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*Bing* Bing is live. Logotype is still ugly. Tried it out. Think I will keep Google as my default for now.

Wanna know what Google Wave is but don't want to sit through a 1.5 hr vid?

Since fonts on the web are the big craze of the moment, here is one of the lesser known players: FontJazz. Apparently works by creating a .gif with all characters and a .js file to do client side replace.

Yay, Office 2010 will finally support OpenType features! Kerning in word was just a bridge too far for MSFT apparently.

Art Links


Forest house, organic curves. Amazing.

MIT's outbound calls during Obama's inauguration data visualization.

Ultimate List of 32 Font And Typography Tools. Really useful list. via @sthursby

Abandoned structures around the globe, great photography.

Some Outstanding Typography Projects. via @sthursby

Concept artwork for Star Trek and some other blockbuster films.

Beautiful art, made entirely out of masking tape. This is a must-see. via @printmag

Random


Bacon sushi, the next breakfast craze. You saw it here first...

Check these fattening culinary creations. Wait several hours until after you eat. Via @jonkopp


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