~ 16 November 2007 ~
Empower children of developing countries by ordering an XO Laptop (formerly the “$100 Laptop”) for one child and get a second for yourself. Offer expires November 26. It’s incredibly inspiring to see this come to market, not to be stranded as yet another “nice idea” along the roadside of global change.
An essay on typography by Jessica Helfand, this is easily the best design commentary I’ve read in weeks.
‘What made you choose this typeface?’ I inquired of a lovely young woman whose senior project involved a series of book jackets for Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams. ‘I liked how modern it was,’ she replied. ‘Did you read the book?’ She blushed, shook her head no, and looked down at her lap.
Honestly, stop what you’re doing now and read.
I don’t know that I’ve got a project coming up anytime soon for this typeface, but lovely nonetheless. Beautiful slideshow, too. (Speaking of Veer, you knew they were just acquired by Corbis, didn’t you?)
Admittedly, I’ve never bought into Meta (Sans), but this I like.
Another exclusive chapter from the good folk at mTLD (dotMobi). Read a free chapter from Mobile Web Design covering techniques that exploit mobile beyond just XHTML and CSS.
I often gesticulate whilst speaking.
Artist D J Pettitt’s unique layered technique uses inket transfers and deli sandwich paper to create stunning artwork. And don’t miss the excellent tutorial.
Great collection of iPhone web dev samples. Would be nice if the code were more easily accessible, but a solid resource regardless.
Nice. Notifies you to bring the umbrella before it rains.
Stock photography, type, and killer tees. Genuinely recommended by Authentic Boredom.
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A selection of fine reading, available for a limited time only:
- Recent job listings, testimonials, and 100th Kiva loan
- The ISO50 Field Guide to Color Management
- Upgrading the hard drive and memory in a refurbished 13" MacBook Pro
- Inspiring type: Libro di M. Giovambattista Palatino
- Randomness, vol. IX
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standard Solutions A solid round-up of indispensable CSS design techniques by Andy Budd, Simon Collison, and Cameron Moll.
Mobile Web Design A guide to publishing web content beyond the desktop. Tips, methodology, and resources. Now available.
Letterpress Posters The unassuming beauty of a freshly letterpressed print.
That Wicked Worn Look. Techniques for that worn, aged, distressed look.
Mister Retro Machine Wash Filters Turn the dial to “Instaworn” with these filters.
Blinksale Dive in and enjoy shamelessly easy invoicing from Firewheel Design.
Basecamp My preferred web app for internal and client project collaboration.
HOW Conference Austin, June 24–27. Pentagram, Adobe, P&G, et al.
Web Design World Seattle, July 20–22. Practical sessions on web design.
Stimulate Salt Lake City, September 2009. Entrepreneurship and design conference.