Skip to main content

Twitteroundup!

This week on the interwebs, Jay-Z, Palm Pre, playing lots of Sims 3. Air France, Normandie, playing tetris, SAT.

Design & Inspiration

Cityscapes

More on the Bing logotype.

insigne fonts are packed with OpenType features. Here's a how-to on discretionary ligatures via Fonts.com

Nice stop-motion film with those cool magnetic letters.


Disney's UP Art Deco era posters.



Typefunkography 3D stroke logotype based on Bello. via @fontbureau


Cory Godbey's Terrible Yellow Eyes was updated on Friday. Includes a post by Justin Gerard. You can grab Justin's Biscuit Boodle series and Cory Godbey's Blue Goblet series of fonts and ornaments.

Coolness


CodeX Yachts

Inside the $485-Million Airbus A380 Flying Palace

Mentos frozen in ice cubes and Diet Coke.


I love Ekranoplanes: (Ground Effect Vehicles)

XBox full body motion controller. Bring it.

Humour


Funny Wolfram Alpha Responses.

YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter will combine to form YouTwitFace. -Conan via MarcoSuarez

"Boxer M. Tyson packs his bags with Jay-Z DVDs, Quik, Holyfield’s ear." via typophile and typographica.

The Pixar and Dreamworks story process compared and contrasted. via CoryGodbey

Observations


Google Wave = Skype's missed opportunity

Saw UP. Favorite characters were Dug and that big goofy bird.

A UPS is money well spent.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Carta Marina

Carta Marina is based on the titling found on the famous map drawn by Olaus Magnus in 1539. The map of northern Europe took 12 years to complete, and the total size is a huge 1.7 meters tall by 1.25 meters wide. More information about the map, as well as the high resolution reference document used to create the typeface and illustration set can be found at the James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota. The titling is slightly aged, very sturdy and elegant. Carta Marina includes a full set of OpenType alternates for every character in the English alphabet, oldstyle figures, historical forms, small caps and 64 discretionary ligatures. These ligatures are used to alter the appearance of the type so that the printing appears realistic and without any duplicate letters to detract from the antique appearance. The Carta Marina family also includes some of the unique illustrations that give the map much of its character. It includes depictions of fanciful sea creatures, land animals a

Microsoft Expression

I have been trying out the Microsoft Expression web design program recently. My final verdict: I like it better than Dreamweaver. I’ve been using Dreamweaver for 5 years now, but where Expressions really shines is its handling of CSS, which is, in my mind, quite a bit better than Dreamweaver. My “problem” with CSS as opposed to tables is that with tables you can visualize what you are doing. CSS is a bit more programmatic. Expression helps a bit. If you are looking to save some money, and you use a PC, you should download Visual Web Developer. You can do some very advanced stuff with this program, and the interface is very much like Expressions. The price is right: free! However, Expression is more intuitive in how it handles CSS. It’s very interesting how Microsoft is starting to head into Adobe’s turf. Microsoft is working on equivalents to everything in Adobe’s product line. My long term bet is on Microsoft.

Guerilla Marketing

Just recently, I was wondering why we don’t see more of... ...this... ...this... ...this... ...this... and this here in the states. Yes, guerilla marketing. As you can see, all of these images don’t have their point of origin here in the USA. Then, I got my answer . Seriously, when looking at few of these campaigns, although they are clever and probably very effective, some of them seem destructive and disruptive. I think that American advertisers recognize this, and understood that American culture doesn’t have time or allow disruptions or annoyances, making it a tactic that is rarely used stateside. There are also probably some legal, or rather enforcement reasons that make it more common overseas. Any other thoughts? Everything with the exception of AXE via adgoodness . AXE via ibeliveinadv .