“No bad days.
Only good days and wasted time.
Death is coming.”
“No bad days.
On first seeing it, I laughed. It struck me as such a sinister kind of thing to display. I get its ambition and reach, but the whole feel of it left me with a kind of super-villain vibe.
Cognitive Lode is a beautiful and simple site, focusing on what it calls “brain gems for decision makers.” It’s a small listing of some really interesting terms like
the Von Restorff Effect (items that stand out from their peers are more memorable) and Round Pricing Preference (our perception that round numbers are more trustworthy and represent higher quality).
I found our through friends online that designer Hillman Curtis died yesterday. I confess I didn’t really follow his recent work much, but know of him from his earlier days as a designer.
Designer Nicole Meyer has taken on the very formidable task of trying to create a logo for each of Minnesota’s lakes, one per day. With there being about 10,000 lakes that should take her “a little over 27 years to hit ’em all.”
The Chicago Neighborhoods is a design project by Steve Shanabruch where he’s looking to create a logo for each of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods.
This is a Reuben Sandwich (I’m a fan of pastrami, in any form). Created by David Schwen, he has more in his Type Sandwiches collection. If you like them, they’re available as prints. //Edit: Looks like he also made it onto Threadless! Schwen has a lot of fun stuff posted – well worth browsing around. Related:Perry’s DeliManny’s Deli
Two galleries to look at, but unfortunately they’re both pretty small ones. I’d love to see more from both artists. Type Face, by Ross Elliott. Beat Maps, by Owen Silverwood. I’m trying to get back to using an RSS reader, and have been revisiting sites I’ve neglected for some time. I found both artists on the ever awesome Ektopia.
ALT/1977 is a beautiful collection of re-imagined products, based in the 70’s. The graphics are incredibly well done, and the copy is spot-on with its tone. Very retro, and the feel is captured perfectly. [via MetaFilter]
Photo by J-Cornelius I’m not someone who knows much about fonts or type, but I came across an article entitled London Reconnections: A Typeface for the Underground and found it both fascinating and quite accessible. The typeface should have “the bold simplicity of the authentic lettering of the finest periods” Pick wrote to Johnston. It should also, he told him,…
Hello world! I was working last night on transferring all the content from my old blog over to my redesigned blog (around 6,000 entries). I had in mind that I’d test things out to see how the content would look, and ended up just going through with republishing everything, and making it all live. There are a few kinks I’m…