, and the Future | eXtreme Type... →
A TYPOGRAPHIC TRADITION since Roman times, diminuendo is a type arrangement in which a large letter or word leads the eye, gradually, to smaller and smaller words until a standard text size is established. An abbreviated diminuendo is still seen today in the initial cap or large single letter that is sometimes used to lead the reader into a chapter of a book or a section of an article.
Polaroid has announced its inkless mobile printer - called Zink - is getting a name change and a release date in the UK. The printer will be called the Polaroid PoGo as in “Polaroid to Go” and will cost £99 when it launches in May. In development for over 10 years, the printer will offer users the chance to print business card sized (2 x 3 inch) colour photos from their mobile phone...
The Sulzbacher Eszett | Ask H&FJ | Hoefler &... →
One character that’s especially gratifying to get right is the eszett, if only because it so stubbornly resists being figured out. Eszetts can follow any number of constructions, from the romanized long-s-short-s of Archer to the more Teutonic long-s-meets-z of Verlag. Most fonts strike some balance between these extremes, introducing internal shapes that echo other parts of the character...
Adrian Parr’s Blog » Blog Archive » Jing Project... →
I have just come across a really handy and well executed application and website that allows you to easily capture (image or video) and share what you are doing on screen. The application is called the Jing Project, and is freely available for both Mac and Windows. It has been created by TechSmith who have many years of experience in this field (they produce Camtasia Studio as a commercial...
Camera Toss (The Blog): Guide for beginners →
Remember it’s not about how high you toss, it’s all about the spin you put on the camera. Repeat the toss spinning the camera with a flick of the wrist as you let go, obviously there are many ways you can spin the camera and they all give different results, so keep experimenting checking your results as you go to hone your technique. Next try a different light source or try combining...
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m...– Clarence Darrow
Adrian Frutiger | LinoLetter - 2008/05 →
Dear Adrian Frutiger – Send a personalized birthday message Since the 1950s, Adrian Frutiger has been designing typefaces that have been universally acclaimed as groundbreaking. Yet Univers®, Meridien®, Serifa®, Frutiger®, Avenir®, and Vectora® are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the amount of work he has accomplished to date. For decades, Adrian Frutiger has been a beloved member of...
booktwo.org | We suspect this manoeuvre →
Last week Amazon announced that it would be requiring that all books that it sells that are produced through on-demand means be printed by BookSurge, their in-house on-demand printer/publisher. Amazon pitched this as a customer service matter, a means for more speedily delivering print-on-demand books and allowing for the bundling of shipments with other items purchased at the same time from...
bkkeepr | →
Once you’ve mastered those commands, you can dispense with the ISBN and bkkeepr will automatically update the last book you read. That means you can just send @bkkeepr [page number] or d bkkeepr finish and so on, and your last recorded ISBN will be updated. Genius, have a constant record of where you are wtih the exact edition of the books you are/have read. Mmmmm, my OCD thanks you! ;)
A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the...– Fred Allen
The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting...– Joan Collins
Pilcrow & Capitulum |Ask H&FJ | Hoefler &... →
Like most punctuation, the paragraph mark (or pilcrow) has an exotic history. It’s tempting to recognize the symbol as a “P for paragraph,” though the resemblance is incidental: in its original form, the mark was an open C crossed by a vertical line or two, a scribal abbreviation for capitulum, the Latin word for “chapter”…
If all you have in the kitchen is jam and a badger, you make jam and badger pie....– Giles Coren
Our Middle Name | Ask H&FJ | Hoefler & Frere-Jones →
Last month’s posts about the ¶ and the ß prompted a flurry of e-mail inquiring about other special favorites in the character set. Matt McInerney guessed correctly that the ampersand is one for which we have special affection, and asked if there was anything else we could say about it. How could we not? Ampersand, after all, is H&FJ’s middle name.
At times I think and at times I am.– Paul Valery
Typography « Letters to LoveLiza →
Hilarious “agony” column.
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.– Rita Rudner
Practice or compete against others in this speed typing game using quotes from popular movies Great fun! :)
Twitt(url)y - Real-time Link Tracking on Twitter →
Twitt(url)y is a service for tracking what URLs people are talking about as they talk about them on Twitter… …No matter whether people use, TinyURL, Snipurl (snurl), or link directly to the final URL, we always count the “votes” correctly because our spiders actually visit every single site before it gets displayed here.
If You Guys Are Right, Facebook Is Screwed →
Yesterday, following a study that showed declining interest in Facebook from the social network’s developer community, we posted a poll asking if you were fed up with Facebook. The results were a fairly resounding “yes.” In our most active poll ever, only 13% of you said that you are “Not At All” fed up with the social network and are still enjoying it just as much as when you signed up.
Pownce: Publicly Share Files via Lifestreams (Why... →
Has Pownce found a new way to compete against Twitter? The latest feature for the microblogging competitor is the ability to share files, up to 250 MB for premium accounts (100 MB for the rest of us) with anyone–even non-users…
The Color Orange -- Can China ban the Color... →
We are launching the project The Color Orange to highlight the violations of the human rights in China on the occasion of the Olympic Games in Beijing August 2008. The idea is both sophisticated and simple: We want to introduce The Color Orange as a symbol of the protest against the human rights violations in China. The strict censorship can ban the use of obvious symbols of human rights, but the...
What is terror? Just an abstract noun. We might just as well have a war on...– Gore Vidal
A List Apart: Articles: Zebra Striping: Does it... →
Zebra striping is used when data is presented in an essentially tabular form. The user of that table will be looking for one or more data points. Their aim is to get the right points and get them as quickly as possible. Therefore, if we set a task that uses a table, and zebra striping does make things easier, then we would expect to see improvements in two things: accuracy and speed. Interesting...
Complex Type: CSS Fix, ClearType Miss — Jon Tan 陳 →
This fab masthead is NOT an image on the actual site, genius!
Don't laugh at us
Yes, it’s totally silly that one year after launching Tumblr, we’re moving the official Tumblr blog off of Wordpress because it was too much work to update. We want to spotlight all of the neat stuff happening on Tumblr. So today we’re announcing the official Tumblr tumblelog: staff.tumblr.com There’s a lot we want to do here. In addition to showing off the new features we’re building, we’re...
TwitterSnooze! v0.13 →
Hit the snooze button on your “verbose” Twitter friends. Sneaky, love it!
THIRD RAIL » Blog Archive » Thursday at Noon is... →
Using the aiderss feed api, I fetched the last 10,000 posts on delicious, digg, reddit, and mixx…Threw it into R and plotted out the number of posts by weekday and posts by hour of day with PostRank > 6 Note comment #7.