Monday, June 22, 2009

Twitteroundup!

Inspiration

Photos of stuff slipping into nothingness. Photography by Michel Rajkovic. Would love prints of these. Via @behance



Ralph McQuarrie. Love this guy.

Gorgeous Examples of Floral Typography Via @Linotype_com.


Living Tree Art. Pooktre trees and furniture.

Design

How well do you know Famous Logos? Via @Linotype_com.

Cory Godbey updated Terrible Yellow Eyes. Check out the great illustrations. Cory's Blue Goblet series is on sale at Myfonts.com



Prezi. Amazing presentations made easy.



'The Hut', new branding for Pizza Hut restaurants. via @idsgn

Concept prototyping. Shirts, billboards, etc. See how it will appear in real life.

Type

The early days and work of @H_FJ. Funny story.

NYT sends cease and desist for use of use of a black letter font similar to "the NYT's trademark "world-famous Gothic font"

Neat info about the history of Times New Roman along with Font Bureau's new Starling.

Humour

Some humor over at Dark Roasted Blend.



LOL. Mega Shark VS. Giant Octopus. Great acting! Sorry I missed this one.

Technology

New Google Street View. Myst meets reality.

Hypercolor is back! In a lifesaving baby's onesie? This will not fit...

Holy Cow! Augmented reality is reality!

Interesting
Interviews with random folks all across the USA. Via @brannonmc

Thoughts
If you have $5 and Chuck Norris has $5, Chuck Norris has more money than you.

"Your silence is golden, and, like gold, people will happily kill you to obtain it." via @cookies_of_doom


New from insigne: Kidela Sketch. Available at MyFonts for 15% off for a limited time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Twitteroundup!

♪The trending topic song continued: Iran, Le Mans. Ahmadinejad, AT&T is a fraud. Iphone, Red Wings go home.♫

Inspiration

Amazing pic from Singapore.


Love the above. Unfortunately I can't find the source link. It was via @typegirl

Peter deSeve added his tribute to Maurice Sendak over @CoryGodbey's Terrible Yellow Eyes. Then grab Cory's Blue Goblet.

Some great handlettering.


Love these. Great use of color.



Designer Guns and Gas Masks. via @behance

Awesome hood ornaments.


Flying Ferrari from the Future!

Zoological typeface, via @swissmiss and @designworklife

Geektastic

Sneak peek into the Photo-Lettering beta via @houseindustries and @typegirl.

Dell Does $3 Million In Sales Through Twitter.

Humour


Traffic Barrel monster creator arrested.

Personal

Did the taxes, caught a five foot long snake in backyard. I think he was with the IRS. Let him go to hang with his little snake friends, eat tasty woodland creatures. Also grabbed three gallon jugs of Tobasco. (Original, Habanero and Jalapeno) It will be gone in a year.

Monday, June 15, 2009

New from insigne: Kidela Sketch

Kidela Sketch is an energetic and eccentric serif typeface rendered in a sketchy style. The typeface includes 64 auto-replacing discretionary ligatures to extend the natural sketched look, oldstyle figures and small caps.

Please see the sample brochure to see these features in action.

Kidela Sketch is an excellent choice when you need a fun and interesting serif.

Kidela Sketch is available at MyFonts.com for 15% off for a limited time.

Monday, June 8, 2009

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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New from insigne: Mittwoch


Mittwoch is an extended modern serif and a new companion to insigne’s Montag and Dienstag extended sans serifs. Mittwoch conveys a graceful air with its high-contrast letterforms and its ball terminals, but also includes some unique touches that are unexpected for modern faces. Mittwoch includes four different weights and 50 alternate characters, including swashes, more traditional modern letterforms and simplified characters for titling or when a more unique look is needed. For complementary companions, be sure to check out Montag and Dienstag, also available from insigne.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Twitteroundup!

Happenings on Da’ Web

*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


For Laughs