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Dancing Typography

This is extremely creative, extremely geeky, and he even got a famous Internet meme in. That’s a lot of win. Three cheers for Román Cortés’s Dancing Typography.

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Thursday Top 5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV45h38lpQk] Youth with Promise: Outside In ProductionsMy friend Welcome works at this place in Santa Fe. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyinarfzXUE] 24 Hour Party PeopleThis was a really good movie. I really liked the way the director broke the fourth wall. Available Online For FreeBrilliant culture-jamming-style art project. NPR’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” on fontsGreat show including […]

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Three fonts which must die: Comic Sans, Lithos, and Papyrus

Attention humans: Please avoid using the following awful, overused, poorly-designed fonts: Comic Sans, Lithos, and Papyrus. Arial and Times are bad enough, but if you really are so severely limited in your font selection that you actually have to use them, be my guest. Just don’t try to “spice things up” with the other aforementioned […]

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Body Type

Velma and I got our Hitchin’ rings tattooed on. It was my first tattoo, and Velma’s third (if you don’t already know, I’m not tellin’). She’s going to change one of hers, partly because it didn’t scab and heal right and it looks kinda unfinished, and partly because she wants to mark some personal changes. […]

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Tom Willett, “I Want More Porn”This guy’s the new Johnny Cash.www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiyTY9kgpiQ 111 nude SF women on couchesA book (premiered last week at 111 Minna) by Merkley??? (sic – his name includes the ???). Note: Not exactly safe for work or small chill’n.www.threequestionmarks.comI also like his take on “photographers.” Ready to don your hero gear?www.hero-gear.net Misprinted […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3YDAtcsKmg] “Helvetica”A beautiful film about a very pedestrian thing: The most common typeface of all. (I liked the film so much, I pre-ordered the DVD.)www.helveticafilm.com Leaving Home…A very eloquent, moving, eye-opening story from a surprising source.riverbendblog.blogspot.com “All Songs Considered”NPR’s online music show features recordings of many, many artists featured over the years.www.npr.org/programs/asc/archives/One my faves — […]

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Flight of the Conchords, “Jenny”This one’s for Ynnej since I missed her birthday by a couple days last month. These two Kiwis are hilarious. There are a whole bunch of good vids of them on YouTube.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlYkIJVguCU] Burning Man double rainbowYes, this is a real picture.www.wolfsmithmedia.com/images/burningmanrainbow.jpg Family Guy Star WarsA preview of an upcoming hour-long episode […]

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This is a really good synopsis of what typography is all about, made (presumably) by students at the Vancouver Film School.

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Gettin’ hitched, part 1: branding your wedding

After Velma and I decided to get hitched, I started thinking about some of the cool things we’d get to make as part of the process, like invitations. I also harkened back to a post I’d seen a year ago on a blog by a designer whose work I admire, Jason Santa Maria, who had […]

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